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Offline loungehake

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Uninspiring Avast advertising message to Free user
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:52:51 AM »
A map from Avast flashed up above the system tray (notifications) to tell me I lived in London and that my privacy was at risk. Since I live oop north, Avast's warning doesn't seem to suggest competence. I call this an own goal.
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Re: Uninspiring Avast advertising message to Free user
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 10:54:34 AM »
Post a screenshot.
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Re: Uninspiring Avast advertising message to Free user
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 12:00:07 PM »
A map from Avast flashed up above the system tray (notifications) to tell me I lived in London and that my privacy was at risk. Since I live oop north, Avast's warning doesn't seem to suggest competence. I call this an own goal.

Ha, doesn't everyone live in London, or they don't exist if the live north of Watford :)
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Re: Uninspiring Avast advertising message to Free user
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 03:41:16 PM »
To asyn: here is the screenshot attached. It was slightly mauled by the dreadful Windows 'Paint' program but the essentials are there.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 03:43:57 PM by loungehake »
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Re: Uninspiring Avast advertising message to Free user
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 05:15:11 AM »
OK, that's an ad for SecureLine.
-> https://support.avast.com/article/96/ (Add/Remove components)
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Re: Uninspiring Avast advertising message to Free user
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 06:48:18 PM »
OK, that's an ad for SecureLine.
-> https://support.avast.com/article/96/ (Add/Remove components)
Start using custom install and don't install components you don't intend to use.
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