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How to unblock chat rooms.
« on: December 30, 2005, 04:40:10 PM »

Hello all.

I am not a computer expert, so sorry if this question is dumb. But i have a problem.

Ever since i installed Avast 4 home i have not been able to enter into my favorite chat rooms on the internet.  :-[

I have a duel boot operating system computer. I have installed Avast on windows 2000 i also have windows 98. I can chat using windows 98 but when i boot into win 2000 where Avast is installed i cannot log into chat.

Is there a simple solution to this problem? Or is there any user documentation that someone can point me to for the Solution  :-\

Thanks for your time and any help you can come up with.  :)





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Re: How to unblock chat rooms.
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2005, 07:01:16 PM »
I can chat using windows 98 but when i boot into win 2000 where Avast is installed i cannot log into chat.
Which firewall are you using while booting at Windows 2000?
If you disable WebShield avast provider, will it help?
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Re: How to unblock chat rooms.
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2005, 06:35:02 AM »
I will try disabling  "WebShield avast provider" And see what happens. The only firewall i have is the one on windows 2000 so i suppose it is Avast.  I have nortons 2000 on my windows 98 OS.

Thanks for the Advice i will get back to tell you how things went.



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Re: How to unblock chat rooms.
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2006, 01:35:13 AM »
 :)  Thank you tech It worked well.



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Re: How to unblock chat rooms.
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2006, 04:30:06 AM »
I will try disabling  "WebShield avast provider" And see what happens. The only firewall i have is the one on windows 2000 so i suppose it is Avast.  I have nortons 2000 on my windows 98 OS.

Thanks for the Advice i will get back to tell you how things went.

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Avast is not a firewall and from memory Windows 2000 does not install a firewall.

I would suggest that you have a look at some of the excellent Free Firewalls available.
A firewall is a very important tool for enhanced internet security a must have imo

Freeware Firewalls

Kerio Personal from Sunbelt

Comodo Personal Firewall

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