Tag Archives: Avast

Avast Promises It Won’t Sell Your Data… Anymore

    Avast Promises It Won’t Sell Your Data… Anymore For years we’ve thought Avast was run by a sneaky bunch. They supposedly protect their users from all manner of nasty things including software bundling. But Avast has been bundling useless programs with its Antivirus program for years. There’s an old saying that “there’s no such thing as… Read More »

Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Upgrades For Some Avast and Avg Users

    Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Upgrades For Some Avast and Avg Users If you’re using Avast or AVG, heads up! Microsoft has announced it will block some AVG and Avast users from updating to Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update) and Windows 10 version 1909 (Windows 10 November 2019 Update). For more details read this post… Read More »

A Comprehensive List of Antivirus Uninstallers

    A Comprehensive List of Antivirus Uninstallers Here’s a comprehensive list of antivirus removal tools (uninstallers) that you should use if you decide to remove your current antivirus program. We’ve found that trying to remove antivirus programs with Control Panel/Programs/Remove a program – or by trying to remove them via Settings > Apps > Apps & Features,… Read More »

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 popups.  CCleaner was… 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 a great company,… 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 in 2014. In… Read More »