[dba-Tech] Avast -- Evil Empire Incarnate

Jim Lawrence accessd at shaw.ca
Fri Sep 20 21:10:26 CDT 2019

I agree, it is truly evil. 

Cut and pasted from Mr and Mrs Google:

To disable the self-defense mechanism, do the following:

1. Open the Avast software interface on your system.
2. Click on the Settings link in the left sidebar.
3. Click on Troubleshooting after the avast! Settings open up.
4. Remove the check mark from "Enable avast! self-defense module".
5. You will receive a warning message, continue here.
6. Avast displays an on-screen prompt afterwards where it wants you to verify that this is intended.

The self-defense module is disabled then, and you can remove one or all of the extension folders under the WebRep structure afterwards.

When you have deleted the FF folder, or moved it to another location for safekeeping, you need to restart Firefox to complete the removal.

When you restart Firefox afterwards, the avast! Online Security entry is gone from the browser.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Fuller" <fuller.artful at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of Hardware and Software issues" <dba-tech at databaseadvisors.com>
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 5:07:45 AM
Subject: [dba-Tech] Avast -- Evil Empire Incarnate

How the hell to permanently un-install this evil software? It is downright
evil and I can't seem to get rid of it, short of restoring Windows to its
original state.

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