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Offline sonyboyj

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Are you F**king kidding me, It's one thing to advertise your own stuff but now your gonna start pushing other companies crap. I didn't agree to install adware.

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what was installed?


Offline sonyboyj

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It wasn't installed but ads for Google Chrome pop up. Whats next McDonalds big Mac ad.

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It wasn't installed but ads for Google Chrome pop up. Whats next McDonalds big Mac ad.
Are you using an Ad blocker like uBlock origin or another?
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That doesn't stop AVast from pop ups https://i.imgur.com/NTudOww.png

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If you have a paid version you can turn Avast ads off. If not, close it on your own or wait for the timer to close the popup.
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That doesn't stop AVast from pop ups https://i.imgur.com/NTudOww.png
aha, avast popups containing ads .... nice   :P




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That doesn't stop AVast from pop ups https://i.imgur.com/NTudOww.png

They try to get us to install Chrome on avast installation, which many would avoid.  Why would they think that a popup ad would work any better.

What gets me more is what is so good about Chrome, when they aren't doing more to promote the Avast Secure Browser.  No money in that perhaps.
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Offline music9126

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The sense of entitlement by some Avast Free users is out of control.Its a free product and they have to make money somewhere.No ads mean no more Avast Free.Its the users choice and you can choose not to use Avast Free.

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^ That is a pretty silly statement. A 'free', if cut down product should tempt, persuade and provide positive incentive to 'upgrade' not the opposite which seems increasingly the case. The "sense of entitlement being out of control in some 'free' AVAST users" is simply the articulation of the reasonable expectation that any software on their computer does the job claimed and doesn't interfere unnecessarily with their use of that device.

AVAST, much as I appreciate and respect their core product, have never understood that last part.

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^ That is a pretty silly statement. A 'free', if cut down product should tempt, persuade and provide positive incentive to 'upgrade' not the opposite which seems increasingly the case. The "sense of entitlement being out of control in some 'free' AVAST users" is simply the articulation of the reasonable expectation that any software on their computer does the job claimed and doesn't interfere unnecessarily with their use of that device.

AVAST, much as I appreciate and respect their core product, have never understood that last part.
You're entitle to your opinion. :) If you're not happy with Avast, it's your computer. you have the right to change to something else.
I personally have been happy with Avast since 2003. I also understand their desire to try to get you to purchase some of their paid products.
We expect Avast to remain in the forefront in keeping us protected. As far as I know, that takes money.
Avast still makes it possible to remain protected and continue to use their free product.
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^ That is a pretty silly statement. A 'free', if cut down product should tempt, persuade and provide positive incentive to 'upgrade' not the opposite which seems increasingly the case. The "sense of entitlement being out of control in some 'free' AVAST users" is simply the articulation of the reasonable expectation that any software on their computer does the job claimed and doesn't interfere unnecessarily with their use of that device.

AVAST, much as I appreciate and respect their core product, have never understood that last part.
You're entitle to your opinion. :) If you're not happy with Avast, it's your computer. you have the right to change to something else.
I personally have been happy with Avast since 2003. I also understand their desire to try to get you to purchase some of their paid products.
We expect Avast to remain in the forefront in keeping us protected. As far as I know, that takes money.
Avast still makes it possible to remain protected and continue to use their free product.
Should be noted some antivirus providers don't give a free program option:  It's either Trial or Buy.
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There are always ads in free products, that's the hook.
The fact remains, Avast is the best "Free" Anti Virus product available ( for protection, reliability) and uses the least amount of  System Resouces of any comparable competitor.
Worth it. ;)

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I thought my post would provoke that sort of response but all it was a criticism of the blinkered marketing strategy not the core 'free' product which I still happily use 8+ years' on.

I'd point out that I have promoted its use in the numerous forums I'm signed up to, something which I consider part of the deal when using 'free' software when it does what it is supposed to do well.

The value of that sort of promotion can not be gaged of course but it is real and so should not be sneered at. Happy users are the best sales force there is in any field of business.   

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I thought my post would provoke that sort of response but all it was a criticism of the blinkered marketing strategy not the core 'free' product which I still happily use 8+ years' on.

I'd point out that I have promoted its use in the numerous forums I'm signed up to, something which I consider part of the deal when using 'free' software when it does what it is supposed to do well.

The value of that sort of promotion can not be gaged of course but it is real and so should not be sneered at. Happy users are the best sales force there is in any field of business.
Do you really think that without that occasional nudge to purchase, those using the free version, would ever even consider spending money ???
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