blind careless users...
I have never had problems with avast.. BUT then when I install, I DON'T 'blindly press all the accept buttons' !!
I S L O W L Y go through the 'custom' install options, removing any option not wanted..
and I am a Firefox only guy, do use or need MS updates that are only to patch the rot that is IE, etc... I have lots of other security software that keeps me safe!!
BTW, BLAME the reg editor for pushing this ancient topic!!!!