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Re: Why to turn off Avast tracking browser extension
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2016, 02:56:33 PM »
Avast just gave a warning about WOT.
Perfectly understandable and a good call on the part of Avast:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=192618.0
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Re: Why to turn off Avast tracking browser extension
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2016, 03:07:03 PM »
Avast just gave a warning about WOT.

Check the General sub forum there are a couple about WOT having lost its trust (now only WO), one of them https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=192618.0.

Given the above, I wouldn't be surprised it might get pinged as it has been removed by Mozilla Firefox and Google chrome add-ons app/add-on store/s.

However, you don't say what and why avast gave a warning ?

Yes I had read about WOT and the reason why a temporary uninstall has been suggested by some, pending clarification by WOT. Unfortunately Avast has greyed out the 'let me see last popup message'. I'll post specifics if I see it again, meanwhile request anyone else who gets it post the info. I was using Firefox but the message did not appear anywhere near the startup process, which is strange? 

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Re: Why to turn off Avast tracking browser extension
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2016, 03:15:07 PM »
Most likely, it prevented you from going to their website.
I have no problem reaching their site and haven't seen any warnings. ???
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Re: Why to turn off Avast tracking browser extension
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2016, 03:46:48 PM »
Most likely, it prevented you from going to their website.
I have no problem reaching their site and haven't seen any warnings. ???

I recall it wasn't WOT's site, I haven't tried going there. It was a long time after the computer and browser started too, and when going to a 'normal' web site that WOT had marked green. So I don't have any further clues as to the timing and why. I restarted the computer and have been using the same browser for some time, with no warning messages.