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Offline bob3160

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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #75 on: August 24, 2018, 03:36:12 PM »
This is precious. :)

This is meant to get me to purchase the Avast SecureLine product.
I already own it and it's because I'm using SecureLine that it shows that I'm in Arizona.
I'm actually in New Mexico.
It's nice of Avast to confirm that it's SecureLine is doing it's job.
Please Avast make these sales popups as good as your AV product.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #76 on: August 24, 2018, 09:13:17 PM »
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This is meant to get me to purchase the Avast SecureLine product.
I already own it and it's because I'm using SecureLine that it shows that I'm in Arizona.
I'm actually in New Mexico.
It's nice of Avast to confirm that it's SecureLine is doing it's job.
Please Avast make these sales popups as good as your AV product.

There are lots of dumb ads/promotions, essentially no bloody checking.
I got one such dumb ad a couple of days ago.

I have only been using avast free for over 14 years, yet I got this one 'Loyalty Reward' 5 Months together. This calls for a celebration.

More an insult than a celebration, whilst they shouldn't retain data to say how long you have actually used avast to use in advertising.  But this is such a blunt means of checking your last registration date as to annoy rather than incentivise.

Wanna take a look ?
No I know what it will be.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #77 on: August 25, 2018, 12:28:45 AM »
I don't want it to get out to the marketers, but I see very few of these adds on my Avast Free system. ???
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #78 on: August 25, 2018, 07:10:54 PM »
If the marketers aren't annoying users, they aren't doing their jobs.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #79 on: August 29, 2018, 06:00:31 PM »
Another that I haven't seen (or for a long while) "We found a spy cookie on your PC."

Considering the precautions I take having in Firefox, Cookie Monster add-on and in the Firefox settings I have the Do Not Trach setting enabled, I also don't accept 3rd party cookies and those that I do allow are cleared after the browser is shut down.

So I don't feel they present a risk to me, so this popup is scareware, so I followed the Resolve button (image1) to see what it showed and went (knowing full well what was going to happen. 

It told me what these trackers do (I know that already) but it didn't show this supposed Spy Cookie on my PC that it found.  I clicked the Continue button (image2)>

Here I got exactly what I expected the sales pitch (image3), no way would I pay for this so called protection (that I feel I have covered), not to mention I would never purchase anything promoted in this way scareware.
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