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Yesterday I got a message from Avast advertizing their new Antitracking software. Sounded like a good idea, so I went ahead and bought it. Shortly after installing it I was unable to connect to any website, or indeed to do much else. Task monitor showed the Avast Antitrack Filter was using 50% of my CPU and most of my RAM. All attempts to sign on to a website (BBC, facebook, etc) timed out, although the icon showed LAN was working. Admittedly, my PC is not state-of-the-art, but an older HP I bought a year ago. However, it has served to write with Word and surf the web until now. Once I disabled the Avast Antitrack software, I could surf normally. Users beware: it might be a nice idea, but this antitracker is VERY EXPENSIVE in terms of CPU time and storage.
 
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It's always a good idea to test things out before purchasing - assuming they let you do this with Antitrack. Nonetheless, if you're concerned about tracking, you might want to re-think the vendor you're relying on, because they are no where near the best when it comes to privacy in my opinion.

The AdGuard browser extension has anti-tracker features and it is free, and there's the DuckDuckGo browser extension which is also free. You may be interested in either.
 
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Yesterday I got a message from Avast advertizing their new Antitracking software. Sounded like a good idea, so I went ahead and bought it. Shortly after installing it I was unable to connect to any website, or indeed to do much else. Task monitor showed the Avast Antitrack Filter was using 50% of my CPU and most of my RAM. All attempts to sign on to a website (BBC, facebook, etc) timed out, although the icon showed LAN was working. Admittedly, my PC is not state-of-the-art, but an older HP I bought a year ago. However, it has served to write with Word and surf the web until now. Once I disabled the Avast Antitrack software, I could surf normally. Users beware: it might be a nice idea, but this antitracker is VERY EXPENSIVE in terms of CPU time and storage.
Archimod -- did you contact our support team about this? I'd really like for them to work directly with you so we can get to the bottom of what's happening here. This does not sound like the app is behaving as it should. Here's a link to the support form, you'll select AntiTrack Premium, describe the issues, and our tech support team will be in touch. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!
 
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