Now when I boot the machine, Avast popup says, "Your Avast Security Report: 300,000 files have been scanned in the last 30 days. Want to know how many are infected? Click here" This sounds more like an irresponsible scam to me rather than in antivirus program.
Then it says, these sofware updates are CRITICAL. Install them now. Before, it came up with this and mentioned what the updates were. I looked all over the Internet, including the host website - and no word whatsoever about it. This time Avast mentioned no specific updates. I'm very leery about this.
So as much trouble as I've had with Avast, I decided to give it another chance and downloaded the lastest version. It's constantly popping up with 'you gotta update this, you gotta update that'. Like a "critical update" for Adobe Air. So after a few days of this, and not seeing any notification about it anywhere else, including the Adobe site, I clicked on it. The installing window came up and then went blank for several hours. Is this safe to trust Avast with this?