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Windows 8 Browser stops working
« on: March 09, 2013, 06:16:10 PM »

I have been running into a strange issue I noticed a few weeks ago. Randomly, sometimes it could be a day, sometimes 5 minutes, and it could happen with no activity, but I notice IE and FF just stop working. I can be on on 1 page, then click another yahoo link or even refresh and its dead. The web page will simply spin until it times. This happens for all sites, including my local site. This is also machine specific, it does not happen to all pc's at one time. I have found simply restarting the Avast service instantly resolves the issue. I am running on Windows 8 and have the latest version. I have noticed the previous version this happened much more frequently but now not as much.

I was wondering if anyone has seen this issue and what the fix was?

Until then I wanted to create a simple batch file to net stop/net stop the service but Avast pulls up a popup. Is there a way to prevent that popup and allow the service to restart in a batch file?

Thanks for the assistance.


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Re: Windows 8 Browser stops working
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 06:43:04 PM »
I see the same thing this weekend after going to Version 8. No access and any browser locks up. Turn off the shields across the board and the browser works fine to internet as well as emails on Yahoo. turn on the shields and I might as well have a case of bricks.

Windows XP SP3 and All updated and Avast is killing my Internet Experience.

Guys, Any idea's what you did wrong?

Add: And no I'm not a Nube, been using Avast for 4-5 years now.

I want to add this, I disable all shields, Open Browser, Open whatever website, once into a website, Re-activate the shields and seems to be ok.

It won't let you do anything when the browser is opened the 1st time after a reboot and the shields are activated. Disabling Shields, going to any website and activating shields seems to get past the "hang" whatever is causing it...

BTW the newest version was put on a laptop and killed it the other day (Blue Screen). Luckily it was a backup for someone and they decided to reload and put something else on it.

« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 07:42:46 PM by Froggy58 »