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Offline Counsel

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Avast 4 is blocking Youtube videos from playing
« on: October 07, 2009, 03:50:08 PM »
I've updated to the latest version of Avast, and still have major issues with Youtube videos not loading.
How do I know it's Avast ?
because when I stop all avast services (I'm using Internet, Email, Standard, and Web shields), the videos load immediately

I've tried setting all of youtube's urls (ytimg, etc) to be ignored, but it doesn't matter.

Anyone with similar issues ?

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Re: Avast 4 is blocking Youtube videos from playing
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 09:57:23 PM »
Which is your firewall?
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Re: Avast 4 is blocking Youtube videos from playing
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 01:33:34 AM »
No firewall.
Disabled Win Firewall

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Re: Avast 4 is blocking Youtube videos from playing
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 02:48:15 PM »
Disabled Win Firewall
No need for that. In fact, it's good to let it running.

Any other security program that could interfere? ThreatFire?
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Re: Avast 4 is blocking Youtube videos from playing
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009, 02:29:41 PM »
Hi, no, no other security.

When I  rightclick the avast icon and choose   "Stop On-Access Protection", as soon as the services have stopped, the page loads.
very strange.

So for now I'm just stopping the protection long enough to get a video to load, then back on.
kind of a pain, but....

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Re: Avast 4 is blocking Youtube videos from playing
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2009, 03:09:45 PM »
HI,
Youtube video needs flashplayer to work properly. Have you got the latest flashplayer installed. Avast should not interfere with this website with all shields running!.
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Re: Avast 4 is blocking Youtube videos from playing
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009, 03:40:19 PM »
from my first post:
"...How do I know it's Avast ?
because when I stop all avast services (I'm using Internet, Email, Standard, and Web shields), the videos load immediately"

yes, I have flash

I guess I'm the only one experiencing this.  Thanks for the suggestions, though.

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Re: Avast 4 is blocking Youtube videos from playing
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2009, 02:47:41 AM »
What AV was installed on the system before Avast?
Are the shields set to the default sensitivity?
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