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How to CHOOSE what's cleaned up after Avast scan.

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#1 ulrichburke2


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:41 AM

Dear Anyone.


I've got Avast Free.  I did a scan with it and it came up with a list of 'issues' - no viruses - bad reputation plug-ins (I know about that one and it's fine by me!) outdated software and performance issues.


Now the only one I want to change is the 'Performance Issues'.  I'm happy for Avast to fix that, but I don't want the others touched - I like my cobwebby software, Hola Better Internet (that's the plug-in nothing likes!) and my password-for-everything.  But I can't find anything to let me CHOOSE what gets fixed and I don't want to click on 'Resolve All' because it could cripple all my software (and my Hola). 


And I've been on the Avast forum - slight side issue, sorry - and it won't let me post.  Sign in, yes, it recognises me after that - but there's nothing saying 'Post New Topic' or similar anywhere, that's why I came here. 


Is there a way to CHOOSE what Avast Free changes/cleans up after a scan?


Yours hopefully



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:30 AM

If Avast found No Viruses , i would go to add/remove and select repair Avast , and remove the software updater and Performance one.

These are in my opinion not required and I class as Bloatware Crap.....they enhance nothing.


Just use Avast for what its good at , Blocking and Removing Viruses. 

Edited by Havachat, 22 October 2016 - 04:17 PM.

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 06:55 AM

I agree.

avast! includes a built-in integrated Browser Cleanup Tool that can be used to find/remove unwanted toolbars and plug-ins from your browser. IMO it is not very effective so I would disable it. In Programs & Features (Add/Remove), choose avast > Repair...on the Configuration screen, under Components, uncheck Browser Cleanup and click Next. You can also uncheck any other features you don't want to install or change the language from here.
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