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Offline loungehake

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The absurd irritants continue
« on: August 02, 2019, 09:45:56 AM »
I am in Wigan but the Avast irritants inform me that I am in Dagenham. How can anyone take Avast seriously on this evidence? Nor do I want irritating 'welcome' gifts. Is there a 'pissing users off' department within the Avast organisation? It is all very well to inform users of the advantages of paid for features but Avast does it in such a way as to undermine its credibility.
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 07:33:19 PM »
Is there a 'pissing users off' department within the Avast organisation?
Yes, it's called marketing. ;D
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 07:52:29 PM »
The hope is, if you through enough cr4p at the wall some of it will stick, but it still stinks.
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 11:25:44 PM »
I'm running NordVPN, so my recognizable IP is anywhere I want it to be.  I've used Avast for years, I'm a high end builder and send it out with my machines for my clients' sake.  Or AVG Free, McAfee Free, etc.  They all do the same thing with marketing.  Either ignore them or buy one.  I've got 3 machines always running, McAfee on one, Bitdefender another and Kaspersky on the third.  All paid, but they still want you to upgrade occasionally.  I've gotten rid of whoever bothers me the most, Norton and AVG for certain and for good.  There is almost NO DIFFERENCE in the level of AV protection between free and unpaid on ANY.  Just the bells and whistles on other things they offer.  Avast tells me they show me where they know I used to live.  Then, they show my IP as they see it to "warn" me that I might be at risk...1400 miles away in today's case.  Ignore them or get rid of them.

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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2019, 07:53:50 PM »
" They all do the same thing with marketing.  Either ignore them or buy one. All paid, but they still want you to upgrade occasionally. There is almost no difference in the level of AV protection between free and unpaid on any. Just the bells and whistles on other things they offer. Ignore them or get rid of them. "

surreptitiously … one  could  always  implement  only  windows-defender (and malwarebytes) … flipping  the  bird  to  all  the  av(nagware)  crap  out  here  on  the  'net.
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2019, 02:28:11 PM »
Methinks it's only a minor irritant and a small price to pay for what they're giving you. As the other person stated, buy it or ignore it.

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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2019, 10:20:35 AM »
Avast is my indisputable favourite anti-malware product.  The 'irritants' always arrive unexpectedly when I am likely busily concentrating on more personally important things.  They are a distraction but more seriously make it more probable that other 'messages' and warnings from scammers might be taken seriously in a moment of inattention.  Such popups could also be caused by malware and by making them routine, Avast is putting us all at risk of dropping our guard.
At the very least, Avast is crying Wolf!
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2019, 10:49:54 AM »
Hi, it has been forwarded and the VPN ad is being discussed internally now.
But basically, you've to expect some ads in the free version now and then. ;)
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2019, 01:03:34 PM »
Hi, it has been forwarded and the VPN ad is being discussed internally now.
But basically, you've to expect some ads in the free version now and then. ;)

It has gone well past the 'now and then' it has got to the pain in the backside stage now.

This in all honesty is a total turn off and there is absolutely no way I would purchase anything promoted (fear factor) in this way.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks in this way.
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2019, 01:25:18 PM »
This in all honesty is a total turn off and there is absolutely no way I would purchase anything promoted (fear factor) in this way.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks in this way.
Hi Dave, please join the discussion on Slack, your input would be most welcome..!! :)
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2019, 02:13:13 PM »
This in all honesty is a total turn off and there is absolutely no way I would purchase anything promoted (fear factor) in this way.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks in this way.
Hi Dave, please join the discussion on Slack, your input would be most welcome..!! :)

I think you know my feelings on slack.
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2019, 02:20:29 PM »
I think you know my feelings on slack.
Yep. :( But why not just go and try it - you can always leave. :)
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 02:29:40 PM »
I think you know my feelings on slack.
Yep. :( But why not just go and try it - you can always leave. :)

For me the issue isn't if I would like it or not, but time and the fact that much of what is discussed is outside of the 'support' forums and can't be discussed within the forums.
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2019, 02:42:32 PM »
I think you know my feelings on slack.
Yep. :( But why not just go and try it - you can always leave. :)
For me the issue isn't if I would like it or not, but time and the fact that much of what is discussed is outside of the 'support' forums and can't be discussed within the forums.
OK, no problem Dave. That's the end of my efforts to convince you. ;)
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Re: The absurd irritants continue
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2019, 04:08:42 PM »
I think you know my feelings on slack.
Yep. :( But why not just go and try it - you can always leave. :)

For me the issue isn't if I would like it or not, but time and the fact that much of what is discussed is outside of the 'support' forums and can't be discussed within the forums.
Not really. Many times information from there is shared in this forum.
We all also need to make our own decisions. :)
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