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pro not allowing downloads
« on: December 10, 2006, 07:14:39 PM »
I can't seem to download anything, but I can use the internet just fine.
I just installed avast! today, and I am wondering if I did not set it up right.
I also want to know if Avast! PRO needs a firewall.

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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2006, 07:21:06 PM »
avast is only an antivirus, not a firewall. You'll need a full firewall.
Suggestions here: http://www.firewallleaktester.com/tests_overview.php or http://www.thefreecountry.com/security/firewalls.shtml or http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=22742.0;topicseen

Do you already have a firewall? If so, avast components should be able to connect the internet.
Do you have any other antivirus in this computer?
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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2006, 07:22:07 PM »
Yes you need a firewall.

PLease post your operating system and which providers you have running. Normanly avast doesn't stop you from downloading anything, unless it's infected of course.


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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2006, 07:31:03 PM »
OK.

Computer 1:
xp home

Computer 2:
x64


script blocking
internet mail
IM
Network shield
P2P
standard shield
web shield

The internet works fine on both computers.
File sharing works both ways.
I can use the printer as well.

I cannot download anything on either computer.

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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2006, 07:43:11 PM »
Which firewall do you use?
Did you have any other antivirus in the past in this computer?
Which is your operational system?
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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2006, 07:47:11 PM »
No firewall on, on either computer.

Computer 1:
Norton internet security
xp home

Computer 2:
Only Avast!
x64



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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2006, 07:50:31 PM »
If you stop the avast! providers will the downloads succeed?
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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2006, 07:55:09 PM »
No.

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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2006, 08:01:19 PM »
Okay. check Tools/internet options, clik the security tab, custom level button, scroll down to download. Is it enabled?

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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2006, 08:12:29 PM »
Yes. 
Everything is either set to "enable" or "prompt."

Should I just through my computers away and get new ones?
Maybe a Dell.

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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2006, 08:20:09 PM »

Should I just through my computers away and get new ones?
Maybe a Dell.

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Lol, I don't think, that will be required. ;D

Do you have a router? And the windows firewall is turned off?

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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2006, 08:26:12 PM »
Wireless router- yes. 
Windows firewall-off.
Downloads- none.

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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2006, 08:30:26 PM »
Would you try downloading an old version of Ewido ( say 4.0.0.172)

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ewido/?668

I know this is an odd request but I had a similar problem a while back and found that Ewido could download when nothing else would.
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Re: pro not allowing downloads
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2006, 08:38:42 PM »
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