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Managing privacy settings in AVG products

When you use most AVG products, you share anonymous data with AVG and other third parties. For more details, refer to the AVG Privacy Policy.

You can opt-out of anonymous data sharing at any time. Refer to the relevant section(s) in this article for detailed instructions to manage privacy settings in AVG products.

Windows PC

  1. Open the AVG user interface and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Go to GeneralPersonal Privacy.
  3. Tick the box next to the following options to opt in, or untick the box to opt out:
    • Improvements
      • Share threat data with AVG to improve the security of all AVG antivirus users (Community IQ).
      • Help improve this app and our other products by sharing app-usage data with us.
    • Offers
      • Share app-usage data with AVG so we may offer you upgrades or our other products. (in AVG AntiVirus FREE, this option is enabled by default and does not appear)
      • Share app-usage data with AVG so we may offer you 3rd party products.
  1. Open AVG TuneUp and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Go to GeneralPersonal privacy.
  3. Tick the box next to the following options to opt in, or untick the box to opt out:
    • Improvements
      • Share app-usage data with AVG to help us with new product development: share unidentifiable statistical data with AVG for the purpose of developing new products.
      • Share app-usage data with 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app: contribute to anonymized analytical data that is used to examine how users interact with AVG TuneUp.
    • Offers
      • Share app-usage data with AVG so we may offer you upgrades or our other products: receive offers for relevant AVG products and upgrades
      • Share app-usage data with AVG so we may offer you 3rd party products: receive offers for relevant 3rd party products.
  1. Open AVG Battery Saver and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Select GeneralPersonal privacy in the left panel.
  3. Tick the box next to the following options to opt in, or untick the box to opt out:
    • Improvements
      • Share app-usage data with AVG to help us with new product development: share unidentifiable statistical data with AVG for the purpose of developing new products.
      • Share app-usage data with 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app: contribute to anonymized analytical data that is used to examine how users interact with AVG TuneUp.
    • Offers
      • Share app-usage data with AVG so we may offer you upgrades or our other products: receive offers for relevant AVG products and upgrades
      • Share app-usage data with AVG so we may offer you 3rd party products: receive offers for relevant 3rd party products.
  1. Click the AVG Online Security icon in the top-right of your browser, then click Settings (the gear icon).
  2. Tick the box next to Allow analysis of product performance and usage for new product development to opt in, or untick the box to opt out.
  3. Click Done to apply your changes.

Your privacy settings preferences are updated. For more details about data sharing, refer to the AVG Privacy Policy.

Mac

  1. Ensure AVG Internet Security is open and active, then click AVG Internet Security in the menu bar and select Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences menu, select the Privacy tab.
  3. Tick the box next to the following options to opt in, or untick the box to opt out:
    • Improvements:
      • Share threat data with AVG to improve the security of all AVG antivirus users
      • Share app-usage data with AVG to help us with new product development
      • Share app-usage data with 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app
    • Offers:
      • Share app-usage data with AVG so we may offer you upgrades or other products (in AVG AntiVirus FREE, this option is enabled by default and does not appear)
  1. Ensure AVG AntiVirus is open and active, then click AVG AntiVirus in the menu bar and select Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences menu, select the Privacy tab.
  3. Tick the box next to the following options to opt in, or untick the box to opt out:
    • Share threat data with AVG to improve the security of all AVG antivirus users
    • Share app-usage data with AVG to help us with new product development
    • Share app-usage data with 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app
  1. Ensure AVG Secure VPN is open and active, then click AVG Secure VPN in the menu bar and select Preferences....
  2. Ensure General is selected in the left panel, then in the Personal Privacy section, tick the box next to the following options to opt in, or untick the box to opt out:
    • Show offers for our other products
    • Third party crash reporting
  3. Click the X icon in the top-left corner to confirm your changes and return to the main AVG Secure VPN screen.

Your privacy settings preferences are updated. For more details about data sharing, refer to the AVG Privacy Policy.

Android

  1. Open AVG AntiVirus and tap Menu (three lines) in the top-left corner.
  2. Tap SettingsPersonal Privacy.
  3. Tap the slider next to an option below so that it changes gray (OFF) to opt out, or blue (ON) to opt in:
    • Improvements:
      • Share threat data with AVG to improve the security of all AVG antivirus users (Community IQ).
      • Share app-usage data with AVG to help us with new product development.
      • Share app-usage data using 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app.
    • Offers:
      • Share app-usage data with AVG so we may offer you upgrades or other products. (in the free version of AVG AntiVirus for Android, this option is enabled by default and does not appear).
  1. Open AVG Cleaner and tap Menu (three lines) in the top-left corner.
  2. Tap SettingsPersonal privacy.
  3. Tap the slider next to an option below so that it changes gray (OFF) to opt out, or green (ON) to opt in:
    • Share app-usage data with AVG to help us with new product development.
    • Share app-usage data using 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app.
  1. Open AVG Secure VPN and tap Settings (the gear icon) ▸ Personal Privacy.
  2. Tap the slider next to Help improve AVG Secure VPN so that it changes to gray (OFF) to opt out, or green (ON) to opt in.
  1. Open Alarm Clock Xtreme and tap Menu (three lines) ▸ Settings.
  2. Select GeneralPersonal Privacy.
  3. Tap the slider next to an option below so that it changes gray (OFF) to opt out, or blue (ON) to opt in:
    • Share app-usage data with AVG to help us with new product development.
    • Share app-usage data with 3rd-party analytics tools to improve this app.

Your privacy settings preferences are updated. For more details about data sharing, refer to the AVG Privacy Policy.

iPhone/iPad

  1. Open AVG Secure VPN and tap Settings (the gear icon) ▸ Personal Privacy.
  2. Tap the slider next to Help improve Secure VPN so that it changes to gray (OFF) to opt out, or green (ON) to opt in.

Your privacy settings preferences are updated. For more details about data sharing, refer to the AVG Privacy Policy.

  • All AVG consumer products
  • All supported operating systems

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