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Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« on: December 29, 2014, 05:28:19 PM »
Seriously, why the hell am I getting popup every single day for this thing when I clearly have 1 device connected to my account that already has AMS already installed? It's pointless and annoying.
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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 06:46:52 PM »
Yes a pain in the backside - mainly because there is no checking whatsoever or a way to even do a check to see if a) the user even has a android phone or b) they already have AMS installed on their android phone.

Whilst as RejZoR said the my.avast.com account essentially has that information - but should the information contained there be used to target ads. Many will say no as that is essentially a breach of privacy or trust or at worst adware if the information contained there were to be used in this way.

Not only is it pointless and annoying as mentioned - the frequency is unbelievable, I didn't keep specific count, but I guess it got very boring after having seen it more than five times (when does it bl00dy stop). Add to that it happens on both my systems so double hassle.

I guess it is time to delve into the avast5.ini file to see if a tweak will kill it.
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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 07:10:16 PM »
It's not just one time a day. It is popping up for me 3 times today!!!   WHAT IN THE F.  And I can't even set a 3 seconds for it to go away, it stays FOREVER! Fix it please!

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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 07:13:17 PM »
I've sent an email and have already received a reply. It's being looked at.
Also getting many complaints on their Facebook page about this pop-up.
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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2014, 07:17:23 PM »
Malwarebytes PUP Reconsideration Information  https://www.malwarebytes.org/pup/

According to this avast now qualify to be PUP    :P


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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 07:24:09 PM »
Malwarebytes PUP Reconsideration Information  https://www.malwarebytes.org/pup/

According to this avast now qualify to be PUP    :P
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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 12:06:07 AM »
It's really annoying for me. And I don't want those advertising!  >:(

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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014, 12:18:51 AM »
It's really annoying for me. And I don't want those advertising!  >:(
Purchase the paid version and turn them off.  Use the free version and click on the X to close them.
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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014, 01:45:24 PM »
If there is no way to stop these constant advertising pop ups, I shall go back to AVG.

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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2014, 02:40:36 PM »
I agree that these sort of popups are annoying.
Curiously, I haven't seen a popup for Mobile Security on Free or paid versions of Avast. I presumed it is because I have an Android device in 'My Account' with AMS installed.
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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2014, 02:44:34 PM »
I agree that these sort of popups are annoying.
Curiously, I haven't seen a popup for Mobile Security on Free or paid versions of Avast. I presumed it is because I have an Android device in 'My Account' with AMS installed.
So Do I but had pop-ups. None so far today. Maybe the email helped ???
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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2014, 03:57:37 PM »
This is interesting. I do not have an Avast account and I have not been getting any pop ups

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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2014, 04:08:39 PM »
I never even received one.  8)
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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2014, 05:18:25 PM »
I agree that these sort of popups are annoying.
Curiously, I haven't seen a popup for Mobile Security on Free or paid versions of Avast. I presumed it is because I have an Android device in 'My Account' with AMS installed.
So Do I but had pop-ups. None so far today. Maybe the email helped ???
I've just received an email confirmation that the Mobile Security Popup has been disabled. :)
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Re: Stop offering avast! Mobile Security
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2014, 05:37:42 PM »
Well, if system detected 1 Android device conencted, it should stop displaying it. And there should be a 3rd button saying "I don't have Android device" when installer asks you to also install AMS.
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