I installed avast last year (home edition) and for some odd reason, after I installed it, I could not connect to the internet with IE, Firefox or Safari. I could connect with my quicken software but not if I tried to use an outside browser. For some reason I am able to connect as well to iTunes (music store) but again can't do anything if I try to use an outside browser....says cannot connect. I have a DSL line and 3-4 computers hooked up either wirelessly or hardwired. They all work just fine. Only the computer I installed avast on has the problem. OS is windows XP
I uninstalled Avast numerous times and reinstalled....using both the unistaller and also the command line prompt I found on this server. I also read various threads and tried their fix, all to no avail. I just put on Avast Home Pro to see if I could re-trace by turning functions off and on.....again no luck. I simply cannot connect using any browser. My programs (except for the two noted above) will not connect either.
I did get an error message saying that maybe I had a firewall blocking ports but I have no firewall installed. I don't use Windows Firewall.
I am not savy with computer lingo but I was wondering if there was a command line prompt that would simply open all ports and allow me to get connected to the internet. I put on Avast because I was tired of Norton......I think I may have made a grave error.
When I do a status check on my wirless (and or hardwired...I have tried both ways) everything is working fine. I just cannot connect!!!!!
Please help...I have tried for a few months to get this working and I am completely baffled.