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Offline Jewel5

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Avast blocking Opera browser from accessing Internet
« on: October 05, 2020, 03:47:46 AM »
This is fixed by disabling HTTPS scanning in the settings for Web shield. Does this affect my security? Mozilla Firefox & Edge are unaffected (haven't tested Chrome).

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Re: Avast blocking Opera browser from accessing Internet
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 02:26:56 PM »
- Which Avast..? (Free/Premium)
- Which version/build of Avast..?
- OS..? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP/Build..?)
- Other security related software installed..?
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..?
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.9.6675.IBC [UI.671] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.15 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.2.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 95.0 - Cleanup 21.3 - SecureLine 5.13 - Driver Updater 21.3 - CCleaner 5.85
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Offline Jewel5

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Re: Avast blocking Opera browser from accessing Internet
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 04:06:48 PM »
- Which Avast..? Premium)
- Which version/build of Avast..? 20.7.2425 (build 20.7.5568.600)
- OS..? 64 Bit..? - which SP/Build..?) Windows 8.1    Opera 71.0.3770.198
- Other security related software installed..? None
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..?  None on this computer since re-installing Windows 8.1 in July 2020 (and before re-install, I used the same Avast Premium)

My question is about the advisability of disabling HTTPS scanning. I assume it is included in Avast for a good security reason.
Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

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Re: Avast blocking Opera browser from accessing Internet
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 04:10:54 PM »
Have you tried updating to Avast 20.8 that is now available:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=238421.0
I am having no problems with Avast and Opera here with HTTPS scanning enabled.

« Last Edit: October 05, 2020, 04:13:54 PM by rocksteady »

Offline Jewel5

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Re: Avast blocking Opera browser from accessing Internet
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2020, 11:21:42 AM »
Thanks. Have updated to Avast 20.8: no change. With "HTTPS scanning" enabled, Opera is blocked.