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Offline GTX66

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Pop up Adas
« on: November 21, 2013, 05:07:17 PM »
I am a paying user of AIS. Why am I getting pop up adds from Avast wanting me to get a VPN? I do not need these ads and I also do not need a VPN.

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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 05:19:30 PM »
If you can post an image of the pop-up as this mat be related to the auto update popup not working as it should.

I though it had been resolved, correct popup, voice-over notification and correct popup duration, but I have seen it revert intermittently to a non-update toaster popup, no voice-over and the popup doesn't close as it it should on the duration set. If you check you are likely to find that there may well have been an auto update.

That said, the VPN service isn't included in any of the paid versions either.
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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 08:34:34 PM »
I have paid Premier sub. I just got this myself. Didn't get a screen shot but it came up like a VPS update pop up and started with "USA Today says: blah blah blah VPN" with a blue "Buy" button or similar.

If this is by design, I'm not really sure I want to keep this. I'm still within the time frame for a refund.

Edit: This was a stand-alone pop up. Not with any updates or anything.

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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 08:55:01 PM »
---------I though it had been resolved, correct popup, voice-over notification and correct popup duration, but I have seen it revert intermittently to a non-update toaster popup, no voice-over and the popup doesn't close as it it should on the duration set...........

It looks like you called for the devil and he jumped into my machine.

I never had these "non-update toaster popups" during automatic VPS updates as long as running version 2014 inclusive the betas. Yesterday I made a complete new "clean" installation (no avast! related reasons) of 9.0.2008 and since that time I see regularly "non-update toaster popups" during automatic VPS updates.
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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2013, 01:49:36 AM »
It is kind of hard to get a screenshot of a pop up that come on for a few seconds? I would think that Avast should be aware of what their product does. I do not sit at my desk looking for pop ups.

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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2013, 01:13:10 PM »
It is kind of hard to get a screenshot of a pop up that come on for a few seconds? I would think that Avast should be aware of what their product does. I do not sit at my desk looking for pop ups.

Well if it is as I suspect a recurrence of the update notification bug, it will stay there much longer than a few seconds. You can also use the 'Show last popup message' from the right click menu on the avast tray icon.

This is one I got this morning, is/was yours the same ?
If so it is the bug back.
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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 01:31:22 PM »
..This is one I got this morning, is/was yours the same ?
If so it is the bug back.

Yep, the bug is back. I no longer get the correct popup after a VPS update, but see the adverts instead.
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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 02:19:55 PM »
I'm getting this bug for the first time, starting yesterday.  The popup shows for at least the full 20 seconds, while the normal VPS update notification (set to show for 5 seconds) does show for only the set time.
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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 04:28:05 PM »


Here it is on my machine and it stays there more than a few seconds at least today. It happens when I turn on my machine.

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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 04:35:20 PM »
Same here.
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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 04:54:05 PM »
No pop-up at all today?  ???
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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 05:09:13 PM »
No pop-up at all today?  ???
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On VPS 131122-0 update today, got only the popup as GTX66's post shows.
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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 05:27:36 PM »
No pop-up at all today?  ???
vps 131122-0

On VPS 131122-0 update today, got only the popup as GTX66's post shows.
I didn't even get that.  ???
Got the vps update though.
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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2013, 05:32:15 PM »

Today with update 131122-0 I got the normal update toaster again!
Let's see what the future brings.
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Re: Pop up Adas
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2013, 06:01:23 PM »

Today with update 131122-0 I got the normal update toaster again!
Let's see what the future brings.

I too though it was resolved too, but it is intermittent, much of the time it is not working, but occasionally it gives a hope that has been resolved only to have your hopes dashed.
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