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November 9, 2015

Since the 11.1.2241 version, dated 11.3.2015, all of my outgoing G-mail contains this wording, along with the official AVAST logo at the bottom of each e-mail.

  "This email has been sent from a virus-free computer protected by Avast.
www.avast.com
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QUESTION:  How do I disable this wording? It implies that I'm guaranteeing my e-mails to be virus free.  Not comfortable sending this to friends, relatives and the government agencies I work with.  I don't even have the Avast e-mail scanning module installed.  I need to remove this Avast signature wording, or at least be to edit, to make it more accurate.   Thanks in advance for any guidance.

-Allen in Chicago


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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 07:06:23 AM »
I am having this issue as well, but instead of a logo and such, I see a bunch of gibberish. I have had a number of very important emails bounce back or get filed to spam because of this. A way to disable this unwelcome addition is needed, as otherwise I may be forced to find another antivirus solution. >:(

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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 08:46:21 AM »
Not a good thing at all.... which is why I prefer to wait a while to see what's up with new updates.  ;)
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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 10:11:21 AM »
Hi, please go to settings / mail shield / Customize / Behavior / Insert notes into Clean messages to disable this.


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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 11:08:06 AM »
Hi, try to delete WebShieldSgn.htm (C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\1033\WebShieldSgn.htm). To ensure that the file will not be restored in a future, create folder with the same name.
To do it, you must disable Avast self-defense - Avast UI / Settings / Troubleshooting / Enable Avast self-defense module must be unchecked. Don't forgot to enable the self-defense again after creating the folder.

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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 11:11:13 AM »
Not a good thing at all.... which is why I prefer to wait a while to see what's up with new updates.  ;)
Hmmm... Not fair from your side. This setting was there since Avast v4, and, always, it was side by side with an option to disable it.
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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 11:13:01 AM »
Hi, try to delete WebShieldSgn.htm (C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\1033\WebShieldSgn.htm). To ensure that the file will not be restored in a future, create folder with the same name.
To do it, you must disable Avast self-defense - Avast UI / Settings / Troubleshooting / Enable Avast self-defense module must be unchecked. Don't forgot to enable the self-defense again after creating the folder.
Won't this interfere with Avast auto checking its integrity while updating/upgrading?
The option, once checked, should not return. Are you experiencing any trouble with it?
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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2015, 12:20:59 PM »
Hi, try to delete WebShieldSgn.htm (C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\1033\WebShieldSgn.htm). To ensure that the file will not be restored in a future, create folder with the same name.
To do it, you must disable Avast self-defense - Avast UI / Settings / Troubleshooting / Enable Avast self-defense module must be unchecked. Don't forgot to enable the self-defense again after creating the folder.
Won't this interfere with Avast auto checking its integrity while updating/upgrading?
The option, once checked, should not return. Are you experiencing any trouble with it?
It will not interfere as WebShieldSgn.htm is not part of Avast setup (otherwise it would).

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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 12:25:49 PM »
I am having this issue as well, but instead of a logo and such, I see a bunch of gibberish. I have had a number of very important emails bounce back or get filed to spam because of this. A way to disable this unwelcome addition is needed, as otherwise I may be forced to find another antivirus solution. >:(


Hi Darus, what language is sent in Avast UI (Settings / General / Language)?

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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2015, 12:48:37 PM »
Everything is set for english, and the mail shield is not even installed (so the option to turn off the footer is not even available).

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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2015, 12:51:23 PM »
First screenshot...before changing the settings in mail shield.
Second screenshot...........after changing the settings in mail shield.
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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2015, 01:49:59 PM »
Everything is set for english, and the mail shield is not even installed (so the option to turn off the footer is not even available).
Hmm... Does C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\1033\WebShieldSgn.htm contain some meaningfull text or the gibberish you see in emails?

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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2015, 03:26:10 PM »
Not a good thing at all.... which is why I prefer to wait a while to see what's up with new updates.  ;)

This has been in the avast Mail Shield for as long as I can remember - this didn't change in avast 2016 - so nothing to do with new updates.
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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2015, 04:17:06 PM »
This extra message has appeared on some of my emails going out via 'smtp.googlemail.com'.
"Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android..."

Is it related to what's being reported here?
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Re: How to Remove the Avast "Virus-Free" Guarantee Showing in Gmail E-mails?
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2015, 04:32:36 PM »

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Hi, please go to settings / mail shield / Customize / Behavior / Insert notes into Clean messages to disable this.

This does work.

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