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I very rarely post on this list, but this message warrants a
I, too, have had CCleaner install Avast even when I've declined
the offer during installation. Once it's launched, it seems to do
something in the background to install it. As a result, I began
using the portable version of CCleaner to avoid this problem.
I believe this is unacceptable, but until now, had also never
seen anyone discussing the issue, so I figured I had done
something to trigger it. But perhaps not.
On 7/13/2018 4:35 PM, Gene wrote:
Then why has no other CCleaner
user reported the problem not just on this list, but on the
other two active Windows users lists I'm on? It doesn't seem
How have you tried to remove
Avast in the past? And if you really think its CCleaner, why
not completely remove CCleaner and see what happens?
But rather than do that, doing
what I suggest below may yield the wanted result without doing
unnecessary and likely ineffective work.
I don't know how you might stop
it. the question may well be too specific and essoteric for
the list. Why not ask somewhere like Bleeping Computer where
geeks hang out to help with technical questions that range
from simple to obscure.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 3:28 PM
Subject: [nvda] I think Avast is a virus :-)
I'm having terrible trouble stopping this anti virus once
removed from making frequent attempts to reinstall itself. I have
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
stop it. maybe an entry in Microsofts windows 7 firewall or
Unfortunately, the machine in question is a device used by both
blind, and its only when I get there and find this inaccessible
impossible to remove bit of so called anti virus software that I
annoyed. I want to make it absolutely impossible to install it.
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