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Offline Michael529

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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2019, 07:09:39 PM »
I have version 19.4.433.

Fun, fun: I'm now seeing what you are seeing. I started Chrome (which was happy yesterday) and left it for a bit tonight and there was the message again! I then closed Chrome and restarted it, and initially got no message. Left it a bit longer (as you did) - about 5 minutes - and hello message!

Whatever is happening doesn't look to me to be a problem with our systems. I suspect an issue at Google that Avast might want to mention to them.

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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2019, 07:26:04 PM »
Good morning all.
I see that we are all in the same situation.
One moment, I'm there.
The moment after, I'm not there anymore
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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2019, 10:23:17 PM »
Avast has been notified.
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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2019, 06:03:02 PM »
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True.
Can you imagine that today, when turning on my PCs, this extension was back in Chrome without my intervention ???
 :) :) :) :)
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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2019, 06:21:16 PM »
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True.
Can you imagine that today, when turning on my PCs, this extension was back in Chrome without my intervention ???
 :) :) :) :)
Problem has been solved. :)
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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #35 on: December 25, 2019, 02:09:45 PM »
I'm not surprised at all of this revelation.  Big Data is big business. $$$$$

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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2019, 04:13:52 PM »
I'm not surprised at all of this revelation.  Big Data is big business. $$$$$
Without knowing how the problem was resolved, that's not a fair assumption on your part. :)
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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2019, 11:25:54 AM »
Hello,

we worked together with Mozilla and Google to get the extensions re-published. Now we have the extensions live again in both browsers. We also introduced a new Privacy Policy providing more detail about what data we collect and how we process it.

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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2019, 03:47:21 PM »
Hello,

we worked together with Mozilla and Google to get the extensions re-published. Now we have the extensions live again in both browsers. We also introduced a new Privacy Policy providing more detail about what data we collect and how we process it.
https://www.avast.com/en-us/privacy-policy
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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2020, 01:39:06 PM »
I just search and found there are 2 Avast extensions including Avast SafePrice and Avast Online Security. Which extension was removed from Chrome Web Store ?

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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2020, 02:53:21 PM »
I just search and found there are 2 Avast extensions including Avast SafePrice and Avast Online Security. Which extension was removed from Chrome Web Store ?

Neither. The problem was solved both extensions are available.
I personally don't use SafePrice I prefer Honey. :)
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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2020, 03:23:27 PM »
I just search and found there are 2 Avast extensions including Avast SafePrice and Avast Online Security. Which extension was removed from Chrome Web Store ?

Neither. The problem was solved both extensions are available.
I personally don't use SafePrice I prefer Honey. :)
HitmanPro do not believe that this problem is solved.

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Re: Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2020, 03:25:24 PM »
I just search and found there are 2 Avast extensions including Avast SafePrice and Avast Online Security. Which extension was removed from Chrome Web Store ?

Neither. The problem was solved both extensions are available.
I personally don't use SafePrice I prefer Honey. :)
HitmanPro do not believe that this problem is solved.
Chrome, Firefox, etc do. I don't use HitmanPro. your computer, your choice. :)
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