Can NOD32 temporarily impact your Internet Connection?

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  1. ejr

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    I just installed NOD32 on my 2nd computer today. Immediately afterwards I installed Zone Alarm Free. So I'm not certain if this issue is NOD related or ZA.

    But I have a broadband connection (comcast cable internet). I've never seen my computer "go offline" until tonight. It's happened 3 times in the last 5 hours. I'm always able to connect right back to the net, but for some reason my computer is temporarily going offline.

    Any ideas what this could be? Could this be NOD related?

    Should I run winsockXP fix?

    PS...I'm still in the trial period. Once I get things lined out you won't have many questions from me like you do now.
     
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    Agree..most likely a ZA problem, or the winsock was already hosed to begin with. If ZA is installed on a semi-hosed computer...it's a bugger to get properly uninstalled and running right again too.
     
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    100% yes. Winsock instructions here.

    Let us know how you go...

    We like questions, otherwise it makes for a sloooooow night/day ;) :D

    Cheers :D
     
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    Winsock fix did not work, email probs

    After I installed NOD32 on my wifes computer, the email has been running oddly. I get an error:

    "Outlook Express couldnot be started because another instance of it is still running on your computer. Please log off windows and then retsart OE. If problem persists, save your work and then restart your computer".

    Could this be registry problems?
     
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    Re: Winsock fix did not work, email probs


    Yes, that could be. I doubt it is a comcast problem because both my computers have comcast email but both aren't havig problems. The computer that is having issues could has hotmail. So it very well could be a hotmail issue.

    But this occured immediately after installing NOD, so I'm thinking it's NOD related. It's either NOD or Hotmail. Is there any way I could tell?
     
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    ejr, as your new thread was basically a continuation of your existing thread I have merged them both.

    Cheers

    Blackspear
     
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    Re: Winsock fix did not work, email probs

    Give it a few hours. NOD has intercepted countless Sober worms coming my way. It is a proficient worm and is clogging the Internet at this time.
     
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    Re: Winsock fix did not work, email probs

    OK...I will revisit this on Saturday. By the way, I downloaded a program called LSP Fix. It wanted to remove IMON.dll. I did not continue with the program.
     
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    Re: Winsock fix did not work, email probs

    Winsock XP Fix is the ONLY one that I have used with great success, I don't use anything else.

    Cheers :D
     
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    Re: Winsock fix did not work, email probs


    You've been so on the money solving my issues that I decided to take one more stab tonight. I removed the hotmail account from the Outlook Express settings so that OE only checks comcast. So far so good.

    Will post an update tomorrow to tell you if this fixed it entirely.
     
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    We will be here. :D
     
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    Problem solved: hotmail was the culprit.
     
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    Great! [​IMG]
     
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    Have you tried putting Hotmail back in to see if the issue reappears? I have successfully used Hotmail in both Outlook and Outlook Express using HTTP settings for years.

    Cheers :D
     
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    No, I haven't. And the reason for that is because I am not comfortable with AMON being my only line of defense. I would much rather IMON catch a virus at the port level.

    So what I did, was set up a free nerdshack account. It is POP3/SMTP. I can check it through Outlook express, and it gets scanned by IMON as well as AMON.
     
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    No worries, and yes, I was the same when using Outlook Express, far more comfortable having a 1st layer look at emails before AMON.

    Cheers :D
     
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