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Title: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: Bassrock on February 28, 2014, 08:46:30 PM
Evening All,

Can i get rid of this (and don't say hit the fix it button, (i ain't using chrome, using firefox)

mmmm how do i insert image ?? it's not displaying
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: AdrianH on February 28, 2014, 08:54:05 PM
What message, where do you see it? ???
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: Para-Noid on February 28, 2014, 09:57:20 PM
To post screenshot...below the reply box click "attachments and other options">choose file>click "open">click "post"  :)
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: DavidR on February 28, 2014, 11:29:18 PM
He means this one in the UI see attached or it may also popup on the auto update notification.

The short answer as long as you have XP you are going to get this cr4p, even if you don't use IE8 as your default browser. Unless of course if you swallow the install Chrome cr4p I guess it will stop.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: Cybergraphix on March 05, 2014, 09:20:16 PM
I have Chrome installed since years but I still see the message.

Maybe Avast isn't able to detect Chrome?
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: Tetsuo on March 05, 2014, 09:33:24 PM
The short answer as long as you have XP you are going to get this cr4p, even if you don't use IE8 as your default browser. Unless of course if you swallow the install Chrome cr4p I guess it will stop.

Yeah, you're probably right. I naively believed that clicking on the 'fix it now' button without actually swallowing the install Chrome cr4p would have stopped the pop-cr4p... Obviously I was wrong.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: mchain on March 05, 2014, 09:36:37 PM
I have Chrome installed since years but I still see the message.

Maybe Avast isn't able to detect Chrome?
It's a part of an advertising campaign by avast!, along with the warning pop-ups now issued by Microsoft about the end of Windows Update security support for XP on April 8th, 2014.  So avast! is not looking for an installation of Chrome in the first place.  You've seen the former but not the latter?

Running Chrome really isn't going to fix or lower risk of malware infections, IMO.  Ditching XP will, or running a linux variant and dual booting that for internet use instead of XP, would be better.  That way you get to keep your XP and run a more modern and safer operating system for the Internet.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: Cybergraphix on March 05, 2014, 10:41:43 PM
Because I am (as many other people) a well informed and skilled user and aware of the risks and the measures to be taken against them, and because I don't accept in any way the imposition to see an advertising inside a product I have paid, Avast can keep this advertising as it prefers, but Avast now is aware that at the end of actual licence period I will no more subscribe a renew and I will choose another product from some company that better cares comfort and satisfaction of its customers against merely marketing interests.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: DavidR on March 05, 2014, 10:47:01 PM
I have Chrome installed since years but I still see the message.

Maybe Avast isn't able to detect Chrome?
It's a part of an advertising campaign by avast!, along with the warning pop-ups now issued by Microsoft about the end of Windows Update security support for XP on April 8th, 2014.  So avast! is not looking for an installation of Chrome in the first place.  You've seen the former but not the latter?

Running Chrome really isn't going to fix or lower risk of malware infections, IMO.  Ditching XP will, or running a linux variant and dual booting that for internet use instead of XP, would be better.  That way you get to keep your XP and run a more modern and safer operating system for the Internet.

Looking forward to April 9th 2014 to see if my systems immediately gets infected and spontaneously combusts as per the many dire warning of doom to try and get people to upgrade to win8 :P
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: DavidR on March 05, 2014, 10:48:53 PM
Because I am (as many other people) a well informed and skilled user and aware of the risks and the measures to be taken against them, and because I don't accept in any way the imposition to see an advertising inside a product I have paid, Avast can keep this advertising as it prefers, but Avast now is aware that at the end of actual licence period I will no more subscribe a renew and I will choose another product from some company that better cares comfort and satisfaction of its customers against merely marketing interests.

The problem being, how does avast know the experience level of every user, it can't.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: Cybergraphix on March 05, 2014, 10:56:59 PM
Quote
The problem being, how does avast know the experience level of every user, it can't.

Anyway, user must have the possibility to hide the advertising message once read, at leas for those who own the paid version of the product.

