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[Advanced] Bitdefender and Avast conflict FIX
« on: January 07, 2016, 12:49:09 AM »
Bitdefender Total Security 2016 and the Avast Online Security browser extension for Chrome (and possibly other browsers) causes a conflict when using Google

This was really annoying and I like having two sources to verify websites so I made an easy fix.
You can fix it by adding a small css snip-it of code to the Avast Security extension


1. You have to get the extension ID by going to chrome settings then click extensions. Find Avast and copy the ID text. For example mine was
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gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki (Yours wont be the same)

2.Then open explorer and paste the text below into the top bar.
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%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\

3.Then find the folder with the ID of Avast. Open the folder with numbers on it/version number.
Example:
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11.1.0.210_0

4.Then create a new file called "fix.css" (make sure to remove the old file extension, ex .txt) then open "manifest.json". Add
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"css": ["fix.css"],On a new line after
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"js": [ "common/scripts/ava_connector.js" ],It should look something like this after
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   "content_scripts": [ {
      "js": [ "common/scripts/ava_connector.js" ],
       "css": ["fix.css"],
      "matches": [ "*://*.avast.com/*" ]
   } ],


5.Then open fix.css and add
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a[href*="trafficlight.bitdefender.com/info?url="] + span.wrc_icon {
    display: none !important;
}


6. Then restart Chrome and the bug should be fixed!



Hopefully Avast fixes this in the future but for now this patch should work.  :D
« Last Edit: January 07, 2016, 12:55:25 AM by Tidal5 »

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Re: [Advanced] Bitdefender and Avast conflict FIX
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 01:38:26 PM »
Thank you for sharing the information.
I believe many people will find it useful.