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norel

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #135 on: July 27, 2011, 05:36:23 PM »
I also agree with LunarWolf that the slider should be blue as that color is supposed to be for information according to the popup color code chart. Using yellow (warning) seems a bit like subtle manipulation through fear. It's that sort of tactic that makes people resent advertisers.

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #136 on: July 27, 2011, 05:41:02 PM »
I also agree with LunarWolf that the slider should be blue as that color is supposed to be for information according to the popup color code chart. Using yellow (warning) seems a bit like subtle manipulation through fear. It's that sort of tactic that makes people resent advertisers.
This part even I can agree with. I'd prefer to be lulled into a sale (blue or pastel color) not scared into it.(red or orange color)  :)
Make me feel good while I allow you to charge my credit card.  ;D ;D
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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #137 on: July 27, 2011, 07:43:47 PM »
Soon we have the most colourful antivirus of them all.  :)

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #138 on: July 27, 2011, 08:39:25 PM »
I also agree with LunarWolf that the slider should be blue as that color is supposed to be for information according to the popup color code chart. Using yellow (warning) seems a bit like subtle manipulation through fear. It's that sort of tactic that makes people resent advertisers.
This part even I can agree with. I'd prefer to be lulled into a sale (blue or pastel color) not scared into it.(red or orange color)  :)
Make me feel good while I allow you to charge my credit card.  ;D ;D

For all those requesting "blue" for this type of notifications, I'd like to mention that blue is already being used as the PROGRAM update notifications (which many of the frequent forum users won't get to see, but millions of Avast users do).

I do agree that some more pastel or neutral color should be used for these ads/offers (instead of yellow/red/orange), but at the same time the PROGRAM update notifications should be changed too accordingly.

I mean, I agree, but changing "only" the ads to be blue is not enough (and not the only possible adequate color); they should rearrange the complete set of notification's types. (And let's still hope that Avast Software will keep their Word, since this week they didn't >:( :o :()

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #139 on: July 27, 2011, 09:14:02 PM »
I've still only seen it the one time, and it was orange.

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #140 on: July 27, 2011, 10:12:19 PM »
My second pop-up:

From yesterday, I expect more colours to come.  :)

Must be good news for those whising a blueish colour
as stated earlier in this thread.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2011, 12:21:40 AM by hlecter »

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #141 on: July 27, 2011, 11:04:32 PM »
My second pop-up:

From yesterday, I expect more colours to come.  :)
Nice it's in blue.


Looks like every one is copying the message scheme. I just got found the following in my gmail sign-on screen:
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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #142 on: July 27, 2011, 11:06:11 PM »
Thanks for the feedback on this "summer savings" campaign.... Some of you asked if it will show once, or persist. For this campaign, it will show just once (let us know if you see it more than once).

It just popped up for the second time on my PC.  I do not like this at all.  Please give us some way of disabling your advertising pop-ups.


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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #143 on: July 27, 2011, 11:07:57 PM »
Would you find something like this acceptable?

No, I do not find it acceptable at all.


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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #144 on: July 28, 2011, 01:23:30 AM »
Can't imagine a software company trying to make a profit on their products. ;)
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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #145 on: July 28, 2011, 02:27:05 AM »
Can't imagine a software company trying to make a profit on their products. ;)
Maybe Avast should stop trying to run at a profit and just raise it's debt ceiling limit ???

(Sorry just thought I'd sneak that in.   ;D )
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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #146 on: July 28, 2011, 03:40:45 AM »
The teal looks nice.

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #147 on: July 28, 2011, 03:48:37 AM »
Can't imagine a software company trying to make a profit on their products. ;)
Maybe Avast should stop trying to run at a profit and just raise it's debt ceiling limit ???

(Sorry just thought I'd sneak that in.   ;D )

Repeal the Bush tax cuts!

Wait, what are we talking about again? ;)

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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #148 on: July 28, 2011, 07:02:01 AM »
Can't imagine a software company trying to make a profit on their products. ;)
Right!
This is a fantasy story... ;)
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Re: Prevent Pop-up Ads in free version?
« Reply #149 on: July 28, 2011, 07:38:12 AM »
Why does everyone getting so worked up about this pop-up ads?
You're using Avast Free.
Avast offer you Google Chrome upon installation (not some annoying toolbar).
Avast shows ad in it's UI (which most normal user rarely see).
Avast shows ad in it's small pop-up once or twice (at least the pop-up is relevant and not filling up your screen or stealing your window focus)

I've tried other free antivirus from other big name vendor (Avira, Panda, AVG, and MSE) and end up choosing Avast free over others. Other antivirus offering and ads are worse than what Avast does. MSE free from offers and ads? Sure it does, however I'd still choose Avast over MSE anytime (as long as Avast keep improving it's performance and stay light)

Being an antivirus company is a business, and it's need to generate profit to stay healthy, expanding the company, and improving it's service quality.

Be thankful of what you've been given and remember that nothing it's truly free in this kind of world.