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Offline zEEbra

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Avast Link in email signature
« on: January 30, 2019, 07:30:23 PM »
Hi,

Everytime I send an email, I notice that there is a signature with a link to download Avast attached to every email I send from all my emails.
I checked the settings of my emails, and as per my settings there is no signature.
Then how did Avast manage to attach a signature with a downloadable link to all my emails. How can I get rid of this signature.

The signature goes like this "I am protected online with Avast Free Antivirus. Get it here — it’s free forever."

the free forever is a downloadable link that leads to Avast download.

I want to get rid of this signature. How can I do that?
Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Avast Link in email signature
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 08:42:08 PM »
You don't say what Avast version you have, the latest is 19.1.2360 as the means to change it in the UI differ from avast version 18.8.xxxx.

If avast 19.1.xxxx then AvastUI > Menu > Settings > Protection > Core Shields > Mail Shield > uncheck the 'Add a signature to the end of sent emails.'
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Re: Avast Link in email signature
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 08:55:59 PM »
I have the latest version. Just unchecked the box.
Thanks for the help!

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Re: Avast Link in email signature
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 10:08:14 PM »
You're welcome.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 19.7.2388 (build: 19.7.4674.494)/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ WinPatrol+/