What to do when you encounter problems like Avast Mobile Security Notification Running on Android We all seek security in all areas of life, whether at home, job, or technology. It is referred to as part of the safety needs according to one of the theories of motivation. Technology is a broad word on its own, encompassing so many things and people together to be one of the most determinant factors in a growing economy. Based on its diversity and singularity, it is subjected to many problems that might compromise it. Therefore, out of all significant aspects of life, the technology requires a high level of security because a single breach can lead to the loss of valuable data and information. Depending on the operating system, the security approaches are aimed at achieving two main things which are: • Eliminating Virus: The word virus in this context is not the biological one, although the name was coined due to the properties of the virus in the technological sense. Viruses are unwanted programs that remotely enters a device and elicit unwanted actions. They act as the biological virus due to the efficiency of infection in which they infect and write themselves into other contents of the device. Viruses can infect a device via any means. It can be during the transfer of data or while browsing. • Keep your data safe: This is centered towards keeping your valuable data and information, either personal or essential, safe from hackers. One of the most common security approaches is Avast Mobile Security, which operates on Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS Operating Systems. It is widely accepted and popular because of its efficiency in the elimination of viruses and the detection of virus prone programs and websites. Will it be wrong to bring you to notice about the fact that Avast was caught selling the logs of its users for millions of dollars to some companies? You can do well to further research and dive into it. Nevertheless, it is majorly among technological people because of its ease of use and friendly user interface. However, in any of the mentioned operating systems, there is a common problem faced by most people, which has led to low user experience. The problem is very incessant in Android, and it is that Avast constantly run notifications after installing the application Avast, in other, to have a better user experience while keeping up with the securing your device designed their app to give notifications due to any events constantly. It is common to see notifications come up as popups alerts and messages, and can be related either to the security of the device or updates and activities promoted by Avast. Examples of such notifications are such as virus detected, threat secured, virus scan completed, subscription plan availability. Coupled with the fact that Avast takes much space on the device, the constant notification leads to lower performance of devices because it further reduces the amount of RAM available. Also, in a simple language, it becomes annoying to use the app, and this is evident in the reduction in the number of people using it. Although it secures the device from viruses and external threats, this single problem makes it a lesser choice, among others, such as AVG, Kaspersky, and Norton Antivirus. Is constant notification by Avast been such a problem, you can disable the permanent Avast notification. DISABLING AVAST PERMANENT NOTIFICATION Permanent disabling of the Avast notification system depends on your device’s Android version. Android Version below 8 It is entirely possible to disable the settings in lesser android versions such as KitKat, Lollipop, and Marshmallow. • Go to Settings > Apps • Select the Avast Mobile Security • Uncheck the notification box Android 8 and above The previous solution is not possible in higher android versions such as Android Pie (9.0) and Android 10. The reason is because of the higher awareness concerning security and updates, therefore the option to permanently disable it was removed. The notifications of Avast can be reduced by using tuning the notification feature that comes with the new android versions. Performing this action depends on your device because each mobile phone company tweaks the android operating system differently. Thereby, Nokia devices different from Samsung and Sony, even if they have the same android version. Android 9 Android 9 has a general way of minimizing notification of any application and can also be applied to other applications with relevant issues. • Pull down the Status bar on the device • Press and hold the Avast notification for some seconds • Select whether you want the notification to keep showing or minimize • Select minimize Android 8 Giving a general instruction to tackle this problem is ideal for android 9 but not for android 8. A reason is that Android 8 was subjected to more tweaking and tinkering by the different companies such that there is a little difference in the approach towards minimizing notifications. To tackle this problem, we have selected some top and common devices in the Android world Huawei Nova 3 • Pull down the Status bar • Press and hold the Avast mobile security notification for some seconds • Select the More Settings option • Disable the following options, Priority display, Notification tone, and Vibration Motorola Moto X4 • Pull down the Status bar • Press and hold the Avast mobile security notification icon for some seconds • Select the All Categories icon • Scroll to the Sticky panel • Select the level of importance and choose Low Samsung Galaxy S8 • Pull down the Status bar • Press and hold the Avast mobile security notification icon for some seconds • Select the Details icon • Scroll to the Sticky panel • Select the level of importance and choose Low Nokia 2.1 • Pull down the Status bar • Press and hold the Avast mobile security notification icon for some seconds • Select the All Categories icon • Scroll to the Sticky panel • Select the level of importance and choose Low Disabling these options set the notification to the lowest priority, even though the icon is there, the notification is not obstructive.