Author Topic: Avast 4.8 and Networks  (Read 4612 times)

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JTKWales1981

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Avast 4.8 and Networks
« on: April 04, 2008, 02:14:23 PM »
Since upgrading to Avast 4.8 Pro when windows starts NONE of my networks will load, i dont have access to anything, internet, bluetooth etc.  I cant access anything such as my computer or anything else its as if the system freezes.

When i go into safe mode and system restore back to 4.7 all works again fine.

Im running an Athlon 4200 X2, ASUS M2N SLI Deluxe Nforce 570 SLI Board, 2GB DDR 667Mhz, 320SATA II Hard disk, Windows XP Pro Retail SP2 with all the updates.

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Re: Avast 4.8 and Networks
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 03:00:59 PM »
do you use other security programs (firewall, anivirus, antirootkit...)?

did you use an other antivirus before avast!?

JTKWales1981

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Re: Avast 4.8 and Networks
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 03:10:11 PM »
I have comodo firewall and i didnt  use any Antivirus before Avast, installed 4.7 Pro onto a clean installation of windows.

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Re: Avast 4.8 and Networks
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 03:35:20 PM »
Interesting. Nforce once more. It looks like there is some peculiarities in interation between Nvidia chipset and latest avast!.

JTKWales1981

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Re: Avast 4.8 and Networks
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008, 03:45:21 PM »
Whats annoying me is that Avast is updating itself everytime im on the net even tho ive set it to do it manually.

JTKWales1981

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Re: Avast 4.8 and Networks
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 04:44:16 PM »
if this isnt fixed soon im going to Nod32 and stop recommending Avast EVERYTIME i restart my pc i need to do a system restore.

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Re: Avast 4.8 and Networks
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2008, 05:04:15 PM »
I and my friend have quite powerfull PC and avast home. I didn't update new avast immetially. Yesterday I did. Game is Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and didn't have problems before updating avast. Friend updated and after that he got lagging and freezing problems with ET also ping was awful.

I didnt believe instantly that just updating avast could affect to ping. Today I tried it also and I've now same problems. I tried to stop avast scanning main .exe -file and punkbuster's/evenbalance's PnkNstrA and PnkBstrB processes. It didnt help. Next I'll try to close avast when I go to playing but I really dont know will it help because it didnt help my friend.

Is there something processes or programs what should be closed during gaming session?

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Re: Avast 4.8 and Networks
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2008, 05:09:04 PM »
if this isnt fixed soon im going to Nod32 and stop recommending Avast EVERYTIME i restart my pc i need to do a system restore.
Disable the self-defense module and you'll 'restore' the 4.7 environment.
Take a while for the programmers to reproduce the problem and try to solve it.

I tried to stop avast scanning main .exe -file and punkbuster's/evenbalance's PnkNstrA and PnkBstrB processes. It didnt help. Next I'll try to close avast when I go to playing but I really dont know will it help because it didnt help my friend.
There are two Exclusion lists:

For the Standard Shield provider (on-access scanning):
Left click the 'a' blue icon, click on the provider icon at left and then Customize.
Go to Advanced tab and click on Add button...

For the other providers (on-demand scanning such as the screen-saver or the Simple User Interface):
Right click the 'a' blue icon, click Program Settings.
Go to Exclusions tab and click on Add button...

You can use wildcards like * and ?.
But be careful, you should 'exclude' that many files that let your system in danger.
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JTKWales1981

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Re: Avast 4.8 and Networks
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2008, 09:01:15 PM »
i have restored 4.7 and ive also set it NOT to upgrade the program only the virus pattern YET it keeps upgrading itself to 4.8.

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Re: Avast 4.8 and Networks
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2008, 09:04:57 PM »
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JTKWales1981

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Re: Avast 4.8 and Networks
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2008, 10:54:20 PM »
uninstalled 4.8 and installed 4.7

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Re: Avast 4.8 and Networks
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2008, 04:29:03 AM »
uninstalled 4.8 and installed 4.7
Version 4.8 is not mandatory, so if you reboot your computer after installing the 4.7 with no Internet available, make the settings changes to manual... it should work.
See my suggestions here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=34347.msg288381#msg288381
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