Due to withdrawal of support for Microsoft Security for XP, I downloaded and installed Avast.
Originally, the full program on 20-day trial. There was an annoying toolbar ad for Grime Remover.
Reported to Avast. No response received within the trial period. Then the "free" version became effective.
The desktop is not used much for the Internet. But an alert notice (recorded voice) began to arrive in my iPhone between midnight and 4:00 AM. I keep the iPhone on for emergencies. Never registered it with Avast.
However, I use Google Chrome in the iPhone. Apparently, during download/installation of Avast I failed to check off the box about Chrome. Chrome is the browser for the desktop with XP..
What options do I have?
1) Would uninstalling and reinstalling Avast and unchecking the box about Google Chrome resolve the problem or would it resurface?
2) Is there another free anti-virus program that would do the job
3) If not, should I consider removing Chrome and use Safari in the iPhone
I need the iPhone on during night but do not want to be awakened by Avast update message.