April 25, 2021

Avast caused download throttling on my M1 Macbook Pro

I installed Avast on my M1 Macbook Pro as it seems to be the only AV packages that are optimized for the M1. A day after install, I found that download or streaming speed on various sites were at a crawl. I checked the same sites from a Windows laptop and there was no problem. Wondering if it might be Avast, I uninstalled it and poof, download speeds back to normal. Very disappointing that Avast would magically cause that.



Personally I would never use any free AV like Avast or AVG as they are all pretty much garbage.
I especially wouldn’t use them on a Mac

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