What are Safe Sites to Download Avast Anti-Virus?

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Satchman
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What are Safe Sites to Download Avast Anti-Virus?

Post by Satchman » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:39 am

Guys,

I have friends who use Avast and some who might like to try it. The problem is that Avast.com's download now SHOCKINGLY goes to Cnet's mirror download page, and if you are not careful, you will get PUP's (Potentially Unwanted Programs) if you click on the big Download button. This is appalling that an anti-virus company would have Cnet as a sponsor and allow this crapware on people's systems!

How can users get Avast and only Avast? As always, should users choose to install this or any other AV, you MUST remove all competing anti-virus products. More than one AV will slow down your system and lesson your security!

Satch

MysteryFCM
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RE: What are Safe Sites to Download Avast Anti-Virus?

Post by MysteryFCM » Fri May 01, 2015 7:11 pm

http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe

Ivan Blue
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RE: What are Safe Sites to Download Avast Anti-Virus?

Post by Ivan Blue » Sun May 31, 2015 8:45 am

I haven't used cnet to download any files for a good while now... all they care about is money, they would offer visitors the most useless piece of software (by stranding together their useless garbage with the software you intended to download).

Site-rater
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RE: What are Safe Sites to Download Avast Anti-Virus?

Post by Site-rater » Sun May 31, 2015 3:09 pm

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I haven't used cnet to download any files for a good while now... all they care about is money, they would offer visitors the most useless piece of software (by stranding together their useless garbage with the software you intended to download).
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I hate those crapware bundles. Just reminded me to put a copyleft license (LGPL like the rest of the program) on my installer code so nobody could legally attach such crap to it (since such crap is not copyleft licensed).

Alex(PCRepair)
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RE: What are Safe Sites to Download Avast Anti-Virus?

Post by Alex(PCRepair) » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:26 pm

Download directly from their main page only. https://www.avast.com/en-us/index

alexwillsion
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RE: What are Safe Sites to Download Avast Anti-Virus?

Post by alexwillsion » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:25 am

You can download Avast antivirus directly form their website.

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