Author Topic: Avast Passwords - is it secure?  (Read 2015 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline tomaszvinys

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Avast Passwords - is it secure?
« on: September 16, 2016, 07:08:25 AM »
Greetings.
The problem that I face very often is that as I turn on my laptop, avast automatically enters my login details WITHOUT ME HAVING ENTERED THE MAIN PASSWORD! It means that whoever manages to turn on my laptop can use any of my login details. Is that what you call safety?
Could you fix this issue? I have reported this problem several times already. Moreover - I see a simmilar topic here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=178953.0.
I'm using MSI GP70 2PE with Windows 10 Pro. Browser: Google Chrome Version 52.0.2743.116 m

Offline Eddy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • ***
  • Posts: 31483
  • Watching (over?) you
    • Malware removal, Biljart and other things.
Re: Avast Passwords - is it secure?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 01:09:34 PM »
How did you report it ?
Did you set a master password ?
What are the settings to ask for the password ?
Are you using fast boot ?

Offline tomaszvinys

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: Avast Passwords - is it secure?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 07:38:03 PM »
Reported by clicking on Avast Passwords icon on google chrome, then clicking on "Report a problem" and sending a message text with the problem explained.
Yes, of course I did.
Settings to ask the password:
   1)Password has been set;
   2)How often should Avast ask for the password: twice a day;
   3)Lock the password vault after closing internet browser: not marked.
Yes, as (probably) 95% of Windows 10 users.

From my observations it seems, that "twice a day" really means twice a day - Avast does not care that you have turned off your laptop 8 hours ago and now (maybe) someone else is using the computer: the user (whoever it is) will be asked to enter the password only every 12 hours.
This means that the note in the password settings "Note: Avast will ask for your Main Password every time you restart your computer" is misleading.

Now I have marked "lock the password vault after closing internet browser" and that seems to work.