Avast Free Antivirus
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"Avast Is Great, But There Is A Privacy Issue."
Avast is the best free Anti virus since Avira went bazerk.
Avast seems to be in cahoots with google which means no privacy.
I first used Avast back in 2006 and i hated it because the scans would take too long. So i uninstalled and started using Avira. Then Avira went completely crazy requiring you to install some toolbar. So now i'm back using Avast, and i love the new look well at least its new to me. My only concern is that i found "gupdate" which is google toolbar Win32/TrojanDownloader, Win32/Adware.GToolbar by Unknown. And this loads as a part of Avast at system start up. I found it in Msconfig, I also downloaded a cleaning software that listed Avast as having gupdate Adware.GToolbar within it loading at system start up. We all know the story with google tracking our internet searches, keystrokes etc. This is a concern to me since Avast does have my real name and email address. Now i question how much does Avast really know about us with google's help.When i press ctrl alt delete to bring up task manager, I have noticed a slight memory leak in lsass.exe after downloading the recent update. It continuously climbs until i restart windows. Also Avast is becoming sort of bloated with a lot of different features built into the software, Not sure if that's good or bad. But still Avast remains one of the best Anti virus soft wares that's free and i will continue to use it.
Updated on May 18, 2013