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Offline blerina

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new in avast,queries....???
« on: January 29, 2008, 03:12:19 PM »
hello to everyone ;D

i am new in avast.
i just downloaded the free home edition and i have some questions.
first of all, i didnt had access to the internet so i disabled the webshield. what is tha mean?avast cant protect for viruses from the ineternet?
also, i cannot find how to start scanning my hard disks....
please if anybody knows to answer.
thanks in advance ;)

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Re: new in avast,queries....???
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 04:19:59 PM »
Most likely blocking by your firewall.

What is your firewall ?
Does it allow ashWebSv.exe internet access ?
- If it does delete the entry for it and reconnect to the internet, this will force the firewall to ask permission again.

Right click on the avast ' a ' icon and select Start avast Antivirus. This will do a quick memory scan and then open the Simple User Interface (a bit like a media player), here you can start on-demand scans.

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Re: new in avast,queries....???
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 04:34:36 PM »
thanks for answering david.
i have windows vista and comodo firewall. must i close the firewall?

when i amgoing for scanning it asks for a key...why?

avast is only for visuses or it protect from spywares  etc?
i want to download also an antispyware. which you recommend to me?
thanks again ;D
« Last Edit: January 29, 2008, 04:36:09 PM by blerina »

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Re: new in avast,queries....???
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 04:43:15 PM »
No you don't need to close the firewall, just find where the program/application control is and see if ashWebSv.exe (Web Shield) is blocked and you can try to allow it, but my personal view is to delete the entry for it and have comodo firewall ask again.

avast also detects spyware and adware but it isn't a specialist anti-spyware application. You need look no further than my signature to see I use SuperAntiSpyware (free is on-demand only).

Other options if using winXP or Vista SUPERantispyware On-Demand only in free version. Or AVG anti-spyware (formerly Ewido) Resident scanner during trial On-Demand after trial ends. Or Spyware Terminator Resident scanner.

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