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Other => Viruses and worms => Topic started by: yy on January 05, 2005, 02:13:13 AM

Title: Connection timeout
Post by: yy on January 05, 2005, 02:13:13 AM
What should I do, keep getting the avast: connection timeout. Internet connection timeout elapsed. Continue waiting? (explorer.exe. 65.75.178.210.25. What is this ? what should I do? can't send email out after installing and cleaning out the viruses, but I think it have infected my memory.

Please help!
Title: Re: Connection timeout
Post by: Lisandro on January 05, 2005, 02:20:28 AM
What should I do, keep getting the avast: connection timeout. Internet connection timeout elapsed. Continue waiting? (explorer.exe. 65.75.178.210.25. What is this ? what should I do? can't send email out after installing and cleaning out the viruses, but I think it have infected my memory.

Welcome to avast  8)

1) Cleaning instructions: http://members.home.nl/edeijl/
    Either, try the 'Cleaning' link on my signature.

2) Try to increase the timeouts both into avast and your email account properties.
Title: Re: Connection timeout
Post by: carywinton on October 17, 2005, 11:59:10 PM
How do you increase the connection timeout in Avast home version? I too am experiencing this problem.  ???
Title: Re: Connection timeout
Post by: DavidR on October 18, 2005, 12:47:22 AM
If you are experiencing exactly the same problem, explorer.exe (which I doubt) then I suggest that you ignore the increasing the timeout in avast or your email program and concentrate on the real problem, why explorer.exe is trying to send something over the SMTP email port.

To me that is extremely suspicious and usually an indication of a process working without your knowledge trying to connect to the internet. So the cleaning link Tech gave you should be your first concern.

Also useful as a diagnostic tool - Download HiJackThis.zip (http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip) - HJT Information HiJackThis Tutorial 1 (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorial42.html) or HiJackThis Tutorial 2 (http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/#introduction)
For an on-line analysis - HiJackThis Log file - On-line Analysis (http://hijackthis.de/index.php)
Ignore any 023 reference to avast processes, this is a hiccup in the HJT 1.99.1 (especially missing file entry for avast), if you need any help with any of the analysis let us know.
OR HiJackThis Log file - On-line Analysis 2 (http://hjt.iamnotageek.com/)
Title: Re: Connection timeout
Post by: Lisandro on October 18, 2005, 08:16:07 PM
How do you increase the connection timeout in Avast home version? I too am experiencing this problem.  ???
First, look David's answers.
But particulary to increase timeout connection
avast! timeout: Internet Mail provider > Customize > Advanced (tab)
your email account timeout: generally, right click the email account, choose properties and the Advanced tab of settings.