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Offline jnpeterson

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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #105 on: June 10, 2020, 02:17:44 AM »
The folks to be angry at are Bluefox. You also should have used the custom install of their program to avoid installing bundled software.
Install something like Unchecky to prevent unwanted installs. https://unchecky.com/
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Actually, I doubt Bluefox is bundling Avast out of the goodness of their hearts for altruistic reasons.  Avast has sanctioned this kind of behavior somewhere.

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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #106 on: October 25, 2020, 10:28:41 PM »
Had need of an FTP app for the first time in many years, was pleased to see FileZilla still kicking around, which soon turned to disgust when it silently installed avast antivirus. WTF!

I already had antivirus installed, which this corruptware choose to ignore, and it also triggered three warnings on our IDS.

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Threat Management Alert 1: Signature ET DNS Non-DNS or Non-Compliant DNS traffic on DNS port Opcode 8 through 15 set. From: 10.10.1.100:53178, to: 185.246.208.33:53, protocol: UDP
Threat Management Alert 1: Signature ET DNS Non-DNS or Non-Compliant DNS traffic on DNS port Opcode 8 through 15 set. From: 10.10.1.100:53176, to: 77.234.42.35:53, protocol: UDP
Threat Management Alert 1: Signature ET DNS Non-DNS or Non-Compliant DNS traffic on DNS port Reserved Bit Set. From: 10.10.1.100:53169, to: 43.245.161.2:53, protocol: UDP

Why would any sane person choose to trust a company like Avast for their antivirus needs, when they clearly have dodgy business tactics?

FileZilla uninstalled and replaced with WinSCP.
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Re: Avast installed itself
« Reply #107 on: October 25, 2020, 11:09:56 PM »
Had need of an FTP app for the first time in many years, was pleased to see FileZilla still kicking around, which soon turned to disgust when it silently installed avast antivirus. WTF!

I already had antivirus installed, which this corruptware choose to ignore, and it also triggered three warnings on our IDS.

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Threat Management Alert 1: Signature ET DNS Non-DNS or Non-Compliant DNS traffic on DNS port Opcode 8 through 15 set. From: 10.10.1.100:53178, to: 185.246.208.33:53, protocol: UDP
Threat Management Alert 1: Signature ET DNS Non-DNS or Non-Compliant DNS traffic on DNS port Opcode 8 through 15 set. From: 10.10.1.100:53176, to: 77.234.42.35:53, protocol: UDP
Threat Management Alert 1: Signature ET DNS Non-DNS or Non-Compliant DNS traffic on DNS port Reserved Bit Set. From: 10.10.1.100:53169, to: 43.245.161.2:53, protocol: UDP

Why would any sane person choose to trust a company like Avast for their antivirus needs, when they clearly have dodgy business tactics?

FileZilla uninstalled and replaced with WinSCP.
Time to learn any time you install a program use the custom install or, have Unchecky ( https://unchecky.com/ ) running in the background to warn you of  added programs.
Avast happens to be an excellent product. FileZilla to earn extra income chose to add it to their product during a default install and you didn't catch it.
Remove Avast using their removal tool https://www.avast.com/en-us/uninstall-utility
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