Pop-ups

  bluto1 21:07 13 Oct 2006
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Every time Avast updates I get this pop-up and an American voice (can`t be Uncle Bill) telling me that Avast is updating, followed by a further pop-up in the middle of my screen detailing what`s been added. I`ve had a look in the archives for an answer to this intrusive problem without success. Can anyone give me the remedy to getting rid of this. All help appreciated.

  Kate B 21:11 13 Oct 2006

I don't use Avast so I'm only guessing but there must be an option somewhere in the Preferences or Options to turn it off.

  Jackcoms 21:23 13 Oct 2006

To turn off sounds:

In Avast go to Settings; Sounds and tick 'Disable Avast Sounds'.

I assume the pop-up you refer to is the blue one from the Task Bar to confirm that the latest anti-virus definition has been installed.

I can't find a way to turn it off; but I would have thought it a good thing to know when Avast has been updated.

  Jackcoms 21:29 13 Oct 2006

Found it! To turn OFF the pop-up after an auto update:

Go to Settings; Update (Basic). Click on 'Details' and un-tick the 'Show sliding box after Automatic Update' box.

  bluto1 21:33 13 Oct 2006

You`re quite right about knowing when the update is made, but when I`m typing up to 100 and more pages a day it`s quite intrusive and it interrupts the thought pattern.

  bluto1 21:36 13 Oct 2006

I`ll give it a go. I`m a slow typist so our messages crossed. Honestly!

  bluto1 21:42 13 Oct 2006

Many thanks, now we`ll have to wait for the next update. Cheers.

  Jackcoms 21:45 13 Oct 2006

now we`ll have to wait for the next update"

Ah, but if you've turned off sounds and turned off pop-ups how will you know when it's been been updated?

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