With the latest update, the free Avast antivirus has started inserting its own promotional signature in your emails. The following text is added:
This email has been sent from a virus-free computer protected by www.avast.com. If you are not happy with such behavior, here is what you have to do.
Avast Free Antivirus is a software I personally recommend to many friends. A lot of people use it because it is relatively light on resource usage, is free and offers decent protection. But Avast is known for things like promotional pop-ups in the system tray and various annoying features like software updater. Thankfully, everything can be tweaked, disabled and some things can just be ignored.
A friend contacted me saying that Avast had started hijacking his email after the update with an added line advertising itself. Here is how you can disable it.
- Right-click the Avast Free Antivirus tray icon.
- In the context menu, pick the command "Open Avast user interface".
- In top right corner, click the gear icon to open its settings.
- In the General section, untick the option "Enable Avast email signature":
Click OK and you are done. In the comments, tell us what you think about such behavior from Avast antivirus and which is your favorite antivirus software.
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