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Offline poacher

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I am a paid subscriber. Every time I open my pc and start my browser. Avast will automatically OPEN a new tab and force feed me with their addons. How can I stop this malware like behavior? Thank you

Offline Greggg

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Same here, it is very annoying. It came with newest update, 23.5 or something.

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Offline DavidR

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Monitor this topic - https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=323896.0 - Should be resolved in the next program update:

Hello, thank you for reporting. Good catch. We will fix it in next version.

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Well, DavidR estimates the priority of fixing this bug to be low.
He is allowed to have this opinion and probably the decision makers of the company even agree with him.

I was satisfied with the features of Avast's antivirus software for a long time.
Over time, the ads for other proprietary features and programs became more and more annoying.

However, this last case (pop-up of browser window for self-promotion in connection with registration "pollution") is really too much.
Especially the arrogant and cynical way of dealing with customer complaints.

When something formerly good is no longer good, then it is sometime time to let go.

Goodbye Avast, it WAS nice with you, but now you see me go.

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I'm only an Avast User, but that was my guess, someone at Avast doesn't consider the bug serious enough (e.g. security issue) to warrant it being put into an emergency update schedule.

I'm at least surprised that this hasn't even made it into the beta release stream for correction/testing before a regular/emergency program update. I don't take part in the beta testing any more (but monitor the beta topics).

I also have Auto Program Updates disabled as I monitor the beta topic and new release notifications.  For example is there anything there bug fix or new feature that has either impacted me or a function I feel I need/impacts me or want.

I have tried to attract some Avast attention in another sub-forum.
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Offline Giza

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same problem >:(

every time open firefox, connect to  install  the add-ons   ...   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

i think to unistall avast...   

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fixed with 786 update released today https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=323898.15
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Hello, fix of the issue with the repeated SafePrice plugin offer was just released. Once you have version 23.5.8195.786 the issue should be gone. PC restart is needed. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this bug.

Jan

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this is different update channel, it was released as uupdate. Check for uupdates should be done every 4 hours or you can try to speed it up by restarting your PC (there is a check also after each PC restart).

Jan
« Last Edit: June 05, 2023, 12:49:05 PM by DavidR »
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Thank you very much. I think it is now been resolved! Appreciate your quick action DEVs

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Thanks for the confirmation.
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Thanks Avast for providing the fix/update for this. I also found that I needed to clear all cache and cookies and delete temp files then restart for the fix to take effect but it is a simple process and combined with the update it does solve the Safe Price problem.

Jimmy