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  • 2.0 stars

    "WARNING! - Obnoxious POP-UP Ads occur with this program"

    August 17, 2012  |   By SteelWings

    Pros

    From Ad-Test.org it appears to prevent viruses

    Cons

    The annoying pop-up ads that came with this program coupled with the annoying voice which announces mundane tasks like "your virus definitions have been updated" have made me decide to uninstall this program. I originally was swayed by the sheer number of downloads that users appear to have done regarding Avast (according to CNET). Yet now that I've used it for a few days, I'll switch to AVG simply to avoid uninvited pop-up ads. So users BEWARE - This program comes with AD-WARE! and doesn't ask your permission prior to installing.

    Summary

    Seek another anti-virus program, one without ad-ware. Or at least be informed prior to installing this one. I looked forward to the advanced thinking of constant updates using the cloud but there's no amount of "advanced technology" that's worth unannounced invasion of one's computer by installing ad-ware without one's permission.

    Updated on Aug 17, 2012

    Seek another anti-virus program, one without ad-ware. Or at least be informed prior to installing this one. I looked forward to the advanced thinking of constant updates using the cloud but there's no amount of "advanced technology" that's worth unannounced invasion of one's computer by installing ad-ware without one's permission. It really made me wonder just exactly what else did this program install on my computer "without my knowledge" ? One can only hope it was the ad-ware and voice files.

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  • Reply by SoccerDad326 on August 22, 2012

    Can to elaborate how Avast FREE installs adware? If your speaking of Google Chrome then you better go back to school and learn what adware is.

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