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Offline IanMWalker

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Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« on: June 03, 2022, 01:07:49 AM »
Greetings,

even in silent mode, I can't seem to prevent these.  And when in a full-screen application (a game for example), it is quite irritating to be forced out of it.

I'm already a premium member.  I don't need the marketing spam!

Does anybody know how to prevent it, please?

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Re: Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2022, 01:57:44 AM »
Can you attach a screenshot of the popup  ?

It really shouldn't happen in silent mode or full screen gaming. 
Do you also have the Do Not Disturb Mode set (it should help also) ?
If not try that, there isn't much in the normal User Interface (UI) area for the Do Not Disturb Mode.

If that helps great, if it doesn't go into the hidden undocumented "geek:area" there are more settings in the geek:area for Do Not Disturb mode.   Some of which are unchecked, I don't know if they might help.  Open the UI > Settings > Search and type geek:area and scroll down the The Do Not Disturb (Almost at the bottom) section.

But don't try to much at one time or you won't remember what you had and what you changed. Taking a screenshot of the settings before making any changes so you can keep track.
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Re: Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2022, 03:15:10 AM »
Thank you, I shall give that a try.

If it persists, I'll add a screenshot.

Cheers. :)

Edit:

So I DID have it set already.

And only one option was unchecked in the Geek area.

It must not be coming from Premium Security.

These are pop-ups telling me that renewal of cleaner is coming up and asking me to bundle in with other things.  Now that I've typed that "out loud", I think I need to check Cleaner.  D'oh.

I have Breachguard, Cleanup Premium and Driver Updater.


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Re: Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2022, 03:30:49 AM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2022, 03:33:04 AM »
Ah, it seems that Cleanup doesn't have a do not disturb mode.

I think that is the issue.

Sorry about that.

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Re: Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2022, 09:40:50 AM »
No problem, at least it has you are aware where it is coming from.

Given that it is a Cleanup product renewal reminder, I'm not sure if that would be covered by the main Premium Security do not disturb/silent mode, etc.
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Re: Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2022, 11:30:53 PM »
No problem, at least it has you are aware where it is coming from.

Given that it is a Cleanup product renewal reminder, I'm not sure if that would be covered by the main Premium Security do not disturb/silent mode, etc.

Yup, Driver Updater does it too.  Ai ai ai.

And neither has a do not disturb option.

Avast, please sort this out.  I've already given you plenty of money.

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Re: Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2022, 09:13:09 AM »
Hi, you can disable the ads/offers in the ACP/ADU settings.
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Re: Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2022, 02:25:02 AM »
Hi, you can disable the ads/offers in the ACP/ADU settings.

Kindly show me where in ADU as I already looked and didn't find an option.


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Re: Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2022, 09:09:53 AM »
Hi, you can disable the ads/offers in the ACP/ADU settings.
Kindly show me where in ADU as I already looked and didn't find an option.
Hi, see screenshot.
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Re: Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2022, 08:49:05 PM »
Hi, you can disable the ads/offers in the ACP/ADU settings.
Kindly show me where in ADU as I already looked and didn't find an option.
Hi, see screenshot.

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Re: Prevent Avast marketing pop-ups?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2022, 09:21:43 AM »
You're welcome.
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