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Offline cordin

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2021, 12:44:01 PM »
Hi, I'm new here, could someone please assist with a query, since it seems it is impossible to contact avast directly?

I am using avast free edition (#?)on the old Windows XP home.
It randomly starts downloading shitloads of 'stuff', which I assume is updated patch files or antivirus updates, but I have no control of the data usage.
ALL pc functions stop, including browser(s), internet traffic and open windows or access to anything until up to 200 Mb of 'stuff' is downloaded!

Is this normal and if I can change these automatic settings, how?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2021, 01:05:38 PM »
If you are on Win XP you should be on v18.8 or v18.5. My experience is v18.5 seems less of a resource hog. You can download from filepuma.
See: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.msg1565331#msg1565331

If you use v18.5 you will need to open the Menu>Settings>Updates and turn OFF Program updates. Otherwise it will update to v18.8. Leave Virus Definition Updates ON to ensure those are updated.

More resources for Vista/XP are offered by @bob3160 here:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.msg1533473#msg1533473

« Last Edit: December 27, 2021, 01:08:45 PM by rocksteady »

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2021, 11:32:42 AM »
Thanks so much for the assist!

Much appreciated.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2021, 12:08:52 PM »
You are welcome.
If you have further questions re Avast and WinXP, I suggest you use this thread: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=220639.0

It is now a bit of a niche subject, and probably best that questions are kept in the one place.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2021, 12:10:46 PM by rocksteady »

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2022, 01:07:53 AM »
Hi, I can't hide the Avast icon in the taskbar! When I choose the option to hide the Avast icon, the icon hides. When I restart the PC the icon is present in the taskbar! If I go into Avast's notification settings the option "show avast icon" is not checked, but the icon is still there. It's an annoying bug. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Avast but nothing has changed. Thanks for helping me.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2022, 01:17:44 PM »
Hi, I can't hide the Avast icon in the taskbar! When I choose the option to hide the Avast icon, the icon hides. When I restart the PC the icon is present in the taskbar! If I go into Avast's notification settings the option "show avast icon" is not checked, but the icon is still there. It's an annoying bug. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Avast but nothing has changed. Thanks for helping me.
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=313442.msg1672395#msg1672395
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.6.7355.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.10 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.10
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 102.1 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2022, 02:47:01 PM »
Thank you man! I hope it will be solved in the next update.

Hi, I can't hide the Avast icon in the taskbar! When I choose the option to hide the Avast icon, the icon hides. When I restart the PC the icon is present in the taskbar! If I go into Avast's notification settings the option "show avast icon" is not checked, but the icon is still there. It's an annoying bug. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Avast but nothing has changed. Thanks for helping me.
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=313442.msg1672395#msg1672395

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2022, 02:50:51 PM »
You're welcome.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.6.7355.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.10 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.10
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 102.1 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2022, 08:04:01 PM »
Sorry, does Avast Free also protect emails with Thunderbird (which I recently installed)? :D
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2022, 09:41:48 AM »
Sorry, does Avast Free also protect emails with Thunderbird (which I recently installed)? :D
Yes.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.6.7355.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.10 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.10
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 102.1 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2022, 09:42:52 AM »
Sorry, does Avast Free also protect emails with Thunderbird (which I recently installed)? :D
Yes.

Great! Thanks! :D
Thank you and good day!
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2022, 09:44:22 AM »
You're welcome.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.6.7355.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.10 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.10
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 102.1 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2022, 12:24:14 AM »
is there way to get avast to only have pop up IF it blocks virus/malware/unsecure connection?

I getting tired of seeing this Pop for none related events (your ip is exposed, you have junk files ,etc) alot people would consider these pop up scare tactics.

Most computer I reinstall windows on these days are just use MS Defender, these pop among other thing i slowly stoped  installing avast on new windows installs

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2022, 12:47:10 AM »
They are correct (not just scare tactics), these do present a risk (it is your choice what risk you accept or tack action on), if you have avast free these are the cost of free.  If you have a paid version of avast you can disable these in the settings.

I just smile when I see these as essentially I know my IP, etc is visible, do I care not really I'm not doing anything illegal or dangerous and I still have avast to protect me, Web Shield, WiFi Inspector and File System (behaviour shield, etc.) as a fallback.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 22.5.6015 (build 22.5.7263.730) UI 1.0.711/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.11 (December 2021)
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2022, 04:39:17 PM »
This BUG is still not fixed-

The Firewall Question message box that asks a user to allow or deny a computer outgoing request, does not completely show the  IP address.  The message box cannot be resized to show the additional line of information, nor can it be scrolled lower to be able to see all of the important information needed to make an intelligent choice.

Look at the attached picture of the message box.  The entire second line of the Remote Address is cut in half horizontally.

Avast, please fix this issue.  Is there another place in the paid Premium Security software where I can see the entire outgoing address?
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