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Offline Erling8

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Avast Icon, Odd
« on: March 25, 2020, 10:57:48 PM »
Hi
I have just installed Avast Mobile Security on my new phone (Samsung Galaxy S20 5G - Android ver. 10).
The program icon has a little "1" attached to it, which normally would suggest some kind of unfinished business, or an unread message for me.
I have tried to uninstall/install the program to get rid of the "1", but it's still there  :(
What can I possibly do about?
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Erling

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Re: Avast Icon, Odd
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 12:35:42 AM »
Whilst I personally haven't experienced this, nor is my mobile phone on Android 10, so  don't know if Avast differs on android 10.

Something else that comes to mind is, could this be an indication there are avast notifications.  Another is I have just opened my Avast Mobile Security for my Android 9 phone, clicking the three bars (Menu/Settings) and found there was an update available.
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Re: Avast Icon, Odd
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 01:10:05 AM »
If there are notifications, i'm unable to find them... Then again, I might not look at the right place  :-\
I checked for updates! It said I had the latest version.  :)

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Re: Avast Icon, Odd
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 02:04:38 AM »
If there are notifications, i'm unable to find them... Then again, I might not look at the right place  :-\
I checked for updates! It said I had the latest version.  :)


For me the Update was awaiting installation, so I didn't have anything on the avast icon.

I'm at a loss as to what else to suggest, hopefully one of the Avast Team can get to this topic, usually Tereza V to follow this up.
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Re: Avast Icon, Odd
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 11:22:14 AM »
The little (1) means 1 notification. i.e. Avast running in background.  You need to keep that notification (do not delete) for Avast Security on Android to run.
If you have inadvertantly deleted it, go to Avast app and run it again.

Edit: So what you are seeing is normal and nothing to worry about.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 11:23:54 AM by rocksteady »

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Re: Avast Icon, Odd
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 04:59:51 PM »
Thank you very much for your answer, rocksteady! I will stop worrying then :)

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Re: Avast Icon, Odd
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 05:31:59 PM »
Hi, these are Android 8+ notifications, can be disabled in the system Settings.
- go to your device Settings
- tap "Notifications"
- tap "Avast Mobile Security" app
- disable "App icon badges"

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Re: Avast Icon, Odd
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2020, 07:20:40 PM »
Hi Tereza V.

Heureka! It worked!  :)

The "1" has gone away... Thank you so very much.  :)

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Re: Avast Icon, Odd
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2020, 07:26:23 PM »
@  Tereza V.
I don't see the - disable "App icon badges" (Android 9), in my Avast Mobile Security settings - App notifications (which is On).
What I see is 'Allow notification dot' which is also on, I presume this does the same thing ?
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Re: Avast Icon, Odd
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2020, 11:56:59 PM »
Concrete wording might differ depending on the device manufacturer. I'd suggest you give it a try and see what happens.

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Re: Avast Icon, Odd
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2020, 12:40:52 AM »
Concrete wording might differ depending on the device manufacturer. I'd suggest you give it a try and see what happens.

Thanks Tereza,
I have switched that off and will monitor the situation.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
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