Author Topic: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?  (Read 16385 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67274
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2007, 07:09:59 PM »
nope, I disabled windows firewall and using ZoneAlarm Free. I can try disabling ZoneAlarm again because I have done it once before and it did not work.
Remove all entries of avast from ZA Applications rules and try again.
ZA is notorious on 'messing' entries... If it does not work, try just uninstall ZA to test.

Just a thought... might the hardware firewall on my router be the cause of the problem?
I don't think so. avast does not require particular rules on hardware firewall settings.
The best things in life are free.

Offline philop

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • ball number 8
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2007, 08:12:20 AM »
nope, I disabled windows firewall and using ZoneAlarm Free. I can try disabling ZoneAlarm again because I have done it once before and it did not work.
Remove all entries of avast from ZA Applications rules and try again.
ZA is notorious on 'messing' entries... If it does not work, try just uninstall ZA to test.

Just want to report... It works! I just uninstall ZoneAlarm and the internet works. Hmmm... But I kinda surprised that the internet works when ZoneAlarm is uninstall but when disabled it does not.

Time for me to find a Firewall replacement or just stick with windows one
Pentium 4 3.0ghz HT/ 768mb ram/ Windows Xp home sp2/ geforce 6600gt/ onboard sound (soundmax)

Offline oldman

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 4143
  • Some days..... MOS...this bug's for you
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2007, 08:21:02 AM »
You can find some links for firewalls in tech's post here

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=4.0

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 84170
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2007, 02:10:16 PM »
Just want to report... It works! I just uninstall ZoneAlarm and the internet works. Hmmm... But I kinda surprised that the internet works when ZoneAlarm is uninstall but when disabled it does not.

I'm not to surprised when a firewall is disabled it still has drivers and services that are probably still running. Some put a block on connections if you manually disable them, some have self protection to stop you disabling them. Unfortunately it has been over 4 years since I last used ZA, so I can't say how it functions in this case with the latest version.
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.9.2437 (build 20.9.5758.609) UI-1.0.580/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67274
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2007, 05:20:19 AM »
Time for me to find a Firewall replacement or just stick with windows one
Windows one does not have outbound protection.
Why don't you try Comodo? I recommend this free one 8)
The best things in life are free.

Offline philop

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • ball number 8
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2007, 09:44:03 AM »
Yep, I am using comodo and loving it!

Thanks guys for your help  ;D
Pentium 4 3.0ghz HT/ 768mb ram/ Windows Xp home sp2/ geforce 6600gt/ onboard sound (soundmax)

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 84170
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2007, 03:33:13 PM »
Your welcome, glad that you are sorted now.
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.9.2437 (build 20.9.5758.609) UI-1.0.580/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline khagaroth

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 204
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2007, 08:54:15 PM »
Comodo 3 (beta) completely breaks Web Shields http redirection, fortunately, all other providers are still working and manually configured proxy too.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 84170
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2007, 10:23:50 PM »
Can you explain further, is it not simply blocking of ashWebSv.exe ?
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.9.2437 (build 20.9.5758.609) UI-1.0.580/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67274
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2007, 05:09:44 AM »
Comodo 3 (beta) completely breaks Web Shields http redirection, fortunately, all other providers are still working and manually configured proxy too.
I have been using them (avast + Comodo 3 (beta) + Vista) and they seems to be working very good.
What do you mean by 'breaks' here?
The best things in life are free.

Offline khagaroth

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 204
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2007, 06:57:10 PM »
By breaks, I mean that if Web Shield is running, any program that's using it can't connect, unless I manually set the proxy. And no, ashWebSv.exe is not blocked, but I had to manually create all corresponding rules, as Comodo didn't even notice it's running. I have allowed DNS and loopback in Defense+ and all IP in/out connections in the firewall, but it doesn't work even if I set both firewall and defense+ to Allow all. It looks like some LSP conflict or something, I will try reinstalling avast as soon I have enough time. BTW, I have XP Pro and on Comodo forums there are lots of people with the same problem, it's also in the workarounds thread for current version.

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67274
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2007, 12:26:35 AM »
By breaks, I mean that if Web Shield is running, any program that's using it can't connect, unless I manually set the proxy.
Strange... I haven't do this and WebShield is scanning for sure all my browser activity...

And no, ashWebSv.exe is not blocked, but I had to manually create all corresponding rules, as Comodo didn't even notice it's running.
Strange again... Comodo asked me for permission and it's logging all webshield 'connections'.
The best things in life are free.

Offline ChampionHyena

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2007, 06:57:22 AM »
Hate to sound like a broken record, but I still can't find a solution for this. ZoneAlarm, Comodo, Windows Firewall, even NO firewall... I still can't complete downloads or streaming content without disabling on-access protection. Is there no further information that would help? Logs, diagnostics... anything? Glad to hear that others have gotten around their problems, but mine are mysteriously firewall-unrelated. It's all Avast and I'm out of ideas, save abandoning Avast on this computer... and I'm not willing to resort to that.

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67274
Re: avast! On-Access Scanner blocking downloads?
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2007, 02:18:35 PM »
Is there no further information that would help? Logs, diagnostics... anything?
I wish I could help. But I'm empty... I can't understand the problem so I can't help further. Hope someone else could...
The best things in life are free.