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Well, I partly agree with you. The notifications should be the normal windows system ones, a part from those that you get with a threat detection, those should stay the same.
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After re-activating avast, it still shows messages constantly in the control panel for its VPN service, which I do not want and which still has free trial time remaining, but it's still trying to sell me this. Same thing for the registry cleaner feature. I don't want to have keep saying Skip, every time I scan. And then it warns me, "this could save you a headache or worse later!" but I already paid Avast enough money, I don't want to buy anything more, I just want it to do the thing I paid it to do.
You can disable the ads in the paid versions: Avast GUI -> Settings -> Personal Privacy
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Whenever I run

I appreciate this feature but I think the way it is presented right now has the opposite effect of not annoying the user. Whenever I run a new application and Avast puts it into Do Not Disturb mode, when I close it I get a pop-up in the lower-right of my screen sliiiiiiiding into view to tell me the app has DND turned on now. Then it sliiiiides out of view, lagging the system as it does so.

If Avast used a regular Windows notification I could silence the Do Not Disturb alerts with Windows' options, but instead it is its own "thing" with its own appearance and graphical flourishes that slow down the GUI on even a powerful computer. IMHO these strange custom notifications are unattractive and bothersome, and future versions should display notifications through Windows like a normal application does.

I would uninstall the Do Not Disturb feature entirely but then Avast will bother me during these applications. I just don't want Avast's notifications, as they are the thing I'm trying to silence.

Thanks for your time!
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After re-activating avast, it still shows messages constantly in the control panel for its VPN service, which I do not want and which still has free trial time remaining, but it's still trying to sell me this. Same thing for the registry cleaner feature. I don't want to have keep saying Skip, every time I scan. And then it warns me, "this could save you a headache or worse later!" but I already paid Avast enough money, I don't want to buy anything more, I just want it to do the thing I paid it to do.

Another small bug. Every time I scan it also says I have "0 outdated applications" and prompts me to take action to resolve them. No applications are listed, but it still has a Resolve button and it's still another screen I have to click past.

I am trying the troubleshooting > repair option to see if any improvement, thanks for this tip

Thanks for your time.
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Paid, and Win10. Thanks for the response, I know it will keep trying to update even if you have the latest. But unless I do this manually, it does not update. I already have streaming virus defs turned on. If I must update it manually, I wish it would tell me when an update is available without manually opening the avast control panel, going to Settings, then to Update, then clicking two separate buttons. The Update option itself could say "already up to date" or gray the Update buttons if there are no updates available (check for them when the Update section is opened?) Right now it is very inconvenient :( It could also check for updates before running a scan... now I have to do it myself every time.

I notice Avast forgot my login, so I will try again after logging into the account. Thank you for the idea. Maybe then it will update itself. But it did not do this when i was logged in before...

I hope this will stop Avast popping up advertisements for its VPN service, which I intentionally uninstalled because if it runs for many hours, even turned off, the VPN service will keep running and its memory consumption will grow to a gigabyte or more. I don't want advertisements, especially with a paid subscription.

Thank you and I will report back
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General Topics / Re: Technical
« Last post by Asyn on Today at 08:11:07 AM »
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Avast Account (my.avast.com) / Unidentified Direct Debits
« Last post by Geoff85 on Today at 08:02:28 AM »
Hi

geofflaverme@gmail.com

I just received my Mastercard account for September 2020. It takes that long by air mail to get here in Zimbabwe.

I am puzzled to note three direct debits from Avast and have no idea to what they are supposed to refer. I have loaded on my system only the AVAST free antivirus.

The three entries are ...... all dated 20th August and designated only as DRI*AVAST SOFTWARE

53298732  59.99
69204948  49.99
69124948  72.92

I have despaired trying to raise ACCESS on email. I cannot telephone them direct from here and a letter would take about 8 weeks to reach UK (or Czech Republic).

Perhaps I can move the matter forward by finding out what these items are. Can anyone please identify them from the prices.

Despite the cash having been taken by Access nothing has ever been downloaded to me nor already exists on my system.
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Deutsch / Re: Avast Kurz notiert
« Last post by Asyn on Today at 07:54:35 AM »
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