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Offline jackuars

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Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« on: December 08, 2012, 07:36:34 PM »
So is Avast going down in the same route as Avira. For some days I've getting pop-up ads asking me to "like" the facebook page to win Microsoft surface/to win the premium license.

Is there any way to disable it. Is Avast en route to showing different types of pop-up ads from now on.
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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 07:42:01 PM »
I think certain times the pop-ups are about Windows 8 like what my friends are telling.....

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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012, 07:46:08 PM »
Post a screenshot.
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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 07:57:01 PM »
Post a screenshot.

Yeah I would during the time the next one appears, but the one that just appeared asked me to click on a link that re-directed to this page (telling me that I had a chance to win if I became a fan): https://www.facebook.com/avast?sk=app_434829496574910&app_data={%22ref%22%3A%22web%22}

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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2012, 11:53:04 PM »
Post a screenshot.

Yeah I would during the time the next one appears, but the one that just appeared asked me to click on a link that re-directed to this page (telling me that I had a chance to win if I became a fan): https://www.facebook.com/avast?sk=app_434829496574910&app_data={%22ref%22%3A%22web%22}
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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 12:02:17 AM »
First you would have to have a facebook account, which I will never signup for, but I have no problem with avast giving things away.
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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 01:02:33 AM »
I'm a fan of Avast on Facebook but not interested in trying to win a free iPad.
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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 01:04:18 AM »
Boohoo..................ITS A FREE ANTIVIRUS. Dont like then pay for it. Oh well.  ::)

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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 01:09:23 AM »
I'm a fan of Avast on Facebook but not interested in trying to win a free iPad.

Last I heard it was win a Microsoft Surface.
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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2012, 01:14:40 AM »
I'm a fan of Avast on Facebook but not interested in trying to win a free iPad.

Last I heard it was win a Microsoft Surface.

Just checked and you're right.  I don't even know what that is.  Will google search now.
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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2012, 04:49:26 AM »
Is this what we're talking about?
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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 05:06:09 AM »
Is this what we're talking about?

That's what I've seen, but figured since I'm using a free product that I expect to see some advertising.  I might be upset if I seen this in the paid version though.

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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 06:02:26 AM »
This pop-up ad as Vladimyr post the screen shot above is only temporarily, and I'm sure Avast is not going down the same path way as Avira or AVG that some AV companies like showing ad's.
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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2012, 07:12:31 AM »
I haven't seen it in AIS
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Re: Pop-up Ads in Avast (Is Avast going down the same path as Avira)
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2012, 11:58:30 AM »
I haven't seen it in AIS
As far as I know, you can disable all like buttons and "ads" in the paid version. I did that and never had those. Though now I use Webroot SAAV and Comodo Firewall (together with MBAM free) at least until they manage to fix the Windows 8 issues.
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