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Title: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 13, 2015, 08:44:50 PM
Hi 2 things
1), my thinking that my avast is running fine becuz the main screen says everything is up to date even though the popup still says my definitions are out of date OR this other pg that says AVAST reports that               it's out of date?
--=-iv tried repairs and re installing, but no effect

2) Today  I stated seeing this alert from pc tools firewall plus. I don’t see a 'repair' option on the uninstall screen. I thought sine many here have inside knowledge on certain free programs, maybe someone knows what is up with the free firewall I use

Thanks

Technically this may or not be a new topic, cuz the avast pop up Q was mentioned earlier. BUT   the fw thing is new, and it might Go away on its own. idk
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: Eddy on January 13, 2015, 11:21:16 PM
What os/sp?
What exact version of avast?
What vps version do you currently have?
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 14, 2015, 06:47:07 PM
I hope I answered these Qs correctly

What os/sp? screen shot
What exact version of avast?= screen shot attached
What vps version do you currently have?- I'm not sure what 'vps version' means but my fw isnt acting odd now
thanks
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: Para-Noid on January 14, 2015, 06:51:14 PM
Any other security software you have now or ever had?
If uninstalled how was it removed?
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 14, 2015, 07:38:13 PM

Any other security software you have now or ever had? I was using highjackthis,
otherwise no
If uninstalled how was it removed? I didn’t remove it yet
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: Pondus on January 14, 2015, 07:42:57 PM
HijackThis is not a security program, it is a diagnostic tool ..... it is also outdated and not used anymore

Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 14, 2015, 08:10:18 PM
then i guess all  i use  is  the free avast and pc tools firewall
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: bob3160 on January 14, 2015, 08:16:56 PM
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1420581347093-39699.png)
See if that fixes the problem.
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: Pondus on January 14, 2015, 08:41:04 PM
If that dont work ..... delete all avast rules in your firewall, reboot and create new rules when firewall ask
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 14, 2015, 08:52:08 PM
im goin to wrk onthis
bew back shortly :)
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 14, 2015, 09:27:50 PM
(http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1420581347093-39699.png)
See if that fixes the problem.

"Download the REMOVAL TOOL for your current Antivirus Program" is malwarebytes an example?
i have that
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: Pondus on January 14, 2015, 10:02:54 PM
Quote
  "Download the REMOVAL TOOL for your current Antivirus Program" is malwarebytes an example?
i have that 
Malwarebytes is not a antivirus program
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 15, 2015, 08:04:27 PM
well i have avast. and today i got this message after a popup
i think i ran updates yesterday, idk

i'll keep in mind the clean install if the ups persists

i hope cast is a removal tool.. otherwise i dont  have one
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 16, 2015, 04:16:43 PM
dang, i saw the pop-=up  again
i guess  i will clean install

then look for a  new av
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: CraigB on January 16, 2015, 05:22:00 PM
imo you should look for another firewall, PC Tools was bought by Symantec (Norton) some years ago and has been left to wither and die.
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: essexboy on January 16, 2015, 06:42:58 PM
As the defs appear to be out of date then try to jump start them by installing the latest defs https://www.avast.com/en-gb/download-update
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 16, 2015, 07:32:16 PM
imo you should look for another firewall, PC Tools was bought by Symantec (Norton) some years ago and has been left to wither and die.
mind if i ask for a a suggestion?  i had comomndo b4, but i think it was outdated
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: Para-Noid on January 16, 2015, 10:25:16 PM
As far as Comodo Firewall goes I have a Win7x64 and I'm running CFW v5.12
without any problems. We have one user with an XP SP3 running CFW v3.14.
If you decide on CFW use extreme caution to install only the firewall and nothing else.
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: bob3160 on January 17, 2015, 12:50:21 AM
The easiest is still the Windows Firewall.
More information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/firewall-faq#1TC=windows-7 (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/firewall-faq#1TC=windows-7)
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 17, 2015, 09:32:15 PM
imo you should look for another firewall, PC Tools was bought by Symantec (Norton) some years ago and has been left to wither and die.
i had COMODO before pctools

it had stopped working awhile ago i thought  oh  well
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: Pondus on January 17, 2015, 09:47:01 PM
The easiest is still the Windows Firewall.
More information: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/firewall-faq#1TC=windows-7 (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/firewall-faq#1TC=windows-7)
For home users the best, and problem free    ;)

And if you need more control you can use this to control Winfirewall    http://tinywall.pados.hu

Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: CraigB on January 18, 2015, 09:01:05 AM
imo you should look for another firewall, PC Tools was bought by Symantec (Norton) some years ago and has been left to wither and die.
mind if i ask for a a suggestion?  i had comomndo b4, but i think it was outdated
Your on a Win7 system so as others mentioned already the Windows Firewall is very good, you can add extra control with some of the windows firewall add-on programs such as what Pondus linked though they are not automated, If you'd still prefer to stick with a free third party automated firewall then there is Comodo, OnlineArmor or Privatefirewall... the best paid Firewall imo is Outpost Firewall.
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 19, 2015, 04:08:42 PM
imo you should look for another firewall, PC Tools was bought by Symantec (Norton) some years ago and has been left to wither and die.
mind if i ask for a a suggestion?  i had comomndo b4, but i think it was outdated
Your on a Win7 system so as others mentioned already the Windows Firewall is very good, you can add extra control with some of the windows firewall add-on programs such as what Pondus linked though they are not automated, If you'd still prefer to stick with a free third party automated firewall then there is Comodo, OnlineArmor or Privatefirewall... the best paid Firewall imo is Outpost Firewall.
craig, i got rid of pc tools fw plus.  i tjhink(hope) it turned my WINDOWs FW on automatically.

in any,case my security pg looks better and AVAST is running smoother without pc tools fw.
i just hope my pc is safe.
its probably quicker
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: CraigB on January 19, 2015, 06:53:49 PM
craig, i got rid of pc tools fw plus.  i tjhink(hope) it turned my WINDOWs FW on automatically.
You can check the action centre to see if the firewall is on, click on the little flag icon bottom right in your taskbar - open action centre - and click the drop down for security, firewall and AV should be listed there as on if all is good.
Title: Re: popup still & FW interest
Post by: b-jthomson3rd on January 22, 2015, 05:27:27 PM
with more than one  similar posts, i dont know if  Im always replying to  the correct people.

now that i'vre figured out how to uionstall in  safe mode, maybe i will do that to re-install iTunes, because it won't uninstall the reg way