Hello, I've just started a new tread about a possible bug
with the Virus Alerts message sending here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=123961.msg939605#msg939605
My original post:
After setting all the parameters in Settings/Virus Alerts
, when I click on Test
, Avast! freezes and becomes totally unresponsive. It's impossible to make it stable again, and also trying to reboot via Windows commands is impossible (the system itself freezes).
The only solution is clicking the on/off button of my machine aka turning off the power.
Please, keep in mind that you have to use port 465 and SMTP server in order to reproduce the issue (I used a yahoo account).
I was able to reproduce it on my father's system as well (same OS/security software, different hardware).
Could anyone please confirm (or not) the issue (but be very careful, since the system freeze). Thanks in advance.
----------------------Win XP Pro SP3
Avast! Free AV 8.0.1489
Online Armor Free 188.8.131.526
HostsMan 4.0.95 (MVPS HOSTS + hpHosts "ad/tracking servers only")
Norton ConnectSafe aka Norton DNS v2