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  1. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #711

    andrew129260 said:
    ... I hope this makes sense.
    Makes sense.

    But, I do not like avast! advertising in my eMail! Sure it tells the recipient that the msg is clean, but it also promotes avast!
    Latest version of Avast Antivirus-74ms-avast-clean-outgoing.png

    I hadn't noticed this because I had Mail Shield turned off. Then I got tired of seeing the "error" one of the shields is turned off, so I turned it back on. When someone replied to an eMail, I saw the "clean eMail" message inserted. I looked in my sent folder and the original msg didn't have it in it - the shield plugs it in on the way out.

    Soooo, I changed the setting on Mail shield to NOT insert a msg on clean eMail.
    untick Insert note inot clean message (outgoing)
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  2. Posts : 6,330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
       #712

    andrew129260 said:
    I'm just stating (i use windows live mail 2012 on win 7) that For once my email is actually being scanned and has a message added to it. I have used windows live mail before and my email was never scanned. For instance in past versions it would say 0 emails scanned so I assumed it did not work with windows live mail.
    I use WLM 2012 on Win 7 and with Avast 8 I could see emails were scanned because the scan counter would change.
    Maybe there was a problem with your Avast 8 install if emails were not scanned ???
    For me it's more difficult to quickly see the status of info like this in Version 9, compared to Version 8.
    That' why I posted what I did in post #702...

    Slartybart said:
    But, I do not like avast! advertising in my eMail! Sure it tells the recipient that the msg is clean, but it also promotes avast!
    I agree Bill, but more importantly to me, I don't like a program changing my email in any way, for any reason.

    I don't mind promoting and recommending Avast or any program that I use, trust, and believe in...
    I appreciate that Avast offers a free AV...

    Yea, I'm finding I can turn this off or configure it to my liking in V9, but how many "non-tech" users would be able to find these settings, understand them, and change them appropriately?

    I can understand Avast updating to improve security and think that's great.
    I have a hard time understanding why they have to re-design the GUI so much that users have to re-learn a new interface every year...

    I have difficulty explaining to people I help the difference between IE and Chrome, or Web Mail and Client Email...etc.
    I don't want to try and help (force) them understand and configure a new version of Avast every year if there is a better option that is easier to understand and works for them.


    Well, so much for my rambling on...
    For me V9 audible alerts/messages are not working, but i did find someone else reporting the same issue in Avast forum... at least it's not just me :)
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  3. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #713

    All good points, nothing should muck with my eMail & I don't mind promoting a product...

    re: redesign GUI. the avast! interface was fairly static until the smiley face version (I coulda had a v8!) Hopefully this interface will become their standard for a few years. It's clearly a design meant to attract Norton users; the color scheme, the pop out windows.

    I would like a bit more control over the popup msgs. I'm tired of seeing FB security when I don't have a FB account - but I guess it's a small price to pay. I've set the duration to 0 & 5, perhaps cross marketing popups aren't affected or it's a bug.

    I'd also like a few more shortcut options on the home page and include/exclude what panels are displayed on the stats window. Oh well, I guess I missed those design meetings

    I'm a professional rambler!
    DavidW7ncus said:
    I agree Bill, but more importantly to me, I don't like a program changing my email in any way, for any reason.

    I don't mind promoting and recommending Avast or any program that I use, trust, and believe in...
    I appreciate that Avast offers a free AV...
    .....
    I have a hard time understanding why they have to re-design the GUI so much that users have to re-learn a new interface every year...
    .....
    Well, so much for my rambling on...
    .....
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  4. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #714

    I would blame anyone who didn't like out-going messages altered one bit,
    Must be a new Free advertising campaign and turns into nagware if turned off
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  5. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #715

    You can change avast using CP -> Feat&Pgm

    I deselected Mail Shield and Secureline
    avast! help said:
    Secureline is a VPN service offered by Avast. VPNs (virtual private networks) create a secure „tunnel“ through the internet so that your connection is secure when you connect over public WiFi (coffee shops, restaurants, airports). Hackers may try to steal your personal data using public WiFi networks so it’s always a good idea to use a VPN. The service offers the ability to connect to servers in different geographic locations, or you can let the service detect the closest and best connection by selecting „nearest location“ Secureline is offered in monthly and yearly license packages.
    After changing avast! and rebooting, I've noticed that some other network related pgms are crashing. This might not be related to changing avast! though.

    There's no cancel on the change pgm, so I tried to X out getting the msg "This might cause avast! to become unstable" [yes] or [no] continue boxes. I said no and went ahead with the "changes". There is no "reboot required" so who knows, maybe the 2nd dummy change will resolve the crashes. Otherwise, I'll try a repair which sets everything back to defaults.

    If that fails, there's always uninstall/reinstall.
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  6. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #716

    I don't understand why you wouldn't like it there in your email. But maybe that's just me.
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  7. Posts : 1
    Win 7 Pro 64bit
       #717

    JJ the Computer Guy


    If you're using ZoneAlarm and trying to install the latest Avast program, make sure you shut down and remove ZoneAlarm first. After installing Avast, then re-install ZoneAlarm. If you don't do this, Avast will report "Some Shields are off" and certain parts of Avast won't operate correctly.
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  8. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #718

    Interesting. Did not know that. Thanks jjcomputerguy. I will have to test that in my vms
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  9. Posts : 6,330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
       #719

    Slartybart said:
    You can change avast using CP -> Feat&Pgm

    I deselected Mail Shield and Secureline
    avast! help said:
    Secureline is a VPN service offered by Avast. VPNs (virtual private networks) create a secure „tunnel“ through the internet so that your connection is secure when you connect over public WiFi (coffee shops, restaurants, airports). Hackers may try to steal your personal data using public WiFi networks so it’s always a good idea to use a VPN. The service offers the ability to connect to servers in different geographic locations, or you can let the service detect the closest and best connection by selecting „nearest location“ Secureline is offered in monthly and yearly license packages.
    After changing avast! and rebooting, I've noticed that some other network related pgms are crashing. This might not be related to changing avast! though.

    There's no cancel on the change pgm, so I tried to X out getting the msg "This might cause avast! to become unstable" [yes] or [no] continue boxes. I said no and went ahead with the "changes". There is no "reboot required" so who knows, maybe the 2nd dummy change will resolve the crashes. Otherwise, I'll try a repair which sets everything back to defaults.

    If that fails, there's always uninstall/reinstall.
    Thanks for that info and screen print in post #715!
    +1
    I updated via the GUI program update and trying to figure out if everything updated correctly.
    I'm finding some settings did not carry forward correctly.
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  10. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Dual Boot with Windows XP Professional
       #720

    Inbuilt update not working


    Could not update from 8.0.1497 to new version. Only definitions are updated via inbuilt program update option. Although its showing 9.0.1500 is the latest version, it shows everything is up to date. Update stays on initializing state for hours without using data. Whats wrong??
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