[dba-Tech] Avast -- Evil Empire Incarnate
jbartow at winhaven.net
Fri Sep 20 09:58:47 CDT 2019
That's not possible. I think you most likely inadvertently installed it after the fact. Avast is very good at sneaking itself into your life. Install Ccleaner and don't pay attention - you get Avast, etc.
I suggest you follow Gary's advice.
From: dba-Tech <dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com> On Behalf Of Arthur Fuller
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 9:06 AM
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Subject: Re: [dba-Tech] Avast -- Evil Empire Incarnate
Thanks for the link. I think it will not solve my problem, however. Several months ago I converted my main machine from Windows 10 to Linux Mint, including reformatting the drive, and somehow Avast survived that. I don't even know how that is possible, but Avast apparently does know. I suppose I could run Windows in a VirtualBox, but I suspect that won't let me get to the bottom layer.
On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 9:30 AM Gary Kjos <garykjos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Avast has a removal tool
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 7:08 AM Arthur Fuller
> <fuller.artful at gmail.com>
> > How the hell to permanently un-install this evil software? It is
> > evil and I can't seem to get rid of it, short of restoring Windows
> > to its original state.
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