You trust your security software to protect your computer from cyberattacks, not perpetrate them. Now we know that one free program that promises safer and more private Web browsing is actually installing a man-in-the-middle proxy to target you with adware.
This is just like the Superfish scandal, only from a trusted security provider. It spoofs security certificates that give you the security you need to conduct bank transactions and purchase items online, so this security software add-on effectively strips you of your security and your privacy.
This adware also makes it easier for hackers and scammers to get your information right out from under your nose. You could be navigated to a fake site that looks like your bank, and nothing would alert you because of this malicious advertising software.