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Webshield blocked all websites except Google
« on: July 21, 2014, 07:11:47 PM »
This ate up hours of my time last night and this morning. Will try to include all details:

Mac OSX 10.9.4
Chrome Version 36.0.1985.125
(Also had same exact problems with Firefox and Safari)
Wi-fi and AirPort -- all green lights, all updated

1. My Outlook-for-Web and all Google apps (mail, calendar, drive) and sites opened fine, as usual.
2. My Dropbox sync'd normally.
3. All URLs typed on pasted in address bar would not open. "No data received."
4. Any links clicked in mail or Google search results would not open. "No data received."

How I fixed it:

Opened Avast. Opened Preferences. Unchecked Web Shield. AND NOW EVERYTHING WORKS.

This was a really awful experience as I thought it might be my router, my AirPort device(s) -- So many restarts, so much time wasted.

THANKS A LOT, AVAST. Maybe you could TEST YOUR SOFTWARE before you release it.

Mindy McAdams



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Re: Webshield blocked all websites except Google
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 07:31:18 PM »
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Mac OSX 10.9.4................
this is not the Mac forum section   ;)


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Re: Webshield blocked all websites except Google
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 07:32:59 PM »
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this is not the Mac forum section  <$1alt="" title="" onresizestart="return false;" id="smiley__$2" style="padding: 0 3px 0 3px;" />
I've already ask that it be moved to the correct section. :)
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Re: Webshield blocked all websites except Google
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 07:47:14 PM »
Sorry, I thought this was the section for everyone.

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Re: Webshield blocked all websites except Google
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 07:52:48 PM »
nope, we know nada about Mac..... what is a Mac   ;D


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Re: Webshield blocked all websites except Google
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2014, 08:30:04 PM »
Ha ha Pondus -- very funny.

I hope the thread will be moved soon so I can find out what's going on!