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Avast free block wiki images
« on: July 27, 2015, 07:26:19 PM »
I just installed avast after using bitdefender free for a long time. But avast blocks random wiki images, often gif. When I followed link, it showed this
ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR

The webpage at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/Gas_OPR.gif might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

Both Firefox and Chrome are affected, IE is not. When I turned avast off, the problem disappeared so it seems it came from avast.

Win 8.1, comodo firewall + avast.

What can I do?

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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 07:55:09 PM »
I was searching for answer... and contrary to other solutions:

1. I have had DNS set to Gooogle DNS (8.8.8.8)

2. When I set my computer network DNS to "default" DNS

3. Error dissappeared.

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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 05:45:45 AM »
Thank you very much, it worked, but but but... why?

I used avast on other computer with google DNS without any problem.

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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 07:09:30 AM »
It worked shortly after change DNS, but then the problem reappeared. It seems the DNS is not the source of the problem. Googled it and it seems some people got it too with avast and chrome

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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 02:08:24 AM »
I'm having exactly the same issue on a different website. Interestingly, the problem for me is also happens with gif files (it happened once for png files too). Everything else is fine on the same domain, but the gifs are never.
I have tried on a clean installed Windows 10 and on a Windows 8.1 and it's always happens but only with Google Chrome.
The error is always the same too: ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR
I have also tried turning off the https scanning, but the result was the same. As soon as I disable the web shield feature, it works. After I re-enable it, it works for X hours, then the problem starts again. It started like a month or two ago. I'm using the latest avast Premier version (10.3.2225). I think it started with an earlier update.
Edit: A few plus info. I don't have comodo firewall, I use Google DNS too, but it's managed by the router, the PC gets the router's IP as a DNS server via DHCP.
I have also tried to play with the settings, but the only solution is to turn off the web shield component.
I have also read and experienced an issue on normal a normal webpage: the error showed up, then page refreshed (google chrome tries to load the content again if there is an issue), and the page loaded fine.
Edit 2: The issue is also represent on facebook for example. Again, the gifs...

Is there anyone from Avast who can help me/I can help him to debug this?
« Last Edit: July 31, 2015, 09:06:12 AM by mrtree »

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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2015, 10:36:03 PM »
we are not able to reproduce it :( Would you mind to turn on Developer tools (F12 in Chrome) and check the Network tab for more details

thx
Quality is also a feature.

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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2015, 07:38:33 PM »
we are not able to reproduce it :( Would you mind to turn on Developer tools (F12 in Chrome) and check the Network tab for more details

thx
It shows the same error: net::ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR

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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2015, 09:50:07 PM »
I have no problems with the gif link posted either in Chrome or Firefox.
I'm also not using the Comodo firewall. :)


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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2015, 10:00:42 PM »
I have no problems with the gif link posted either in Chrome or Firefox.
I'm also not using the Comodo firewall. :)
That gif is fine for me too, I have problems on other sites.

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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2015, 10:07:35 PM »
I have no problems with the gif link posted either in Chrome or Firefox.
I'm also not using the Comodo firewall. :)
That gif is fine for me too, I have problems on other sites.
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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2015, 10:56:40 PM »
I also have the same problem on multiple computers. Let's take this page for example:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIF

Once I load it the first time, it usually displays all .gif images like it should, but if I refresh page once all those images disappear and refuse to load. However, if I do a complete reload (CTRL+F5), they display again. Other sites don't display the same behavior, which is quite strange.

E: Also the problem is certainly caused by avast, as disabling Web Shield fixes the problem instantly. On the other computer using Avast Free adding .gif files to web shield exclusion list fixed all problems, but on the other computer using Avast Pro Antivirus it doesn't change a thing.

E2: apparently disabling HTTPS scanning fixes it for the computer using Pro AV too, still really strange bug that devs should look into.
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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2015, 11:05:07 PM »
I also have the same problem on multiple computers. Let's take this page for example:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIF

Once I load it the first time, it usually displays all .gif images like it should, but if I refresh page once all those images disappear and refuse to load. However, if I do a complete reload (CTRL+F5), they display again. Other sites don't display the same behavior, which is quite strange.

E: Also the problem is certainly caused by avast, as disabling Web Shield fixes the problem instantly. On the other computer using Avast Free adding .gif files to web shield exclusion list fixed all problems, but on the other computer using Avast Pro Antivirus it doesn't change a thing.

You don't say what browser you are using ?

With Firefox 40.0.3, the only image that doesn't reload on a refresh for me is the first animated .gif, the others are there.
Shift + F5 or Shift + refresh icon restores it.

I don't know why it would exhibit this behaviour for animated gifs.
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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2015, 11:07:04 PM »
You don't say what browser you are using ?
Ah, sorry for forgetting that info. It happens with both Firefox 40.0.3 and Chrome 44.0.2403.157. Clearly it has something to do with HTTPS scanning, as disabling it removes the problem instantly.
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Re: Avast free block wiki images
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2015, 11:47:50 PM »
I have no problems with GIFs on either link, even on reloading.  HTTPS scanning is enabled.
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2015, 11:59:18 PM »
You don't say what browser you are using ?
Ah, sorry for forgetting that info. It happens with both Firefox 40.0.3 and Chrome 44.0.2403.157. Clearly it has something to do with HTTPS scanning, as disabling it removes the problem instantly.

It is hard to say, if there is a conflict of any sort, removing one element may resolve a problem but it doesn't say for sure what is the true culprit.

Since the page is HTTPS, with the web shield not scanning it you aren't going to get the interaction.
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