Proteus wrote: Prompts are one thing... full-screen adverts that pop up while I'm composing text are something else altogether... Is there a simple way to stop them that does not involve upgrading?
Not sure what you have your 4.8 version set for, but if you absolutely want to stay on that version, check your program settings under 'update' and change the setting to never check for program update. I forget the actual steps as I'm on ver. 5 (and no problems with it BTW).
Hope this helps.
You can select whether the program and the virus database are updated automatically or manually, or only following notification that an update is available
To change the status, you can either click on the current status (e.g. “Database only”) in the avast player screen, or simply open the options menu, select “Program settings”, then “Update (basic)”.
Then just click on the desired status for each of the virus database and the program.