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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2013, 12:03:48 AM »
Let me put it this way...do you drive a car?
If you do, have you noticed all of the advertising?  ???

Each time I drive my car I'm bombarded with advertising. Including convenience stores, store signs not to mention billboards.
I could also include cinema signs, electronic stores, restaurants I could go on and on but you get the picture.  :)
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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2013, 12:46:01 AM »
In july 2012 you complained about the same. Why still using avast if you don't like it? Learn to live with it or change to something else but stop complaining. Noone has forced you to install avast. You did it yourself. And as they say "You get what you pay for"
There is always a "stop whining"-guy on every forum. Why don't you stop whining and move on to another thread? None is forcing you to read, and certainly not reply, to this one. Thank you.

Let me put it this way...do you drive a car?
If you do, have you noticed all of the advertising?  ???

Each time I drive my car I'm bombarded with advertising. Including convenience stores, store signs not to mention billboards.
I could also include cinema signs, electronic stores, restaurants I could go on and on but you get the picture.  :)
And sitting by my computer surfing the internet I am also bombarded with commercial messages. None of them pops up in the corner of my screen, acting like it is something of importance or interest, and therefore catching my eye. You cannot deny that a pop-up is more intrusive then a play sign on the wall or a banner.

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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2013, 08:19:17 AM »
You are the only one whining here. I certainly am not. I'm very satisfied with how avast is working. I'm not getting any popup that I don't want.

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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2013, 02:53:03 PM »
You are the only one whining here. I certainly am not. I'm very satisfied with how avast is working. I'm not getting any popup that I don't want.
You are whining about this thread. Nobody forces you to read it, etc etc, you know how it goes. Maybe you should review your bad attitude? I think it would help you create more constructive and relevant posts. Think of it.

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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2013, 11:40:18 PM »
Well, there are free alternatives to avast!:  AVG, Avira, BitDefender, etc., and it has no pop-ups of any sort:  It is MSE.

Having said that, you might want to have a look at the diminishing support it is now getting from sites that once recommended it, including Microsoft:  http://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goodbye-microsoft-security-essentials-microsoft-now-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/  One of the reasons for support over the years was because of no nag pop-ups, and also the least impact on system performance and resources of all a/v's tested.

For your specific needs, MSE may be exactly what you need.  Just be aware, unlike avast!, its' antivirus engine can be disabled/corrupted when malware enters and attacks your system, and then, when that happens, one has no real-time protection whatsoever following this sort of incident. 

It now is a risk one has to take when one runs MSE as their a/v of choice.

Actually, we're all in the same boat here:  All free versions of antivirus programs except MSE have adverts and pop-up windows of one sort or another; some are more intrusive than others, so it is then a case of pick your lesser evil here. 

None of us as users create or maintain these a/v softwares, so essentially, what you desire, is in a category of a wish list, as one really cannot change any settings to what they want if that setting is not there.  If we had control of design and implementation, that would be another story....

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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2013, 03:38:30 PM »
Well, there are free alternatives to avast!:  AVG, Avira, BitDefender, etc., and it has no pop-ups of any sort:  It is MSE.

Having said that, you might want to have a look at the diminishing support it is now getting from sites that once recommended it, including Microsoft:  http://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goodbye-microsoft-security-essentials-microsoft-now-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/  One of the reasons for support over the years was because of no nag pop-ups, and also the least impact on system performance and resources of all a/v's tested.

For your specific needs, MSE may be exactly what you need.  Just be aware, unlike avast!, its' antivirus engine can be disabled/corrupted when malware enters and attacks your system, and then, when that happens, one has no real-time protection whatsoever following this sort of incident. 

It now is a risk one has to take when one runs MSE as their a/v of choice.

Actually, we're all in the same boat here:  All free versions of antivirus programs except MSE have adverts and pop-up windows of one sort or another; some are more intrusive than others, so it is then a case of pick your lesser evil here. 

None of us as users create or maintain these a/v softwares, so essentially, what you desire, is in a category of a wish list, as one really cannot change any settings to what they want if that setting is not there.  If we had control of design and implementation, that would be another story....

WYSIWYG.
So what you are saying is that all 3:rd party a/v:s have ad-popups (not just warning/update/usefull ones)? In that case, I am more assured  that my decision (taken yesterday, I was still thinking of it when I posted this thread) to uninstall avast and go for windows defender was the right one. I simply cannot accept popup advertisement pollute my computer environment.

Imagine all you installed apps/programs taking the same right. Your media player pop-up-offers you music or movies perhaps based on your media habits, your browser advertises pages you might want to visit based on traffic, Acrobat Reader sees that you are often working with economy/business and thinks you might be interested in books about that, your cloud app pop-ups offers about a larger subscription, Windows/Ios itself takes the right to offer you Microsoft or Apple applications you might be interested in, your Nvidia/ATI app asks you every day if you are REALLY sure you don't want to upgrade to a faster video card, your webcam is surely not the most recent product and maybe you want to "upgrade" it, your sound card, your hard drives, your bloody USB-memory...

