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Title: During Installation of AVAST saw a lot of blocks
Post by: surfing69 on September 10, 2020, 05:16:55 PM
When I installed Avast yesterday, i noticed that my PC blocked access to a number of addresses - pls see attachements

any idea what is going on and does this affect the function of Avast?

thanks
Title: Re: During Installation of AVAST saw a lot of blocks
Post by: Pondus on September 10, 2020, 05:22:52 PM
From the icons on your toolbar it look as you also have Avira Antivirus installed ?


Title: Re: During Installation of AVAST saw a lot of blocks
Post by: surfing69 on September 10, 2020, 05:29:17 PM
i had just uninstalled Avira but had not yet rebooted for full removal before I installed Avast. Should I have rebooted first before installing Avast?
Title: Re: During Installation of AVAST saw a lot of blocks
Post by: schmidthouse on September 11, 2020, 12:04:45 AM
i had just uninstalled Avira but had not yet rebooted for full removal before I installed Avast. Should I have rebooted first before installing Avast?

Yes, but even before rebooting you would need to use Avira's Uninstall Tool. Then reboot.
Title: Re: During Installation of AVAST saw a lot of blocks
Post by: strakl on September 11, 2020, 05:11:03 PM
You also have to note that if you don't reboot before installing another av, some files won't delete, which is a problem. But in these days avs want you to restart anyway, even when removing from the control panel.
Title: Re: During Installation of AVAST saw a lot of blocks
Post by: rocksteady on September 12, 2020, 08:13:06 PM
..but even before rebooting you would need to use Avira's Uninstall Tool. Then reboot.
That is the important bit.

i.e. remove all traces of Avira by using their uninstall tool, then reboot, before installing Avast.