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Offline dialwhale

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Re: Avast keeps resetting my Proxy settings
« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2018, 08:31:14 PM »
I've shut down each protection shield one by one and nothing prevented the VPN settings from being reset. I'm starting to think Avast is purposefully sabotaging system proxy settings to prevent or expose people using a non-avast VPN or trick them into purchasing Avast's secureline VPN product. Why else has this dangerous security problem gone on so long with absolutely no information from avast?

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Re: Avast keeps resetting my Proxy settings
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2018, 01:50:57 PM »
actually tried the beta version last February... and it was fixed once but now re-appeared to the latest beta version.
The latest release did not fix the problem as well. We cannot wait any longer not knowing when this problem will be addressed.

Our company decided to look for the other antivirus software to replace Avast. This is very important to our company and we cannot wait any longer.  :( :( :(

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Re: Avast keeps resetting my Proxy settings
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2018, 04:42:05 AM »
Ok, after months of happy living and no proxy sabotaging, this has now resurfaced. Was there an update in the last few days?! I can't seem to find release notes.

Offline junmed

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Re: Avast keeps resetting my Proxy settings
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2018, 05:36:29 AM »
the company could not wait for the fix any longer.... we've decided to uninstall Avast and installed another software to all our laptops.  >:(

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Re: Avast keeps resetting my Proxy settings
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2018, 01:00:08 PM »
I've just re-installed Avast Business Anti Virus 18.6.2540 and this is resetting my internet proxy a few minutes after I change it. It also remove the proxy address in the Update screen so I'm always getting warnings that my definitions are out of date. been doing it for the last year.


My family also use Avast and they don't have any issue, most likely because they have desktops that never leave the house but I have a  laptop  and have to turn off the proxy when I'm away from home. So I assume Avast thinks that  me manually turning it back on is a virus doing it and os removes it

So bloody annoying and not impressed that Avast have done nothing to fix it.

Time to look for a new product
Can Avast recommend a rival anti virus product that actually works as expected?


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Re: Avast keeps resetting my Proxy settings
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2018, 04:20:16 PM »
I've just re-installed Avast Business Anti Virus 18.6.2540 and this is resetting my internet proxy a few minutes after I change it. It also remove the proxy address in the Update screen so I'm always getting warnings that my definitions are out of date. been doing it for the last year.

My family also use Avast and they don't have any issue, most likely because they have desktops that never leave the house but I have a  laptop  and have to turn off the proxy when I'm away from home. So I assume Avast thinks that  me manually turning it back on is a virus doing it and os removes it

So bloody annoying and not impressed that Avast have done nothing to fix it.

Time to look for a new product
Can Avast recommend a rival anti virus product that actually works as expected?

You would be better to post in the Avast For Business sub-forum, https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=65.0.

Assumes you are actually looking for help, in which case they would need more information.
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Re: Avast keeps resetting my Proxy settings
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2018, 10:51:27 PM »
Reported to Avast. Patience, this is the weekend.
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