The popular antivirus company conducted a study on Mexican habits on the Internet.
The pandemic by COVID-19 it marked a before and after with regard to the use of the Internet in Mexico and the world. Avast’s study revealed that 81% Mexicans think the pandemic has made the Internet more important in their lives.
Brazil, which was followed by Mexico, was the next country where most respondents agreed with this statement. India, however, has 90% of those who agree.
In fact, in the case of Mexico, 48% of those surveyed said that the Internet was the tool that allowed them to make the pandemic more bearable, while 50% said that spending more time on the Internet helped them learn new things.
The internet activity has allowed 31% of Mexicans make online purchases and to communicate with their friends via video calls. 27% have also started to learn online.
It was found that people over 65 used the Internet to communicate with their family, while those under 65 did so via social networks.
Despite everything looking happy, 75% of the people who took part in the study said that they had resisted doing anything for privacy and security reasons.
40% of those surveyed did not register to use a service because they were concerned about their personal data being treated, 37% only downloaded a file, 35% refused to purchase an item online, and 25% did not choose to conduct any kind of Internet banking.
Avast revealed that users are not thrilled with the idea of being in an environment where bad actors abound, namely cybercriminals. They are afraid of sharing your personal data or other sensitive information. This restricts their activities.
Avast One, which includes privacy, security and identity protection features, was developed by the company using data from this study.
It will work on Windows and Mac as well as Android and iOS. The platform will work on all platforms. Users will get 5GB of storage for a VPN, which allows them to surf anonymously.
The company will offer a family or individual subscription that allows users unlimited VPN access and protection against DNS attacks and webcam spying.
Unocero was informed by Avast that users can use the service free of charge, but they won’t use the data to target advertising. Avast also stated that the premium service would be sufficient to meet the company’s financial needs.