I do not admit anything different!
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: Para-Noid on March 05, 2014, 11:48:09 PM
It is not advertising per se. It's a warning in advance of a well known end of support.
I know a lot of people who have adopted the same attitude as David, ho-hum the end
of support of XP. They too, can't wait for April 9th to see how much malware has
invaded their machines. The ones I know are not that concerned. Exactly like David.  ::)

By the way, I doubt that every XP user is aware of the so called deadline.
Another thing how often and how long do you stare at the GUI?  ???
I do what I need to do then either minimize or close the GUI.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: Tetsuo on March 06, 2014, 03:17:40 PM
Looking forward to April 9th 2014 to see if my systems immediately gets infected and spontaneously combusts as per the many dire warning of doom to try and get people to upgrade to win8 :P

and the funny thing is that in the last months the "XP market share" grew! :D
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: DavidR on March 06, 2014, 03:52:12 PM
Looking forward to April 9th 2014 to see if my systems immediately gets infected and spontaneously combusts as per the many dire warning of doom to try and get people to upgrade to win8 :P

and the funny thing is that in the last months the "XP market share" grew! :D

Just got a windows update notification - guess what they want to tell me of WinXP's end of life - I didn't install it as I suspect that it will just be a countdown timer, like there is on the KB (edit typo) page.

They are getting desperate, they have been trotting out this doom and gloom message for years (even before win8.x) in the hope that some would upgrade when win8 came out.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: chris.. on March 06, 2014, 06:14:43 PM
....
Another thing how often and how long do you stare at the GUI?  ???
Hello,
As far I'am concerned , very short time !!!

But we can see , you are not concerned , otherwise will you be happy to see along and each time* you boot xp , the same avast popup mess in your task bar ?
* Edit:each hour for me

I think after 2 or 3 mess , every newbe understand very well what happen but have to live with it .... the disc is scratched after all these same mess

Wise people do not ask for much more than not to be notified , obviously this is not the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčavast
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: jerryd on March 06, 2014, 06:29:43 PM
Avast Techs,
 I've seen and understand the warning and I can choose what to do
 myself.  Since I pay for my Avast please give me a way to turn
 off this warning.

Jerryd
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: Cybergraphix on March 06, 2014, 08:39:31 PM
It is not advertising per se. It's a warning in advance of a well known end of support.

THIS IS advertising!! Otherwise there wouldn't be the suggestion to use only a product (Chrome) but there would be a generic suggestion to choose another safer browser choosing from the many available.

I really can not understand people who fail to see the evidence...

And again, I DON'T WANT ANY TYPE OF ADVERTISING INSIDE A PAID PRODUCT !
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: Para-Noid on March 06, 2014, 09:22:37 PM
If it's in the GUI and worded the way it is...it's a warning/reminder message.
And there is no way a user can turn it off. The best solution short of avast
removing it from the GUI via a vps update is to not stare at the GUI.

You can, if you so desire, contact avast using this form (http://www.avast.com/contact-form.php).
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: chris.. on March 06, 2014, 10:05:09 PM
The best solution...... is to not stare at the GUI.
Is there an other solution to not stare our desktop with this continual warning popup instead of VPS informing ?

Edit: [ b ] balise
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: DavidR on March 06, 2014, 10:16:51 PM
The best solution...... is to not stare at the GUI.
Is there an other solution to not stare our desktop with this continual warning popup instead of VPS informing ?

Whilst this (popup issue) is unrelated to this topic, you can do as have been mention in many other related topics to disable the auto update notifications.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: mchain on March 06, 2014, 10:17:35 PM
The best solution...... is to not stare at the GUI.
Is there an other solution to not stare our desktop with this continual warning popup instead of VPS informing ?
It is not advertising per se. It's a warning in advance of a well known end of support.

THIS IS advertising!! Otherwise there wouldn't be the suggestion to use only a product (Chrome) but there would be a generic suggestion to choose another safer browser choosing from the many available.

I really can not understand people who fail to see the evidence...

And again, I DON'T WANT ANY TYPE OF ADVERTISING INSIDE A PAID PRODUCT !
Yes.

Avast GUI>Settings>Appearance>Popups (all).  Change the default setting from 20 seconds to 1 second.  Changing to 0 seconds will force you to close the pop-up manually every time (indefinite time) rather than turning off that pop-up, and also untick both Community Features whilst in there.  Scroll down to find both categories.  Click OK when done.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: DavidR on March 06, 2014, 10:22:07 PM
<snip quotes>

Avast GUI>Settings>Appearance>Popups (all).  Change the default setting from 20 seconds to 1 second.  Changing to 0 seconds will force you to close the pop-up manually every time (indefinite time) rather than turning off that pop-up, and also untick both Community Features whilst in there.  Scroll down to find both categories.  Click OK when done.

