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avast connection timeout
« on: December 30, 2005, 10:57:36 PM »
 avast connection timeout keeps coming up. In the box it reads   

Avast connection time out
Internet connection timeout elapsed . Continue waiting ?

It will keep repeating about 20 times or more. and the third line down will  change to something else.
I have ran Ad-aware, microsoft spyware, avast antivirus,spybotsd12 and xoft spy. When i turn the computer on in the morning it is ok for maybe twenty min. and then the timeout box will come up and keeps repeating. I am using firefox but can't get rid of this timeout box. My e-mail will send and receive OK. Any help will be great !

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Re: avast connection timeout
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2005, 11:59:35 PM »
This is definitely malware trying to get out/send email.
What is your OS?
It will keep repeating about 20 times or more. and the third line down will  change to something else.
Can you be more detailed it will help us to help you.

xoftspy was previously on the rogue spyware list of, now delisted, your choice to keep.

Is spybotsd12, SpyBot Search & Destroy 1.2 (looks like it is trying to be/look like Spybot S&D)? if so the latest version is 1.4. If not I would stick to more well known anti-spyware solutions

Also useful as a diagnostic tool - Download - HJT Information HiJackThis Tutorial 1 or HiJackThis Tutorial 2
For an on-line analysis - HiJackThis Log file - On-line Analysis OR HiJackThis Log file - On-line Analysis 2
Ignore any 023 reference to avast processes, this is a hiccup in the HJT 1.99.1 (especially missing file entry for avast), if you need any help with any of the analysis let us know.

If you haven't already got this software (freeware), download, install, update and run it.
Spybot Search and Destroy, Ewido Security Suite If using winXP. or a-Squared free if using win98/ME.
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