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Re: Is Avast Free Antivirus dangerous? Maybe more problems than solutions!?
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2017, 10:41:50 PM »
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Re: Is Avast Free Antivirus dangerous? Maybe more problems than solutions!?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2017, 12:02:18 PM »
I see AVG's vulnerability being posted.

Even Avast is among the mix but no vulnerability has been posted about it!

And lot of other antivirus vendors say these holes are very minor and some say they have been fixed years ago.

vlk has spoke about the matter on avg see:
https://www.google.co.in/amp/sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/03/08/wikileaks-cia-documents-antivirus-software-reviews/amp/
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Re: Is Avast Free Antivirus dangerous? Maybe more problems than solutions!?
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2017, 09:32:57 PM »
I am thinking about uninstalling all AV software... or maybe I should give Avira another try after many years, because the latest Avast! Free is a disaster.

LifeHacker is saying this about "The Best Antivirus App for Windows", what do you think about it?
"Windows has more antivirus programs than we can count, and none of them are quite perfect. Right now, we recommend Avira for the best balance between protection, ease of use, and cost.
Update: Our former pick, Avast!, has scored lower in antivirus testing according to both AV Comparatives and AV-Test than it has in previous years. It’s also added annoying pop-ups, added itself to email signatures without asking, and the company’s SafeZone browser has come under fire for security vulnerabilities. So, we’ve decided to update our pick.
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http://lifehacker.com/5865356/the-best-antivirus-app-for-windows

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Re: Is Avast Free Antivirus dangerous? Maybe more problems than solutions!?
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2017, 09:35:57 PM »
I am thinking about uninstalling all AV software... or maybe I should give Avira another try after many years, because the latest Avast! Free is a disaster.

LifeHacker is saying this about "The Best Antivirus App for Windows", what do you think about it?
"Windows has more antivirus programs than we can count, and none of them are quite perfect. Right now, we recommend Avira for the best balance between protection, ease of use, and cost.
Update: Our former pick, Avast!, has scored lower in antivirus testing according to both AV Comparatives and AV-Test than it has in previous years. It’s also added annoying pop-ups, added itself to email signatures without asking, and the company’s SafeZone browser has come under fire for security vulnerabilities. So, we’ve decided to update our pick.
"

http://lifehacker.com/5865356/the-best-antivirus-app-for-windows
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Re: Is Avast Free Antivirus dangerous? Maybe more problems than solutions!?
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2017, 10:01:57 PM »
I am thinking about uninstalling all AV software... or maybe I should give Avira another try after many years, because the latest Avast! Free is a disaster.

LifeHacker is saying this about "The Best Antivirus App for Windows", what do you think about it?
"Windows has more antivirus programs than we can count, and none of them are quite perfect. Right now, we recommend Avira for the best balance between protection, ease of use, and cost.
Update: Our former pick, Avast!, has scored lower in antivirus testing according to both AV Comparatives and AV-Test than it has in previous years. It’s also added annoying pop-ups, added itself to email signatures without asking, and the company’s SafeZone browser has come under fire for security vulnerabilities. So, we’ve decided to update our pick.
"

http://lifehacker.com/5865356/the-best-antivirus-app-for-windows
It pays to read updated information:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=198929.msg1378009#msg1378009

Very advisable considering the LifeHacker article straightedge posted is over a year old: Eric Ravenscraft 2/24/16 10:00am.

I also tend to judge things on my own personal experience of a product, AV or otherwise.
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Re: Is Avast Free Antivirus dangerous? Maybe more problems than solutions!?
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2017, 10:10:29 PM »
I also tend to judge things on my own personal experience of a product, AV or otherwise.
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