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Offline theofilos

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How to disable Avast Secure Browser permanently?
« on: April 06, 2021, 03:18:40 PM »
Hello

How to disable the installation of Avast Secure Browser?
How to disable it permanently?
I don't want it to install on updates.

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Re: How to disable Avast Secure Browser permanently?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 12:45:05 PM »
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I'd like to know which product was updated that caused the installation
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Re: How to disable Avast Secure Browser permanently?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 12:06:14 PM »
I have Avast Premium Security version 21.2.2455.

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Re: How to disable Avast Secure Browser permanently?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 04:11:20 PM »
I have Avast Premium Security version 21.2.2455.
Was the update via the user interface, via auto update or, a new install?
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Re: How to disable Avast Secure Browser permanently?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 06:55:25 PM »
Via auto update.

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Re: How to disable Avast Secure Browser permanently?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 09:24:54 PM »
Via auto update.
I've passed the information on to the Avast team. I'm not aware of an auto install of the Secure Browser via auto ujpdating of your AV product.
Hopefully, they can give you a better explanation.

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Re: How to disable Avast Secure Browser permanently?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 10:21:26 PM »
Via auto update.
I've passed the information on to the Avast team. I'm not aware of an auto install of the Secure Browser via auto ujpdating of your AV product.
Hopefully, they can give you a better explanation.

I'm not aware of it either and it certainly hasn't been installed on my system (see my signature below), but I always look out for popups after any program update. 

However, I have the avast program updates set to Manual, I prefer to initiate all application/program updates myself.  Some time ago after after a program update there was a popup, 'see what's new' and I think there was one that offered (pre-checked option) ASB and I declined that.

I did install it myself some time ago for testing purposes, (it did ask to be the default browser) but I went back to Firefox my default browser.  I haven't liked the Chrome (or chromium based) browsers.  Having uninstalled ASB via the control panel, I have never had it return.
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Re: How to disable Avast Secure Browser permanently?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2021, 04:32:53 PM »
Via auto update.
I've passed the information on to the Avast team. I'm not aware of an auto install of the Secure Browser via auto ujpdating of your AV product.
Hopefully, they can give you a better explanation.
Thank you very much.
I used to uninstall Avast Secure Browser before.
During one of the updates it reinstalled itself.

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Re: How to disable Avast Secure Browser permanently?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2021, 09:52:54 AM »
Hi theofilos,

thank you for reporting! We're investigating the issue and let you know more hopefully soon.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Re: How to disable Avast Secure Browser permanently?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2021, 01:08:47 PM »
Hi,
so to just follow up with you guys about the issue - we went through couple of logs and tried many times to reproduce it but with no success. We also changed our offers to be more visible and clear so there should be less misleading states where our browser could be installed without a sight.

Please let us know if this or similar problem ever happen again, we'll investigate more.

Many thanks and sorry for any inconvenience caused!