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So if you're worried about the "little brother" as they call it, then just opt out. Most people don't.
The data that CommunityIQ gathers includes "safe" programs as well as malicious ones, Kubec said, and provides Avast with a broad base of data in exchange for securing your computer. While the "Little Brother" implications may worry some, it's clearly a trade people are willing to make. "About 60 [percent] to 80 percent [of active users] opt in to the community reporting, said Steckler, who added that CommunityIQ is an opt-out choice when you install Avast. That means that during the install, users must actively choose to remove themselves from CommunityIQ, although doing so does not decrease the level of protection that Avast provides.