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Offline Amgeek

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You are using an unsupported environment variable: sslkeylogfile. Stability and security will suffer

Uninstall Avast - it goes away
Reinstall Avast it comes back.

Latest versions of Chrome and Avast.

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Not enough information:

What version of chrome?
What version of avast?

what version of sslkeylogfile?  Did you set this to automatically run?
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 UI version 1.0.788.  Windows 11 Home 23H2 - Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.1.6099 (build 24.1.88821.762) UI version 1.0.797

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Not anything I can confirm?
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I can indeed confirm this. Having the same issue. This post explains the issue: https://techdows.com/2019/08/chrome-you-are-using-an-unsupported-environment-variable-sslkeylogfile.html

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I can indeed confirm this. Having the same issue. This post explains the issue: https://techdows.com/2019/08/chrome-you-are-using-an-unsupported-environment-variable-sslkeylogfile.html
When you use canary builds, it's quite possible to run into problems. No program grantees comparability with canary builds.
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Avast 19.7.2388  See photo attached for sslkey file location


Chrome
Google Chrome is up to date
Version 78.0.3887.7 (Official Build) dev (64-bit)


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I've reported this to Avast. Let's see if that helps.
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Are you using chrome stable or a canary build?

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Official?  (see above)

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Does that (dev) in the about line indicate DEVELOPER? Is that Canary?

The machine's owner is no techie. No need for any but standard issue browser. Would be a mystery how they got it. If they have it how do I get rid of it?



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It seems that the latest version of Chrome is 76.

If the machine owner is running Chrome 78, it would be canary, since 77 is still in beta. Also, see:

https://chromereleases.googleblog.com
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https://www.whatismybrowser.com/guides/the-latest-version/chrome


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Thanks, will give that a try when the machine next passes this way. Will post back. Could be a week or so.

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It seems that the latest version of Chrome is 76.

If the machine owner is running Chrome 78, it would be canary, since 77 is still in beta. Also, see:

https://chromereleases.googleblog.com
or
https://www.whatismybrowser.com/guides/the-latest-version/chrome
what a shame, dev is not canary - it is beta; basically insight in what is waiting for you in 3 months. Same happens with TLS 1.1 and a lot of bank sites were warned about problem before it hits them on DAY X.

I would like, as a subscriber - to make sure that Avast team will care about this annoying banner without forcing users to install current version of browser and be "surprised" with same message over 3 months

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I can confirm this issue, using Chrome Dev.

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I can confirm this issue, using Chrome Dev.
As already stated, there aren't any guarantees that anything will work if you're using a Developers version of a program.
Developers versions are Beta versions. If it works, great if not, wait for the final release. Or, use a released final version.
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