I have been through pretty much every free software, getting p**** off about permanent pop-ups, sales tricks and false positives. I ended up with MSE a while ago, which does none of these things, but slows the computer down noticably…
So, I decided to try Avast once again, downloaded (stupidly) the latest version, unclicked everything possible and found later in the settings that un-clicking did not impress Avast too much. Everthing was turned on…
I am usually careful, when installing new stuff, so I am reasonably sure that Avast did NOT even ask me, if I wanted the Google browser, installed it anyway and made it the default browser…
Then I ran a start up scan and Avast found one Trojan and one pup, without asking what to do with it, and when finally offering choices, none of them says „Ignore“.
…\AppData\Roaming\32739212_wmrmerg.vbe is infected by VBS:Downloader-ZW [Trj], Moved to chest
…\Desktop\Software\Setupsintstalled\freemp3cutterjoiner.exe|>inno.hdr is infected by NSIS:Relevant-I [PUP], Moved to chest
This computer got also regularly scanned by Mbam and by adwcleaner and none of them found anything yesterday, and the only thing I did download, was….. Avast, from their own website.
So two questions….
Is there a way to stop Avast from doing all this nonsense, maybe by installing an older version of free avast? (filehippo has them)
Or is there a different recommendable free av software, that will not nag and harrass the user with requests and false positives?