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Title: How can i stop these threat blocked notifications
Post by: sonyboyj on April 17, 2018, 07:41:32 PM
I like that Avast tells me it block a threat but when it blocked a connection from a malicious link on the web and pops up every 5 secs its very annoying considering the site Im on I've been going to for awhile and never got infected. Is there a way to have avast stop telling me it blocked a connection to a site and only have it tell me when a virus/Malware has been stopped from installing or found on my system https://i.imgur.com/xvO7ukp.png
Title: Re: How can i stop these threat blocked notifications
Post by: REDACTED on April 17, 2018, 11:10:26 PM
Settings > General > Popups > and then see if the Warnings or Alerts are the ones to mess with - set them to 0.
Title: Re: How can i stop these threat blocked notifications
Post by: Para-Noid on April 17, 2018, 11:36:07 PM
I believe the lowest pop-up duration can be set is two seconds.
Try GUI>Settings>Troubleshooting> Passive Mode.
I do not recommend doing this. If you are surfing while in passive mode do so at your own risk.
You won't be able to know if avast has detected anything.

GUI>General>tick Silent Mode is another possibility.
Silent Mode should only be used for extremely short duration.
See the help file the ? at the upper right corner of the GUI.

edit: additional  The "threat blocked" pop-up is proof that avast is protecting your system.
Title: Re: How can i stop these threat blocked notifications
Post by: DavidR on April 17, 2018, 11:47:41 PM
Settings > General > Popups > and then see if the Warnings or Alerts are the ones to mess with - set them to 0.

If I remember rightly setting it to 0 seconds has the reverse effect to what you suggest, unlimited duration has to be manually closed.

Though there are other options were setting something to zero=unlimited, the virus chest being one.
Title: Re: How can i stop these threat blocked notifications
Post by: bob3160 on April 18, 2018, 12:05:22 AM
Settings > General > Popups > and then see if the Warnings or Alerts are the ones to mess with - set them to 0.
If 0 meant no notifications,  than those of us on the free version would have set most of them to that number
to avoid the popups. It's always best before offering advice to first check out that information before passing it along. :)
Title: Re: How can i stop these threat blocked notifications
Post by: REDACTED on April 18, 2018, 10:03:14 AM
If 0 meant no notifications,  than those of us on the free version would have set most of them to that number
to avoid the popups. It's always best before offering advice to first check out that information before passing it along. :)
I have had them all set to 0 for more than 4 years now and never had a popup appear since, i just get the warning chime from time to time when surfing more dubious sites. Hell, i even forgot the last time i had an update popup, at least 10 years.
It works for me.
Title: Re: How can i stop these threat blocked notifications
Post by: alanb on April 18, 2018, 04:36:22 PM
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If I remember rightly setting it to 0 seconds has the reverse effect to what you suggest, unlimited duration has to be manually closed.

According to the Avast help:

"All popups in the above list are set to 20 seconds by default. If you do not want to see popup messages from the above list, you can set the duration time to 0 for each popup type or enable Silent Mode in the main settings section."
Title: Re: How can i stop these threat blocked notifications
Post by: mchain on April 19, 2018, 04:15:20 AM
Please post the url (name) of the site.  Break the link for safety, like so:  hxxp://
Title: Re: How can i stop these threat blocked notifications
Post by: Para-Noid on April 20, 2018, 05:44:55 PM
alanb just happens to be right according to the "in gui" help file.
I always thought two seconds was the lowest length of duration for pop-ups.  ???