How to stop Fing from crying wolf?

michaellinder
michaellinder Member Posts: 4
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edited January 1, 2021 in Fing Desktop discussions #1
Here in my Windows 10 System Tray is a bright red check mark on the Fing icon, but it's not a network issue. No one has hacked my system. It's only Fing huckstering for "the last Fing sale of the year." Another needless false alarm. I no longer bother to check the app that cries wolf despite being paid for an ad-free subscription. Fing claims to be a champion of privacy yet gets really, really annoyed if you don't allow them to sell your info to interest-based advertisers — nagging popups on my iOS devices making me decline time after time. Is there a way to stop the peddling madness?

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  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 3,082
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    @michaellinder, I moved this to the Fing Desktop area for visibility.  Tagging @Ciaran and @Robin to see if there is a way to silence the tray icon alerts for non issues.
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  • Robin_Ex_Fing
    Robin_Ex_Fing Member Posts: 5,293
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    Here in my Windows 10 System Tray is a bright red check mark on the Fing icon, but it's not a network issue. No one has hacked my system. It's only Fing huckstering for "the last Fing sale of the year." Another needless false alarm. I no longer bother to check the app that cries wolf despite being paid for an ad-free subscription. Fing claims to be a champion of privacy yet gets really, really annoyed if you don't allow them to sell your info to interest-based advertisers — nagging popups on my iOS devices making me decline time after time. Is there a way to stop the peddling madness?

    Are you still getting notifications about any discounts or promotions? Can you share screenshot of that notification? Thanks
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  • michaellinder
    michaellinder Member Posts: 4
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  • Robin_Ex_Fing
    Robin_Ex_Fing Member Posts: 5,293
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    Thanks @michaellinder
    I am not sure if there is a way to disable these right now. But I can take this feedback to our Product team for future updates and review. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
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  • michaellinder
    michaellinder Member Posts: 4
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    Sounds like Fing is too desperate to stop its up-sell spam disguised at a critical network alert. I guess the only option is to delete Fing on all my devices. Would you trust a cop who keeps hitting you up for money?
  • Robin_Ex_Fing
    Robin_Ex_Fing Member Posts: 5,293
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    I am sorry for this inconvenience. As stated, currently we don't have the option for no promotion notifications but I have passed this feedback to our Product team for review. Thanks for your feedback.
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