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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #75 on: July 20, 2019, 12:48:11 AM »
Just for the record - no reply to my concern raised. I've made contact on Twitter and Facebook too,no reply whatsoever.

As far as I am concerned Avast appear to be crooks who are probably harvesting my data as I type.

What genuine company would behave like this?
You are posting some totally unfounded accusations. I know you're not a happy camper but,
posting accusations that are totally untrue isn't any way to resolve a problem.
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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #76 on: July 20, 2019, 01:18:02 AM »
So why don't they answer my questions?

Show me where it is legal for someone to install software on your device without permission.

The only way I could uninstall the software was to actually install some more software from the same people who forced their software on me in the first place.

How is that right?

I repeat as far as I am concerned my rights have been violated. In my mind that makes Avast crooks.

There is no explanation and worst of all there is no attempt by the company to engage in conversation with me. I think I have a right to speak my mind and to try and make people aware.


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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #77 on: July 20, 2019, 01:26:50 AM »
I've made them aware of this post but, I can't answer for them.
I'm a product user not part of the company.

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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #78 on: July 20, 2019, 01:32:23 AM »
I didn't think you were employed by them, and I'm not asking you to answer for them.

What I'd really like is for them to answer for themselves. So far they are employing an ignore him approach. I guess they think one guy shouting in the wind, so what.

Frankly they are probably right because whilst people defend them when there are repeated incidents of this kind and they avoid contacting anyone that complains then I guess eventually they expect that those that complain will go away.

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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #79 on: July 21, 2019, 12:42:19 AM »
Avast installed itself on my PC.

I checked Event Viewer and it was installed at 13:04 (BST), 19/07/19.

I was at work and didn't install any other software. I certainly did not install ccleaner or any other programs that come bundled with Avast. 

WTF is going on with Avast installing itself on my machine?

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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #80 on: July 21, 2019, 01:11:56 AM »
Avast installed itself on my PC.

I checked Event Viewer and it was installed at 13:04 (BST), 19/07/19.

I was at work and didn't install any other software. I certainly did not install ccleaner or any other programs that come bundled with Avast. 

WTF is going on with Avast installing itself on my machine?
Sorry but what you describe is impossible.
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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #81 on: July 21, 2019, 11:26:01 PM »
So that's grimer and me with the same symptoms?

Everyone keeps saying it is impossible grimer... I've tried to engage conversation with someone at Avast through this forum, Twtter and Facebook and not even a courtesy reply let alone any explanation.

If you do manage to get an answer please post something in here.

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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #82 on: July 21, 2019, 11:43:35 PM »
You have already been given an explanation. You simply aren't accepting the answer.
I'm also hoping that Avast will ask you to send them logs to determine exactly how Avast ended up on your system.
If Avast is still on your system, this may shed some light on the topic,
https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/33/

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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #83 on: July 21, 2019, 11:53:02 PM »
What explanation have I been given?

I downloaded it - no I didn't
I didn't do an advanced install option and uncheck a pre-checked box - Not true I haven't downloaded any software
I installed it as part of of installing something else without realising - no I didn't, no downloads and installations have been done

Avast have made no attempt to contact me?

I have removed Avast from my system, but to do so I had to follow a process of downloading something from Avast in order to do that.

This forum and others are littered with people complaining about Avast installing unwanted and unrequested software, but it seems it is almost like a cult that people just defend them and claim that things are impossible.

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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #84 on: July 22, 2019, 12:04:24 AM »
As already stated, Avast can not install itself. Once installed, you do need to use the avastclear.exe program to aid in removing the product.
There isn't any cult. No program which includes Avast can install itself without having been downloaded and run.

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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #85 on: July 22, 2019, 08:08:58 PM »
IHate Avast, did you by any chance install Ccleaner? I've read of instances where it will install Avast.

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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #86 on: July 22, 2019, 08:24:34 PM »
IHate Avast, did you by any chance install Ccleaner? I've read of instances where it will install Avast.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=195048.msg1512946#msg1512946


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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #87 on: July 22, 2019, 09:56:57 PM »
@IHsteAvt,
What brand of computer are you using on which this mysterious installation happened?
Thanks
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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #88 on: July 23, 2019, 01:58:08 AM »
The same thing happened to me,  I haven't used my laptop in 2 weeks and haven't downloaded anything new in months but I turned iton today and "avast" opens up on the screen as soon as I log in and opened an internet explorer browser before I could even type anything. I've never heard of this program and it looks like a virus, how did it download to my computer?!
And before the same smart ass dude says it can't download itself again,  it apparently did since no one but myself lives in my house or uses this laptop.  So genius how did it get there?!


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link=topic=195048.msg1357982#msg1357982 date=1483701639
To whom it may concern:

I don't know if this is the right place to post this but it sems very difficult to contact your company and I would like to make the following points:

One of your products has apparently installed itself on my Windows 10 partition as some sort of trial.

How or why did was it able to do this?

I don't want it - I'm happy using SOPHOS and WIndows Defender

Will Windows' uninstall feature get rid of it completely?

How do I know if it has altered or disabled anything on my computer?

How can I stop this happeneing again?

Who can I report this to?

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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #89 on: July 23, 2019, 02:16:36 AM »
It would have been nice if you could answer The question. What brand is your computer?
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