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Avast 2015 removed Google extensions and bookmarks
« on: December 10, 2014, 01:35:20 AM »
A window popped up saying Avast will clean up browsers it didn't say anything about bookmarks, unfortunately i hadn't been logged into my Google account on my PC as I didn't want these bookmarks on my phone....and my second HDD has Windows 10 testing. aagghh. I have until Dec.22 2014 to decide if Avast has just lost my biz.

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Re: Avast 2015 removed Google extensions and bookmarks
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 01:54:04 PM »
Stay away from browser cleanup (it's worse than useless) and you should be fine. The best way to remove add-ons is to use the browser settings.

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Re: Avast 2015 removed Google extensions and bookmarks
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 03:03:53 PM »
The bcu isn't removing bookmarks, unless perhaps if they are for harmfull sites.

Some posts about it:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=152075.msg1105283#msg1105283
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=151506.msg1155082#msg1155082

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Re: Avast 2015 removed Google extensions and bookmarks
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 08:11:21 PM »
The browser clean up tool is a piece of garbage. Periodically I see a pop-up saying that "we have detected extensions/complements/whatever with a bad reputation" like the shareaza web download hook. If i click "disregard" or I ignore it, it goes away, but after a while it will appear again.
What the hell is wrong with avast? which part of "IGNORE" didn't it understand???
I want avast to ignore it, yet it will come nagging again after a while!
I'm really pissed!

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Re: Avast 2015 removed Google extensions and bookmarks
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 09:10:50 PM »
There is nothing wrong with detecting the Shareza plug-in as one with a bad reputation.
It simply has a bad reputation so the detection is correct.
Ofcourse avast will detected it again if Shareza changed it.

Just because you have no clue on how the BCU is working/what it is supposed to do, doesn't mean it is garbage.