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Offline yardbird

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Some strange issues with Avast
« on: September 29, 2017, 10:23:02 AM »
Recently I have had some problems with Avast which seems a bit strange.

Yesterday an add-on to an EA Sports game which I've been using for years suddenly stopped working (the application, not the whole game). I have described that in another post yesterday. I found out that Avast was "guilty" to the problem but after some hours of frustration, I found no other way to solve the problem than to do a System Restore.

Which worked fine and after that I had the opportunity to click "yes" for Avast to let me run the application.

But after that, Google Chrome stopped functioning so I had to re-install it. Even worse was that another program which I use for maintaining sports tables also stopped working. It just didn't start when I tried to start it and that's a problem because I need it for some work I'm doing.

So I restored the settings with System Restore back to what it was before my first System restore and then the sports table application worked fine. But now the first problem with the game application appeared again!

Then I de-activated the Avast self-defence temporarily and then all programs worked as they should.

Next step was to uninstall and then re-install Avast which worked fine and after that all applications work fine again, as they have done the recent years.

However, I noticed that the Avast Safe Browser has disappeared. Has it been deleted from the program and what should I do now when I log in to a bank account or so?

There's also something weird with the Avast Wi-Fi control. A week ago when I was doing a Smart Scan, the program noticed that I had a "weak password" for my TP-Link router, something which  I obviously had. So I changed the password to something more advanced.

However, Avast still informs me that I have a weak password, in fact it reacts as if I still had the old password despite the fact that I changed the password three times yesterday in order to solve the problem.

Have anyone else had similar problems and what can be done?

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Re: Some strange issues with Avast
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 10:32:46 AM »
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Re: Some strange issues with Avast
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 10:40:22 AM »
The Safezone Browser is gone as has been explained in other threads, the FAQ and other places.

When there is a new(er) version of avast,it is always best to perform a clean and custom installation.
avast simply refuses to test new versions properly before releasing them to the public. ;D

There are multiple things to check in the router.
All explained in other threads.
Some routers have a backup option for passwords and that can trigger the alert.
Disable it.

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Re: Some strange issues with Avast
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 10:01:40 PM »
However, I noticed that the Avast Safe Browser has disappeared.
See: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=208329.0
It only disappeared if you did a clean install. An update from an older version doesn't delete it.
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Re: Some strange issues with Avast
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 05:58:02 PM »
yes, I did a clean install.

However, all the other problems seems to be gone now. I managed to get rid of the problem with the weak password for the router as well. After some search I found the place where I could adjust it.

Thanks to all for help and support.

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Re: Some strange issues with Avast
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 06:05:36 PM »
yes, I did a clean install.

However, all the other problems seems to be gone now. I managed to get rid of the problem with the weak password for the router as well. After some search I found the place where I could adjust it.

Thanks to all for help and support.
Happy to hear the problems are solved.
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