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Offline adw.tokoroa

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Avast spying on activity
« on: March 25, 2016, 06:58:30 AM »
Every time I go to log onto my internet banking, Avast pops up a message offering enhanced security (for a price). This only happens with my banking, so it is apparent that Avast is monitoing my activity to activate the popup at a time when I expect high security to already be in place.
 
This sort of behaviour is normally associated with malware and is becoming annoying.

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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 07:05:52 AM »
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Avast pops up a message offering enhanced security (for a price)
Are you using free version of Avast!?If so then it will pops up Ads.Nothing to worry about it.Pls can you give a screen shot of the Pops up?
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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 07:36:53 AM »
Yes, I am using the free version. I don't have a screen shot at present, but it is not the actual popup that bothers me, just that it only appears when I am logging into my bank account.

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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 07:57:39 AM »
Yes, I am using the free version. I don't have a screen shot at present, but it is not the actual popup that bothers me, just that it only appears when I am logging into my bank account.
If it happend again pls take a screen shot of it and did you try repair option?And can you post the Url of the bank?
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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 09:10:26 AM »
It just detects the online banking web address and pops up that message. There is nothing "sinister" or "spying" behind it.
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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2016, 06:50:54 PM »
It just detects the online banking web address and pops up that message. There is nothing "sinister" or "spying" behind it.
Avast has a data base of most of the financial institutions. We helped them put it together.
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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2016, 07:46:39 PM »
.. not with my bank accounts.
And I don't need this.

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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2016, 08:26:00 PM »
.. not with my bank accounts.
And I don't need this.

You have already said that it wasn't offered to you, but if it were installed, you aren't forced to use it and it can obviously uninstall it in the same way as other avast modules/shields, etc.
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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2016, 11:34:12 PM »
You have already said that it wasn't offered to you
No, I didn't. I wrote in another thread about safe zone browser.
Another topic, I think  :)

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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2016, 11:42:00 PM »
.. not with my bank accounts.
And I don't need this.
What are you talking about ???
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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2016, 12:26:39 AM »
You have already said that it wasn't offered to you
No, I didn't. I wrote in another thread about safe zone browser.
Another topic, I think  :)

Here it is:
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 I use Avast free 11.1.2253 - didn't get an unwanted istallation of SafeZone browser.

SafeZone Browser and Internet Banking are in essence linked, without it you couldn't use it for banking anyway, that was the point I was trying to make.
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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2016, 07:12:41 PM »
What are you talking about ???
You wrote
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Avast has a data base of most of the financial institutions
and I replied that I didn't got messages while using my bank account. In the meantime DavidR cleared this  :)

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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2016, 09:07:02 PM »
.. not with my bank accounts.
And I don't need this.

Again, it just detects the bank URL, not your bank account specifically.
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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2016, 01:51:41 PM »
@ stibi,
I also didn't say anything about bank accounts. I said Financial Institutions. :)

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Re: Avast spying on activity
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2016, 06:02:01 PM »
Yes, ok. My fault, I use the wrong term.
But this remains: before any security software interprets my bank URLs I want to know about ...