There are many who are of the opinion that browsing on the internet and the search history that you do on your computers or smartphones or laptops are absolutely safe in the hands of the antivirus companies. But, this is not true and you need to have a rethink on this.
The apps that you use, the brand of your device and the language info can be shared by the AVG company to advertisers for money. The company has confirmed that it does not sell anything that contains personal information to advertisers. The data that is collected by the antivirus software is anonymized and stacked safely so that nothing can link it back to you.
The new update policy of AVG says that it can use your cookies to keep track of your internet searches and the activities that you do on a website. All these details that it has gathered can be used to build anonymous data profiles that it can sell to advertisers to earn revenue.