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Offline DavidR

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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2012, 05:26:21 PM »
There is some difference in the en-eu, presumably English European and em-ww I have no idea what the ww might be for.

I'm hoping it might as the major difference between your old avast5.ini settings and mine was that there was no reference to chrome on mine.
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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2012, 10:40:05 PM »
hi user_1000,

I personally do not like it when anyone (person, business, corporate entity, etc.) tries to take up even one iota of my time with things or topics I do not need or want.

In the case of Avast!, I too, have seen what you have seen, even though Chrome is not installed here either.  But, despite the above, I accept that Avast! is going to continue doing what they have been doing, soliciting for additional features, paid program adverts, etc., so as I accept Avast! as being one of the best a/v's available, that this is something that comes with the package.  Not much I can do, or want to do, about this issue because of that.

If it really bothers you, please follow DavidR's advice and set the pop-up toaster window to the shortest time you can. 

A glance is all it takes for me; but I make it a point to leave everything pretty much at default settings within Avast, with the exception of a point or two. 

Ignoring this issue works just fine for me.
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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2012, 10:35:44 AM »
@mchain

I won't ignore this kind of issues. I don't want use any adware on my systems (I'll accept Avast Pro/Suite ads, but not any 3rd party ads). However "Do not use Chrome as avast! default browser" seems working. I haven't seen Chrome ad anymore (It was on a daily basis).

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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2012, 12:01:03 PM »
I'm glad the issue with the Chrome pop-up has resolved itself.  Same thing here, not present.  These things are almost always temporary in any case.  I've never seen one stay on longer than three or four days.

Chrome, and Avast!, just so you know, entered a business arrangement where Avast! would allow Google Chrome to be a part of the installation program some time ago.  I've heard that Google is actually paying Avast! for every use of their program as an user install.  That is why this is adware, and it is happening on your system and mine, and also everyone else's.  If one does not want Chrome, one would just choose Expert (Custom) install, and choose not to install it then.  There have been numerous posts here about whether Chrome should be an opt-in or opt-out install (opt-out is by default, meaning you get Chrome if you do not untick it at the beginning of install) and, despite what many members have said, it still remains only as opt-out, and has not changed to opt-in.  So, every time I install, I have to watch for that.  That can get tiring very fast.  But, Avast! is very good at what it does, and it stays on my system.
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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2012, 12:43:31 PM »
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 However "Do not use Chrome as avast! default browser" seems working. I haven't seen Chrome ad anymore (It was on a daily basis).

Some good news at least, long may it continue.
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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2012, 09:47:44 AM »
I'm glad the issue with the Chrome pop-up has resolved itself.
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Resolved itself? It was solved (or at least workaround) by very helpful DavidR.

Also bear in mind, mchain, that this issue is actually a bug in Avast... according Avast staff member (source: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=103118.msg826322#msg826322).
« Last Edit: October 12, 2012, 09:49:51 AM by user_1000 »

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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2012, 11:09:43 PM »
I have been getting the Chrome pop-ups too and I have never had Chrome installed. Also, the tip to tell Avast not to use Chrome by default did not help. It's annoying but not too big of a deal. Maybe Avast will eventually fix it so us non Chrome users won't get offered tips for Chrome.

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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2012, 10:41:04 PM »
I have been getting this same popup concerning the google chrome tip but chrome is not installed. How do I fix this?

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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2012, 10:47:08 PM »
Read my Reply #11 above http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=103118.msg850008#msg850008 and see if that resolves it for you.
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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2012, 02:25:14 AM »
Thanks, I changed the options and will see if it helps. After checking the option to not use Chrome I have the following in avast5.ini.

/fa/en-us/toaster-virus-update_news_windows-8-awareness=2
/fa/en-us/toaster-virus-update_news_avast-partners-with-facebook=2
/fa/en-us/toaster-virus-update_news_avast-users-predict-better=1
/fa/en-us/toaster-virus-update_t2_70_com-use-chrome2=2

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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2012, 03:03:55 AM »
Thanks, I changed the options and will see if it helps. After checking the option to not use Chrome I have the following in avast5.ini.

/fa/en-us/toaster-virus-update_news_windows-8-awareness=2
/fa/en-us/toaster-virus-update_news_avast-partners-with-facebook=2
/fa/en-us/toaster-virus-update_news_avast-users-predict-better=1
/fa/en-us/toaster-virus-update_t2_70_com-use-chrome2=2

You're welcome, we will have to see in time if that will work for you.
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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2012, 02:26:24 PM »
@DavidR,
I had the computer on all night. In the morning I right clicked the avast icon and selected show last popup message. Is was the update popup and it not longer had the Google tip button. Hopefully your suggestion has fixed the problem. I will keep an eye on it. Thanks again for the help.

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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2012, 02:42:09 PM »
I do use Chrome, but have never seen the pop up! Good thing I know how to use it and don't need any tips.

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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2012, 04:19:59 PM »
@DavidR,
I had the computer on all night. In the morning I right clicked the avast icon and selected show last popup message. Is was the update popup and it not longer had the Google tip button. Hopefully your suggestion has fixed the problem. I will keep an eye on it. Thanks again for the help.

You're welcome, hopefully it will stay like this.
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Re: Weird popup message
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2012, 04:28:23 PM »
I do use Chrome, but have never seen the pop up! Good thing I know how to use it and don't need any tips.
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