Avast has disabled a major component of its antivirus engine ...

Avast has disabled a core component of its antivirus to address a severe vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to control users’ PC

"The Antivirus maker Avast has disabled a major component of its antivirus engine to address a severe vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to hack into users’ PCs.

The issue was discovered by the popular white-hat hacker and Google vulnerability researcher Tavis Ormandy, it resides in the Avast’s JavaScript engine, which is an internal component of the popular antivirus."

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