How To Delete Avast Safeprice

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Anybody who knows me will also know that I am a great fan of both Mozilla Firefox and Avast, the anti-virus people. The latter’s software (the basic anti-virus protection) is free for personal use and all you have to do is register the product to get one of the finest, most effective and efficient anti-virus products available to computer users. I rate it way above the bloatware from companies like Symantec and McAfee and other such corporate AV structures. I also rate it higher than products like AVG who like to infect your browser with their toolbar and other such spamware.

Confession time : slap my wrists and whack me across the face with a rotting kipper, I always register with a false email address of the kind [email protected] because there is in fact no need to register with a genuine email address in order to activate the product for a full year. Then, when your year is up (Avast will alert you 30 or so days in advance), you just do the same thing and, if that doesn’t work you:

  1. Download the latest Avast FREE Anti-virus from the link on their website which should direct you to the download page on 01.net or cnet.com (depends where you are connecting from)
  2. Uninstall your current Avast (you have to do it in Safe Mode or go into its settings page first and remove its Self Protection feature)
  3. Reinstall Avast FREE using the file you just downloaded
  4. Register with a dummy email address to avoid getting more Spam

Here’s another tip from your local Gascon Béret : when advised to update Avast, do so. What you shouldn’t do is upgrade – if you do that you will end up installing Avast Internet Security or a similar paid product which has a short expiration date and then STOPS! Unless you pay up. Be warned. Unless you have lots of money to squander, in which case please see me after this class and I’ll provide you with some empty brown envelopes…

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Remove Avast Safeprice from Firefox If you are not satisfied with the extension and looking for a way to remove it permanently rather than just disabling it then follow these steps. Open your browser program. Click the three dots menu and select Add-Ons from the list. In the Start menu, type Regedit and open the Registry Editor. Allow any security prompts, then navigate to HKEYLOCALMACHINE SOFTWARE Policies Mozilla. The easiest way to get there is to copy and paste the following line in the Address Bar in the registry editor and press Enter. That will take you right to the key.

If you use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, Avast installs the anti-virus browser plugin, which protects you against all sorts of website security risks, like embedded viruses and malware, phishing attemps etc. so Avast anti-virus is, therefore, a worthy part of your computer security tool set…

Avast, in one of their latest updates, have included an insidious, invasive thing called Avast SafePrice , a Firefox and Google Chrome browser plug in or add-on. It is, in effect, a piece of adware. This is how it works:

  1. Avast has teamed up with a range of “partners”, shopping websites, who probably pay Avast a commission and whom Avast, by inference, certify as being “Safe” websites to purchase from…
  2. Avast SafePrice is installed as a Firefox plug-in when you install Avast anti-virus, without your knowledge and without your explicit consent
  3. your Avast anti-virus already constantly monitors all websites that you visit, so Avast SafePrice is therefore able to monitor all the shopping sites you visit and all the products that you click on. No software should be allowed to do this without your knowledge and without your explicit consent
  4. when you are on a website viewing a product that an Avast SafePrice “partner” has in its inventory, the Avast SafePrice toolbar pops into view

You can see it here in my copy of Firefox. I went to amazon.fr looking for a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard (not for me, I hasten to add) and when I came to the product page on the Amazon website, up pops your friendly Avast SafePrice toolbar :

When I first saw it, I honestly thought my browser or, worse, my computer had been nobbled by some malware. And that scared me, since my computer is firmly secured against all known malware both by rugged software and my own caution when downloading and/or installing software. It was only when I looked closer that I ‘sort of’ recognised the Avast logo at the far left, but I still wasn’t 100% sure. So I went to Google and did a search for “safeprice” and up came dozens of pages from netizens (Internet Citizens) complaining about SafePrice, especially on the Avast forums!