Changing the duration of the popups that are piggybacked to the auto update notifications, will make no difference. The issues with this is is that they don't follow the set duration, don't give the voice over and don't give the auto update notification popup.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: chris.. on March 06, 2014, 10:45:10 PM
The best solution...... is to not stare at the GUI.
Is there an other solution to not stare our desktop with this continual warning popup instead of VPS informing ?

Whilst this (popup issue) is unrelated to this topic, you can do as have been mention in many other related topics to disable the auto update notifications.
Maybe did I misspoke but I speak about "Browser vulnerabilty message" (related to this topic ?).
I don't want to disable auto update notifications (sorry I know how to) , I want to disable only the "Browser vulnerability message" notification who take the place of VPS notification.
Am I clear enough ?
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: DavidR on March 07, 2014, 12:16:53 AM
Unfortunately there is no way to selectively block this information popup when it is piggybacked on to the auto update notifications.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: Tangy on March 07, 2014, 02:29:42 AM
I have Chrome installed since years but I still see the message.

Maybe Avast isn't able to detect Chrome?
It's a part of an advertising campaign by avast!, along with the warning pop-ups now issued by Microsoft about the end of Windows Update security support for XP on April 8th, 2014.  So avast! is not looking for an installation of Chrome in the first place.  You've seen the former but not the latter?

Running Chrome really isn't going to fix or lower risk of malware infections, IMO.  Ditching XP will, or running a linux variant and dual booting that for internet use instead of XP, would be better.  That way you get to keep your XP and run a more modern and safer operating system for the Internet.

Looking forward to April 9th 2014 to see if my systems immediately gets infected and spontaneously combusts as per the many dire warning of doom to try and get people to upgrade to win8 :P

Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4 (Unofficial).

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/171171-introducing-unofficial-windows-xp-sp4/

 ;) :)
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: HawaiianHope on March 07, 2014, 04:36:37 AM
The problem being, how does avast know the experience level of every user, it can't.

You don't have to and its an irrelevant point.
If I as the user tell you that i no longer want to see a message on MY computer, then i don't want to see it.
I agree with OP. Yes, i understand what Micro$oft says that XP and explorer will soon not be supported, and my response is "SO THE HELL WHAT - I don't care. stop pimping your new products in my face and let me get back to my work."
As a very experienced user, Yes, I see what you have said, now get out of my face.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: schmidthouse on March 07, 2014, 05:05:47 AM
In the whole scheme or things, I'm not getting to bent out of shape. I mean it's only Securtiy software!
But having said that, I'd rather not have this perminently on my PAID FOR GUI.
Shoot, I don't even use IE 8 and my other choices don't include Google.
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: schmidthouse on March 07, 2014, 05:16:33 AM
I have Chrome installed since years but I still see the message.

Maybe Avast isn't able to detect Chrome?
It's a part of an advertising campaign by avast!, along with the warning pop-ups now issued by Microsoft about the end of Windows Update security support for XP on April 8th, 2014.  So avast! is not looking for an installation of Chrome in the first place.  You've seen the former but not the latter?

Running Chrome really isn't going to fix or lower risk of malware infections, IMO.  Ditching XP will, or running a linux variant and dual booting that for internet use instead of XP, would be better.  That way you get to keep your XP and run a more modern and safer operating system for the Internet.

Looking forward to April 9th 2014 to see if my systems immediately gets infected and spontaneously combusts as per the many dire warning of doom to try and get people to upgrade to win8 :P

Welcome to Windows XP Service Pack 4 (Unofficial).

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/171171-introducing-unofficial-windows-xp-sp4/

 ;) :)

I'm not sure why you'd choose to slip this Information Link, in a Topic Thread that has nothing to do with an important piece of information as this. ???
Would it not be better served here:http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=9671.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=9671.0)
Title: Re: How do I get rid of Browser vulnerabilty message
Post by: DavidR on March 07, 2014, 12:27:38 PM
The problem being, how does avast know the experience level of every user, it can't.

You don't have to and its an irrelevant point.
If I as the user tell you that i no longer want to see a message on MY computer, then i don't want to see it.
I agree with OP. Yes, i understand what Micro$oft says that XP and explorer will soon not be supported, and my response is "SO THE HELL WHAT - I don't care. stop pimping your new products in my face and let me get back to my work."
As a very experienced user, Yes, I see what you have said, now get out of my face.

The quoted text in isolation doesn't show why I made the comment, as a direct result of the post http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=147021.msg1068886#msg1068886 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=147021.msg1068886#msg1068886) by Cybergraphix.

No point in telling me to stop pimping products - I'm an avast user just like yourself.