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Offline dypsis

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2008, 10:50:32 AM »
The last scanned and the scan count are changing.

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2008, 10:53:04 AM »
Hang on.

For some reason web shield was disabled.

I have now enabled it. I was looking at standard shield. I can now browse.

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2008, 10:54:58 AM »
Phew!  you really had me worried there..

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2008, 10:55:19 AM »
The web shield scan count is changing and so is last scanned.

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2008, 10:56:05 AM »
So can you now try the change to the proxy for Firefox please?

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2008, 10:56:28 AM »
So the situation now is that I have all the Providers enabled except Script Blocking.

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2008, 10:58:05 AM »
The important acid test is what happens when you have those providers enabled and restart the system ... can you still browse?

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2008, 10:59:18 AM »
OK. Firefox is done now.

I can still browse.


Does this mean that i have to use a proxy for my browsers now to run avast!?

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2008, 11:10:45 AM »
Well ... remember what I said ...

I wanted to get you a workaround that would let you have all your providers running.  Please give me a little while to check out Script Blocking (I use the Home edition and we humbler souls do not have Script Blocking) I think lukor understands what we have been doing here and he may chime back in on that. 

So, this is just a workaround to get you out of the "sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't" situation and keep you going for now.  I need to do a little research but I will be back and ask you to run a diagnostic function that I hope you will feel able to do and post the results back here.

From this testing I believe that you do, in fact, have some software running on your system that played well with the intercepting of browsing with avast 4.7.  However, with avast 4.8 due to some timing changes sometimes it does and sometimes it does not.  We need to find out what that is and try to find a permanent solution that will remove the need for the proxy. 

But ... it is now past 2am here in California and I need to get some sleep.  I hope that you are now in a configuration that will keep you going until I can get back to this later today.

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2008, 11:23:12 AM »
OK Mate.

Thanks for all the help.

I love this AV, so I am keen to get it working properly and am happy to do any testing needed.


I have just rebooted with all Providers enabled and both IE and Firefox working.

I only hope that situation stays like it.

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2008, 11:25:17 AM »
Just one more request right now.

Could you please view the following file:

Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\avast4.ini

and tell us all the entries you have in the section headed:

[WebScanner]

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2008, 11:30:14 AM »
There you go:

[WebScanner]
AutoRedirect=1
HttpRedirectPort=88
LoadIsapiFilters=1
ISAPIFilter1=ashWsFtr.dll
IgnoreAddress=
IgnoreLocalhost=1


Hey, was I supposed to enable Internet Mail? Somewhere along the line it got enabled.

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2008, 11:30:56 AM »
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I have just rebooted with all Providers enabled and both IE and Firefox working.

I only hope that situation stays like it.

I hope it will and I am pretty sure it will. 

I think that some others may not fully understand what we have been doing so ...  I would suggest you do not make any changes to this for now unless the person requesting it is identified as member of the Alwil software/avast team.  Of course, it is your system and your choice.

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2008, 11:32:00 AM »
Yes, you can run with Internet Mail now - I only asked you to stop it to help prove my theory on what was happening in your system.  The workaround makes it unnecessary to keep it turned off.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2008, 11:35:36 AM by alanrf »

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Re: Web Browsers Blocked with avast! 4.8
« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2008, 11:33:24 AM »
I will follow this thread in the hope of getting a permanent fix.