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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2021, 06:45:20 PM »
"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

What does this mean? Pop-up messages still seem to occur as frequently as previously.

What I think they've done is make avast! not display those popups when you have avast!'s main interface open. When it's closed, you'll see the same frequency of popups as before.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2021, 11:12:52 PM »
"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

What does this mean? Pop-up messages still seem to occur as frequently as previously.

What I think they've done is make avast! not display those popups when you have avast!'s main interface open. When it's closed, you'll see the same frequency of popups as before.
I hardly ever open the User Interface. :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2021, 06:15:25 PM »
"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

What does this mean? Pop-up messages still seem to occur as frequently as previously.

What I think they've done is make avast! not display those popups when you have avast!'s main interface open. When it's closed, you'll see the same frequency of popups as before.

What is it for ???;D ;D ;D
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2021, 09:17:11 AM »
Warning me about camera privacy seems ridiculous when I have disabled the camera/microphone driver software. Obviously Avast Free does not check the driver status.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2021, 06:16:16 PM »
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2021, 12:20:21 AM »
The AVAST Icon does not appear on the Taskbar....The "option" SHOW AVAST TRAY ICON" is active.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2021, 12:32:32 AM »
The AVAST Icon does not appear on the Taskbar....The "option" SHOW AVAST TRAY ICON" is active.
Have you restarted the system? If no luck,
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2021, 02:41:29 AM »
Thanks Bob.... done all that with no luck.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2021, 02:50:29 AM »
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2021, 07:41:46 PM »
So with this new version the annoying pop-up advertisements that appear at the bottom right are still there or not?
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2021, 08:22:32 PM »
So with this new version the annoying pop-up advertisements that appear at the bottom right are still there or not?

Take a wild guess if you are using the Free Version, this wasn't what was being talked about.

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"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

So if the avast UI isn't already open - then I would expect there to be no change.

See RejZoR's post Reply #15 - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=260243.msg1604036#msg1604036
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2021, 08:42:47 PM »
So with this new version the annoying pop-up advertisements that appear at the bottom right are still there or not?

Take a wild guess if you are using the Free Version, this wasn't what was being talked about.

Quote from: slavo.benko
"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

So if the avast UI isn't already open - then I would expect there to be no change.

See RejZoR's post Reply #15 - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=260243.msg1604036#msg1604036

So a useless update for this aspect.  How many and for how long one has the interface open?? It is always closed and therefore the pop-ups are always seen.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2021, 09:01:35 PM »
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So a useless update for this aspect.  How many and for how long one has the interface open?? It is always closed and therefore the pop-ups are always seen.

No, because this wasn't the context the update was for, not reducing the number of popups, but to stop receiving multiple popups when you have the AvastUI Open.

If you are trying to get rid of popups I suggest you purchase Avast Premium or learn to live with it.  I would imaging you would have to have the UI open all of the time, not for any length of time not to have this occur, if you are simply trying to dodge the popups.  I'm sure Avast have thought of that prior to this change.

I have only been using Avast Free for 17 years and it doesn't bother me that much, at times it make me smile as to the stupidity/dumbness of some of them.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2021, 11:06:07 PM »
Like David, if you're using the free version, it's something that's a fact of life.
You either except it or, by a premium version, or find something else.
I look at it this way, https://youtu.be/PkAdgFu6su8

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.3 (April 2021)
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2021, 10:26:33 AM »
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"Fewer distractions — We no longer show pop-up messages when your antivirus is open"

It's a bit confusing to say "antivirus" instead of its UI... an antivirus (literally) must always be open to protect us in real time.
In any case if avast had been clear enough in its release notes, it would have avoided many queries and the above messages.

Users of the free version may be able to create a scheduled task to open and minimize the UI at computer startup, no?