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Offline subaru

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avast update
« on: December 09, 2009, 03:39:11 AM »
i turned on the computer and a red notice said update was unsuccessful-cannot connect to 735sl.avast.com(208.43.71.137:80) what does this mean and what should i now do? :-[

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Re: avast update
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 06:37:28 AM »
How do you connect to the internet, (dial up, cable) and what is your firewall?
If you c&p that url number into your browser (208.43.71.137:80), does the Avast website open?
WindowsXP Home SP3,Avast Free 5.1.889,Windows Firewall, Autorun Eater,Firefox w/Noscript+ /Adblock+/Better Privacy, IE8 all zones except MS Update set to "untrusted" settings,MVPS Host file.SecuniaPSI.

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Re: avast update
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 04:19:42 AM »
tarq57,i am connected to optus wireless and near a black hole,firewall is currently protected by mcafee,i recently downloaded avast 4.8(the free verson).also have windows 7 installed.have been wary about uninstalling mcafee.i haven't yet typed the number into browser yet,do you think i should.

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Re: avast update
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 05:00:38 AM »
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i haven't yet typed the number into browser yet,do you think i should.
Yes.
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firewall is currently protected by mcafee,i recently downloaded avast 4.8(the free verson).also have windows 7 installed.have been wary about uninstalling mcafee.
Was this firewall part of a McAfee suite? If so, there is probably the answer. It will need to be fully uninstalled and a removal tool downloaded and run.
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tarq57,i am connected to optus wireless and near a black hole
The "black hole" could be a factor. Is your wireless modem encrypted to the current standard? If not, it should be. Info/tutorial. WPA2 is the preferred option.
WindowsXP Home SP3,Avast Free 5.1.889,Windows Firewall, Autorun Eater,Firefox w/Noscript+ /Adblock+/Better Privacy, IE8 all zones except MS Update set to "untrusted" settings,MVPS Host file.SecuniaPSI.

 

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