Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Tyrizian, Nov 4, 2015.
This configuration is nice and light so far ...
avast! Free Antivirus 12.3.2279 RTM
With best Regards
avast! Free Antivirus 12.3.2279
With best Regards
avast! Free Antivirus 12.3.2280 Beta + Final
With best Regards
How does Avast nag? What happens and how often?
Pop up windows from system tray. It is daily from what I can tell.
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.
I dont know what to tell you. I see one pretty much daily to upgrade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another popup nag today, so it was uninstalled. If the popups are just targeted at American users, I would resent that.
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.
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.
Avast wants me to install Google Chrome, I think it's time to uninstall Avast.
I hate the popups too ...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How is Avast doing it these days , it was great antivirus but then it got a bad bloaded antivirus. Is Avast doing better now?
It was never bloated until u want it to. it always have a costum install option.
You should use only file shield, however you will get some ad popups from time to time.
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