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Offline DocCovington

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Automatic blocking of trackers & Settings bugged
« on: May 26, 2018, 04:48:52 AM »
Dear devs,

I am very unhappy with the "Automatic blocking of trackers" feature in the latest version of Avast Free Antivirus, for it no longer works properly. :-\

The setting does not save upon closing Firefox (v60.0.1), even when you have FF set to not delete any cookies - which makes sense, since this setting does not add any cookies to FF. ???

The advanced settings ("More settings") often get reset as well, and I have no clue what is causing it. :-[


So, what is up with that? Why does this keep happening, when in the past this feature used to work properly?

Please help!
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Re: Automatic blocking of trackers & Settings bugged
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 05:38:45 AM »
Hi, are you running the latest version (18.3.24) of AOS for FF..!?
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast Premier 18.5.2342.BC - CC 5.43 - MCS - EEK - FF ESR 52.8.1 [NS5/uBO/AOS] - TB 52.8 [EM] - ACP/ASB/ASL.BC
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Re: Automatic blocking of trackers & Settings bugged
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 09:25:54 AM »
Since I am running the latest version of Avast Free Antivirus, I do assume that it is automatically running the latest version of Avast Online Security as well, no?

For some reason, it now miraculously works, by the way. What I did was visit the official Avast website, so that its cookies were added to FF, then put those on the list of cookies to keep under any circumstances, and now it saves my settings.

This was never necessary to do before, for AOS always worked, so I suggest the Avast team to find a better solution for the problem. Thank you.
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Re: Automatic blocking of trackers & Settings bugged
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 09:32:39 AM »
Hi, the latest version doesn't need/use any cookies.

Remove AOS from FF and download/install the new version.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/avast-online-security/
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast Premier 18.5.2342.BC - CC 5.43 - MCS - EEK - FF ESR 52.8.1 [NS5/uBO/AOS] - TB 52.8 [EM] - ACP/ASB/ASL.BC
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523