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Offline SpeedyPC

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G'day Avast,

Just letting you know the Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 is automatically disable without the latest Mozilla verifies and "signs" I think you know what this means.




« Last Edit: December 16, 2015, 05:05:50 AM by SpeedyPC »
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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 11:01:04 AM »
Hi SpeedyPC :)

No problems here :-\
Have you tried to uninstall - and install Browser protection ( again ) ?

1) Start - Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs - Avast - Change.
2) Change.
3) Uncheck Browser protection.
4) Continue.
5) Reboot.

Now folllow the above steps again, but in step 3 you check Browser protection ( again ).

Greetz, Red.
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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 11:56:05 AM »
G'day Red,

I hope your nose is bright red enough to find your way in the dark for Santa otherwise he is looking you to make sure all the Christmas gift must deliver on time before Boxing Day ;)

Any way it took me 3 tries to get AOS Extension for Firefox v43.0 to work, however Avast still needs the latest Mozilla verifies and "signs" otherwise it will keep on automatically disable by FF.

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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 12:03:29 PM »
I'm having the same problem from just now after updating firefox. I'm on a mac

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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 12:10:28 PM »
SpeedyPC :)

I had the same problem with Avast 2015 and during Avast 2016 Beta testing.
With the official release of Avast 2016, I ( went back to a pre Beta Windows image and ) did a clean install of Avast.
That solved it for me, and that is why I beleve it has something to do with the ( old ) Avast installation.

Greetz, Red.
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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 12:15:36 PM »
Well I did a complete clean install and the issue is still there, I believe Mozilla is getting very serious about this new move on verifies and "signs" section for all extension add-on for FF :-\
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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 12:28:39 PM »
Those that want the AOS alerts in firefox before waiting that AOS is meeting firefox development signing demands can use Safe Preview 1.1.2.1-signed which has Google Advisory, McAfee, NortonSafe Web, WOT, Avast!, TrustWave an DrWeb online check aboard.

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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 12:38:51 PM »
Thanks Sherlock I'll check out the Safe Preview 1.1.2.1 ;)
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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 12:43:58 PM »
Can you guys check which version of Avast Online Security you have installed ?

Mine is Avast Online Security 10.3.3.13 , last updated on Thursday 3 December 2015 and verified by Mozilla to work with Firefox v43.0 .

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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2015, 12:45:40 PM »
Can you guys check which version of Avast Online Security you have installed ?

Mine is Avast Online Security 10.3.3.13 , last updated on Thursday 3 December 2015 and verified by Mozilla to work with Firefox v43.0 .

Greetz, Red.



As I said I got it to work but it still need to pass verifies and "signs" from the my.avast.com


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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2015, 12:59:34 PM »
SpeedyPC :)

I have really no idea what you are talking about lol.
What has Avast Online Security to do with my.avast.com ?

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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2015, 01:17:11 PM »
From ghacks.net :

Firefox 43 is the first version of the browser that enforces add-on signing. The browser will block the installation of add-ons that are not signed.

Mozilla planned to launch the feature with Firefox 40 initially but postponed it to Firefox 43 instead. Please note that this will affect already installed add-ons as well.

Firefox 43 ships with an override to install unsigned add-ons in the browser.

 1.Load about:config in the browser's address bar.
 2.Confirm you will be careful if the prompt appears.
 3.Search for xpinstall.signatures.required.
 4.Double-click the preference to set it to false.

Mozilla plans to remove the preference in Firefox 44.

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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2015, 02:36:00 PM »
I just updated to version 43 without any problems:
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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2015, 03:09:07 PM »
Hi,

to clarify. On my.avast.com is available FF 43 compatible version for few weeks.
But most of the users has AOS installed within Avast AV. If these users have V2016+, then they got the signed AOS FF plugin. For the older versions of Avast we launched a silent update last week that is updating the AOS plugin to signed version as well.

Not really sure why SpeedyPC got its plugin disabled, but it shouldn't happened. If it happens, usually restarting Firefox helps as the new plugin is loaded.

Martin

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Re: Avast Online Security Extension for Firefox v43.0 Automatically Disable
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2015, 02:28:27 AM »
Thnx Martin :)

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