+ 0 Votes I also use Avast Jacky Howe 5 years ago and have had no problems to date. A couple of Free Tools to have in your arsenal are MalWareBytes and Spybot. I run them at least once a week or if I suspect something is out of the ordinary.Download Spybot - Search & Destroy and install it. Update it. http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.htmlDownload Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, install it and update it.<a href="http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe" target="_blank"><u>Malwarebytes</u></a>* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.