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Offline msdobrescu

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Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:43:17 AM »
Hello,

How should I disable this "feature" of opening links from Avast in Chrome?
I don't appreciate this at all. As any software, it should obey to my OS wide settings. If it "thinks" Firefox is corrupted by a malware, it should state as such instead of opening Chrome.
Also, I have noticed that after installing Avast, I've got Chrome installed. Is this Avast or a malware?
Avast is up to date on my PC and didn't notice any malware.

Regards.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2018, 10:56:40 AM by msdobrescu »

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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 10:08:17 AM »
Hi, sounds like you did miss to uncheck the Chrome offer in the installer.
If you don't need/like it, just uninstall Chrome and pick your default browser.
In case you're talking about ASB: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=78.0
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.4.2463.B4i [UI.617] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.10.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.10.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 90.1 - Cleanup 21.1 - SecureLine 5.11 - Driver Updater 21.1 - CCleaner 5.78
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 10:19:12 AM »
Hi, I'm talking about Avast Internet Security and Avast Free .
And Avast it is adware then, as long as seems to be hidden by default.
Also, whatever I chose, if I install Chrome after, there MUST be possible to use whatever browser I like for opening the links from Avast UI.
So, where is that option?

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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 10:22:04 AM »
Post a screenshot of the installed browser.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.4.2463.B4i [UI.617] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.10.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.10.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 90.1 - Cleanup 21.1 - SecureLine 5.11 - Driver Updater 21.1 - CCleaner 5.78
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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 10:27:09 AM »
That's irrelevant.

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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 10:33:46 AM »
That's irrelevant.
Nope, it isn't - you might be mixing up GC with ASB.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.4.2463.B4i [UI.617] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.10.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.10.1
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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 10:35:03 AM »
I'm not.

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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 10:36:51 AM »
I'm not.
If so, (as said) just uninstall GC.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.4.2463.B4i [UI.617] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.10.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.10.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 90.1 - Cleanup 21.1 - SecureLine 5.11 - Driver Updater 21.1 - CCleaner 5.78
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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018, 10:39:56 AM »
Unacceptable.
You can't request somebody to uninstall a software in order Avast to obey to the system default applications settings.
And I'm talking about Avast Internet Security, which is a commercial version. Even for the free version is unacceptable.
It's malware behavior.

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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2018, 10:42:21 AM »
Well, either post a screenshot or contact support.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.4.2463.B4i [UI.617] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.10.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.10.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 90.1 - Cleanup 21.1 - SecureLine 5.11 - Driver Updater 21.1 - CCleaner 5.78
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2018, 10:47:08 AM »
What do you expect from that screenshot.
I can tell you:

Google Chrome is up to date
Version 66.0.3359.117 (Official Build) (64-bit)

What do you need more? A proof I have Firefox, Opera, Edge etc..?

Somebody should state how to disable Avast's "feature" to open in Chrome links from its UI. Just as simple as that.

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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2018, 10:49:05 AM »
Somebody should state how to disable Avast's "feature" to open in Chrome links from its UI. Just as simple as that.
Contact support: https://support.avast.com/contact
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.4.2463.B4i [UI.617] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.10.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.10.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 90.1 - Cleanup 21.1 - SecureLine 5.11 - Driver Updater 21.1 - CCleaner 5.78
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Avast Internet Security and Avast Free open Chrome
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2018, 10:59:03 AM »
Well, a simple "I don't know" would suffice. It's OK, really. Or simply ignore the post.