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Re: avast fake "perfomance" issue - misleading in-app advertising
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2017, 10:29:08 PM »
and P.S... that's the thing.. not even the free Cleanup is installed. the attached pic shows how i have it installed and even then the warning/ad for Cleanup Premium still appears.
Well, that's strange.
Best you perform a clean, custom! reinstall..!!

This looks like Avast is using any opportunity to throw up the ad, click bait and running a scan seems to be the starter for ten. Even if you haven't got the free cleanup component installed, so how would it determine you have a performance issue. 

I followed it through to the point where it offered 30 free trial or 1year at £x per month. To be brutally honest the monthly rate is extortionate for what cleanup is purported to do. More so when you can get CCleaner (now Piriform is part of Avast Software) to do pretty much the same for free, unless Avast have plans for that.
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Re: avast fake "perfomance" issue - misleading in-app advertising
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2017, 10:30:57 PM »
oh, i actually downloaded the free but linked pro up there.

i usually copy the link in the forum from https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=205786.0
and change http to https for the files server link. I think i copied the pro link for that reply *blush*

and P.S... that's the thing.. not even the free Cleanup is installed. the attached pic shows how i have it installed and even then the warning/ad for Cleanup Premium still appears.

Well I have just ran a Quick Scan, whilst I didn't get an exclamation point (nor any number) over the tray icon on completion of the scan even. I did get the little 1/4 panel at the bottom of the UI for the improve performance click bait. The 1/4 panel has essentially been an ad/promo click bait window.

My system I used (my win10 Home 64bit laptop) is anything but lacking performance.
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573, Intel Core i5-7200U @2.50GHz to 3.1GHz, 8GB DDR4 RAM, GeForce  GTX 950M 4GB DDR5, 256GB SSD primary drive 1TB HDD secondary drive.
Performance issues doesn't necessarily mean a weakness in the computer's hardware.
In this case it's a reference to how things are configured and and things that may be installed that can slow the system down, etc.
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Re: avast fake "perfomance" issue - misleading in-app advertising
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2017, 10:46:55 PM »
oh, i actually downloaded the free but linked pro up there.

i usually copy the link in the forum from https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=205786.0
and change http to https for the files server link. I think i copied the pro link for that reply *blush*

and P.S... that's the thing.. not even the free Cleanup is installed. the attached pic shows how i have it installed and even then the warning/ad for Cleanup Premium still appears.

Well I have just ran a Quick Scan, whilst I didn't get an exclamation point (nor any number) over the tray icon on completion of the scan even. I did get the little 1/4 panel at the bottom of the UI for the improve performance click bait. The 1/4 panel has essentially been an ad/promo click bait window.

My system I used (my win10 Home 64bit laptop) is anything but lacking performance.
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573, Intel Core i5-7200U @2.50GHz to 3.1GHz, 8GB DDR4 RAM, GeForce  GTX 950M 4GB DDR5, 256GB SSD primary drive 1TB HDD secondary drive.
Performance issues doesn't necessarily mean a weakness in the computer's hardware.
In this case it's a reference to how things are configured and and things that may be installed that can slow the system down, etc.

I think by now you know me, I don't have lots of cr4p installed on my systems. Even on this win10 laptop it has less on it has a total of 33.6GB used on my C: drive 256GB SSD primary drive and 57GB used on my 1TB HDD secondary HDD drive
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Re: avast fake "perfomance" issue - misleading in-app advertising
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2017, 11:10:19 PM »
I also know that one shortcut not working or one registry entry left after an incomplete removal,
is enough to trigger the warning. As you said, ecommerce would like you to purchase the paid version.
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