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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2013, 03:32:20 PM »
One would think that this "Bug" would have been fixed by now.
Is there a question ???

Why hasn't this bug been fixed?   ???

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2013, 03:39:47 PM »
One would think that this "Bug" would have been fixed by now.
Is there a question ???

Why hasn't this bug been fixed?   ???
As I just said in my last reply your popup isn't a bug, it's the monthly security report.

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2013, 03:56:13 PM »
@craigb,

I know what it is but just wondering why the VPS popups with sound hasn't been fixed.  I'm sure it's working for some people but not for me.

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2013, 04:06:48 PM »
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I know what it is but just wondering why the VPS popups with sound hasn't been fixed
it is not important for Security, so they dont release a New Version just for that.... and will be fixed when next Version is released


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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2013, 04:19:20 PM »
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I know what it is but just wondering why the VPS popups with sound hasn't been fixed.  I'm sure it's working for some people but not for me.

Which only makes its resolution more complex. If it is working for some, not for others and intermittently for others (myself) the task becomes more difficult because of this intermittent nature of the problem.
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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2013, 04:51:31 PM »
I'm sure this "bug" would have been fixed if it had been stopping the spam getting through. That's why it's spam.

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2013, 04:57:33 PM »
Dictionary.com:- disruptive messages, especially commercial messages posted on a computer network or sent as e-mail.

World English Dictionary:- to send unsolicited electronic mail or text messages simultaneously to a number of e-mail addresses or mobile phones

I think that should settle it. It's SPAM

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2013, 08:29:46 PM »
I finally received a non advertisement popup, along with sound .  :)

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2013, 04:58:10 AM »
I can confirm the spam - the popup I have up right this second says:

What's your AVAST IQ?

"Take a break and test your AVAST
knowledge. Have fun, learn, and win
free licenses and teddy bears!"

They are promotional messages from AVAST, I get one every few hours, they do NOT go away until I click them, and I HAVE ALL NOTIFICATION OPTIONS UNCHECKED.

Yes, they're popup advertisements. Yes, Avast has become just like the malicious adware it's intended to stop.

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2013, 12:49:38 PM »
@ David Wong
Have you read my Reply #8 of this topic - since these are screwed up auto update notifications, you need to uncheck the Show notification box after automatic update (avastUI > Settings > Update - scroll down to details).

Did you uncheck that ?
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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2013, 06:38:26 PM »
Have you read people's replies to your reply?
It makes no difference whether they are checked or not, the Spam keeps coming.

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2013, 06:48:16 PM »
Have you read people's replies to your reply?
It makes no difference whether they are checked or not, the Spam keeps coming.
Do you understand the difference between Spam and a computer bug ???
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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2013, 08:16:23 PM »
Have you read people's replies to your reply?
It makes no difference whether they are checked or not, the Spam keeps coming.

It does, because it isn't spam plain and simple.
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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2013, 09:56:39 PM »
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Do you understand the difference between Spam and a computer bug

Yes I do.
A "bug" that just "happens" to result in unsolicited advertising for a company is SPAM.

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2013, 02:32:11 AM »
Avast v 9.0.2006

Those commentators that insist this is perfectly legitimate Avast application behavior lets just recap and make this clear.

NO stop trolling

Those that think you can disable it via the settings options



NO the options make no difference



As for this being a bug, are we to believe these rather too convenient SPAM popups just so happen to be due to a BUG? Well, what a nice bug Avast must feel this is for them, and there's nothing we can do because its a BUG. . . really... how convenient.

Ok, lets presume it is a "BUG". Some fool posted the crazy notion that because it is not a critical security issue, Avast should not be expected to update their software for such a "minor" irritation. For a minor irritation it appears to be rather embarrassing for Avast, dontchya think! Well think harder!

So here we have Avast, an anti virus application, supposedly there to prevent malware and virus software interfering with your work, yet Avast is SPAMMING it's very users all by itself! And to think there are people out there that think this is excusable because its a bug! A BUG! {shudders} And in any case, where is this "bug" officially reported by Avast? Where is the bug work item history that tells us what is being done to fix it, along with a release date ?

Dear me, this is certainly a very embarrassing state of affairs for what appears to be a rather simplistic "bug", and for such a large established big market player, tut tut ! And not have been fixed by now, are we to seriously believe for one second, that it is some sort of accident that an entire QA testing team would just so happen to miss the most blatant bug where an auto update pop up gets replaced by blatant adverts! Really ?? Right then, so with such a blatant level of incompetence across an entire testing team, what other absurd oversights are lurking beneath, can we even trust Avast at all any more, what the hell is going on ?? I'm sure Avast will move very quickly to "fix" (er hum) this supposed bug - that's if they haven't released a fix alreday. Otherwise quite simply this will hit the headlines hard, then its Game Over.
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