Yes, that's true. It can be turned off via Settings, but it's simply idiotic in my eyes (why has it not been disabled by default). If I pay for product, I don't want to get advertisements. Still I know why they are there - average Joe will happily click and agree with what's offered (from time to time). So it's direct selling strategy which must be working.My problem with Avast is their business practices. They don't have a multidevice protection offer, and even if you buy Avast Premier, which is their best suite, they're still gonna try to sell you their VPN, password manager or system cleaner which are included in some other suites.