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Offline abdoe7

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''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:59:38 PM »
Can avast please tell me which add-on ??

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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 10:04:03 PM »
Can avast please tell me which add-on ??
Can you give us more information ???
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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 10:16:41 PM »
Sometimes when i start my browser (Firefox) i get a notification from avast telleing me that i have an add-on with a bad reputation and the only thing avast offers is the possibility to solve the problem ...

so, why not telling me which add-on ??
Maybe there is no problem at all ??

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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 11:33:04 PM »
Sometimes when i start my browser (Firefox) i get a notification from avast telleing me that i have an add-on with a bad reputation and the only thing avast offers is the possibility to solve the problem ...

so, why not telling me which add-on ??
Maybe there is no problem at all ??

Its probably trying to sell you something.  Usually you can see something like this during/after the Smart Scan, but this seems different.

I would have thought it would/should tell you what that add-on is, or what is the point.
Is there no Resolve button or anything else ?

A screenshot of this warning may help.
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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2019, 10:13:21 PM »
I'll try to make a screenshot next time this happens,

Maybe you can tell me what's wrong with the add-ons i use; ''uBlock origin'' ''Block site'' ''Dark Reader'' ''Outlook Web Enhancement'' and ''I Don't care about cookies''

Been using these add-ons for a long time now, never had any troubles.
I know that Avast rather having me using Chrome instead of Firefox ..

Thanks for the reply  :)

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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2019, 11:08:42 PM »
If you look at my signature under my posts you will see that I use uBlock Origin, I don't use any of the others so I can't offer an opinion.
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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2019, 04:37:42 PM »
I did notice your signature. I think we both appreciate security and privacy (high priority). I also been using Winpatrol for a long time now, great program !!

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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2019, 06:56:44 PM »
I also use uMatrix, which it good for blocking 3rd party sites from links that you visit.  Some may find that it is a bit aggressive and don't like the tweaking required to get the site to load without all the other unnecessary ad/tracking sites.

What you don't see in my signature is Privacy Badger.
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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2019, 07:09:38 AM »
Thanks for the tip. i already took a quick look at uMartix an planning to check it out thoroughly soon.

I love testing and comparing all kind of programs. I spend lots of time doing that. I'm not a pro, but i learned a lot just by comparing, testing and making mistakes ;)

We're blessed with so many choices and altenatives. For almost every paid program there's a free alternative.

some of my fav sites;
https://alternativeto.net/platform/windows/
https://www.snapfiles.com/
https://sourceforge.net/

I bet you already know about this one ??
https://alternativeto.net/software/privazer/

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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2019, 10:02:01 AM »
You're welcome.

I tend not to do too much looking until I find I actually need something, e.g something no longer fits my needs or in most cases is no longer supported.  Such as the big change in Firefox were legacy apps were no longer supported outside of Firefox ESR versions.
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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2019, 10:50:05 AM »
Here's the avast notification.
Its in Dutch
Translation: ''Browser add-ons with a bad reputation. This add-ons can see everything you do on the web, they can see passwords, and creditcardinfo. and they slow down your surfing''

« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 10:58:44 AM by abdoe7 »

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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2019, 11:52:17 AM »
Hi, that's not related to AOS but to BCU..!!

You can report a suspected FP (File/Website) here: https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php
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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2019, 03:15:06 PM »
Thanks for the reply ;)

I'm not very good with abbreviations
BCU = BIOS Configuration Utility ???
AOS = Operating System ???

The thing is that i don't suspect any web page or file ...
I just think that Avast should tell me which add-ons can harm me, and should give me more options than only ''solving'' the problem (whatever that means)
Sometimes when Avast offers to solve ''the problem'' it means it's trying to sell you something and i hate that !!

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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2019, 04:49:05 PM »
AOS = Avast Online Security - a Browser Add-on, doesn't check for bad Add-ons.

BCU - that gets me too - But I believe this could be the Avast Browser Update Check.

I think we will have to wait for Asyn to explain the abbreviations.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 04:50:37 PM by DavidR »
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Re: ''Browser add-on with bad reputation ??? ''
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2019, 05:00:41 PM »
This is probably a good example why abbreviatios aren't a good idea. The person using it always knows what it is. :)
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