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What to do?
« on: October 06, 2016, 05:07:16 AM »
Hey! Im a new Avast user!



I recently purchased an old computer from an online auction, that doesent support Windows XP (wich i like) so i was forced to "update" to Vista


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v--KuzgmY4



Anyway...i could not use my favorite Firewall Sygate..wich i like most of all because it is so easy to use...



http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/sygate_personal_firewall_free.html



So...i was practicly forced to purchase both antivirus and firewall software...so i decided to choose Aavasti over AVG...mainly because i liked the logo  :D




And really have had nothing to complain about...untill now!




So everything was fine...and Avast even offered me this cool "hide your IP for only 8 dollards a  month"...needles to say i was totally HOOKED!




And everything was ok and cool...untill i made a BIG MISTAKE!




Something was wrong with my computers clock. It kept going way off!




I had originally downloaded an American English version of Windows Vista business...but since i live in Finland i changed the time settings AFTER first downloading and installing it on this computer in English... Aparently WINDOWS VIRUS didnt like that and just went BATSHIT CRAZY!




So i went to an online internetforum...and discovered that my computers clock was around 1 hour late.




I tried to fix the problem...and thats exactly what i did!




I had stuff to do, so i shut down my computer, locked it down...and went shopping!




So...several hours later i came back home!




And you probobly by now already figured out what happened  :o




The machine basicly screamed that i had comited a hideous horrible VIOLATION by changing the computers time settings




So now also my Secure VPN online was not working anymore. It basicly says...well...look it up yourself!

http://s467.photobucket.com/user/Nukedukem11/media/Secureline_zps2fuquxxx.jpg.html




So now there is a "Technical issue"




And it basicly wont work.




So i ordered the Secure VPN for another month all
over again...i payed with PayPal and downloaded successfully the lisence file...and then...


http://s467.photobucket.com/user/Nukedukem11/media/Lisence_zpsiw8btjfg.jpg.html




"side by side configuration"




So anybody know what i have to do now? Should i basicly uninstall avast...and if i do...then how in gods green earth do i get it up and running again?
« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 05:10:18 AM by joneshenry03 »

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Re: What to do?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 07:53:54 AM »
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So...i was practicly forced to purchase both antivirus and firewall software...so i decided to choose Aavasti over AVG...mainly because i liked the logo
There is free AV and built in firewall in windows OS ... Win 10 even comes with built in AV   ;)


Anyway i suggest you attach FRST diagnostic logs here and let a expert take a look
See instructions / picture nr#2 here > https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0


« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 05:01:15 PM by Pondus »

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Re: What to do?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 08:32:21 AM »
First of all, please do not use so many empty lines in a post.

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that doesent support Windows XP (wich i like) so i was forced to "update" to Vista
The G620 does support Windows XP
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Something was wrong with my computers clock. It kept going way off!
Sounds like a dead bios battery and/or wrong bios setting and/or time sync in Windows.
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I had originally downloaded an American English version of Windows Vista business
Sounds like you are using Windows illegally.
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but since i live in Finland i changed the time settings AFTER first downloading and installing it on this computer in English... Aparently WINDOWS VIRUS didnt like that and just went BATSHIT CRAZY!
It has nothing to do with a Windows virus.
Changing time settings don't make Windows go crazy.
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So...i was practicly forced to purchase both antivirus and firewall software
Windows Vista comes with a firewall and there are free av's.
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So i went to an online internetforum...and discovered that my computers clock was around 1 hour late.
Webboards normally use the timezone of the server, in order to show your time on a webboard you often need to changes your profile settings for it.
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"side by side configuration"
That almost always a conflict between two applications.

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Re: What to do?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 09:30:25 AM »
First of all, please do not use so many empty lines in a post.
+1 Else it's really hard to read/follow. Thanks.
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Re: What to do?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 11:20:21 AM »
The problem has now been totally solved. Thank you for all the support ;D!