Author Topic: Disable/uninstall Safe Price  (Read 145180 times)

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Mark12547

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2014, 09:15:42 AM »
In Firefox v28.0......right click on green circle (avast! Online Security), choose settings (a grey box at the very left BOTTOM below the avast logo), scroll down to the very bottom of that page and uncheck the box for SafePrice.

It is NOT listed as an extension or plugin in Firefox v28.0.

They must get a commission from eBay for every direct there.  ;D   They sure do make this difficult to disable as you can't get to this setting in the main avast settings menu (it should be disabled by default IMHO).

The Add-in is "Avast! Online Security". The "Safe Price" is just part of that. Most of the online security comes from the Web Shield and Firewall, so the loss of protection from disabling the "Avast! Online Security" add-on is limited.

If you want to keep the Avast! Online Security add-on but kill the Safe Price
  • in Firefox, at the right extreme of the navigation toolbar in a window that is sitting on a web site (doesn't work at about:blank), click (not right+click, just a normal click) on the "avast! Online Security" icon (looks like a broken circle, but really is a stylized "a") and the AOS panel will appear over the right part of the web page.
  • At the bottom of that panel is a place you can click for "Settings". At that point, a separate tab should open and you should see "avast! avast! online security settings" screen.
  • At the very bottom of that screen (on my system, I have to scroll that page to the bottom) is "SafePrice Receive SafePrice shopping recommendations on relevant sites." In front of that you will see a checkmark. Click to uncheck that line,
  • then click on the "Save" button.
That should do it in Firefox until the cookie that AOS uses gets deleted.

Sojolo

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2014, 08:13:55 PM »
I'm running FF version 28, and I find on three of my desktops running the free version of Avast that the setting button triggered by clicking on the Avast styled @  is grayed out. Clicking on the  My Avast button alongside, I can access my account with Avast, but flog the site as much as I can reasonably do, I cannot find a way to disable Safe Price from any of my machines. What is extremely frustrating is that I carefully install  the Avast software paying attention to what is added to my account. I never see the Safe Price option, nor can I find in the install package where it is nested.  I also tried the click on the question mark ploy which used to work, but the choice to remove Safe Price is no longer there.

I have used Avast for years and have been well satisfied, but I have to say that Avast's implementation of Safe Price smacks a bit of under handiness.  It should not be such a detailed task to get rid of something like Safe Price if you do not want it. Come on Avast...

Sojolo

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2014, 09:02:01 PM »
After my post concerning disable/uninstall SafePrice, I checked out my Chrome browser and found that Safe Price is easily managed there. I have to say that I was wrong about Avast. It appears that FireFox is making the SafePrice settings difficult to handle, not Avast. On I go to the FireFox support forums.

Mark12547

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2014, 09:35:04 PM »
I'm running FF version 28, and I find on three of my desktops running the free version of Avast that the setting button triggered by clicking on the Avast styled @  is grayed out.

Were you actually displaying a web page at that time? If you are sitting at a blank page, configuration screen, Add-on screen, anything other than an actual web page, the @ will be grayed out.

kmxsoft

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2014, 10:35:38 AM »
Boy, am I glad that I am seeing others complaining about the pesky web page that Avast has started throwing in my face each time I start Firefox, after Avast automatically updated itself several days ago.

I will shortly be another ex=customer if Avast don't get this sorted. Back in the day that I was a software developer we used to actually test releases before they went out the door. It seems to me that Avast think it's okay to treat their customers as the test platform.

AdrianH

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2014, 10:45:06 AM »
Boy, am I glad that I am seeing others complaining about the pesky web page that Avast has started throwing in my face each time I start Firefox, after Avast automatically updated itself several days ago.

I will shortly be another ex=customer if Avast don't get this sorted. Back in the day that I was a software developer we used to actually test releases before they went out the door. It seems to me that Avast think it's okay to treat their customers as the test platform.

Set program updates to manual, then do a custom install.  Updates via GUI install all the latest fluff and wonderful extras.

