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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2019, 12:15:26 AM »
I am getting this also and it doesn't 'slide away'.Need to refresh the desktop or close it.
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So far, I don't have it on my systems and definitely, don't want it.
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2019, 12:17:53 AM »
Attached are my popup settings - this 'should' only be displayed for 1 second but, as I stated, it just stays there. Other popups disappear as they should.

Strange, mine dropped pretty quickly, when did yours appear, after boot (as per the OP 'wrooot'), update, or at some other point in time ?
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2019, 12:21:28 AM »
Attached are my popup settings - this 'should' only be displayed for 1 second but, as I stated, it just stays there. Other popups disappear as they should.

Strange, mine dropped pretty quickly, when did yours appear, after boot (as per the OP 'wrooot'), update, or at some other point in time ?

Would this pop up be Regional?
Is it on all OS versions XP, Vista so on Win 10?
This is curious.
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2019, 12:22:36 AM »
I am getting this also and it doesn't 'slide away'.Need to refresh the desktop or close it.
Example attached...

So far, I don't have it on my systems and definitely, don't want it.

I don't see the point in this nonsense, it just hacks users off, bloody ridiculous. 

<OT> This is nearly as bad as the Avast Mobile Security, notification area 'Scan complete see what we found.'  Total cr4p if it had found anything I would expect to have got an alert, its just an opportunity to throw up an ad. I just swipe it away and never look at it.
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2019, 12:26:19 AM »
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Would this pop up be Regional?
Is it on all OS versions XP, Vista so on Win 10?
This is curious.

I doubt this is OS dependant, but Avast Version dependant, if you are running avast 19.x, which rules out XP/Vista OS (avast 18.x) wise or anyone running an even earlier version.
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2019, 12:34:30 AM »
Strange, mine dropped pretty quickly, when did yours appear, after boot (as per the OP 'wrooot'), update, or at some other point in time ?
It appears on every boot - it seems to have started about 1 week ago but I can not be certain (sorry...)
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2019, 12:43:52 AM »
Strange, mine dropped pretty quickly, when did yours appear, after boot (as per the OP 'wrooot'), update, or at some other point in time ?
It appears on every boot - it seems to have started about 1 week ago but I can not be certain (sorry...)

Not so much when it first started but its frequency, I haven't had it on boot (yet) on my win10 laptop with 19.3.2369, manly because I rarely reboot but leave it in standby. 

I got mine at another point in time, as I mentioned "I just opened up my laptop to check and see where the settings for Popups are and I got the toaster popup.  So there could well be other intervals when it appears.
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2019, 01:15:01 AM »
Not a popup I've encountered ???
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2019, 01:19:56 AM »
Not a popup I've encountered ???

Its certainly one that wants squashed, its meaningless 'I expect Avast to Protect me' its why I installed it.  I/we don't need a constant reminder and for some it doesn't appear to be following their Popup settings..
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2019, 01:28:55 AM »
Seen that on Laptop PC with Windows 10 Home, latest version of 1809,  on Windows 10 Pro system and Main Desktop on restart this morning for some updates to take effect for another program


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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2019, 11:53:36 AM »
Hi gyus,
yes this is an experiment, partially replacing the "Your virus database has been updated" toaster that some users liked as an assurance that avast is running and protecting them. Thanks for your feedback. It is shown after restart, max once every 24 hours.

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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2019, 02:11:17 PM »
Hi gyus,
yes this is an experiment, partially replacing the "Your virus database has been updated" toaster that some users liked as an assurance that avast is running and protecting them. Thanks for your feedback. It is shown after restart, max once every 24 hours.
"Your virus database has been updated" is useful. Since I have Avast installed, I don't need to be reminded.
I expect to be reminded if it stops working. Sorry, but to me this isn't helpful. I haven't personally seen this popup
but would consider it annoying and totally unnecessary. 
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2019, 04:18:41 PM »
Hi gyus,
yes this is an experiment, partially replacing the "Your virus database has been updated" toaster that some users liked as an assurance that avast is running and protecting them. Thanks for your feedback. It is shown after restart, max once every 24 hours.

The problem is the message is completely nondescript, people just haven't a clue what it is for, leading to confusion about what this is for. 

The "Your virus database has been updated" toaster couldn't be clearer, I can't see the point of change for changes sake, you're frightening the horses.
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2019, 05:03:31 PM »
Hi gyus,
yes this is an experiment, partially replacing the "Your virus database has been updated" toaster that some users liked as an assurance that avast is running and protecting them. Thanks for your feedback. It is shown after restart, max once every 24 hours.

Thanks Martin
Experimenting is never a bad thing however, replacing something that was simple, direct and useful with something confusing and redundant is a questionable strategy. :)
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Re: Shows popup "You have been protected by Avast antivirus"
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2019, 06:29:18 PM »
Not sure if I have seen this particular toaster popup on my Win10 machine. I would certainly rated it "annoying" if I had.
Too many unecessary popups may result in user fatigue and may "X" the one that is actually important.