Hello Lock, after reading your thread, with the vague / poor, answers you got, i can clearly see that ur not happy! I completly understand!
After reading what ImDevinC the Malwarebytes Employee wrote on reddit forums, and i quote.
I can say with certainty that, This is absolutly not true!
The telemetry is still active even tho you turn the option off! ( he even posted a imgur link to where he turned off the option, even tho it does nothing )
Let me break it down for anyone who reads it.
This part right here is about malwarebytes spying on you when you surf around the net ( visiting diffrent websites, such as fb, twitter, yt, twitch ect ect )
When do we collect your information?
We may collect your information:
" (2) when you interact with certain portions of our website, such as our forums, blogs, and support center ("Website Collection") "
(3) when you communicate with us by email, chat, or otherwise ( Seriously ? your gonna collect my data from my email client and chat programs i have installed in my system such as skype and discord ect ? ) NO THANK YOU!
( No i did not misunderstand this, if they collect data via email when i communicate with malwarebytes, there's nothing saying that they cannot collect more! )
This part here can mean anything that malwarebytes want! " We may collect both personal information and non-personal information. personal information is information that is either expressly provided by you, such as your name, or information that can be used either alone or in combination with other information to personally identify you, such as your email address, phone number, and user name. "
Why would you need my phone number & adress? Your not supposed to have this kind of information unless i SPECIFICALLY GIVE IT TO YOU! And you shall not personally identify me!
Again NO THANK YOU!
This part here is freaking scary, it baffles me that it's written in such a way, and in clear text too.
" We may collect the following personal information from you: Contact Information (such as name, email address, mailing address, or phone number); Unique Identifiers (such as username and password used for authenticating your Malwarebytes accounts and products) and machine identification number; Information about your business (such as company name, company size, business type) and; Information related to your usage of our products as described in the next section, below.
Our third party service providers may collect billing information (credit card number and billing address) on our behalf to process orders. "
Basically what they are saying here is that they can take any data related to you or your company, and share it with 3rd party's...
i could explain the last part about he IP from the ISP too but i don't think i have to.
What malwarebytes writes here is just... This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate, and anonymously generated device identifiers and administer the site.
Yeah okey... so if the data is anonymously generated, you would not need identifiers and / or my personal Information nor would you need my machine id.
There's no need for all the information you collect throught the telemetry just in order to protect the people that use malwarebytes from the malicuios code that can infect windows systems.
No instead what you do with the data you collect is most likely that you sell it to 3rd party and earn money of it.
Realize that i like my Privacy and have no interest to share what personal data i have on my system with malwarebytes!
So if you actually read all the way down to here, your thinking why keep malwarebytes then?
just uninstall it or install Zemana or other antimalware software.
Because i actually like malwarebytes and i've have been using it for a long long time, and it both bothers me and pisses me f*** off that they have s**t like this in a really good software.
I want the telemetry gone from malwarebytes!
You do not collect any data from me without asking me first and in detail explain what it is you want to collect!