Problem with Avast 5

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by hirudoid22, Oct 25, 2010.

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  1. hirudoid22

    hirudoid22 Registered Member

    I was installing Avast free and everything went fine. I had all modules activated and everything looked fine. I could check my mail, but all my browsers were unable to connect to net, Chrome, IE, FF, Opera.
    When I stopped the Webshield my browsers were able to connect to sites again.
    I am not sure what is wrong.

  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

    for some reason that module does not agree with your setup. You are still protected well by realtime scanning
  3. vlk

    vlk AV Expert

    Typically, this is caused by a personal firewall that is preventing the process AvastSvc.exe from accessing the Internet.

    Please make sure it's allowed as all the web traffic will be routed through it (it works as a transparent HTTP proxy).

  4. hirudoid22

    hirudoid22 Registered Member

    I have had Avast 5 Free earlier installed and then tried Panda Cloud but decided to back to Avast. Then this happend.
  5. gery

    gery Registered Member

    i agree and i would say this happens to me with almost every av i install after i have installed the firewall first. i have learned that it is better to install every thing else before the firewall is installed .
  6. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

    Why not put the FW in learning mode before you install the Avast!.
  7. hirudoid22

    hirudoid22 Registered Member

    I am using Windows 7 and its own firewall. I will test it later today.
  8. acuariano

    acuariano Registered Member

    hey guys btw...avast5 is stopping the giveawayoftheday page fortrojan,malware activities
    do you guys have it too?
  9. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

    ye i just got it as well, i wonder if its an FP or if malware is hosted on the site today (perhaps a hacking?)
  10. acuariano

    acuariano Registered Member

    yeah smell like it..
  11. eugene91

    eugene91 Registered Member

    yeah avast! WebShield blocked hmmm..
  12. hirudoid2

    hirudoid2 Registered Member

    Just could not find the settings to change in the firewall to let the webshield work. I gave the rights to the webshield process, but to no avail.
    Windows 7 Home 64.
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