Problem with Avast 5

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

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  1. hirudoid22
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    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.

    Hirudoid
  2. Cudni
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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

    Thanks
    Vlk
  4. hirudoid22
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    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
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    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
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    twl845 Registered Member

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

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

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

    yeah smell like it..
  11. eugene91
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    eugene91 Registered Member

    yeah avast! WebShield blocked giveawayoftheday.com hmmm..
  12. hirudoid2
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    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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