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Offline marvobn

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2 questions about the Free Antivirus
« on: May 02, 2023, 04:06:58 PM »
Hello Avast community,
1. How to do manual security vulnerabilities test & eg export settings - import?(free)?
I ask it because sometimes a message is displayed that ... security holes have been detected.
2. And can you export your settings & exceptions so that you don't have to reinstall them every time you reinstall it, e.g. install Avast on a different computer?
If so how & how to import it?
I have version 23.3.6058 (Build 23.3.8047.782) & Windows 10 22h2 64 bit.
I use a translation program from German to English.
As said before, thank you very much for your answer :).

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Re: 2 questions about the Free Antivirus
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2023, 05:08:32 PM »
1.  Note sure exactly what it is you are asking here as you appear to be asking two things ?
However - what were you doing when you got this message - a screenshot would been very helpful.
In a lot of cases these warnings might well be legit (without info almost impossible to say), however for the most part they would be offering a paid avast service to prevent these issues,

2.  Backup Settings - Avast UI > Menu > Settings > General > Troubleshooting > Backup / Restore Settings.  See attached image, click to expand.
I can't confirm if exceptions, etc. would be included, but I would have thought so.

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Re: 2 questions about the Free Antivirus
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2023, 01:23:28 PM »
It also sounds like a sales pop-up that occurs on occasion
Such as your IP address is exposed etc.
Check your privacy settings and turn off notifications from third parties.
Menu > Settings > Personal Privacy >

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