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Offline Charyb

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Passive Mode
« on: October 23, 2021, 01:16:39 AM »
Avast's tray icon shows no indication that protection is turned off while passive mode is on. In fact, it shows "You are protected" while hovering the mouse cursor over it.

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Re: Passive Mode
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2021, 03:21:04 AM »
I just checked that and Yes the Tray Icon still shows You are protected.
But have you restarted the system for it to take effect  ?

I got a windows alert about it being disabled.
Plus I got Avast notifications that I needed to restart the system.
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Re: Passive Mode
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2021, 10:54:47 AM »
Avast's tray icon shows no indication that protection is turned off while passive mode is on.

What's new
Improved QUIC protocol support in WebShield (added support for IETF version and HTTP/3 protocol)
In case you are in Passive mode there will be gray AV tray icon
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Re: Passive Mode
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2021, 03:47:00 PM »
I just checked that and Yes the Tray Icon still shows You are protected.
But have you restarted the system for it to take effect  ?

I got a windows alert about it being disabled.
Plus I got Avast notifications that I needed to restart the system.


I did receive a windows alert and an Avast restart notification. I was surprised that the tray icon does not change appearance after doing this.

« Last Edit: October 23, 2021, 03:59:32 PM by Charyb »

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Re: Passive Mode
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2021, 03:48:53 PM »
Avast's tray icon shows no indication that protection is turned off while passive mode is on.

What's new
Improved QUIC protocol support in WebShield (added support for IETF version and HTTP/3 protocol)
In case you are in Passive mode there will be gray AV tray icon


I see that this quote is from a beta topic dated Sept. 23, 2021. https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=304911.0


Avast's newest release was Sept. 16, 2021, so I assume the gray tray icon will be in the next new release.
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Re: Passive Mode
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2021, 03:58:10 PM »
I see that this quote is from a beta topic dated Sept. 23, 2021. https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=304911.0
Avast's newest release was Sept. 16, 2021, so I assume the gray tray icon will be in the next new release.
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