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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2016, 04:23:43 PM »
It happened with the users permission.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=184616.0

Tons of complaint topics to see you don't have to download/install it, avast did it automatically and people didn't like that one little bit.

I do not understand Eddy's assertion that it can't happen. On all four of my computers running Avast Free, this morning I found a Desktop shortcut to SafeZone. Not particularly a problem and easily uninstalled if you don't want it, but it certainly did not happen "with user's permission".

By the way, I would have preferred a direct response, but Eddy's post has no 'quote' option. Why is that?

It has a Quote option in it, I just checked, it is the same with all other posts; my guess, some sort of page layout hiccup as users can't remove forum layout options.
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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2016, 04:44:15 PM »
Uninstalled it via Add/Remove of Avast, tnx.
Also found that avast installed several unnoticed and unneeded components, like "Passwords" i mentioned before and "Virtual Machines" that is useless on free version.  :'(

And i agreed with SherriBabee: it a principle, nobody want to spend time checking if anti-adware software installed its own adware, or useless service that consume RAM/HDD and increase load time. If i unchecked "Oh dear, install me a Google Chrome, depper, deeper please!" on Avast installation, that does not mean i need another raw browser.

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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2016, 04:55:33 PM »
How to know that SafeZone browser is download itself?
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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2016, 05:05:46 PM »
How to know that SafeZone browser is download itself?
Check "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\" for folder  \SZBrowser\

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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2016, 05:07:24 PM »
How to know that SafeZone browser is download itself?
Check "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\" for folder  \SZBrowser\
No i don't have it.
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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2016, 05:15:24 PM »
How do I use the Video Downloader? :O

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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2016, 05:20:26 PM »
How to know that SafeZone browser is download itself?

I'm surprised that you wouldn't know, given all of the additional security based apps in your signature - I would suggest that you get WinPatrol or similar monitoring software as that notified me immediately of a scheduled task to install SafeZone Scheduled Auto Update.
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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2016, 05:22:39 PM »
How do I use the Video Downloader? :O

What Video Downloader ?

Doesn't seem related to this SafeZone Browser topic ?
If unrelated then please create your own new topic.
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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2016, 05:26:16 PM »
The one mentioned on the First Post :)

"Video downloader - This feature allows YouTube, Vimeo and other streaming websites’ fans to quickly and easily download videos to watch later, even when they are not connected to the Internet."

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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2016, 05:26:54 PM »
Sorry for that :P@DavidR.
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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2016, 05:28:56 PM »
It happened with the users permission.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=184616.0
Could you please clarify?
I have not granted such permission, no manually, no by EULA.

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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2016, 05:39:13 PM »
The one mentioned on the First Post :)

"Video downloader - This feature allows YouTube, Vimeo and other streaming websites’ fans to quickly and easily download videos to watch later, even when they are not connected to the Internet."

Thanks for the clarification - I only used the SafeZone Browser for a short time when it was available beta testing (after that it was removed) and I wasn't aware of this function, so I didn't use it.

Quote from: Jiri2
SafeZone is designed to be a fully fledged web browser. It can be used for everyday browsing and contains great features, including:

Given that this Video downloader point in the first post - is in what appears to be a list of features available in the SafeZone Browser, I would have thought it was integral in the settings somewhere.

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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2016, 05:42:29 PM »
It happened with the users permission.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=184616.0

Thank you DavidR for posting that link from Eddy's post.
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No complaints here, but I'm glad to know I can remove it with the Avast Repair feature.

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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2016, 05:44:09 PM »
The one mentioned on the First Post :)

"Video downloader - This feature allows YouTube, Vimeo and other streaming websites’ fans to quickly and easily download videos to watch later, even when they are not connected to the Internet."

Thanks for the clarification - I only used the SafeZone Browser for a short time when it was available beta testing (after that it was removed) and I wasn't aware of this function, so I didn't use it.

Quote from: Jiri2
SafeZone is designed to be a fully fledged web browser. It can be used for everyday browsing and contains great features, including:

Given that this Video downloader point in the first post - is in what appears to be a list of features available in the SafeZone Browser, I would have thought it was integral in the settings somewhere.

Right clicking the video doesn't seem to help. XD Anways I hope someone clarifies this little question of mine on how to do it. Thanks David :)

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Re: SafeZone browser is now available for all Avast users
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2016, 05:46:32 PM »
DavidR do you use Safezone Browser now?
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