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Offline Yash Khan

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Avast Online Shield Auto-Installed
« on: September 15, 2016, 12:48:23 PM »
After quite a long time, I gave Avast Free latest version a try on my Win 10 64 Pro Laptop.
I did custom install & selected only File & Webshield.
Today Avast Online Shield was auto-installed in Chrome...I hate this type of behavior.

I am giving Avast another chance...if any feature gets auto-installed, will uninstall Avast.

I read nowadays Avast is quite aggressive with popups, features auto-install like mentioned above, etc...And I experienced the same.

Sad to say once a reputed AV now behaves kinda fake AV.

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Re: Avast Online Shield Auto-Installed
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 12:57:36 PM »
There was a micro fix for a issue with AOS.
My guess is that caused it to install.

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Re: Avast Online Shield Auto-Installed
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 02:09:17 PM »
Why these things happen repeatedly?

I read here that safezone browser  gets auto-installed, features get auto-installed, product auto-upgrades even though set to manual upgrade, etc...

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Re: Avast Online Shield Auto-Installed
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 07:21:52 PM »
I hate it man.

Today Avast Safe Price was auto-installed in Chrome.

Whats with Avast? Why are they doing this?

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Re: Avast Online Shield Auto-Installed
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 09:29:08 PM »
That's strange, I received a notice from Google asking if I wanted it to be installed ???
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Re: Avast Online Shield Auto-Installed
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2016, 12:01:11 PM »
That's strange, I received a notice from Google asking if I wanted it to be installed ???
By auto-install, I meant the same above i.e Chrome asked me to enable or disable.
Why in the first place Avast is trying to add those in Chrome?

I uninstalled Avast.
Whats the purpose of Custom Install if post install Avast is going to any way install the not installed stuffs?

Shame on your malware like behavior Avast.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2016, 12:03:19 PM by Yash Khan »

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Re: Avast Online Shield Auto-Installed
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2016, 04:22:22 PM »
If new elements are introduced with a new program update, you existing settings would still be honoured, but the new element would installed.

Originally the two browser add-ons were incorporated as just one, in the Avast On-line Security. This split into two to give more flexibility - SafePrice browser extension and the Security browser extension - if you previously had the The AOS then you would get the two extensions.

The new custom installation screen (introduced around avast 12.2.xxxx) offers more flexibility with a Minimal; Recommended and Custom installation. I run a a custom installation on both of my systems and I have never had something installed that I had unchecked in the Custom install.

I have no idea why you are experiencing this.
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Re: Avast Online Shield Auto-Installed
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2016, 08:29:02 PM »
This is a fresh installed system i.e Avast was never installed on this system after clean install of OS.

I did a custom install with File/Web Shield Only.

Dont know why it happened here?

I have uninstalled Avast as dont want to get further surprise with safezone, etc... installed.


Just for info - With program update, new elements gets automatically installed or users are given an option to install or not install new elements?

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Re: Avast Online Shield Auto-Installed
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2016, 08:45:00 PM »
Custom install gives you the ability to choose what to install and what to bypass.
Default install installs everything.
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Re: Avast Online Shield Auto-Installed
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2016, 12:13:33 PM »
Custom install gives you the ability to choose what to install and what to bypass.
Default install installs everything.
Please read my first post carefully...It was a custom install with File/Web Shield Only.

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Re: Avast Online Shield Auto-Installed
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2016, 04:21:33 PM »
Custom install gives you the ability to choose what to install and what to bypass.
Default install installs everything.
Please read my first post carefully...It was a custom install with File/Web Shield Only.
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