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Avast Anti-Virus is.. a virus?!
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Avast Anti-Virus is.. a virus?!

Avast Anti-Virus is.. a virus?!

(OP)
Greetings, I've come to say that Avast Anti-Virus is a virus its self. It has tabs with no ability for you to close out of, and tracks your data, and installs its self through other malware. It doesn't show up in task manager to close, so you have to completely uninstall the software to use it.

Very annoying to find that one of the most popular anti-virus softwares of all time is a virus.

Just use MalwareBytes kids... stay safe out there.

Sincerely,
Bob Space

RE: Avast Anti-Virus is.. a virus?!

I used to love Avast and do still use it on occasion but during the install you have to uncheck over half of the "features" it has to use it. Makes me sad to see a great AV fall so far. Also a +1 for MBAM.

Learning - A never ending quest for knowledge usually attained by being thrown in a situation and told to fix it NOW.

RE: Avast Anti-Virus is.. a virus?!

(OP)
For real. MB is by far the best anti-virus out there.

Sincerely,
The Thunderbird

RE: Avast Anti-Virus is.. a virus?!

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I think it's irresponsible to say things like product XYZ is a virus. Especially an anti-virus program! It might be a lousy product and/or it might contain a lot of optional products that have their installation checked as default. But that's not a virus. Look at Adobe Acrobat Reader. They try to bundle Mcafee or whatever program of the month when you download the installer. Same thing with CCleaner.

RE: Avast Anti-Virus is.. a virus?!

I couldn't agree more with Goombawaho. I don't particularly like Avast, but that's completely different from accusing it of being a virus.

Mike

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RE: Avast Anti-Virus is.. a virus?!

After installing Avast in Safari browser appeared reocurring redirects to third party sites. Like this redirect. Great.

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