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Why Is My Email Address Displayed on the GUI
« on: February 19, 2013, 11:50:35 PM »
Hello all,

I don't quite understand the need (or benefit) of having your email address listed as a connected account so I unchecked the option and now I'm getting a warning stating "This installation of avast is not connected with any account." So, should I reconnect? And if so, could someone please explain why I should do so? Thanks, in advance, for you responses.

I'm using Avast 8 RC1.

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Re: Why Is My Email Address Displayed on the GUI
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 12:09:28 AM »
It is the indication that your avast installation is connected/linked to your my.avast.com account.

We don't like it either, not because its there, but because it on every bloody page.
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Re: Why Is My Email Address Displayed on the GUI
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 12:15:45 AM »
Thank you DavidR,

So what are the benefits and/or consequences of having it liked or unlinked? Thanks, in advance, for your (or anyone else's) response.

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Re: Why Is My Email Address Displayed on the GUI
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 12:19:36 AM »
You're welcome.

You can monitor the status of multiple avast installations through the one account.

If you only have one installation and don't go away and leave your system on (or others able to use it) you won't need to monitor the installations status. So linking/connecting to it isn't so important.
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Re: Why Is My Email Address Displayed on the GUI
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 12:32:34 AM »
NOW I get it! Thanks a bunch DavidR!

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Re: Why Is My Email Address Displayed on the GUI
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 01:03:35 AM »
No problem, glad I could help.
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