Author Topic: Don't appreciate this installing and pinning itself all over my computer.  (Read 748 times)

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Offline nerotonight

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Turning my computer back on after the last mandatory update, I was surprised to see ASB having been not only installed on it, but also pinned itself to my start menu, taskbar, and setting itself as my default browser.  It took multiple attempts to remove it from each one. 

I've been using Avast for the better part of a decade.  Don't do this again or I'll find some other anti-virus protection. 

Offline mickcasanova

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I agree. It's completely inappropriate to have something installed without specific permission. I just happened to notice it today. It was installed without my permission. Not sure when, but I promptly uninstalled it. I will rethink my decision to use Avast if they keep doing things like this. There are plenty of browsers out there to choose from without one being forced on you.

Offline Pete from Avast

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We apologize for any inconvenience caused! You would have received the update because you had an older version of the browser (SafeZone) installed.
You can uninstall Secure Browser if you aren't interested in using it any longer and you don't have to remove Avast entirely to do so, as such it's very simple to remove. If you're curious about Secure Browser you can learn more here: https://goo.gl/5oEnWW
« Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 07:23:39 PM by Pete from Avast »

We apologize for any inconvenience caused! You would have received the update because you had an older version of the browser (SafeZone) installed.
You can uninstall Secure Browser if you aren't interested in using it any longer and you don't have to remove Avast entirely to do so, as such it's very simple to remove. If you're curious about Secure Browser you can learn more here: https://goo.gl/5oEnWW

Wow, Avast employee replying here at last!

Pete, please, take your time to reply on these topics as well:

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=219052.0
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=218740.0
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=218995.0
« Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 09:00:35 PM by Need Help With Avast Secure Browser »

Offline Skid2avast

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same thing happened to me, i desperately need to get my bookmarks back ! help !!

Offline Skid2avast

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will uninstalling Avast secure browser bring back the old version ..... and my missing bookmarks ?

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Hi guys, it has been forwarded.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast Premier 18.5.2342.BC - CC 5.44 - MCS - EEK - FF ESR 52.9 [NS5/uBO/AOS] - TB 52.9.1 [EM] - ACP/ASB/ASL.BC
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523

Hi guys, it has been forwarded.

To Avast I hope?

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Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast Premier 18.5.2342.BC - CC 5.44 - MCS - EEK - FF ESR 52.9 [NS5/uBO/AOS] - TB 52.9.1 [EM] - ACP/ASB/ASL.BC
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523