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Offline vitrox

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UGLY Popup Message
« on: June 23, 2010, 01:19:17 PM »
Thank you, Free Version of Avast - I loved your software for the last year or two.
Last week I dutifully followed your advice to upgrade to a newer version.

NOW, I get a daily popup message covering 85% of my screen, pushing the message to buy your for-sale version.  This puts you firmly in bed with Microsoft and many other companies shoving popup messages in our faces.

Whats more, its an UGLY screen, hardly conducive to buying anything and it hardly even looks like the Avast corporate image (except the font used in the word Avast).
When I first saw it I was sure it was a phishing spam from a dangerous source but now I realise its your marketing people.
I am reminded of a Dilbert cartoon where the users pc was rebooted if they did not take the action recommended. Maybe you could do that.

Please remove this message during your next download of AV data.

Please please, pretty please. ???
« Last Edit: June 23, 2010, 01:22:14 PM by vitrox »

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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 01:22:20 PM »
NOW, I get a daily popup message covering 85% of my screen, pushing the message to buy your for-sale version.  This puts you firmly in bed with Microsoft and many other companies shoving popup messages in our faces.

That's very unusual...!!
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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 01:41:54 PM »
Are you sure you're not being asked to upgrade from 4.8 (free) to 5 (free) also?
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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 01:54:43 PM »
OK, this is a quieter more serene me replying.

20 minutes has elapsed since installing the version indicated by Asyn and no popup has occurred. I wish now that I had screen-printed the image. It looked quite unlike any Avast msg I've ever seen before.  Will advise if it returns.

Thanks Asyn, after one week it was driving me nuts.

Any relation to Asok in Dilbert ??

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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 02:46:07 PM »
1. Thanks Asyn, after one week it was driving me nuts.
2. Any relation to Asok in Dilbert ??

1. You're welcome..!
2. Sorry, don't know him/her/it... ;)
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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 07:21:18 AM »
1. Thanks Asyn, after one week it was driving me nuts.
2. Any relation to Asok in Dilbert ??

1. You're welcome..!
2. Sorry, don't know him/her/it... ;)
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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 10:09:37 AM »
Screenshot would be useful...
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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 10:13:53 AM »
Screenshot would be useful...

Of Dilbert..?? ;)
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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2010, 06:38:47 AM »
just bumping with screenshot, the enormous popup had me worried for a little while too.



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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010, 06:41:51 AM »
You should take the AIS deal. :)

I missed out on the 50% off sale by mere days :'(
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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2010, 07:55:06 AM »
Microsoft doesn't include any popups of that kind in their software...if you see lots of popups (usually when browsing the web, and usually leading to adult websites), you might have a virus  :-\

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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2010, 08:05:19 AM »
That is not a virus, it is an Avast! screen.
Avast! trying to give people a nudge to upgrade from 4.8.
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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2010, 08:35:20 AM »
Hello!

You may need help me to understand other people…

There may be a disturbing pop up, but this one has a title line and in big letters on yellow an info I can not misunderstand. For more convenience, there are links to obtain Avast! Free.

What more any company may need to do to deliver important information like this which can not be misunderstood? I am on to send out such important information to subsidiaries, I would do it like Avast! does, but if that is ›wrong‹ or useless, what now?

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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2010, 09:37:22 AM »
I don't see what's misunderstanding about this picture. They are transfering 4.8 users to version 5 so they don't have to deal with support of outdated software and to provide best protection. You have option for free version and for payable.
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Re: UGLY Popup Message
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2010, 11:09:00 AM »
Perhaps people using 4.0 don't realize is that it will no longer be supported and that is why avast is encouraging them upgrade it.  Yes, the window does get your attention, but I think that is the point...plus they are offering you a deal.  How many companies would do that for you?
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