Re: I think Avast is a virus :-)


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I see no advertising. You can turn off the sharing data in its set up. it said this was to comply with GDPR, so maybe you have not done this.

I find myself saying that if a company has to go to such underhand lengths to sell its stuff its not very good at selling and I'd avoid it.
I seem to recall it was only about a year back that Ccleaner issued a version with malware in it, and I understand this was disgruntled staff after the take over.

It was not dangerous malware but I imagine was designed to stick two fingers up at avast.
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From: "Chris via Groups.Io" <chrismedley=btinternet.com@groups.io>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 10:35 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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