OK, let me tell you why I consider Avast SafePrice to be wrong on so many levels:

  1. You don’t get asked if you wish to install it – at least on my computer it just appeared without warning and my first thought was that I had been nobbled by some malware. It was only after closer inspection that, to my surprise it was part of Avast. This is typical adware/spyware/malware behaviour and I find it reprehensible that this is installed by default by a reputable security product!
  2. Browser add-ons and toolbars in particular are renowned for slowing down browser performance so, like the AVG toolbar, the Symantec toolbar or the McAfee toolbar, uninstall it! Well, if you can… they are nasty things that do nasty things in the background, like recording your tracks and passing that information to Internet marketeers…
  3. When you click on the little gear icon at the right of the toolbar you expect to see the toolbar preferences, including an option to both close it and to prevent it from opening by default. Well here’s what you see when you click on that gear icon:
    But amazingly there is no option to switch it off permanently!
  4. It is an invasion of your privacy. No company should have the right to sit there and watch what web pages you are browsing and then to do whatever they want with that data, including to propose to you the same products from its paying partners so that they earn a commission UNLESS YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM EXPLICIT PERMISSION TO DO SO. It is quite possible that this permission, implied or express, is included in the small print when you install the latest version of Avast, but that does not excuse the inclusion of this invasive product IN your browser.

So, here is how to disable Avast SafePrice in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

In Mozilla Firefox:

Enter the following into your address bar: chrome://wrc/content/options.html

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This gives you access to the “avast! Online Security Settings” screen.

Scroll down to the bottom and uncheck “SafePrice Receive SafePrice shopping recommendations on relevant sites.”

Click on the “Save” button.

In Google Chrome

Enter the following into your address bar: chrome://extensions

Locate: “avast! Online Security

This gives you access to the “avast! Online Security Settings” screen.

Scroll down to the bottom and uncheck “SafePrice Receive SafePrice shopping recommendations on relevant sites.”

Click on the “Save” button.

…and that’s it – Avast SafePrice disabled.

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How To Delete Avast Safeprice

Disable Avast antivirus on your device

As you use your PC, some conditions would require that you disable antivirus software from your PC. Maybe when you are trying to install a 3rd party application and Avast is preventing the application from installation. Avast would also prevent you from opening some linked web pages; this may be due to several security risks.

SafePrice add-on is designed for online shopping. It searches on the basis of reliable online stores of similar products and notifies you about more favorable prices. On separate Internet marketplaces, we will see at the top of the browser window a SafePrice add-on in Avast’s proprietary orange color with notification of the best price for a particular product. Together with an indication of the best price in the SafePrice add-on, other offers for the selected product will appear as a drop-down list.

However, it may also mean that this very same plugin collects your browsing and personal data and this information may be sold later to some third party companies. Creepy, right?

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In any of these conditions, you may want to get your Avast uninstalled or then you may want to Disable your Avast antivirus during the time of installing the particular app and surfing the internet. There is the option of turning off the antivirus for some time, and also you have the option to disable any scanning which he Avast antivirus may carry out to detect the unwanted program.

Hence there are two methods to stop or disable Avast antivirus, and this will be either permanently or temporarily.

There are some precautions you should take when you want to disable your avast antivirus. You should not ignore these warnings as these are necessary for the safety of your device. Firstly, you should not stop or disable the Avast Security shield if you do not have full knowledge of how it works.

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Secondly, do not turn the Avast protection off because your device may then get infected with malware. These two preventions are very key to note.

How then do you uninstall or turn off the Avast antivirus; you should first do a disk scan before turning it off. This will help you overcome the problem of an infected file or malware before installing the 3rd party app or surfing the internet.

As soon as you disable the Avast antivirus, you will turn off all shields and protection on the PC. Here are the steps; it is quite simple.

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You should go to the windows taskbar and then look for the avast icon. Sometimes, the icon is not very clear; in this case, you will click on the arrow on top and then right click the avast icon. Immediately, there will be an option of Avast Shields Control; then you should click on it. Choose any of the options, and this depends on the time and duration that you want to keep the Avast disabled. A dialog box will appear that will ask for confirmation; then you click on yes.

Once you have done this, the Avast shield will be turned off, and the time you selected to be disabled will be active. This is the best method to disable Avast antivirus. You can also use this avast antivirus to use this method permanently.

However, if you do not want a total shutdown of all the protection shield, you can pause any of the shields for a time, this can be done through the following steps.

First, you will open the Avast tool interface; double click the avast icon from the desktop. Click on the settings; the settings tab is on the right corner of the user interface. Then go to the components tab. Then you disable the file system shield and any other shield by clicking the switcher by the side.

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That’s all.