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Offline Scott433

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Continuous re-install
« on: May 02, 2020, 11:00:58 PM »
Avast browser extension for chrome was loaded as part of CCleaner update. I have uninstalled CCleaner but no matter how I try to uninstall Avast browser extention, it re-installs every time I open a new window in Chrome.

Please provide instructions on how to permanently stop this behavior.
I would like it permanently removed from my PC and have tried all standard uninstall methods.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2020, 11:07:00 PM by Scott433 »

Offline David2361

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Re: Continuous re-install
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 11:10:27 PM »
I'm going to guess the only way to permanently keep it from doing this is to remove the Avast software from the PC. I've been having this same issue and there is no way to prevent it that I can find, unless you remove the Avast software from your PC and go with a different antivirus solution.
It's a very underhanded method of embedding themselves more into your PC and, I'm sure, provides them a better way of tracking your online activity.

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Re: Continuous re-install
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 12:51:31 AM »
@ David2361
Read my reply to your other post, https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=223554.msg1546418#msg1546418.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.7.2425 (build 20.7.5568.598) UI-1.0.558/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro

Offline Scott433

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Re: Continuous re-install
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 08:06:16 PM »
Let me restate, Avast does not appear in my list of Programs. There is nothing to un-install or change.