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Offline Brian Coale

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Inappropriate Ads
« on: August 17, 2017, 11:25:03 PM »
Is there no way to report inappropriate ads? Every time I turn on my phone, there's an ad with an emoji guy flipping me off. Do I really need to be flipped off every time I turn my phone on? I don't mind the ads, but this is rubbish. Definitely worth uninstalling Avast if that's the only way I can get rid of offensive and inappropriate ads.
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Re: Inappropriate Ads
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 11:45:20 PM »
And what is saying the ad is from avast ?
And you can easily get rid of the avast ads, pay for it.

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Re: Inappropriate Ads
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 12:07:49 AM »
Whilst it is rare that I turn my phone off, but on that rare occasion I haven't seen this ad occurrence.

There are occasions when I do see ads that I know are related to AMS free. When avast does its periodic scans there is an icon in the notification area, when you open that - it asks if I want to see what it found - any fool that clicks this will get some ads.  If anything had been found, I would have expected AMS to notify me then and there.

Do you have any other avast mobile apps installed ?
I'm wondering about avast battery saver (or any other battery saver app), given that this would appear to be happening after battery charging.
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Offline Brian Coale

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Re: Inappropriate Ads
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 05:18:19 AM »
I am saying the ad is from Avast, Eddie. I'm not the complete moron you seem to think I am, and there's no need to be an unhelpful jerk. Also, I will not be exhorted into paying for software to remove inappropriate ads.

As I said before, I don't really mind the regular ads, and the Avast ones are usually decent quality, but this one was a bit much.

If Avast doesn't filter the ads they display, you would think they would provide a way to report them.

This one is definitely associated with the battery saver app. A very cool app, but it may have to go. I have kids, lol.

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Re: Inappropriate Ads
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 05:21:41 AM »
Report it to the Android guys: android@avast.com
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Re: Inappropriate Ads
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 05:31:24 AM »
I never said you are a moron nor did I say I think you are one.
I simply asked you a question and told you that ads can be disabled in paid versions.


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Re: Inappropriate Ads
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 07:18:35 AM »
Thanks Asyn, I'll try that.

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Re: Inappropriate Ads
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 07:42:46 AM »
You're welcome. Cheers.
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