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Offline jack13

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Avast gadget missing
« on: October 07, 2015, 10:02:20 PM »
Hello everyone i just updated to the lastest version of avast and now the avast gadget is missing ive tried installing again but i cant get it back please help as i really like the gadget.

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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 10:37:16 PM »
Microsoft dropped support for gadgets many years ago, back around windows 7. Some time after that I believe avast also dropped the gadget as it could be a target for exploit.

So what avast version (latest 2015 10.4.2233) and OS are you using ?
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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 12:55:24 AM »
Windows 10 and avast version is 2015 10.4.2233 after updating the avast gadget disappered it was working perfect before

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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 03:59:43 AM »
What version did you update from? must have been old as there is no gadget anymore and as DavidR mentioned gadgets were dropped/not supported in the later era of Win7 and no gadgets at all in Win8 and 10.
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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 01:50:01 PM »
I updated just yesterday from the previous version and then when i restarted the computer the gadget was gone but its always been here even on the 2015 version

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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 03:49:07 PM »
I updated just yesterday from the previous version and then when i restarted the computer the gadget was gone but its always been here even on the 2015 version

I don't know how this is, if you only updated from the avastUI in the past it is possible that it may have remained. But If you did a clean install of 2015 I suspect it would have gone.

I have an image of avast 2015 custom install and there is no entry for the avast gadget.
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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2015, 04:25:33 PM »
The video I produced when Avast 2015 was first released also doesn't show the Avast Gadget.
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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2015, 09:16:24 PM »
I didnt do a clean install i just updated when i got a popup saying new update available and then once i restarted my computer the gadget was gone and ive tried a clean install and its still missing i really like the gadget on the desktop so its shame they removed it.

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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2015, 09:28:26 PM »
As David already explained, it was a security risk.
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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2015, 09:51:22 PM »
I had the gadget in 2013 on a windows 7 computer
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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2015, 09:58:11 PM »
@ -midnight  You may want to uninstall the avast gadget because as David pointed out it's a security risk.
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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2015, 10:01:42 PM »
@Para-Noid,

I don't have it installed.  Just posted the screenshot to show I had it in 2013. 

BTW........the only reason I could show the year was because that was my desktop background and I had it saved in my pictures using a flash drive on an old win 7 computer.
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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2015, 11:11:05 PM »
@ -midnight  You may want to uninstall the avast gadget because as David pointed out it's a security risk.
If you're running a current version of Avast, you would no longer have it installed. :)
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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2015, 12:28:19 AM »
I am using the latest stable Avast version and I have Avast Gadget on my desktop.
It is also offered during custom installation. I guess that is because I'm on Windows 7.
Security risk story is just another BS from Microsoft to "upgrade" my OS to Windows 8/10.

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Re: Avast gadget missing
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2015, 12:35:33 AM »
I am using the latest stable Avast version and I have Avast Gadget on my desktop.
It is also offered during custom installation. I guess that is because I'm on Windows 7.
Security risk story is just another BS from Microsoft to "upgrade" my OS to Windows 8/10.


Try doing a clean install and see if the option is still there, there many hundreds of thousands (possibly millions) of avast users still using windows 7. I rather doubt that they have the avast gadget.

In all honesty, when the gadget was available in avast on my win7 system, I never thought it was bringing much to the party, so I got rid of it.
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