Re: I think Avast is a virus :-)


Gene
 

But this isn't a download during installation.  This is a download that happens at other times.  it's common that free software offers downloads that are unwanted during download, not at times other than during downloads. 
 
So I wouldn't assume that the continued reinstallations are caused by CCleaner.
 
But if you want to stop it, you might be able to do so by putting the address of wherever the Avast file is being downloaded from, assumedly, the avast site, in the host file regarding URLS and have the host file direct browsers on the machine to a location where nothing exists.  I don't know technically how this is done but others on the list may.  Or this may be a question for a site like Bleeping Computer.
 
or there may be other solutions you might get from a site like Bleeping Computer.
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I think Avast is a virus :-)

I guess this is the free version that’s doing this

 

As far as I can see the only way to stop automatic downloads is to buy the ccleaner product

 

Otherwise it cant be turned off along with all the advertising it pops up now 😃

 

 

 

From: Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
Sent: 13 July 2018 21:28
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] I think Avast is a virus :-)

 

I'm having terrible trouble stopping this anti virus once installed and

removed from making frequent attempts to reinstall itself. I have a

suspicion that Ccleaner is responsible for apparent random downloads in the

background without any input from a user. It then sits there and out of the

blue  comes up as installing.

 

Does anyone know of a third party program that can spot this and actually

stop it. maybe an entry in Microsofts windows 7 firewall or something.

Unfortunately, the machine in question is a device used by both sighted and

blind, and its only when I get there and find this inaccessible over active

impossible to remove bit of so called anti virus software that  I get very

annoyed. I want to make it absolutely impossible to install it.

Any ideas?

Brian

 

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