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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2011, 05:06:15 PM »
@bob3160,

The thing is I am sure many of us dont mind if avast were to advertise their products in the main window like how they always do. Is just that pop up is I am afraid a big no no with the users.

So this is what I think the users want. Advertise in the Window but no pop up.
I hardly ever see the UI so therefore would not and do not see that ad.
Probably why the pop up is being used.
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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2011, 05:10:06 PM »
@bob3160,

True. But I see the GUI every week when I does my full scan. I can live with the pop up. But please don't make it a daily affair. If it become a daily affiar, I might need to look for alternatives. Say once a month?

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2011, 05:18:27 PM »
I'm a little confused and bewildered by all the complaints.
With all due respect, Bob, I'm surprised that you are surprised.  You are no strangers to computers and software, pop-up ads always generate bad feedback from a minority of people.  But they get used in a calculated way because, as I said, its a minority that does not like these things.  
You get top notch protection and it's free. You get zero garbage shoved down the throat when you install it
QFT.  But I would also prefer zero garbage after I install it as well.  And that is what I consider pop-up ads like this to be, garbage.
and you're complaining about an infrequent sales pitch about getting the Pro or Internet Suit at a reduced price ???
Yes, I know, my temerity knows no bounds, but I want such a thing optional, always.
Maybe it's time we all realized that you can't get something for nothing.   It's a fact we should all be aware of.  :)
Sorry, but I do not think I am looking a gift horse in the mouth by wanting something like this less obtrusive.  I and everyone else who has anything bad to say about this should realize we are a minority and our opinion could easily get brushed aside here,  and if it does, I'm not off running to another solution....I just don't like it and would like a way to opt out of pop-up offers if possible, and don't want to see this start a trend.

This all said....I have only seen it once (anyone seen it more than that yet?) and if it was a one time thing, we are all kind of getting our panties in a bunch over nothing.

 

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2011, 05:44:01 PM »
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I just don't like it and would like a way to opt out of pop-up offers if possible
It's very easy, simply buy either the pro or IS version and no more pop ups.  ;D
An occasion pop up is still better than a forced Ask Toolbar.
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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2011, 05:53:23 PM »
I'm a little confused and bewildered by all the complaints.
You get top notch protection and it's free. You get zero garbage
shoved down the throat when you install it
and you're complaining about
an infrequent sales pitch about getting the Pro or Internet Suit at a reduced price ???
Maybe it's time we all realized that you can't get something for nothing.
It's a fact we should all be aware of.  :)

Are you using the free version? If so, then you're getting something for nothing, with or without a popup :). If Avast doesn't like providing something for nothing, don't provide a free version of Avast. I'm sure part of the reason for providing a free version is so people will try it, like it and upgrade to the paid version. I'm sure they also benefit from having a huge install base when it comes to improving their detection rates and improving the program in general.  Frankly, I use Avast free because it's detection rates are close to paid versions of other AV software and when it's that close it doesn't make sense to buy the other program and pay a yearly subscription. If Avast's detection rates sucked I wouldn't use it at all, free or not. As far as the pop-up it comes across as hokey like I said. I think most people who use Avast know about the paid version, the website has enough information about it when you download the free version. Plus there's an ad in the UI as is.

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2011, 06:16:48 PM »
An occasion pop up is still better than a forced Ask Toolbar.
Yes, it is better.  Better than any mandatory toolbar, let alone Ask.  It could be much worse.  And if all users do is look at the silver lining to dark clouds, they will accept nearly anything. 

I still stand by not liking this and hoping it does not become common, and if it does, I would really appreciate an opt-out in a future program update.

Also, I'm not so naive to think Avast! makes no profit off of its Free users, so while they are giving something great at no real cost to me, I know they are not fleecing themselves over it either.

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2011, 06:39:21 PM »
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Are you using the free version?



Hope that answers your question. :)
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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2011, 07:10:06 PM »
There is no forced toolbar in the other product. If you deselect it during the install, you don't get it. That's not forced.

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2011, 07:13:11 PM »
There is no forced toolbar in the other product. If you deselect it during the install, you don't get it. That's not forced.

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2011, 07:25:55 PM »
I also noticed this just moment ago.
+1 >:(

what 's the meaning of the orange pop up?

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2011, 07:48:25 PM »
Seems Avast is becoming the new AVG adopting its mindset of Ads, thats just marketing. Its the way to go if Avast wants to use users.

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2011, 08:19:45 PM »
Its the way to go if Avast wants to use users.


or "lose" users (and then positive feedbacks...)

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2011, 08:24:26 PM »
Guys, if anyone sees it more then once, let me/us know.
Else, don't overact. ;)
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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2011, 09:23:03 PM »
I don't mind putting up with some advertising, even popup, from avast -- but I do strongly agree with the others who have objected to its format and location, right where serious avast warnings (and update notifications) normally go.  For heaven's sake, AVAST, please at the very least move them to a totally different screen location ... and changing their size and/or shape so they don't resemble normal avast notices would be appreciated too.
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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2011, 09:40:03 PM »
I don't mind putting up with some advertising, even popup, from avast -- but I do strongly agree with the others who have objected to its format and location, right where serious avast warnings (and update notifications) normally go.  For heaven's sake, AVAST, please at the very least move them to a totally different screen location ... and changing their size and/or shape so they don't resemble normal avast notices would be appreciated too.
How they could be confused? We are talking about a few notifications per year, with a (completely) different color, different text and so on. If you haven't seen the last tray notification clearly, you can right click over Avast icon and "Show last pop up message".

All Avast tray notifications (pop ups) are in the same area: the tray area. Making them to pop up in a different place may be worst, in the sense that it may bother even more (specially for those already complaining, even when nobody said that this is going to pop up every single hour/day/update/boot). In addition, making the different notifications to pop up in different areas might add to the programmers more problems than solutions, while we are talking about some infrequent "extra" non-core technical function.

People, this is 1 pop up, of a different color, with 20 (configurable) seconds. It may be better to have the possibility to skip them altogether, fine. But let's not turn this into a dramatic "life-or-death" situation.

We are already repeating the suggestions, complaints and what not. I sincerely think that we were clear enough: proportion, balance. If it turns to be really a complete "nagging" (which I believe it is NOT going to happen), then we can come back to the issue.

In the meantime, lets not open our umbrellas before it rains.