A few months ago I went to renew my Bitdefender anti-virus thru paypal. But, that process was intercepted by Avangate. It wanted me to do something like sign in thru Avangate which would apparently then sign into paypal. Not sure exactly what it wanted because I couldn't get to sign into paypal directly so I never finished the process.
I imagined that it was going to put some of my passwords into the cloud where every hacker on earth goes to steal things.
Anyway, to renew my bitdefender, I couldn't get past Avangate to use paypal. Eventually I had to directly use my debt card number with bitdefender to renew their product. The reason I use paypal is so that I don't have to give my debt card number to every Tom, Dick, and Joker out there. Bitdefender defeated that purpose.
Just a few minutes ago I was looking at some software that didn't have the option to pay by paypal, but did have Avangate.
What is a short explanation of Avangate? I've looked stuff up but it didn't tell me much. I most definitely don't want my passwords stored on someone else computer.