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Avast crashing system???
« on: November 26, 2017, 02:31:49 PM »
Hi, All,

Just saw a FB post from a friend:

Just a warning to anyone who has Avast free, the latest up date has crashed many harddrives, I have had 3 so far, nightmare to remove but damage may already been done. I have had this confirmed by 10+ engineers across the globe who are also having to replace HD's

I've had no problems myself, but has anyone else experienced this?

Cheers,

Frank

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Re: Avast crashing system???
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 02:38:44 PM »
I've had no problems myself, but has anyone else experienced this?
Nope, you can safely ignore such FB messages. ;)
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 04:00:58 PM »
Sounds like more Fake Facebook News. :)
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Re: Avast crashing system???
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 05:50:46 AM »
storage medias like HDD's are bound to fail.
most HDD's have a lifetime of 4-6 years. Other environment factors will affect too.

mine is fine btw running the latest update.

also HDD's are much safer than SSD's in this aspect.
SSD's has limited read/write values. In each write/read degrades the cells.

avast scans your pc so theres a lot of writing and reading.
but you should also take into account that not only avast do this.
A lot of software out there do this too, like SPOTIFY which is WORSE.