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Annoyances of Avast popup messages

I've been using Avast antivirus since some years, however, now, every so often, it displays a popup window at the bottom right corner of the screen with all kind of promotional messages. Is there a way to disable this? I checked in the preferences, but didn't find anything. (I might be searching in the wrong place).

Thank you!

PhileasFrog

by: PhileasFrog

2 comments

March 03, 2015
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2 Replies & Comments

The free version of Avast is serving promotional messages. This is what you are seeing, and you can't disable it, unless you purchase the professional version.

Personally, I am fine with the deal "free software" = "promotional message"; however, those of Avast were starting to be really too annoying. Some were taking up to 1/4 of my screen! I found it excessive, so I switched to Microsoft Security Essentials, and I am very pleased with it. It seems as efficient, is light weight, and there is no annoying pop-up.

by: G-402

Message #1

June 10, 2015
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The Avast pop-ups are much worse now, especially in the last month or two. They are also absolutely enormous! The only reason why I don't drop Avast is that they keep me from entering dangerous websites.(or they used to...)

by: G-783

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February 17, 2016
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