You see where I'm going, it would be a lot of pop-ups trying to get your attention. Then the competition forces them to take the next step in order to be seen. And what is this next? Changing the background to "Offer of the day"? Playing sound-ads through the speakers? Mailing my e-mail contacts? Uploading my backup-contacts and text them? Pausing your on-going media to play/display offers? Changing your boot-screen? Installing "free trial"-apps on your computer?

No, a line has to be drawn and everyday pop-ups are way crossed that line. Android users drew the line when fully "legit" apps were bundled with advertisement apps that once in a while activated you a notification event about a generous offer (sounding like you got a text/e-mail/tweet/etc and displaying a message in the notification bar on top). No matter how far advertisers pushes the line (as in increasing user tolerance), it is always motivated by "it's free, we need ads to keep it free, you haven't payed so don't complain, no one forces you to use the product, etc, etc". The fact is that often none of that is true, the free user base is just another product model. Browsers, as an example, makes money from in-browser searches and sometimes licensing.

Sum summarum: Even though am primarily motivated by the fact that pop-ups are plainly annoying, I also have a wider perhaps more rational reason. I get that everyone isn't there yet, as in not enough annoyed by the pop-ups, but I personally am and that is why I have chosen to uninstall avast and post this thread.
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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2013, 03:44:52 PM »
I have a very good advise for you.
Go use DOS 1.0 and don't connect to the internet

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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2013, 03:55:43 PM »
You could also try the following:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg796558#msg796558
It will certainly tame the pop ups. No pop ups might need a drastic measure
as suggested by Eddy. :)
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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2013, 04:13:27 PM »
@ exitexit  It appears that the only one in this thread complaining about pop-ups is you.
                 It also appears that you have adopted your position for the sole purpose to complain.
                 Congratulations! Your diatribe has accomplished absolutely nothing. As for me and everyone
                 else in this thread we have accepted the pop-ups as business as usual. I also find it very difficult
                 to believe you "never" got an infection while surfing with "no" anti-virus not even Windows Defender.
                 
                 To completely get rid of "all" pop-ups use the "silent/gaming mode".

                 Sorry, your argument and position hold no water.  :)
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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2013, 07:48:55 PM »
I have a very good advise for you.
Go use DOS 1.0 and don't connect to the internet
Again, you are in my thread whining?

You could also try the following:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg796558#msg796558
It will certainly tame the pop ups. No pop ups might need a drastic measure
as suggested by Eddy. :)
Thanks, if I would have had avast still on my computer I would've tried that.

@ exitexit  It appears that the only one in this thread complaining about pop-ups is you.
I created the thread in avast forum, frequented by avast-fanboys, I didn't expect an uprising.

                 It also appears that you have adopted your position for the sole purpose to complain.
If it appears so to you, then maybe you should revaluate that assessment.

                 Congratulations! Your diatribe has accomplished absolutely nothing.
Providing feedback isn't an effort to accomplish anything. At least not other then mediate information (in this case, my point of view), and looking at the number of reads this thread has gotten, I'd say it is accomplished. I also asked for good reasons to keep avast, and I got those reasons. Even though these reasons were ultimatly outwighted for me personally, I'd say that was another accomplishment.

As for me and everyone else in this thread we have accepted the pop-ups as business as usual.
Good for you. It is off topic though, since it does not have anything to do with my reasons to keep or uninstall avast, and it is not an answer to the request for good reasons to keep it.

I also find it very difficult to believe you "never" got an infection while surfing with "no" anti-virus not even Windows Defender.
Well, you believe what you want. But maybe you have listened a little too much to the ones who have an interest in saying the internet is a super dangerous place and that you absolutely MUST have their software to protect yourself? Preferably pay for it. Which they remind you of. A few times every day. In a pop-up.

To completely get rid of "all" pop-ups use the "silent/gaming mode".
Sorry, your argument and position hold no water.  :)
Au contrair, my arguments and position does hold water as you can clearly see. There hasn't been anything said (argumentatively) in this thread that I haven't answered.
I would have tried the silent/gaming mode if I still had the software on my computer, perhaps if I try it again in the future. Thank you for your suggestion.
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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2013, 08:11:55 PM »
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Thanks, if I would have had avast still on my computer I would've tried that.
If it's no longer on your computer, why are you still complaining and writing essays ???
If you're using Defender, it's time to move on to their Forum and start complaining over there.  ;D
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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2013, 08:21:22 PM »
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Thanks, if I would have had avast still on my computer I would've tried that.
If it's no longer on your computer, why are you still complaining and writing essays ???
If you're using Defender, it's time to move on to their Forum and start complaining over there.  ;D
I'm happy to let the thread die out.

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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2013, 12:48:04 AM »
Well, this was almost scary to read. So much passion and hatred. Not for me.

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Re: Avast popup ads? Are you KIDDING me??
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2013, 01:11:18 AM »
Well, this was almost scary to read. So much passion and hatred. Not for me.
Lot's of passion Yes. Hatred, never. Probably some misunderstanding and lack of knowledge.
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