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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2020, 06:09:29 PM »
I am unable to download either offline installer; I can download both online installers
You have to enable "Insecure content" in site settings. You cannot download offline installer without this change if you use Chrome.
Unsecure refers to http websites which isn't the case for the Avast downloads.
I have no problems downloading the files while using Chrome without enabling insecure content.
But I have the same problem over 2 months and this fixed this issue for me. This issue is known. I've pointed this out before.
Since then, have you cleaned your browser and/or DNS cache?
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What protection? This settings is for Avast forum only. You want tell me this forum is malicious? And of course, this can be reverted after download.
Why isn't the problem for everyone who downloads?
The site can also be hijacked or stored as unsecured in the cache?
I clear Chrome cache regularly but i have no reason touch DNS cache.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2020, 06:17:10 PM »
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Problem should find Avast members because problem is on their side.
However, if it was on their side, everyone would be stuck, so, as Bob says:
Find the problem...on your side.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2020, 06:42:45 PM »
What security related extension do you have installed?
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2020, 06:53:28 PM »
What security related extension do you have installed?
I use only ublock origin in default settings, nothing else. As you can see i am not only one with this problem. In other browsers i can download offline installer without issue, but only in chrome i need enable insecure content. So chrome thinks that file is for unknown reason not secure, or that server where that file is stored is not secured (Maybe unsecure https certificate?). I am not expert but online installer can be downloaded anytime that is strange.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2020, 07:18:18 PM »
Turn off uBlock and see if that makes a difference.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2020, 07:36:44 PM »
Turn off uBlock and see if that makes a difference.
Just tried it in other PC with chrome, there it works! But i found that https link pointed to http. So even i click to HTTPS offline inslaller link, it downloads from HTTP source. In chrome downloads appear http link. There will be problem i think. So there is in other hand strange why here chrome dont block that download, he should be blocked here too.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2020, 08:30:17 PM »
Turn off uBlock and see if that makes a difference.
Just tried it in other PC with chrome, there it works! But i found that https link pointed to http. So even i click to HTTPS offline inslaller link, it downloads from HTTP source. In chrome downloads appear http link. There will be problem i think. So there is in other hand strange why here chrome dont block that download, he should be blocked here too.

The https link in the forum for the offline installation file redirects to an http source.

See attached image in Reply #13 it shows the redirected link to hxxp://iavs9x--------avccdn.net which also has avg in the path, strange and I thought Avast bought AVG  :P
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=239611.msg1567418#msg1567418

So it is this redirection to an http source, that some browser settings will baulk at. 

So why Avast don't start off with the full https download path (as with the free on-line installation path) without a redirect required ?
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2020, 02:46:37 PM »
For developers.

Do you foresee in the free version with the next releases to remove the annoying advertising popups passing to the premium version?

In my opinion they are not effective in making users switch from the free to the Premium version, indeed it is a deterrent in the installation and use of the free version which is an excellent version compared to the competition.  ;)

Premium version messages within the dashboard are fine but I would eliminate the annoying and sometimes misleading popups for novice users.  :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2020, 03:00:24 PM »
For developers.

Do you foresee in the free version with the next releases to remove the annoying advertising popups passing to the premium version?

In my opinion they are not effective in making users switch from the free to the Premium version, indeed it is a deterrent in the installation and use of the free version which is an excellent version compared to the competition.  ;)

Premium version messages within the dashboard are fine but I would eliminate the annoying and sometimes misleading popups for novice users.  :)

You can get rid of ads by just unchecking the privacy settings or by turning on the silent mode.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2020, 04:14:10 PM »
For developers.

Do you foresee in the free version with the next releases to remove the annoying advertising popups passing to the premium version?

In my opinion they are not effective in making users switch from the free to the Premium version, indeed it is a deterrent in the installation and use of the free version which is an excellent version compared to the competition.  ;)

Premium version messages within the dashboard are fine but I would eliminate the annoying and sometimes misleading popups for novice users.  :)

You can get rid of ads by just unchecking the privacy settings or by turning on the silent mode.


