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Offline avestboe

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after installing avast home: can't load http pages only https
« on: December 13, 2008, 06:09:08 PM »
I just installed avast 4 home on my desktop PC, and now it cannot load any http pages (it comes up with error 104 pages). I clicked my favorites links, and found that a https link works.

Any ideas?

I did not have Norton AV earlier, but McAfee (a pain to cancel subscription).

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Re: after installing avast home: can't load http pages only https
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 06:20:28 PM »
Did you use the McAfee removal tool to make sure you got rid of all of it?  http://majorgeeks.com/McAfee_Consumer_Product_Removal_Tool_d5420.html is one source for it.
What antivirus are you using?
Take a look under On Access Protection Control/Web Shield/ Customize and try checking the "ignore local communications" on the first page.
If this doesn't work, then uninstalling the residue of McAfee with the removal tool, then uninstalling ( use avast! removal tool at http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.html ) and reinstalling Avast! may be necessary.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2008, 06:24:08 PM by sded »
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Re: after installing avast home: can't load http pages only https
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 09:27:32 PM »
Which is your firewall?
Is ashWebSv.exe (avast WebShield) allowed to connect?
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