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Prompt screens to update Adobe Air
« on: April 14, 2013, 04:07:59 AM »
I really don't like the prompts to update a program I do not have any use for.  There is no way to disable the prompt for Adobe Air on the Free version.  Why is Avast doing these prompts for programs other than their own?

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Re: Prompt screens to update Adobe Air
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 01:34:38 PM »
If you do not have any use for a program, then you should uninstall it.

Adobe Air is on your system, if you don't want it uninstall it and avast won't prompt you to update an out of date program that could leave you vulnerable to exploit. On my win7 system I only found out I had Adobe Air through the update notice and promptly uninstalled it.

If you read the avastUI, Support, Program Help it tells you why:
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Malware often spreads by exploiting known security issues in commonly used software. This means if your software is kept up to date, most malware would be unable to spread!

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Re: Prompt screens to update Adobe Air
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 03:30:27 PM »
Thanks for your reply.  That's exactly how I found out I had Adobe Air!  I'll remove it! :)

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Re: Prompt screens to update Adobe Air
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 04:06:13 PM »
You're welcome.
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