Author Topic: bugs on avast website  (Read 13419 times)

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Re: bugs on avast website
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2011, 08:39:44 PM »
All of my tests and observations above were without the Noscripts add-on installed in Firefox, only a MVPS HOSTS file with blocked. Some folks commented that they have Noscript installed as well as a MVPS HOSTS file, and didn't experience the same problems with the avast website as I did.

I can now confirm the Noscript can change that behavior, depending on the settings. I'm definitely not a Noscript expert (only a newbie there), but I've found one setting which enables the avast website to work correctly. Maybe there are others:
Set Noscript to enable all scripts globally.
Disable the script in Noscript at the avast website.
Then the avast website works fine.

That's counter intuitive. The reason is apparently that Noscript inserts some harmless surrogate scripts whenever a script is disabled, so the website is fooled into thinking the script has executed nevertheless. At least that's my theory.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2011, 08:42:16 PM by JohnnyBob »


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Re: bugs on avast website
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2011, 12:07:30 AM » This site where I first tried to download my copy of Avast free is buggy. Your only option is to buy AIS. I had to resort to CNET download. I went to the site through a Google Search. :'(
The download for the free version via the link you supplied works fine.
It works for you, but it doesn't work for me or gdiloren. It pops up a box where the "No thanks, I want free protection" button is inoperative.
Are you saying it's inoperative because it's gray? That doesn't mean anything. Click on it and it works.