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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: tryst46 on January 07, 2020, 12:10:11 PM

Title: Search engine issues.
Post by: tryst46 on January 07, 2020, 12:10:11 PM
I use a search engine which is not on the "approved list". This is because I refuse to use Google or its associates because I get far fewer results due to their enforcement of ridiculous rules and blocking of sites that they don't agree with on a political level.

As a result, I keep getting the "disreputable search engine" warning when I launch my browser with no option to permanently ignore it or white list the search engine I use.

Is there some way to white list this search engine so I can browse in peace, without Avast causing disruption every time?
Title: Re: Search engine issues.
Post by: Cluster-Lizard2014 on January 07, 2020, 05:50:51 PM
What browser and what search engine?

I'm not 100% sure about this but if you go to your specific Web Shield > Settings you should be able to add the search engine URL to its exclusions list.

https://help.avast.com/en/av_free/17/settings_sh_web_basic.html

Whether that alone will fix the problem I do not know but worth trying as a start.

 
Title: Re: Search engine issues.
Post by: tryst46 on January 07, 2020, 06:34:06 PM
The search engine I use is
https://uk.ask.com/
This is also set as my home page.

It's in my exceptions list but I still keep getting the prompt.
Title: Re: Search engine issues.
Post by: Cluster-Lizard2014 on January 08, 2020, 02:05:52 AM
The just Web Shield > Exclusions list or the general AVAST Settings > Global Exclusions one?

https://www.getavast.net/support/managing-exceptions

Might be worth trying both.