Avast is one of the better anti-malware apps available for Windows, but it’s not without its flaws. Thankfully you can rid the program of its annoyances with some easy steps.
Enable automatic program updates
Avast! will automatically download new virus definitions in the background, but only alert you of program updates by default. Program updates often fix bugs and close security holes, hence should be installed automatically and as soon as possible. To enable it, go to the Updates section in Settings, and choose Automatic update under Program.
If you’re a regular CCleaner user, the UAC prompts which are triggered while launching the app must get to your nerves at times.
Well, there’s good news for you; the latest version of CCleaner (3.19) includes an option to skip the UAC prompts altogether. Follow these steps to enable this option,
Chrome handles most browsing tasks like a champ, but the browser itself can slow down for various reasons. If you’re a Chrome “power user”, you might have noticed that its startup time takes a hit once you have a dozen or so extensions and apps installed.1