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johnchisholm

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Paypal blocked
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:16:46 PM »
Just updated to Avast 8.0.1489 (free version) on Vista.
Now cannot get to paypal payment in ebay. Seems to block a javascript from paypal.

If I disable Avast prob goes.

Any help ??

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Re: Paypal blocked
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 04:26:46 PM »
You are using a 1 year(!) old version.
You should remove that version and install the latest which is 2014.9.0.2018.

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Re: Paypal blocked
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 04:29:19 PM »
The latest avast version is 9.0.2018, is there any reason to update to an old version ?

Direct download location - http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe.

I used PayPal late last night with no problem using the latest avast version - I don't use the new Avast Online Security (AOS) add-on in Firefox.
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Re: Paypal blocked
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 04:58:42 PM »
I had the same problem today while running the most current version of Avast.  Had to disable Avast to complete my purchase.

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Re: Paypal blocked
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 05:39:57 PM »
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Re: Paypal blocked
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 06:22:20 PM »
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Re: Paypal blocked
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 08:28:54 PM »
Confirmed FP Here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=4.0
I just signed in to PayPal without any problems ???

Just signing in might not be enough to trigger it. When making a purchase using PayPal there has to be something to handle the transaction from and back to the merchants store. That would be the area possibly at risk, though as I said I made a purchase using PayPal late last night.

@ johnchisholm
Whilst I don't use the Avast Online Security (AOS) add-on in firefox; johnchisholm try disabling the AOS add-on in your browser and see if that works - if not then try the just disabling the Web Shield.

You said avast is blocking, do you actually mean alerting on it (as some others are reporting alerts) ?
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Re: Paypal blocked
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 08:34:01 PM »
No problems using Paypal last nite.  They're one of the few sites using 2FA which offer an alternative method to SMS for the one-time code if you don't have a mobile device -- you enter your landline number which they call immediately with a recorded message giving the code (also displayed on-screen) which you then "dial" into your phone.  Works quite smoothly.
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Re: Paypal blocked
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 10:03:22 PM »
Updated to the latest version and now works OK.

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Re: Paypal blocked
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 10:15:13 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.
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