Now if you are using Avast Antivirus, please take note. In this article, it shares about leak documents showing that Avast is harvesting the data collected by its Antivirus Software and selling it to corporations.
The documents, from a subsidiary of the antivirus giant Avast called Jumpshot, shine new light on the secretive sale and supply chain of peoples’ internet browsing histories. They show that the Avast antivirus program installed on a person’s computer collects data, and that Jumpshot repackages it into various different products that are then sold to many of the largest companies in the world. Link
The article is worth a read but it also make this statement even more true.
if you are not paying for it, you become the product.