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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

16 Nov 2014   #771
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 
Latest Avast reportedly deleting Firefox add-ons

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Several locations on the Internet, including the official Avast forum, Reddit and Firefox support site Mozilla Zine, are filling up with user reports that that latest version of Avast deletes Firefox add-ons automatically.

Some users report that add-ons get deleted automatically on startup and without option to prevent this from happening in the first place.

The issue does not seem to be linked to the program's Browser Cleanup tool directly even though it is designed to detect and remove lowly rated plugins and browser extensions that are installed in popular browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.

It is unclear right now what is causing the issue and why only some users of the browser who have Avast installed on their systems are affected by the automatic removal of Firefox add-ons on the system.
Latest Avast reportedly deleting Firefox add-ons - gHacks Tech News


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16 Nov 2014   #772
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I've used Avast free & FF for ages, NO missing addons.
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14 Dec 2014   #773
Monumental

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Brink, do you recommend this over MSE? There's been a few times I've asked for help here and I've been told or it's been a part of guides to install MSE.
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14 Dec 2014   #774
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Many like MSE, and it's often suggested in troubleshooting BSOD for instance, as there are few, if any, instances of it interfering with Windows. Other AV programs have been the issue in these cases. However, every instance of these AV programs certainly do not cause issues. I personally have used the free Avast since XP days without it causing issues with Windows. It is much better rated then MSE as far as effectiveness. But then, I'm not Brink

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14 Dec 2014   #775
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I agree with you Bill.

Both Avast and MSE are great free choices, but Avast is rated to be more effective.
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15 Dec 2014   #776
Monumental

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks, guys.
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04 Mar 2015   #777
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

NEW version of Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 (2015.10.2.2214) released. See first post for more details.
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25 Mar 2015   #778
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

NEW Avast Antivirus 2015 R2 SP1 (2015.10.2.2215) released. See first post for more details.
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01 Apr 2015   #779
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I do not know if this has been mentioned before but with the free Avast the little promo pop ups you get about once or twice a day asking if you want to upgrade etc there is a one as of late that asks if you would take part in one of their surveys to help improve Avast etc etc Do not take that survey ! you will get nagged by the pop up every couple of hours after that ! and it becomes a real PITA.
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22 Apr 2015   #780
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
Avast new update.

Ok

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