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Offline david1318

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com.avast.proxy: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80
« on: March 29, 2017, 07:42:48 PM »
ElCapitán 10.11.6 with all the security updates applied

Avast Free Mac Security 2016 12.5

If I have the web shield active, Console is flooded with messages like these:

29/3/17 19:40:35,992 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:40:38,997 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:40:42,002 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:40:45,007 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:40:48,011 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:40:51,017 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:40:54,023 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:40:57,028 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:00,034 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:03,039 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:06,044 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:09,049 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:12,053 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:15,058 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:18,063 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:21,069 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:24,074 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:27,078 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:30,083 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused
29/3/17 19:41:33,088 com.avast.proxy[419]: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80: Connection refused


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Re: com.avast.proxy: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 02:45:46 PM »
Hi,
Those are debug messages from the web shield, that it could not connect to the given address. The
webshield works as a transparent proxy, so the origin of those connections is some process on your Mac.
In other words - something is repeatedly trying to connect to 127.0.0.1:80 (the local machine) but nothing
is aparently running there.

You may find the origin using netstat, wireshark or similar network analyzer tool.

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Re: com.avast.proxy: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 03:44:47 PM »
Thanks a lot for your help!. I thought that it was com.avast.proxy what was trying to connect to 127.0.0.1 on port 80.

Using Activity Monitor I've been able to see what non essential processes where sending packets. Killing WondershareHelper (in ~/Library/Application Support/Helper/Wondershare Helper Compact.app) those messages disappear from Console.

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Re: com.avast.proxy: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 05:52:04 PM »
Im going to force a revival of this topic.

My MacBook starts freezing several times a day. I found out that the last entry in system.log is always:

Oct 12 17:39:03 MyName-MBP com.avast.proxy[270]: net: Error connecting to 112.124.58.65:80: Operation timed out

I have read about this netstat stuff. But I am a newbie, I have really no idea how I can find out which service/app makes the problem. Is there anybody who can help (in a way that I can understand it).  ;D

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Re: com.avast.proxy: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 06:34:39 PM »
Greetings,

you have revived a very old post that is not relevant for you. The log message simply says that Webshield could not connect to a certain website on behalf of your browser or another application. This is normal and happens all the time. It is very unlikely that this is the cause of your computer freezing.

Kind regards,
Ondrej Kolacek

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Re: com.avast.proxy: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 06:51:10 PM »
Thank you

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Re: com.avast.proxy: Error connecting to 127.0.0.1:80
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 03:51:39 PM »
tosonny,

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