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Re: What is aswOfferTool.exe
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2016, 05:49:36 PM »
It doesn't....as I said,I used custom install and disabled everything except File and Web Shields.

Firefox addons require a file called install.rdf and two files exist in my Avast installation folder.
The first one was for that SafePrice and according to the Date Created,it was created today(when I updated the program)
And the second is for "Avast Passwords" which I also said that I don't want(it's not visible\running in firefox but it is in the avast folder along with a version for IE)

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Re: What is aswOfferTool.exe
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2016, 05:55:04 PM »
It doesn't....as I said,I used custom install and disabled everything except File and Web Shields.

Firefox addons require a file called install.rdf and two files exist in my Avast installation folder.
The first one was for that SafePrice and according to the Date Created,it was created today(when I updated the program)
And the second is for "Avast Passwords" which I also said that I don't want(it's not visible\running in firefox but it is in the avast folder along with a version for IE)
If you had done a custom install, and unchecked SafePrice, then it would not have been installed.
If you did the update through the notice from the UI, then it would have been installed since it's a brand new item.
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Re: What is aswOfferTool.exe
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2016, 06:38:38 PM »
It doesn't....as I said,I used custom install and disabled everything except File and Web Shields.

Firefox addons require a file called install.rdf and two files exist in my Avast installation folder.
The first one was for that SafePrice and according to the Date Created,it was created today(when I updated the program)
And the second is for "Avast Passwords" which I also said that I don't want(it's not visible\running in firefox but it is in the avast folder along with a version for IE)
If you had done a custom install, and unchecked SafePrice, then it would not have been installed.
If you did the update through the notice from the UI, then it would have been installed since it's a brand new item.

See attached image, all modules/functions I didn't want were unchecked and I didn't get any options that I unchecked.
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Re: What is aswOfferTool.exe
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2016, 06:47:21 PM »
i updated from user interface and it did install SafePrice component without asking me.
only firefox asked me - i chose no , BUT still had to remove SafePrice from avast via add\remove program .
This is not good and not decent at all.......

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Re: What is aswOfferTool.exe
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2016, 06:52:46 PM »
i updated from user interface and it did install SafePrice component without asking me.
only firefox asked me - i chose no , BUT still had to remove SafePrice from avast via add\remove program .
This is not good and not decent at all.......

As has been said, update from the user interface and you will get new components along with updates to your existing components.

Previously the AOS function included the browser extension and SafePrice. Now they are individual components, so you would get both (new elements) on a UI program update. UI program updates have in the past updated the modules you had installed and any new modules included with this version.

If you cast your mind back when the SafeZone browser was added to the avast free version, you got that too.
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Re: What is aswOfferTool.exe
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2016, 07:06:24 PM »
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If you cast your mind back when the SafeZone browser was added to the avast free version, you got that too.
i use avast for 2-3 month and it's the 2nd program update i had . both time i used user interface and dont recall  SafeZone browser . may it was before i started use avast but i never installed it from the beginning .....
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user interface and you will get new components along with updates to your existing components.
-is it a rule?
the main point here is that nothing is to be installed unless you choose to- no matter if you use new install or user interface install or any other kind.
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Re: What is aswOfferTool.exe
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2016, 08:04:50 PM »
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user interface and you will get new components along with updates to your existing components.
-is it a rule?
the main point here is that nothing is to be installed unless you choose to- no matter if you use new install or user interface install or any other kind.

As an avast user like yourself I can't say if it is a hard and fast rule, but from what I see in the forums it would appear that way.

Personally I don't see the issue with new components/features being added to a program (or removed) in a program update, avast is not alone in this.

As has been said many times the best option is to control what is installed by doing a custom install. I didn't get any components that I didn't want as I did a custom install over the existing program version.
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Re: What is aswOfferTool.exe
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2016, 09:03:37 PM »
thanks DavidR
from now on i'll do the same as you custom install.
from where you download the update?
from
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189131.0  ?
do you use the offline installer ?
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Re: What is aswOfferTool.exe
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2016, 11:21:52 PM »
Yes that is where I downloaded mine - I always use the off-line installer. The link/s generally stays the same for next program update versions, so it should be good to download future versions.

I have never fancied using an on-line (stub) installer, mainly for different reasons (unrelated to this). Having never used it I don't know if it offers the same custom install options as the off-line installer.

I also save the downloaded off-line installer in case I have to use it for any reason in the future.
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Re: What is aswOfferTool.exe
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2016, 01:29:05 AM »
I've just deleted the file again. But this time I replaced it with a text file renamed to the executable, and made it read only. Let's see how that works.

If it still gets replaced with the next update, I'll try the same but with revoked permissions on the file. I accept the challenge  ;D

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Re: What is aswOfferTool.exe
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2016, 03:37:32 AM »
I've just deleted the file again. But this time I replaced it with a text file renamed to the executable, and made it read only. Let's see how that works.

If it still gets replaced with the next update, I'll try the same but with revoked permissions on the file. I accept the challenge  ;D
Technically, not tampering with the program is something you agree to when you install it. :)
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