While unchecking the privacy settings, pop-ups appear periodically. Or am I wrong?
Does the silent mode pop up pop-ups when malware is detected?
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2020, 04:32:09 PM »
For developers.

Do you foresee in the free version with the next releases to remove the annoying advertising popups passing to the premium version?

In my opinion they are not effective in making users switch from the free to the Premium version, indeed it is a deterrent in the installation and use of the free version which is an excellent version compared to the competition.  ;)

Premium version messages within the dashboard are fine but I would eliminate the annoying and sometimes misleading popups for novice users.  :)

You can get rid of ads by just unchecking the privacy settings or by turning on the silent mode.

While unchecking the privacy settings, pop-ups appear periodically. Or am I wrong?
Does the silent mode pop up pop-ups when malware is detected?

1.  In my experience (using avast free) this doesn't completely remove them. 

2.  Silent Mode means just that, you won't receive an Avast Alert when malware is detected, you will be completely unaware of it.
Actions on malware detection would happen according to the Avast Settings.  Ordinarily I have mine set to Ask (which won't happen with Silent Mode) as I prefer not to have Actions happening antonymously.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2020, 04:37:01 PM »
For developers.

Do you foresee in the free version with the next releases to remove the annoying advertising popups passing to the premium version?

In my opinion they are not effective in making users switch from the free to the Premium version, indeed it is a deterrent in the installation and use of the free version which is an excellent version compared to the competition.  ;)

Premium version messages within the dashboard are fine but I would eliminate the annoying and sometimes misleading popups for novice users.  :)

You can get rid of ads by just unchecking the privacy settings or by turning on the silent mode.

While unchecking the privacy settings, pop-ups appear periodically. Or am I wrong?
Does the silent mode pop up pop-ups when malware is detected?

1.  In my experience (using avast free) this doesn't completely remove them. 



This is why I proposed to remove them completely because they are useless and it is a cause of non-use of the free version for many users, who certainly do not switch to premium but choose other free antivirus.
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2020, 05:04:58 PM »
While unchecking the privacy settings, pop-ups appear periodically. Or am I wrong?
Does the silent mode pop up pop-ups when malware is detected?

1.  In my experience (using avast free) this doesn't completely remove them. 

2.  Silent Mode means just that, you won't receive an Avast Alert when malware is detected, you will be completely unaware of it.
Actions on malware detection would happen according to the Avast Settings.  Ordinarily I have mine set to Ask (which won't happen with Silent Mode) as I prefer not to have Actions happening antonymously.

This is why I proposed to remove them completely because they are useless and it is a cause of non-use of the free version for many users, who certainly do not switch to premium but choose other free antivirus.

My answers don't address the worth or pointlessness of ads in the free version, only your specific questions you asked.  That question you would have to ask the bean counters as to their worth.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2020, 05:07:09 PM »
While unchecking the privacy settings, pop-ups appear periodically. Or am I wrong?
Does the silent mode pop up pop-ups when malware is detected?

1.  In my experience (using avast free) this doesn't completely remove them. 

2.  Silent Mode means just that, you won't receive an Avast Alert when malware is detected, you will be completely unaware of it.
Actions on malware detection would happen according to the Avast Settings.  Ordinarily I have mine set to Ask (which won't happen with Silent Mode) as I prefer not to have Actions happening antonymously.

This is why I proposed to remove them completely because they are useless and it is a cause of non-use of the free version for many users, who certainly do not switch to premium but choose other free antivirus.

My answers don't address the worth or pointlessness of ads in the free version, only your specific questions you asked.  That question you would have to ask the bean counters as to their worth.

Yes Yes sure.  :)
Thank you for the answers to my doubts about the possibility of removing them and about setting the silent mode.  ;)
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.9 (November 2020)
« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2020, 05:32:33 PM »
You're welcome.
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