avast! 2016

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Tyrizian, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. ance

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    This configuration is nice and light so far ... :thumb:
     
  2. Mops21

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  5. Iangh

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    How does Avast nag? What happens and how often?
     
  6. clocks

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    Pop up windows from system tray. It is daily from what I can tell.
     
  7. robboman

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    What? I have used the free version for over a year and never get a pop-up? At most I get a windows that shows I can upgrade to a paid version after the program got upgraded.
     
  8. clocks

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    I dont know what to tell you. I see one pretty much daily to upgrade.
     
  9. robboman

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    Really weird. I'm on my laptop running the newest Avast Free version daily and never pop-ups. Maybe it's a regional thing?

    Might be that some countries get pop-ups to upgrade and some not? I can't remember changing any settings to get rid op pop-ups either.
     
  10. clocks

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    Interesting that you mention that. I read a while back that most paid Avast Pro subscriptions come from the USA. Can't remember the exact figure but it was like 80-90%. I'm in the USA, so maybe they are trying to squeeze me for cash.

    Anyway, if I keep getting them daily I will switch to something else.
     
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  11. Iangh

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    Interesting. I've installed it so will see what happens. A pop-up a day will see Avast go away. I'll stomach it twice a month. I suspect that as WD improves they will pop-up less and less as it becomes an easier decision for a customer to break the chord.
     
  12. Iangh

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    I could live with this. I am now sat here apprehensively awaiting my first Avast nag to see how intrusive it is. The best nags include information - a link to an interesting article so that I can learn something.
     
  13. clocks

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    Another popup nag today, so it was uninstalled. If the popups are just targeted at American users, I would resent that.
     
  14. Pat MacKnife

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    Whats wrong with a daily popup ? I use it too and have a popup once in 2 or 3 days, so what click this button to close it.
    Don't forget you have a free product with great detection.
     
  15. 59er

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    For me, popups seem more frequent just after the yearly registration. The last month I've seen a couple a week. If things hold true to the past I will see fewer popups as year moves along. Last year I didn't see an ad for the final 6 months or so of the registration year.
     
  16. ance

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    Avast wants me to install Google Chrome, I think it's time to uninstall Avast. :thumb:

    I hate the popups too ...
     
  17. larryb52

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    I have the paid version and it still has pop ups to buy add on programs just too annoying, I didn't pay for an AV to be annoyed...
     
  18. Alikhan

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    If you have a paid version of Avast, you can simply turn off the Popups.

    Avast UI > Settings > Popups > [untick] Show Popup offers for other Avast Products.
     
  19. clocks

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    I have to say, of all the freebies, I like the overall look & feel of Avast the most. I can't comment on how well it protects. I no longer test on my own, and have to depend on the various agencies for that. I'm hoping using hardened mode/aggressive will keep my family safe.

    Anyway, other than the occasion popup to upgrade, I like the GUI and the program overall. All the freebies have annoyances, whether it is a launcher, shady practices, popups, or just the way the program works. I install only the file & web shields with Avast, and they seem to provide a solid setup.
     
  20. khanyash

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    You can block Avast popups, ads, upgrade tab, etc... It doesn't affect protection or cloud connection. Online help file in the GUI will not be available.

    1/ Control Panel -> System and Security -> Windows Firewall -> Advanced settings
    2/ Outbound Rules -> New Rule -> Program -> Next
    3/ “This Program Path” -> Browse... -> to Avast install directory (usually C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast) -> choose AvastUI.exe -> Next
    4/ Block the connection -> Next -> Next
    5/ "Name:" -> Type AvastUI -> Finish

    You can do similar steps if you use other third-party firewalls. Make sure you block AvastUI.exe

    Copied from the post by a member Evjl's Rain on malwaretips.
     
  21. TairikuOkami

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    Maybe you have silent/gaming mode enabled? By the way, eventhough popups can not be disabled, they can be set to 1 sec in Free version, default is 20.
     
  22. robboman

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    I have never enabled silent-mode. The lack of pop-ups for some has been discussed and it could be geographic related. I live in Holland and no pop-ups on any of kind on my PC's.
     
  23. darts

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    How is Avast doing it these days , it was great antivirus but then it got a bad bloaded antivirus. Is Avast doing better now?
     
  24. NWOAbschaum

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    It was never bloated until u want it to. it always have a costum install option.
     
  25. ance

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    You should use only file shield, however you will get some ad popups from time to time.
     
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