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Offline loungehake

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Repeated welcome after update to Avast 20.5
« on: July 04, 2020, 10:58:16 AM »
Is it me going mad or is Avast really insisting on repeatedly praising its latest features at each startup?
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Re: Repeated welcome after update to Avast 20.5
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 11:13:37 AM »
Is it me going mad or is Avast really insisting on repeatedly praising its latest features at each startup?

I have seen it once only after restart, but then again I don't do a lot of restarts on my laptop, only after something that requires a restart (not just the AV).

If I remember correctly I think there been a couple of others reporting this in the forums.
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Re: Repeated welcome after update to Avast 20.5
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2020, 11:43:36 AM »
Thanks David.  Numpty users would not benefit from it.
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Re: Repeated welcome after update to Avast 20.5
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 07:04:06 PM »
Is it this you are talking about?
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=235227.0
I saw it one more time than I expected so far.
If in doubt do a Restart. Then maybe another Restart for good measure. Seems to be a good idea after every Avast version update in recent time.

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Re: Repeated welcome after update to Avast 20.5
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 07:13:32 PM »
That was certainly one of them, I recall another which was a little longer, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Repeated welcome after update to Avast 20.5
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2020, 09:54:46 AM »
Avast's advertising department seems determined to entrap users into unwanted 'upgrades'  At a time like in this pandemic, anything which increases the risk of malfunctions of users' computers is a very thoughtless and potentially damaging act.
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