I can understand your point but I elected to ignore the fact because I was getting sick to death of the bugs, Google 'sometimes' being forced up on you with NO option (yes, that's right NO option) either during updates or reinstall, I was tired of the VPN bug that kept cropping up for 20 seconds at boot up it isn't adverts as some people think but a bug.
You would think the beta testers would provide a better show - they are getting worse!
I disabled Avast defense module and dis-abled the start up file in msconfig.... no joy so I removed the .exe start up file no joy, odd don't you think?
The more servers you block the more what comes back at you, I un-installed Avast today and used another AV - no names no flame wars OK!
I can tell you this, the computer is much more responsive and Privacy Guardian (yeah, yeah it's old as Adam) cleaned about 30-35 bits of crap.... uninstall Avast install another, guess what? there's only 10 files that it cleans so what the heck was it cleaning - the sewers?
I advise anyone always keep a cloned copy of the hard drive.... even if you are on a laptop - clone it! I learned that trick when Norton give me grief, the old Norton before Symantec.
I do feel that Avast is using it's users as beta testers, don't give two hoots if I'm right or if I'm wrong I just don't trust em anymore, folks are still wanting to know what these updates actually do and what they actually fix - why is it secretive, just what is going on?
If an AV is that good why are there so many bugs, BSOD's black screens of death?
I was still waiting to hear from two tickets one I submitted two months ago the other I submitted last week - no answer, anyway it doesn't matter now.... but some of their 'forum helpers' could do with learning some manners and take some lessons in how to treat people.
You can tell a good AV from it's forum.
Edited by Pentodes, 26 November 2013 - 02:43 PM.