Answer: Absolutely nothing unless it's real and stands for something. I've
been using the name my parents gave me for 51 years and I try to live up to
the committment of carrying that name. Mom always said..."don't do anything
you wouldn't want to read about on the front page of the newspaper." In your
case I guess you could always just change your alias.
That is probably true - just about every software package piles on
questionable features to make it look like they are advancing and
staying competitive with their peers. Fortunately, Avasts extra
features can easily be disabled. I have mine pared down to the two or
three services I think are important, and have turned the others off.
In this mode it seems to use a reasonable amount of resources.