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Offline Max42

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How to stop all the pop ups
« on: November 08, 2022, 07:07:01 AM »
I find Avast very frustrating with its virus-like behaviour.
I do not need the frustration of all the marketing pop ups.
These usually tell me that something is wrong and offers help. If I click on yes I am directed to some additional product at an extra cost.
All I want is the antivirus functionality.
Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the popup boxes.

Offline r@vast

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Re: How to stop all the pop ups
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2022, 11:46:07 AM »

Offline loungehake

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Re: How to stop all the pop ups
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2022, 02:52:36 PM »
This must be a recent change because Avast Free 22.9 does not offer the option.
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Re: How to stop all the pop ups
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2022, 04:40:59 PM »
This must be a recent change because Avast Free 22.9 does not offer the option.

Avast Free has never been able to completely disable promotional notifications for other avast products.  Avast UI > Menu > Settings > General > Personal Privacy

However, it is available in the paid versions.  The problem being the OP doesn't say what Avast program they are using.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2022, 04:42:33 PM by DavidR »
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Offline Rundvleeskroket

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Re: How to stop all the pop ups
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2022, 10:30:27 PM »
Silent Mode will stop the ads. It will suppress ad-popups, but will also suppress actual alert popups. No way to only suppress the ads besides getting the paid version. It's nagware.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2022, 10:33:45 PM by Rundvleeskroket »