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Offline Gibraltar

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Notification icon really needed?
« on: February 01, 2012, 02:01:59 AM »
Hi,

Just wondering if the notification icon is really needed or can be disabled in the options. The help description for this feature left me wondering about it. If I disable the icon will it impact anything else on Avast?

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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 02:33:28 AM »
Android stops services that are not "necessary". The icon avoid it.
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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 10:28:41 AM »
So it's best to leave the icon visible on the notification bar.

Ok, thank you.

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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 05:59:00 PM »
So it's best to leave the icon visible on the notification bar.
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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 11:54:57 PM »
How is it better to have that icon there? There's almost no purpose for it and it tells anyone using your phone that you are using avast. What is the good in this?avast does it to use your phone as an ad. It also would tell a thief that you use avast and they have to delete your phone info before you can track them. Is there an option in the program to remove this? Now that I thought about it, this thing needs to go.

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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 12:39:10 AM »
Of course there is an option to remove it, haven't you checked the avast mobile security, Settings 'Show notification icon' ?

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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 12:34:28 AM »
hello I would like to inform you that on my galaxy nexus  with Android ICS 4.0.2 , it often happens that the icon disappears without my having disabled the "show notification icon." could you help me?

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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 12:39:08 AM »
Well I too have a galaxy nexus with Android ICS 4.0.2 and I haven't seen this as an issue for some time in a previous avast build.

What I did to resolve it was to toggle the 'show notification icon' off and back on again in that old version.

I'm using AMS version 1.0.1590, what are you using ?
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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 12:42:59 AM »
I am using the same version and , to reactivate the real-time protection, I have to deactivate and reactivate that option after

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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 12:58:08 AM »
Strange, I never had to deactivate the protection, just toggle off and on the show notification icon.
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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 11:48:15 AM »
Strange, I never had to deactivate the protection, just toggle off and on the show notification icon.

david I meant just that, but my English is shameful!

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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 01:23:47 PM »
No problem, hopefully one of the avast mobile security developers can give some input on this one.
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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 01:26:52 PM »
Can you give a timeframe of this happening? Does it happen every few hours, every day, every few days etc?

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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2012, 02:23:04 PM »
seems that this happens in a totally random, but I also noticed other problems in my terminal. they are all bugs of Android ics? anyway I'll try to uninstall and reinstall avast latest version directly, without updating the old one as it happened.

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Re: Notification icon really needed?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2012, 02:29:30 PM »
ICS is still not officially supported so yeah, it might be ICS specific (since I didn't see any report from users with 2.x).

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