Avast Free Antivirus
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Full user review
"A destructive monster of an anti-virus"
It has great reviews on cnet?
Started off fine in the beginning, but now I cannot get rid of it.
It used to be good when it was very simple, like 1.0-2.0 era.
Corrupted, cannot force delete off computer. Cannot shut off self-defense mode. Safe mode on windows 7 mysteriously dissapeared during start up. Cannot uninstall, slows and lag down my computer. The virus scan takes 10X longer than other programs. Annoying pop-ups to buy the pro-version. I cannot even download and install the newest Avast just for the sake of uninstalling the old version. I am very mad that I cannot uninstall.
Other anti-viruses are finding malware that this one cannot detect!
On my second computer; blocked some of my steam games from operating. Force closed and quit, and it somehow runs in the background and blocks .exe files of Steam games. Ironically, this "anti-virus" works like a virus itself. This is a terrible piece of garbage.
Note: I used the built-in uninstaller, but the program file still exists and is completely full. I cannot uninstall because it is in self-defense mode. Self-defense check box in the settings does not work. Cannot even get to "safe mode" because it mysteriously dissapeared. Avast is the only program popping up with strange errors. Typically not a problem because I can force uninstall, but the self defense mod protects its files. This is absolutely crazy, die Avast!!!!