Why I hate Avast antivirus
Because not only it takes an awful lot of computer resources which may, in particular, be extending the startup delay for a couple of minutes, but, it behaves
like a virus with its crazy spamming system configured by default to hijack users
gmail accounts and sign all messages, with a signature taking the form of the following half a page gibberish
appended to any simple text message when pressing the Send button, even a message with a simple "hello".
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that the simple text message from user does not contain any virus, as if this were news ! and users have to
investigate by a web search to discover how to disable it. Seriously, that signature cannot
guarantee anything, as, can anything stop spammers from using any computer without Avast in it (either their own or that of any victim, which is surely very easy to find since that signature is such a powerful incentive for people to uninstall Avast), for sending messages with virus
and a so easily faked copy of the same Avast signature ? Officially the solution
is to visit Avast configuration and Untick "insert note into clean message (outgoing)",
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report of why to hate Avast
- This requires administrator rights over the system. So if you are not at home
and use a computer with Avast installed and you have no admin right, then you are kindly invited to waste your time visiting the configuration of Avast and try unticking that fucking button, to finally discover that from there you actually have absolutely no right to send any email message
without every time seeing that deceitful parasitical function coming to add by surprise that shitty spam at the end of it. Even installing Seamonkey does not work (I tried, the first 2 messages were clean but the next ones got that shit as well)
- Every now and then, updates of Avast result in automatically resetting configuration, therefore restoring that spam, without warning !
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