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How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« on: April 24, 2012, 04:18:48 AM »
How can the ads for upgrading from free to pro Avast be disabled? They are driving me absolutely stark raving bonkers.

Buying the pro version is not an option.

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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 11:13:38 AM »
I have not noticed any ad's, other than the one that is always in the UI but not any popup ad's since the last campain which was months ago.

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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 03:05:45 PM »
It's an enormous giant popup, 6" x 4", in the middle of the screen, every few hours, every day. Charming.

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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 03:07:44 PM »
It's an enormous giant popup, 6" x 4", in the middle of the screen, every few hours, every day. Charming.

Is your free license near to expire..?? ;)

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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 03:11:23 PM »
Is your free license near to expire..?? ;)

https://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1073

I just posted a question about this in a new thread since it's a different question, which may or may not stop the ad popups.

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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 03:14:19 PM »
after u re-register ur free copy of avast, yes it will definitely stop the registration notification. its a notification to inform u that ur copy of avast free is about to expire plus an opportunity to inform u of their paid versions.

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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 03:14:47 PM »
Is your free license near to expire..?? ;)

https://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1073

I just posted a question about this in a new thread since it's a different question, which may or may not stop the ad popups.

The answer is already here. ;)
Just register the free version, problem solved..!!
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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 03:33:40 PM »
There are popup windows which appear exactly the same in the lower right hand corner as the Virus definition popups. I just got one 5 minutes ago that told me I could win a Free iPad if I clicked. Avast! Free definitely has popup ads. Now if this doesn't stop I'll simply go back to cracking the Pro version and sharing it with others.

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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 04:03:52 PM »
well, it is ur antivirus...avast is a reputable source. of course u can safely click on the popup. these popups happen rarely (about once every 3 months or longer).

i have not seen a free antivirus with no ads...and u should not expect one with ads...it is a platform to promote their paid software.

also the popup is un-intrusive.


since ur so keen to pirate a software, i am reporting u.
such behaviour is totally unacceptable. 

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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 04:13:53 PM »
There are popup windows which appear exactly the same in the lower right hand corner as the Virus definition popups. I just got one 5 minutes ago that told me I could win a Free iPad if I clicked. Avast! Free definitely has popup ads. Now if this doesn't stop I'll simply go back to cracking the Pro version and sharing it with others.
I believe that even with the Pro version you would recieve that popup as it is a new promotion to win the Mac air, you should only recieve it once.

If you decide to go back to a cracked version then sooner or later your AV will be shut down anyway as avast is able to track cracked licenses ;D

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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 04:34:11 PM »
There are popup windows which appear exactly the same in the lower right hand corner as the Virus definition popups. I just got one 5 minutes ago that told me I could win a Free iPad if I clicked. Avast! Free definitely has popup ads. Now if this doesn't stop I'll simply go back to cracking the Pro version and sharing it with others.

You don't want much in your free product no ads no matter how infrequent, then you threaten using a cracked pro version, stealing from the company that gives you the free version; that really will get you help should it ever be needed.

You show a real high moral standard NOT, close the door on your way out.

Not to mention, as has been said this isn't an ad as nothing is being sold, but an avast user (free, Pro or AIS), not just avast free, could win a macbook air.
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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 10:58:55 PM »
There are popup windows which appear exactly the same in the lower right hand corner as the Virus definition popups. I just got one 5 minutes ago that told me I could win a Free iPad if I clicked. Avast! Free definitely has popup ads. Now if this doesn't stop I'll simply go back to cracking the Pro version and sharing it with others.

You don't want much in your free product no ads no matter how infrequent, then you threaten using a cracked pro version, stealing from the company that gives you the free version; that really will get you help should it ever be needed.

You show a real high moral standard NOT, close the door on your way out.

Not to mention, as has been said this isn't an ad as nothing is being sold, but an avast user (free, Pro or AIS), not just avast free, could win a macbook air.
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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2012, 04:50:18 PM »
For petes sakes people, this has nothing to do with registering.

I have always been registered, and still is, and there's a giant pop-up in the corner once per day or so, offering me to buy their products.

That's ridiculous.

And you can drop the ridiculous nonsense about how people shouldn't complain about a free product. That pop-up is in nobody's interest, and will only driver the users away from Avast. It's not going to make people buy it. It's just going to drive them away, which in the long run, means the fewer people buy the product.

This is not a once in a while information about a product. It's frequent advertising, and it's not ok.

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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2012, 04:58:59 PM »
@ oggolooggo

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there's a giant pop-up in the corner once per day or so, offering me to buy their products.
That's a total exaggeration of what actually happens.


The occasional request to try either IS or the pro version isn't any big deal. After all,  you're receiving top notch protection
free of charge.
If it's that annoying, you can always downgrade your protection by changing to one of the other free AV programs.
I know that sounds a little harsh but it always rubs me the wrong way when ever someone moans about an occasional popup.
Simply close it and continue if you're not interested.  :)

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Re: How to disable Avast's own popup ads?
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2012, 05:46:55 PM »
oggologgo, If your talking about the popup advertisment for avast mobile in the bottom right corner then within that popup there is a checkbox where you can tick it to not show again.