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Offline Nawach

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Could avast! block Wifi connection on Windows startup?
« on: March 10, 2013, 11:22:59 AM »
Hello all,

I'm having this small issue since last September, and based on "behaviour" observation on startup, I more or less suspect avast! Free but I'm definitely not sure.

9 times out of 10, my Wifi connection displays the message "non-existent or partially limited" and it looks like it's waiting for some avast's process to launch/activate properly.
After a minute or two, the connection sometimes reinitialize by itself and connect automatically to the hub, but I generally have to disconnect/reconnect manually to get a full connection. After that, no more problem.

It is a "small issue", but sure is slightly annoying.

Any advice?
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Re: Could avast! block Wifi connection on Windows startup?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 11:57:46 AM »
1. avast! GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting -> Enable: "Load avast! services only after other system services"
2. Click OK.
3. Reboot.
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Re: Could avast! block Wifi connection on Windows startup?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 10:18:47 AM »
Thanks for your reply Asyn.

I'm afraid that doesn't work. If avast! is responsible, if anything, I think it should start before any other services.

Does anyone know the exact process' name for the Wifi connection service by any chance?  Never been able to find it...  :-[
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Re: Could avast! block Wifi connection on Windows startup?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 11:07:10 AM »
Thanks for your reply Asyn.

I'm afraid that doesn't work.

Did you try it..??
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Re: Could avast! block Wifi connection on Windows startup?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 10:22:09 AM »
Did you try it..??

Errr... Yes...? ???
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Re: Could avast! block Wifi connection on Windows startup?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 06:26:19 AM »
- Which avast!..?? (Free/Pro/IS/Premier)
- Which version..??
- OS..?? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP..?)
- Other security related software installed..??
- Which AV did you use before avast!..??
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Re: Could avast! block Wifi connection on Windows startup?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 10:05:42 AM »
- Which avast!..?? (Free/Pro/IS/Premier)
- Which version..??
avast! Free 8.0.1483

- OS..?? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP..?)
XP SP3

- Other security related software installed..??
- Comodo Firewall Free 5.12.256249.2599
- Win Patrol Free 27.0.2013
- Spywareblaster 4.8
- Malwarebytes 1.70.0.1100

- Which AV did you use before avast!..??
None. First ever AV installed was v4.8
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Re: Could avast! block Wifi connection on Windows startup?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 10:40:42 AM »
1. Download avast! Free Antivirus: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
2. Follow instructions: http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility (Run this tool for all prior installed avast! versions..!!)
3. Reinstall avast! with the downloaded installer from point 1.
4. Reboot.
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