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Avast acts like big brother

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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 08:11 AM
a reply to: CloudsTasteMetallic


My only issue is with Spybot's "Teatimer". It can cause problems with your os, and installed programs. I keep it turned off on machines it's installed on.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 05:17 PM
Ok, as advice for protection against the "sites" some people are talking about visiting, or even if you are just generally browsing you can get a virtual machine or "sandbox" and run your OS through that. That would probably be best for the average user as you can find walk throughs on how to do it online pretty easily. If you are a little more tech or are feeling adventurous you can run on a "Live Boot" disk or drive... personally this is what I do. I can pretty much do anything I want and install/test anything I want and if it gives me something bad then i restart and go again... brand new machine. If you have a slow running machine try booting from a live boot and notice the difference. I would recommend having a decent amount of RAM though as this will help you with things if you are going to be avidly using it.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 09:28 PM
a reply to: _BoneZ_

Na mate you got the wrong end of the stick. The Avast events happened on other websites not ATS

posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 05:19 AM

originally posted by: proob4
a reply to: rockpaperhammock
Another person with dis info. I get flags even here on ats at times. Explain that?

Doom porn?

posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 07:19 AM
It's been a while since I installed Avast, but it's been good to me & never blocked or warned against a site. It's quarantined a few things trying to download (malware/trojans) from sketchier sites a few times, but never actually prevented me from going to them or downloading anything I genuinely want to download. So keeping that in mind, you installed the Avast Online Security Add-On, didn't you? I never install those, they're a PITA from any company that provides them. I pay close attention when installing something, some good softwares are full of bloat junk that'll install with the program if you're not paying attention when you click through the install. Don't rush through, be mindful of what's above the Next button. Just use the software, not the extras, no muss no fuss.
edit on 7/20/2014 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 20 2014 @ 11:24 AM
I use Avast! free and the paid version of Malwarebytes.
They have never blocked ATS.
They have never blocked a legit site I have tried to visit.

I am thankful I have them , to combat the crap out there....they recently caught an attempt to install a browser hijack

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