AVG Adds Do-Not-Track Feature

Written by John Ponio    Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:37

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AVG, a popular anti-virus program that offers both a free and paid version, has added a do-not-track feature to their program to allow their users to browse the internet with more privacy. The feature is available for both the paid and free versions of the software. 

So great, more privacy for consumers. But what exactly is do-not-track? Basically, when you're browsing around the internet there are things behind the scenes, be it ads or websites themselves, that like to see what you're interested in in order to deliver ads that are more relevant to you. A lot of times, no one has any ideas what information these ads are collecting. The do-not-track feature will let you in on what they're collecting, and let you choose if you want to let the ads collect the information or not. 

AVG "Summer Update 1 (SP1)" is the update which includes this new feature, as well as couple others. Make sure to check that your installation of AVG is all of the way updated, then make sure to turn this feature on. You can read AVG's blog post about this new update here