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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2018, 06:00:44 PM »

Taking the test will lead to a sales pitch for Webcam shield.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2018, 09:53:15 PM »
Not what I would consider Important notifications
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2018, 11:37:38 PM »
Certainly not every day for 4 days, you would think that having not taken them up on it for 2 days, they would give it a rest for a few weeks, a month or so.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2018, 11:48:48 PM »
Certainly not every day for 4 days, you would think that having not taken them up on it for 2 days, they would give it a rest for a few weeks, a month or so.
I've been clearing this out every few days. The notice has been going on for a while. I expect a new one tomorrow.  :(
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2018, 12:00:06 AM »
I like how Avast Free can turn on my camera.Good stuff! Now were is my tape.

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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2018, 12:00:30 AM »
Certainly not every day for 4 days, you would think that having not taken them up on it for 2 days, they would give it a rest for a few weeks, a month or so.
I've been clearing this out every few days. The notice has been going on for a while. I expect a new one tomorrow.  :(

I can't recall having seen this one in my Notifications Area (that has probably but the jinx on it).  I have had the occasional toaster popup, that if I recall was on my win10 laptop.  I just wonder if some of the features in the Premier version don't work on XP systems.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2018, 12:03:33 AM »
I like how Avast Free can turn on my camera.Good stuff! Now were is my tape.

They would have a hard time on this desktop system as my monitor doesn't have a camera :) My laptop and netbook have cameras but has long been taped up.  I wonder if you need to think about taping up your microphones ;)
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2018, 12:41:36 AM »
I need both my Cam and mike to do the remote presentations. :)
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2018, 07:13:25 AM »
Not what I would consider Important notifications

Update, it's a confirmed bug - the devs are working on a fix.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2018, 07:16:08 AM »
Not what I would consider Important notifications

Update, it's a confirmed bug - the devs are working on a fix.
I guess since we both reported this, Avast finally responded. :)
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2018, 04:58:44 PM »
Well got another toaster popup this morning, about threats and suggesting a Smart Scan (not a chance).

I thought the Real Time Shields were/are meant to protect us against malware.  Now that even Avast Free has a RansomWare element, that should be zapping these in real-time ?

On-Demand Scans are reactive not proactive, so I stopped doing them some time ago and the Smart Scan is no exception.  I also see nothing about RansomWare scanning in the SmartScan, possibly because I have a minimal installation. 

I don't believe running a Smart Scan would have the effect that the Ad is suggesting, perhaps we would get some suggestion to get a paid version of Avast with full ransomware protection, or am I not being very trusting ;)
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2018, 05:17:57 PM »
I got the same pop up on my Dell with XP PRO SP3 this morning. Note the "X" on the Pop Up does not close it. What I did was do a Ctrl+Alt+Del then just selected Cancel from the 6 options. When it went back to desktop the Pop Up was gone.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2018, 06:50:24 PM »
I got the same pop up on my Dell with XP PRO SP3 this morning. Note the "X" on the Pop Up does not close it. What I did was do a Ctrl+Alt+Del then just selected Cancel from the 6 options. When it went back to desktop the Pop Up was gone.

Interesting, I'm sure it worked for me (or it closed after a time) after taking the screen shot.

If I get things that don't close as they should, I use Alt+F4 and that generally closes the active window.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2018, 08:16:44 PM »
Even tho AIS is on this system, I got the same exact pop-up.

Really doubtful scanning as they ask would provide any additional protection.
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