I had to make a point of submitting this for all concerned. Immediately on pressing the 'Post' button to send the previous comment above re: apparent resolving the matter of the SSLs/TLSs, not one but five altogether, one after another collectively of the SSL connection notice appeared on my iMac's screen. So evidently the proposed changes that I had implemented do NOT work. The immediate reaction to sending the posting was truly alarming, for this is getting quite serious as I am beginning to get the notion that my privacy is being violated and I am seriously considering informing the police. I'd be more than happy to receive comments from the AVAST community on whether they have had similar experiences and what they did to put a stop to it.