StereoMaxim

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2014, 08:08:53 PM »
Chrome users:

Go to:  chrome://extensions in your browser.

Locate:  avast! Online Security

Scroll down to the [Options] hyperlink and click it, which should open this page in your browser:
chrome-extension://gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki/options.html

There is a list of avast! options on that page.  Safe Price is at the very bottom of those options. 

Depending on your screen size, you may have to scroll down to see it.

Uncheck box.  Safe Price disabled.  No uninstall required.

Hope this helps any Chrome users.

g_b_y

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2014, 06:27:04 AM »
I actually had problems getting this in Firefox 28.0.  The first few times i went to the settings, I did not see anything about safe price listed.  Try copy and pasting this into firefox:

chrome://wrc/content/options.html

Its showing for me now when I go to setting now, but they made this way to much work to turn off.  Also you have to scroll to the bottom when you get to this settings page if it's there.

mdwpsyd

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2014, 06:45:03 AM »
Excellent advice from StereoMaxim.

One addition to his instructions, that will only apply to a few folks. I have had a couple of friends who did not understand when I told them something like Go to:  chrome://extensions in your browser. Since I am also rather slow on the uptake note1  at times, here are the ELI5 note2 instructions:

  • Copy this:  chrome://extensions/
  • Open a new Chrome tab or window.
  • Right-click on the address bar (where the website address or URL is displayed).
  • Select (left-click on) Paste and go.
  • Follow StereoMaxim's instructions  from there (beginning with "Locate:  avast! Online Security"
Finding the  avast! Online Security  extension on the Chrome extensions page is not difficult because the list of extensions is in alphabetical order, and you can also look for the nifty avast! icon:

I hope that helps other slowuptakers.   ;D

Notes
note1: "slow on the uptake" is an American and British idiom that originated in the early 1800's meaning slow to comprehend. It alludes to absorbing ("taking up") information. See: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/on%20the%20uptake

note2: ELI5 = Explain Like I'm 5, popularized on Reddit - http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/

note3: Can you tell I'm an academic? Sheesh! Footnotes on a forum post.  ::)
« Last Edit: April 28, 2014, 07:43:18 AM by mdwpsyd »

bswnyca

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2014, 06:29:18 PM »
chrome-extension://gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki/options.html  will take you to the url to uncheck safe price and other unwanted 'services' we didn't ask for.

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2014, 06:41:46 PM »
chrome-extension://gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki/options.html  will take you to the url to uncheck safe price and other unwanted 'services' we didn't ask for.



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torque01

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2014, 07:35:40 AM »
Also you have to scroll to the bottom when you get to this settings page if it's there.

I got to the settings for the plugin by clicking the green "circle" in the upper right of my firefox 28 window (acutally the lowercase "a" for Avast extension--v.9.0.2018.95), then clicked the "Settings" down at the bottom of the drop-down.
But I DIDN'T scroll down until I saw your post.  ::) That's where the SafePrice setting is.
Thanks, g_b_y!

jayarte

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2014, 04:45:16 PM »
Here's what I had to do on latest version of firefox, Windows 7 64 bit.  Left click small green circle to the right of the address bar, avast info appears in a column on right of page.  At the bottom right of that column, click settings, untick SafePrice box.  Worked for me.

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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2014, 05:12:55 PM »
Here's what I had to do on latest version of firefox, Windows 7 64 bit.  Left click small green circle to the right of the address bar, avast info appears in a column on right of page.  At the bottom right of that column, click settings, untick SafePrice box.  Worked for me.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=145852.msg1090468#msg1090468
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Re: Disable/uninstall Safe Price
« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2014, 07:27:26 PM »
in FireFox... Here is a solution. Search the FF tool bar for the green unenclosed circle... On mine it is on the top right of the toolbar....Left click that green circle....A drop down menu appears... At the bottom of the menu left click SETTINGS.....New page.... Avast on line security....You must scroll down to make to hidden choices appear. Unclick the radial box that says "SAFE PRACTICES"... Then left click "SAVE"