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Offline mannyjordan1

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popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« on: May 06, 2015, 04:51:08 PM »
Hi. I'm on windows 7, latest Firefox 37.0.2.
Started getting an avast popup telling me Firefox does not meet security standards and pushing google chrome?

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2015, 05:37:11 PM »
Hi mannyjordan1 :)

I agree with you that the text of that popup is very dubious. Of cource Firefox is a safe browser.
Avast shouldn't advertise Chrome like this. I will put this forward.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 06:07:44 PM »
Unfortunately Chromes standards are going downhill

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015, 07:09:17 PM »
Hi. I'm on windows 7, latest Firefox 37.0.2.
Started getting an avast popup telling me Firefox does not meet security standards and pushing google chrome?
Not a good message since Google's Chrome browser has some security issues that right don't make it the safest browser to use.
I wonder how long ago marketing decided on this ??? Highly doubt it was very recent.  :(
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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 09:37:53 PM »
Really fed up with these type of pop-ups; I think you can disable them but that does undesirable things elsewhere, or maybe you just can't any more, period.  In any case, I wish there was an 'Adblock'-like plug-in that dealt with this spammy nonsense.  Terrible.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 11:36:28 PM »
Really fed up with these type of pop-ups; I think you can disable them but that does undesirable things elsewhere, or maybe you just can't any more, period.  In any case, I wish there was an 'Adblock'-like plug-in that dealt with this spammy nonsense.  Terrible.
The ad turnoff function is only available in the paid versions.
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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2015, 11:53:13 PM »
FireFox save?
It was a security flaw in FireFox that lead to the closing of Silk Road and other sites.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2015, 03:38:26 AM »
I just started getting the same popup shown above from Avast. Not funny.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2015, 06:45:18 AM »
I agree with you that the text of that popup is very dubious. Of cource Firefox is a safe browser.
Avast shouldn't advertise Chrome like this.
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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2015, 08:40:52 AM »
I found the way to stop the ads-
control panel>programs>uninstall avast.
thx for letting me try free avast, time to move on.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2015, 11:14:28 AM »
I found the way to stop the ads-
control panel>programs>uninstall avast.
thx for letting me try free avast, time to move on.

You are not alone.  I do voluntary work helping very old people set up computers for simple tasks like Skyping their grandchildren, email, and some online shopping.  My first job used to be to install Avast, but the nagging popups have been a source of worry and even fear to people unfamiliar with these marketing gimmicks.  So I've gone back and removed Avast from all their computers, replacing it with a perfectly good product from a company more considerate of its users.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2015, 01:20:42 PM »
Today when I logged in and I was just about to turn my system volume up but before I had change to rise it, this add popped up and I clicked it by accident.

Google Chrome was installed instantaneously and set as my default browser. This is absolutely dirty trick to do.

I tried to cancel processes quickly so it wouldn't install it, but it did... I ended up totally removing gupdate and gupdatem services with cmd.exe and I also fiddled with my Windows Registry and deleted everything that was remotely suspicious with keyword "google". I'm an amateur so I hope I didn't mess up anything with my computer but everything has been working almost fine after multiple reboots and shutdowns...
This avast pop-up adware has popped up multiple times during last 6 hours

I specifically installed and use Firefox because it's easy to modify and I have been using it for many years now but I don't get it why Avast is trying to force Google Chrome on my computer with every update and now even pop-ups

I am happy with Avast as it has saved my butt many times from viruses.

Please, no more pop-up ads like this that will instantaneously install something when clicked.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2015, 01:25:02 PM »
Today when I logged in and I was just about to turn my system volume up but before I had change to rise it, this add popped up and I clicked it by accident.

Google Chrome was installed instantaneously and set as my default browser. This is absolutely dirty trick to do.

I tried to cancel processes quickly so it wouldn't install it, but it did... I ended up totally removing gupdate and gupdatem services with cmd.exe and I also fiddled with my Windows Registry and deleted everything that was remotely suspicious with keyword "google". I'm an amateur so I hope I didn't mess up anything with my computer but everything has been working almost fine after multiple reboots and shutdowns...
This avast pop-up adware has popped up multiple times during last 6 hours

I specifically installed and use Firefox because it's easy to modify and I have been using it for many years now but I don't get it why Avast is trying to force Google Chrome on my computer with every update and now even pop-ups

I am happy with Avast as it has saved my butt many times from viruses.

Please, no more pop-up ads like this that will instantaneously install something when clicked.
Same here. Very annoying to be hammered with same popup every day.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2015, 02:25:01 PM by RealNature »

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2015, 02:23:16 PM »
This is a pretty dirty tactic for an allegedly reputable antivirus, but what really takes the p*ss is that the product being offered as a "more secure" alternative to my water-tight Firefox configuration, is Google frickin Chrome.

I won't waste my time ranting about your horrible advertising tactics; I'm just came to let you know that I'm going to uninstall and move to one of your competitors.

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Re: popup stating firefox nopt secure?
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2015, 10:02:53 PM »
Yeah, sorry avast people but although i do accept the free version has popups to scare less experienced users with that message is wholly irresponsible. I trust mozilla to make a secure browser far far more than i do the advertising company that is google.