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Offline tryst46

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Search engine issues.
« on: January 07, 2020, 12:10:11 PM »
I use a search engine which is not on the "approved list". This is because I refuse to use Google or its associates because I get far fewer results due to their enforcement of ridiculous rules and blocking of sites that they don't agree with on a political level.

As a result, I keep getting the "disreputable search engine" warning when I launch my browser with no option to permanently ignore it or white list the search engine I use.

Is there some way to white list this search engine so I can browse in peace, without Avast causing disruption every time?
« Last Edit: January 07, 2020, 12:18:48 PM by tryst46 »

Offline Cluster-Lizard2014

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Re: Search engine issues.
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 05:50:51 PM »
What browser and what search engine?

I'm not 100% sure about this but if you go to your specific Web Shield > Settings you should be able to add the search engine URL to its exclusions list.

https://help.avast.com/en/av_free/17/settings_sh_web_basic.html

Whether that alone will fix the problem I do not know but worth trying as a start.

 

Offline tryst46

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Re: Search engine issues.
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 06:34:06 PM »
The search engine I use is
https://uk.ask.com/
This is also set as my home page.

It's in my exceptions list but I still keep getting the prompt.

Offline Cluster-Lizard2014

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Re: Search engine issues.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2020, 02:05:52 AM »
The just Web Shield > Exclusions list or the general AVAST Settings > Global Exclusions one?

https://www.getavast.net/support/managing-exceptions

Might be worth trying both.