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Offline flimawpi2014

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Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« on: December 14, 2013, 11:28:36 PM »
Hi,

There is a big Christmas ad on the main (home) Avast window and a smaller one that keeps popping up.

Can anyone help me get rid of those?  I´ve tried everything i can imagine, but nothing works.

As I´ve paid for a license, Avast should´ve asked me if I wanted to see them, and not simply force me to do so.

I need to be able to stop all ads and not lose the other alerts and popups related to threats,

thanks.



« Last Edit: December 19, 2013, 05:44:46 PM by flimawpi2014 »

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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2013, 11:35:21 PM »
There is a big Christmas ad on the main Avast window and a smaller one that keeps popping up.

Not seeing any Christmas advert on the main (home) Avast GUI screen here.  Any chance you could post a screen shot.
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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 11:41:33 PM »
Yeah a screenshot would be good as I haven't seen any Christmas ads either - in fact I never see any ads ....... I am feeling left out.   :(

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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2013, 11:45:14 PM »
Are you sure it's not a VPS update? There's a bug that instead of an update notification, a random ad appears.
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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2013, 11:48:00 PM »
Hi,

There is a big Christmas ad on the main Avast window and a smaller one that keeps popping up.

Can anyone help me gid rid of those?  I´ve tried everything i can imagine, but nothing works.

As I´ve paid for a license, Avast should´ve asked me if I wanted to see them, and not simply force me to do so.

I need to be able to stop all ads and not lose the other alerts and popups related to threats,

thanks.

Hello,

+1

here is a screenshot.

On a paid Version this is unacceptable.

Greetings
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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2013, 11:49:17 PM »
Now that's strange... I've never seen an ad in the paid version on the UI.  :o
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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2013, 11:49:40 PM »
And here is the popup
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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2013, 11:49:47 PM »
Are you sure it's not a VPS update? There's a bug that instead of an update notification, a random ad appears.

Yes, but that's an obvious pop up. The OP specifically talks about "a big Christmas ad on the main Avast window"
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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2013, 11:51:15 PM »
Are you sure it's not a VPS update? There's a bug that instead of an update notification, a random ad appears.

Yes, but that's an obvious pop up. The OP specifically talks about "a big Christmas ad on the main Avast window"

Well, the popup could be specific or not... it's still a bug.
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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2013, 11:53:30 PM »
Are you sure it's not a VPS update? There's a bug that instead of an update notification, a random ad appears.

Yes, but that's an obvious pop up. The OP specifically talks about "a big Christmas ad on the main Avast window"

Hi,

have you seen my first post. I think that's big.

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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2013, 11:58:28 PM »
have you seen my first post. I think that's big.

Yep, that is certainly a big Christmas advert on the main page. Maybe what one gets in that area depends on which country you are in.



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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2013, 12:03:08 AM »
Hi,

maybe. But I have paid for the program and I want to decide if I see advertising.

Greetings
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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2013, 12:03:58 AM »
Are you sure it's not a VPS update? There's a bug that instead of an update notification, a random ad appears.

Yes, but that's an obvious pop up. The OP specifically talks about "a big Christmas ad on the main Avast window"

Hi,

have you seen my first post. I think that's big.

Greetings
Christian

Ah, my mistake. Misread it and just saw the screenshot. That being said, I've never seen ads on a paid version on the UI.
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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2013, 12:20:31 AM »
Well, I have avast pro (2014.9.0.2010) and also get the pop-ups as well as the Christmas offer in the main gui :-(
And I really don't want either of them.
Lately it looks like avast is "pushing" paid things to earn (more) money.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2013, 12:22:07 AM by Eddy »

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Re: Annoying Christmas Ad and popups on Avast Internet Security
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2013, 12:58:41 AM »
Try going to settings -> appearance -> scroll down to "community features" and disable them both.

I'm not seeing any ads (or recommendations as Avast calls them) on my home screen since I did this.
Strange IS users should disable ads... a paid product, unless you partake in the recommendation program.