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Avast and Firefox....
« on: June 20, 2011, 09:25:00 PM »
WHY NO STAND ALONE, DOWNLOADABLE AVAST WEB REP ADD-ON FOR FIREFOX.....

IT ONLY COMES AS A PACKAGE WITH AVAST PRODUCTS...

JUST A SUGGESTION.....

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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 09:35:16 PM »
Please don't SHOUT.  :)
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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 09:36:24 PM »
Presumably because a) they want to retain control over it and b) it is a feature of avast. In the future when it has additions from the virus labs is another reason why it would remain a feature of avast.

Your CAPS LOCK key appears to be stuck or it is considered shouting.
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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 06:11:08 AM »
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Presumably because a) they want to retain control over it and b) it is a feature of avast. In the future when it has additions from the virus labs is another reason why it would remain a feature of avast.

Your CAPS LOCK key appears to be stuck or it is considered shouting.

I thought that avast web rep can be used by non avast users and they would experience the power of user based website rating like WOT....

And I didn't know using the CAPS LOCK key meant shouting...oops.... :P

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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 01:46:02 PM »
It can't be installed unless you have an xpi file for it and that isn't in the firefox/mozilla add-ons site, you have no settings in firefox, it can't be updated in firefox, it can't be saved in firefox using something like FEBEs add-on.

Effectively it isn't stand alone (you have little control over it) and isn't being offered as such. Offering it as a stand alone add-on won't show the strength of avast as it currently has nothing to do with security, but reputation alone and that from 'avast' users.

So if they want to see the power of avast, they only have to try it as the web shield and network shields are of a much greater importance.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2011, 01:48:42 PM by DavidR »
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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 10:06:37 AM »
And how to adapt the existing facility Webrep from Avast to rapidly changing FireFox, or could not develop the company Avast is a tool to proactively to the release of FireFox?

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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2011, 03:16:56 PM »
hmm...The upcoming version of Firefox 8 will not allow any plugins or addons to be installed without your permission but thats version 8

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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011, 03:44:19 PM »
hmm...The upcoming version of Firefox 8 will not allow any plugins or addons to be installed without your permission but thats version 8

Sound very interesting only when it available and we may have to wait and see how this version might preform better than any other web browser  ;)
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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011, 09:09:12 PM »
If you can't beat it, join it.
I gave up on compatibility of addons in Firefox: I enter the nightly update channel. Worse for the addons ;D
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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011, 09:14:34 PM »
I gave up on compatibility of addons in Firefox: I enter the nightly update channel. Worse for the addons ;D

Well, I took the other path. ;)
I stay on the 3.6 branch for now...
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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2011, 09:17:00 PM »
Well, I took the other path. ;)
I stay on the 3.6 branch for now...
Will the paths join in the future? If not, seems I won't see you again Asyn :'(
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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2011, 09:20:33 PM »
Well, I took the other path. ;)
I stay on the 3.6 branch for now...
Will the paths join in the future? If not, seems I won't see you again Asyn :'(

LOL ;D
Yes, they will.
Don't worry Tech, we'll meet here, as always. ;)
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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2011, 09:56:51 PM »
I took an alternative path and now use Chrome.  :)
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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 10:00:38 PM »
I took an alternative path and now use Chrome.  :)

Nice, but OT. ;)
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Re: Avast and Firefox....
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2011, 10:31:21 PM »
Hi Asyn,

it's Bob! ;)
If Bob writes this, it couldn't be OT. ;D

(Perhaps this is OT, but sorry! :-*)

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