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Offline OsFly

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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2013, 01:21:34 AM »
GhostRank, yes i know that..

But.. if the user have spend 1 minute to configure ghostery.
then you see its checked by default, first thing you do is offcorse uncheck it.


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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2013, 01:28:19 AM »
Thanks everybody. I disabled Avast Internet Security. Now only Firefox and DNTme guard my web actions.  8)

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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2013, 11:02:57 PM »
I've found an optimal (I think) solution of this problem, at least for Mozilla FF: just made these colored blocks semi-transparent.

1. Disable AVAST self-protection
2. Edit file ...\Avast5\WebRep\FF\content\hover.css: add the next string to #wrcHoverDiv (1st block there)

opacity: 0.5;

3. Enable self-protection.
4. Restart FF.

Small green thumb-ups, -downs, -etc. are png-images and can be edited in any editor for raster graphics. Look at ...\Avast5\WebRep\FF\content\common\skin\img\se_icn_[color].png (or ...\Avast5\WebRep\IE\templates\img\se_icn_[color].png for IE).
« Last Edit: December 13, 2013, 11:43:03 AM by Dima DD »

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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2013, 03:27:43 AM »
Click Disable and click "Do you want to restart Firefox now?" from INSIDE the Add-On's Tab

I was confused. Is it true then that Avast Web Shield has nothing to do with Avast Online Security?  :o
It's true the web shield has nothing to do with the AOS...

@Jack 1000 WebRep ceased to exist with v2014 it's now the "avast online security" plug-in.
 

For what it's worth I completely disabled it in all of my browsers. I use PriveDog.

Yes, The Avast On-Line Security Plug in (Formerly Web-Rep) if you don't want that in your Firefox Browser, Disable it in your Firefox Extensions list and Restart Firefox from within the Yes/No prompt in that list.

I would assume that for IE and Chrome, you would have to go into the Extensions list and disable the Avast On-Line Security plugin.  That's what I also did for IE 8 under Toolbars and Extensions.  If you need to reinstall Avast and you use Firefox and the first time it says, "Firefox notes that another program, "Avast  On-Line Security Plug In" wants to run, just say Deny or Reject or whatever the prompt says.  Than, it shouldn't show up in your browsers."

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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2013, 04:03:05 PM »
I need to agree yet again avast is getting ridicules in it bloatware pop up crap.
All that is need is a green check no pop up we can see the check mark fine. Now this stupid popup blocks what i want to click or see .

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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2014, 12:55:39 PM »
I came here for exactly this reason. I'm really surprised that Avast puts something this invasive into the software, AND that they have left it in here despite complaints.

Avast: Rather than annoying us with all of the sites that are OK, how about Just telling us about the sites that are NOT OK? I feel bad turning off protection that could be helpful. I just don't want to be nagged by it, or it's just as bad as the bad sites it aims to protect against. Really, what do bad sites do? Some of them install stuff that changes our user experience - uh, that's what we have here and people are uninstalling it.

C'mon folks, where's the common sense?

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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2014, 03:00:30 PM »
I need to agree yet again avast is getting ridicules in it bloatware pop up crap.
All that is need is a green check no pop up we can see the check mark fine. Now this stupid popup blocks what i want to click or see .

It only comes up if you hover over the Green check mark and then it is there for 3 seconds.

As for bloat, if you don't like it uninstall the browser protection element (Avast Online Security (AOS)) and it is gone.
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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2014, 08:37:14 PM »
if you don't like it uninstall the browser protection element (Avast Online Security (AOS)) and it is gone.
And how is that a good thing?  :o
So either protection with ridiculously hindering doodles or no protection at all?  >:(

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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2014, 08:44:20 PM »
if you don't like it uninstall the browser protection element (Avast Online Security (AOS)) and it is gone.
And how is that a good thing?  :o
So either protection with ridiculously hindering doodles or no protection at all?  >:(

You are still protected without having AOS installed, AOS does block some tracking and phishing attempts but the basis of the protection is in the Web and File shields.

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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2014, 09:09:47 PM »
You are still protected without having AOS installed, AOS does block some tracking and phishing attempts but the basis of the protection is in the Web and File shields.

What you're saying is: Avast On-Line Security Plug in is good for nothing  :o

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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2014, 09:13:09 PM »
You are still protected without having AOS installed, AOS does block some tracking and phishing attempts but the basis of the protection is in the Web and File shields.

What you're saying is: Avast On-Line Security Plug in is good for nothing  :o

We aren't saying that I certainly am not saying it, it is a browser plugin that adds certain features over and above the the protection given by the web shield and avast.
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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2014, 01:45:43 AM »
We aren't saying that I certainly am not saying it, it is a browser plugin that adds certain features over and above the the protection given by the web shield and avast.
Very well. Then make sure it's fixed so that people will use it again. :(

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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2014, 02:53:41 AM »
We aren't saying that I certainly am not saying it, it is a browser plugin that adds certain features over and above the the protection given by the web shield and avast.
Very well. Then make sure it's fixed so that people will use it again. :(

Since I'm an avast user like yourself, that is outside of my hands.
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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2014, 01:34:17 PM »
Since I'm an avast user like yourself, that is outside of my hands.
Which brings us to the heart of the matter, where are the Avast support people when you need them?

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Re: Disable large popup "This site is safe"
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2014, 02:35:03 PM »
My question is why is it OK for a popup to appear when you hover over:
Trustwave, WOT, etc but there's something wrong when you do the same thing in the avast! module ???
Am I confused or is there a different issue being implied here ???

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