Avast software has released Avast 2014 R3 (9.0.2016) stable version and is available for download from its site. This version has improved its tools such as Remote Assistance, Software Updater, Browser Cleanup and GrimeFighter. But, be watchful during the setup, if not, Avast installs Dropbox automatically, make sure to uncheck it at the bottom.

Avast bundles Dropbox with its free Antivirus

This is what the Avast setup screen shows at the bottom: ‘Dropbox keeps your stuff safe, avast! recommends saving your stuff to Dropbox so its accessible anywhere. Even if your computer melts down, you can restore all your files in a snap. Yes install, Dropbox and start with 2GB for free!’

Dropbox offered with Avast antivirus thumb Be watchful, Avast installs Dropbox if you dont pay Attention

Once avast installation completes, Dropbox installation will begin automatically. Avast users aren’t new to these, in the past it has offered Google Drive like this.

When coming to this version, it allows you to disable GrimeFighter without needing to uninstall it, not found it? It will appear on the Status page.

Custom install method is the way to go

We recommend you to install any software with custom method, Avast is not an exception to this. So you can avoid installing of unwanted components like GrimeFighter, SecureLine VPN and Avast Gadget.

Note: If you’ve already been using Dropbox, then setup will not  show its install option, it shows another Avast product or other software.

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