Just tried Firefox Dev and everything returns invalid certificate issues. One possible cited cause are AV software, so I'd like to suspend Avast and see if it clears up.
Suspend/stop - not "turn off shields", that doesn't do much - Avast is still on the menu bar and still shows up on
pgrep. At the end of the day, I don't really care about live shields anyway - more interested in scanning downloads and the like.
I guess I could look at system services and turn Avast off there, but is there no way to tell the app to shut down? Unusual to have such a badly behaved app on Macs.
edit: all the
launchctl fu I tried to apply didn't work and it even re-appeared after a reboot. I think I'll have to de-install it if I want to truly stop it. Not helping my trust either with a spammy "your system is wasting x GB storage, do you want to fix it?" popup of theirs.
As far as Avast + Firefox Dev edition goes, looking at Connection is Untrusted, I saw that the user uninstalled and reinstalled to accept the Avast cert.
went to regular FF preferences searched for 'certificates' and exported the Avast cert.
went to FF dev version and imported the cert I had just exported. Its trust only needs to identify websites.
FF Dev works now.
Still not sure I will keep Avast around.
Uninstalled, this whole "can't be paused or disabled" is arrogant and annoying, especially as the main reason for wanting it was on-demand scanning of downloads, not constant running.