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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2013, 04:16:54 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


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I guess you either neglected or conveniently overlooked the following post :
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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2013, 08:59:37 AM »
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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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Hear, Hear!

I also find it very hard to understand the people who try to excuse this spamming. It strikes me as the type of behaviour of someone who is almost religious in their support of Avast and is totally blind to it's shortcomings.

As for

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I guess you either neglected or conveniently overlooked the following post :
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=122481.msg1029343#msg1029343

Is that the post which says unchecking the Notification boxes will fix things?

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@ 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 ?

As I and others have pointed out, this makes no difference, you still keep getting the spam.

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2013, 01:59:42 PM »
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I also find it very hard to understand the people who try to excuse this spamming. It strikes me as the type of behaviour of someone who is almost religious in their support of Avast and is totally blind to it's shortcomings.

No, just someone who has been trying to help people as a volunteer for years, as opposed to the heroic sacrifice of your time required to come in here and  whine like a spoiled kid  who doesn't immediately get what he wants

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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

first post? - Totally out of line

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2013, 06:44:35 PM »
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No, just someone who has been trying to help people as a volunteer for years, as opposed to the heroic sacrifice of your time required to come in here and  whine like a spoiled kid  who doesn't immediately get what he wants

It doesn't help people to promote spamming programmes and to insist, in the face of the evidence, that deliberate spamming is a programming bug. It might help if you were to point out to Avast the error of their ways, they certainly don't listen to their customers.

It doesn't help people to pour sarcasm and abuse on their worries. (You know what they say about sarcasm).

Maybe it's time you, and a few others, hung up your volunteer hats and took up something you understand.

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2013, 06:49:22 PM »
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No, just someone who has been trying to help people as a volunteer for years, as opposed to the heroic sacrifice of your time required to come in here and  whine like a spoiled kid  who doesn't immediately get what he wants

It doesn't help people to promote spamming programmes and to insist, in the face of the evidence, that deliberate spamming is a programming bug. It might help if you were to point out to Avast the error of their ways, they certainly don't listen to their customers.

It doesn't help people to pour sarcasm and abuse on their worries. (You know what they say about sarcasm).

Maybe it's time you, and a few others, hung up your volunteer hats and took up something you understand.
@TimKing,
If you don't like the program, no one is keeping you chained to it.
As already explained it isn't Spam since it's a problem with the update notification which will be fixed.
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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2013, 08:51:29 PM »
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If you don't like the program, no one is keeping you chained to it.
As already explained it isn't Spam since it's a problem with the update notification which will be fixed.


You can explain as much as you like, and you may in fact be correct, it may be a
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problem with the update notification which will be fixed
, it doesn't alter the fact that the result is SPAM.
The reason is irrelevant to what it is.
The reason may, in your view, excuse it. It doesn't in my view.

I am indeed not chained to Avast. I have been using it for many years and have always considered it the best available free anti virus programme available. The gap between the top programmes has reduced quite substantially and, taken together with this spamming and Avast's total disregard for customer service I am changing. I am also changing from Avast on all the computers I am responsible for and will not recommend Avast to anyone in the future.

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2013, 09:04:10 PM »
You'll be missed.
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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2013, 09:10:51 PM »
Is this tread ever going to end ????
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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2013, 11:11:28 PM »
Is this tread ever going to end ????

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Re: Why is Avast spamming??? Avasting a new feature??
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2013, 11:12:46 PM »
Not as long as people insist on post in this thread.  :(
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