Tag Archives: Avast

CCleaner & Avast Still Playing Games With Users

CCleaner & Avast Still Playing Games With Users For a long time now, we’ve been warning our readers to steer clear of Avast. Avast seems to want to play games  with user settings, install unwanted extra software, and continually prod user to update to the paid version of the software – sometimes even resorting to… Read More »

CCleaner Now Comes With Advertising

CCleaner Now Comes With Advertising We’ve always been on-the-fence about CCleaner. It has some great features, but it also has a very “iffy” registry cleaner. For a time Microsoft warned users about CCleaner’s registry cleaner. Then a while back Avast bought CCleaner and we knew it wouldn’t be long before Avast ruined it. Avast, once… Read More »

Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users

Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users We’ve cautioned users against trusting their computers to Avast many times. We based this on the number of computers we’ve worked that had Avast installed and that were infected with malware.  We written several warnings about Avast, for instance this one that we wrote… Read More »

Avast’s “site rating” feature

MaryLee on Avast’s’ new site rating feature Hi TC & EB, On your suggestion, I was just about to uninstall the free version of Avast, to try the Microsoft program you recommended recently, when Avast made an update to their program, so I downloaded the new version. Now I see that they have a “rate… Read More »