I can tell you how many desktops and laptops I’ve had to remove Avast one. In my opinion, it’s useless as a screen door in a submarine.
It’s caused my clients heartache and pain. It doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do. It’s almost impossible to uninstall.
The internet is flooded with this free antivirus. You get it with a download of another legit product. So be careful where you get your downloads. Uncheck the box for other free software if possible.
I’m currently fighting with this roge software on one of my clients’ laptops this minute. Safe mode doesn’t help it just keeps coming back. I’ve attempted to use an aftermarket Uninstaller to no avail.
The built-in Avast Uninstaller is password protected. Of course, my client doesn’t know the password. That’s probably because he didn’t install it. I’ve found a back door remote program installed. The browser is high jacked.
It’s a complete nightmare. Safe mode will not recognize the network. It’s locking up, and after creating a new user and removing Adim privileges, it’s still in Safe mode.
Usually, msconfig will fix this little problem. However, Avast has other plans. As you can see, I’m not a big fan of free antivirus software. You get what you pay for, and in this case, that’s a big headache.
Unfortunately, I know the secret way to uninstall this devous program. You must use the Avast Uninstaller. However, do I really trust them to remove everything? That’s the big question to consider before you install Avast.