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Offline m4mepo

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Chrome advises the removal of Avast
« on: August 10, 2018, 03:41:15 PM »
This is the message I got on startup today.

Update or remove incompatible applications
To ensure that you can keep browsing the web, ask your administrator to remove this application.
Application
Avast Free Antivirus

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Re: Chrome advises the removal of Avast
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 03:54:09 PM »
Sounds fishy, please post a screenshot.
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Re: Chrome advises the removal of Avast
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 06:32:06 PM »
Thanks Pondus, guess it's time to stop recommending Chrome then. ;)
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Re: Chrome advises the removal of Avast
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 09:11:54 PM »
Anything from Google is cancer anyway. Why people use Chrome in the first place? It's not even a good browser... But everyone just lust for it coz it's made by Google. Even Google can make garbage and they make plenty of it.
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Re: Chrome advises the removal of Avast
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 11:30:37 PM »
Thanks Pondus, guess it's time to stop recommending Chrome then. ;)

You would think that avast would stop promoting it during installations :P

That post Pondus gave is almost a month old, haven't seen anything about a fix from Avast yet.  Not that this has any effect on me as I won't install Chrome either.  Ironic, Avast user does a default installation of Avast and ends up with Google Chrome installed, only for it to recommend uninstalling Avast ;)
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Re: Chrome advises the removal of Avast
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 12:43:18 AM »
Thanks Pondus, guess it's time to stop recommending Chrome then. ;)

You would think that avast would stop promoting it during installations :P

That post Pondus gave is almost a month old, haven't seen anything about a fix from Avast yet.  Not that this has any effect on me as I won't install Chrome either.  Ironic, Avast user does a default installation of Avast and ends up with Google Chrome installed, only for it to recommend uninstalling Avast ;)
And that is what I did      ;)


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Re: Chrome advises the removal of Avast
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 01:10:49 AM »
Use the Avast Secure Browser. :) I've never seen that message while using it as my default.
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Re: Chrome advises the removal of Avast
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 09:55:44 AM »
Hi m4mepo,
can you please make a screenshot of chrome conflict list and past it here.
To see the list type chrome://conflicts  into chrome  as url.
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Re: Chrome advises the removal of Avast
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2018, 07:51:25 AM »
This is very interesting
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/bitdefender-disables-anti-exploit-monitoring-in-chrome-after-google-policy-change/
Thanks for sharing the link.

Pedro Bustamante, Vice President Products & Research at Malwarebytes, told BleepingComputer that Chrome is not actually checking whether a listed incompatible app is causing the crash. Instead they use a blacklist and simply check if those programs are installed, and if they are, list them after a crash. :o
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