It means that Avast is alerting you that the installer comes bundled with adware!I restored my parents laptop and wanted to install the latest Auslogics Disk Defrag but Avast blocks the installation file and says it is a FileRepMalware. What does this mean?
I must admit I'm a bit scared
Auslogics and Iobit are well know for they adware (and also some shady practices).
I remember when iobit have "steal" some databases from malwarebytes, without permission...
Always use with care both...
Also, for defrag, just use the windows one
I can see that O&O Defrag Free Edition is outdated, so that's a no-go for me.I never trust Auslogics because they contain hidden adware just don't use it because there are better alternatives like o&o (free).
I see this as a positive thing. No companies should install ads/toolbars without the users permission.Nevertheless, from past some years many Antivirus & Anti Malware vendors have started to detect PUP/ PUA on high priority basis.
I do like Windows Defragmenter but it doesn't defrag files bigger than 64MB so I installed Defraggler by Piriform and it does a solid job.Now the best defrag software for windows already comes preinstalled with your O.S ,Windows Defragmenter, and the one built in Windows 8.1 & Windows 10 feature latest defrag technologies. So there is no need to go for any 3rd party vendor defrag software.
But still if you want to go in for one , you can always use Defraggler by Piriform.
Yes when I was using Avast Premier it blocked it. Now I noticed Windows Defender with pups enabled blocks it to. I've noticed a few months ago the Filehippo removed it from their site, so there must be some truth that their installer contains malware in it.