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Offline sludge7051-x

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Browser Cleanup - Where is it?
« on: September 16, 2019, 08:50:10 PM »
I'm using:

Program version: 19.7.2388 (build 19.7.4674.528)
Virus definitions version: 190916-2
Number of definitions: 8,170,289
UI version: 1.0.408

I checked it to install "Browser Cleanup", but I don't see it anywhere.

Any idea what's going on?

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Re: Browser Cleanup - Where is it?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 09:51:17 AM »
There's no interface for BCU, only one option in GA.
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Re: Browser Cleanup - Where is it?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 05:36:15 PM »
Thanks!  You'd think this would be listed in the "Performance" tab, especially since it's featured as an install option.

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Using the Avast Geek settings area in Avast Antivirus . . . https://support.avast.com/en-eu/article/Use-Antivirus-Avast-Geek/

Menu / Settings / Search:  geek:area . . . Search:  browsers

General / [check] Check my browsers regularly for toolbars with bad user ratings

Check my browsers regularly for toolbars with bad user ratings (enabled by default): Checks commonly used browsers for toolbars with poor ratings and offers to remove them. To determine a toolbar's rating, Avast uses a cloud-based rating system based on blacklists and whitelists, heuristic algorithms, Avast's Recommendation Engine, and user ratings.

. . . COMMENTS:

. . . 1.) If you just type in the word "browser", it doesn't find it

. . . 2.) It doesn't tell you how many occurrences of the word there are, you have to scroll through everything

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With this last Win 10 update, I was seeing if Win Defender could replace Avast, but the AMTSO virus test page showed me it cannot . . . so, I'm starting to think Avast is really good

If Avast is really good, what are these other install options?  I usually only install the first three . . .

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It seems like I need these four - why are they in the same column with other features that you have to click on to see?

File Shield
Behavior Shield
Web Shield
Mail Shield . . . Yes, I'm using Thunderbird now

Software Updater . . . File Hippo does this, but I'll check it out

Browser Cleanup . . . I had to ask where you find this

Rescue Disk . . . Seems like a good idea . . . This comes with the Free version of Avast?  Apparently.  Good deal.

Wi-Fi Inspector . . . I'll check it out . . . My D-Link EBR-2310 router, and Obi 202, do not do WiFi . . . It looks at the default passwords, and reports them as insecure, which is an error - It is not looking atthe PWs I have entered to use . . . Click on the PW that it's reporting, to figure that out, that is a hidden option

Security browser extension
. . . This installed in Firefox on one computer, yellow check mark in the top right, not very obvious - It seems good though, Block All Trackers
. . . This did not install on a laptop, I had to go to the Firefox Add-ons page

. . . SafePrice browser extension . . . No - it must track you
. . . Passwords . . . No - I keep everything in a spreadsheet
. . . Cleanup . . . No - Cleaners make it so DISM and SFC get errors, which you can't fix

Do Not Disturb Mode . . . I'll check it out

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Re: Browser Cleanup - Where is it?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 07:03:23 AM »
Thanks!  You'd think this would be listed in the "Performance" tab, especially since it's featured as an install option.
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