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Offline hake

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Yellow triangle on system tray icon
« on: November 19, 2013, 10:48:44 PM »
I have elected for good reasons not to update from version 8.0.1497 to 9.0.2008.  This has caused the system tray icon to show a yellow triangle.  I am perfectly aware that I am not using the current version since I chose not to.  Now, if another issue arises the yellow warning triangle is already deployed (to tell me something that I already knew) so is unable to attract my attention if another more important issue arises about which I have no previous knowledge.

I am stuck with an irritant that actually reduces the chances of my attention being drawn to a new issue which I was previously unaware of.  Is this sensible?
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Re: Yellow triangle on system tray icon
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 11:59:15 PM »
Well you can change that in the avast 8 settings.

The problem being not using avast 8 it is hard to remember exactly where it was. But I think it is in the Status Bar section and there should be an action not to monitor the program update status.
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Re: Yellow triangle on system tray icon
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 03:14:05 AM »
I changed the program update setting to manual update but still get the yellow triangle. Annoyingly if I hover the mouse over the Avast icon it says my system is not fully protected when all it means is a program update is available.
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Re: Yellow triangle on system tray icon
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 08:04:27 AM »
I changed the program update setting to manual update but still get the yellow triangle. Annoyingly if I hover the mouse over the Avast icon it says my system is not fully protected when all it means is a program update is available.

If you have the latest program version 2014.9.0.2008 then:-
Click on Settings->Appearance->Status Monitoring->Untick Program version box
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Re: Yellow triangle on system tray icon
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 10:48:19 AM »
Thank you guys.  The status bar settings does the trick.  Silly me, I ticked it in the first place   :-[
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Re: Yellow triangle on system tray icon
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 12:51:32 PM »
Thank you guys.  The status bar settings does the trick.  Silly me, I ticked it in the first place   :-[

You're welcome.

They are all ticked by default to start with, so you didn't do it, but you do have to uncheck them if there is an item you don't want monitored.
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Re: Yellow triangle on system tray icon
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 03:15:37 PM »
Footnote:  Avast have done the right and sensible thing. Their judgement of such things is good and obviously well thought through. I just couldn't see it.
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