Author Topic: Avast causes FF to lag and crash - with "script content" warnings - when enabled  (Read 1935 times)

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Skorilla

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Ok, so it all started out; my computer lagging and crashing often with "script content" warnings, which I found due to Avast!'s "Online Security (+WebRep)" extension when enabled...now, with the confidence that it couldn't purely be down to Avast!, I spent hrs researching, and cleaning up my add-ons, making sure the ones that are infamous for interfering with smooth web browsing, plus some others, which I personally discovered were doing there own bit for the over all interference, were eliminated from the equation; every single trace...or so I thought...

Avast! still lags and crashes Firefox, when enabled (even when all other add-ons are deactivated, which are few, and safe now) and I even tried changing some of the web scanning settings in Avast!, but none of them made a difference, I also made sure there's no remnants of old anti-virus software left on my computer, and you guessed it; nothing changed...Now, every time I run a "Browser Cleanup" in Avast! it instantly it says:

"A special tool has been found on your computer, which prevents avast! Browser Cleanup from properly listing and removing your browser add-ons.
If this tool is not removed, the results of avast! Browser Cleanup might be unreliable.
Do you want to completely remove this tool (recommended)?"

So, of course I click "yes"...then it tells me:

"Your browsers appear to be free from add-ons that have a poor reputation"

But as I said this happens every time I run the cleanup, which doesn't make any sense, and to add to insult to injury, when I click on the FF tab on the side, there's a message that reads:

"This list contains all add-ons we have detected from this browser, etc..."

And the only thing there is Skype's "Click to Call" add-on, disabled...even though I spent ages making sure I thoroughly removed it via "Troubleshooting" methods and all sorts...

Obviously there's still a hidden trace of it stored somewhere, and I have no idea how to find it...Please can you help?

Oh and one last thing is I tried to get Remote Assistance, and it came up as an error, saying the ticket (the code it gave me) is not valid; another thing that happens every time...
« Last Edit: December 13, 2013, 10:35:58 PM by Skorilla »

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Try disabling the "avast online security" plug-in/add-on in each of your browsers.
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"Look before you leap!" Use online scanners before you click on any link.

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Haha, thank you, but that is what I'm already doing for now, though I actually want to use it, just without all the lag and crashing, there has to be a solution.

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Haha, thank you, but that is what I'm already doing for now, though I actually want to use it, just without all the lag and crashing, there has to be a solution.

I was not a fan of WebRep and I'm not a fan of the AOS.
I did not use WebRep and don't plan on using AOS.

AOS had a conflict with PrivDog and I prefer PrivDog.  :)
Dell Inspiron, Win10x64--HP Envy Win10x64--Both systems Avast Free v17.9.2322, Comodo Firewall v8.2 w/D+, MalwareBytes v3.0, OpenDNS, Super Anti-Spyware, Spyware Blaster, MCShield, Unchecky, Vivaldi Browser and, various browser security tools.

"Look before you leap!" Use online scanners before you click on any link.

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Haha, thank you, but that is what I'm already doing for now, though I actually want to use it, just without all the lag and crashing, there has to be a solution.

I was not a fan of WebRep and I'm not a fan of the AOS.
I did not use WebRep and don't plan on using AOS.

AOS had a conflict with PrivDog and I prefer PrivDog.  :)

Para-Noid are you aware Comodo owns PrivDog ::)
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