Hi, everyone. I have avast! Free Antivirus installed on my laptop (every option is default, I have just reinstalled Windows and avast! after that), and Web Shield will occasionally block Internet connection: can't access any pages in browsers, can't use skype, can't use P2P software and can't even update avast!. Simply, Web Shield enabled means that in several occasions, there will be no connection. Everything is fine with my router, the DSL and Internet LEDs are on, meaning it's working as it should. Windows doesn't report any connectivity issues either, so I can assure you it's this avast! Shield which is blocking internet traffic.
When this issue happens, as soon as I turn Web Shield off, I get internet connection again. I disabled all Shields (only one each time), and Internet traffic was not blocked, except, obviously, for the Web Shield. This issue has been happening since avast! 7.x versions, with both Free and Internet Security (trial) flavours. Of course, I don't intend to access Internet with the main Shield turned off. What should I do to prevent Web Shield from blocking Internet traffic? Thanks in advance.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
avast! Free software version: 8.0.1483
virus definitions version: 130404-0
number of definitions: 4.264.713
P.S.: autoupdate is enabled