First off, Avast is what I am using. I've been using Avast for 5 years now. This is the first time that anything like this has happened in the 3 years that I've been playing STO. When it does happen, I get a little nervous, and a little ticked off cause when it happens, it makes you think that cryptic has gotten a virus, and that they are distributing it to their user base. Don't say it's impossible, because everything is possible, (with a slight hint of being improbable).
As for Avast being a 'bad piece of software', I whole heatedly disagree with that statement. Avast is one of the best free antivirus out there, and is alot better than Norton and McAfee. And this is not just my opinion, but the opinion of a good number of IT professionals that I've spoken with over the years. Yes, I realize that everybody is entitled to their opinion, and more power to you to have your own opinion. As i mentioned before, when something shows up and has not shown up in 3 years, you start to wonder. I admit that I could have been a little more diplomatic about my op, but as I said, things didn't add up, and I wanted an answer on it soonest bestest.