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Offline rocksteady

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Avast Online Security & Privacy Discontinued - Firefox
« on: May 14, 2024, 05:45:28 PM »
So AOSP now only available for Chrome etc browsers.
So won't have that anymore on Firefox.

I assume Avast webshield remains an effective barrier to web malware.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2024, 05:48:10 PM by rocksteady »

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Re: Avast Online Security & Privacy Discontinued - Firefox
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2024, 08:25:18 PM »
It is a very long time ago that I used this, in all honesty I wasn't that impressed with the additional graffiti (icons) in the search results. So I abandoned it in Firefox, my default browser and continue with my own common sense in what search results that I select.  I have never felt any less protected.

The Web Shield, still covers your ass in what you choose to click.
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Re: Avast Online Security & Privacy Discontinued - Firefox
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2024, 08:59:55 PM »
Thanks for that reassurance David. I can now catch up on lost sleep.
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Re: Avast Online Security & Privacy Discontinued - Firefox
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2024, 09:14:38 PM »
You're welcome.

I don't know what add-ons you use with Firefox, but uMatrix, uBlock Origin are two pretty good go-to add-ons which can also help.
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Re: Avast Online Security & Privacy Discontinued - Firefox
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2024, 10:50:35 AM »
It was useful for me, Firefox user for years… And please, the reasons they gave…

    Effort optimization: By focusing on other top browsers (Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge), we can reach a broader audience while maintaining efficiency. <-- If you leave a part of your community, no…
    Changing user needs: User preferences and requirements shift over time, and we want to meet those needs efficiently. <-- So, don't stop it on Firefox?!
    Technological advancements: As technology evolves, we need to adapt and allocate resources effectively. <-- What does this even mean, and what does this have to do with Firefox?

Maybe it's me, I certainly am too idiot to understand. But I strongly disagree with the discontinuation and those vague and imprecise “reasons”.

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Re: Avast Online Security & Privacy Discontinued - Firefox
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2024, 10:49:26 AM »
I totaly agree with SeigneurSauron. I don't like this Avast dicision.
After many safe years with Avast Premium, I don't feel safe anymore.
This is probably the end my Avast account instead of my Firefox account.
I searching for another security program, knowing that there are a lot more security programs than browsers.

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Re: Avast Online Security & Privacy Discontinued - Firefox
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2024, 12:29:33 PM »
I totaly agree with SeigneurSauron. I don't like this Avast dicision.
After many safe years with Avast Premium, I don't feel safe anymore.
This is probably the end my Avast account instead of my Firefox account.
I searching for another security program, knowing that there are a lot more security programs than browsers.


Why don't you feel safe anymore ?
You still have the full on-access functionality of your Avast Program.

The Web Shield protects your online browsing, Firefox is my default browser and that is protected by the Web Shield.

When this add-on came out many years ago I tried it, but I soon tired of the Graffiti on the search results and removed it.  The Web Shield continues to protect my browsing.
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