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avast 5 is raping my net & firefox
« on: January 22, 2010, 11:09:40 PM »
firstly love avast so this is not as knock.

any one got any ideas to stop avast killing firefox? youtube and flash videos was skipping like hell (like if i was burning a cd and trying to listen) and my cpu was going up to 50/60 just on firefox.

at first thought it was because i updated to 3.6 today, after testing and going in safe mode. i disabled all avast sehilds for ten minutes.

firefox is working fine. (same happened in IE also so know its avast)

would would be the effect by disabling webshield perminant?

idears?

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Re: avast 5 is raping my net & firefox
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 11:29:46 PM »
hi,

nope, no ideas ...there's something wrong going on on your system...or avast 5 wasn't properly installed: did you upgrade from V4? if yes, try to uninstall everything with this: http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility, reboot and reinstall V5 from scratch. Post back here to tell how it went  ;) ...oh, what's your operating system?
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Re: avast 5 is raping my net & firefox
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 11:39:21 PM »
Hey, thanks for the reply. well it looks like it was avast.  in webshield i went to expert settings. then exclusions. added youtube etc and every thing works fine again. firefox and IE.

i also deselected scan all file types in websheild and added my own list of dangerous extentions to scan.

firefox and IE no longer spiking, running smooth.


also randomly a friend on msn just mentioned to me his pc was doin the same in ff and ie, and i had actually got him to install avast yesterday. his is working fine now also.

thanks for the reply

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Re: avast 5 is raping my net & firefox
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2010, 09:30:02 AM »
Hi guys,
I have exactly same problem. I just think that it's getting worst with time. When I restart, then everything is working fine, but after while (2 - 3 hours) of surfing it start to do problems with flash videos (youtube etc) and also I can't listen music and download at the same time... ???

I already reinstall Avast 5 but the problem is still there...

I have Asus eee 1000HE with windows xp.

Thanks for your ideas!
« Last Edit: January 23, 2010, 01:13:54 PM by haremheb »

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Re: avast 5 is raping my net & firefox
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 02:01:40 PM »
Good luck getting an answer. I had the exact same problem and posted it in the beta forum around a week ago and got no help. I had to switch AV's till this is resolved, and I assume many will as well.
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Re: avast 5 is raping my net & firefox
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 02:13:31 PM »
Good luck getting an answer. I had the exact same problem and posted it in the beta forum around a week ago and got no help. I had to switch AV's till this is resolved, and I assume many will as well.

did you miss the OP's post where he's saying his issue was solved here  ???
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Re: avast 5 is raping my net & firefox
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 02:21:37 PM »
Just what is the point of adding sites to the exclusions list ?
what if one day they become infected.
you are then left wide open to the infection.

The new Avast slows everything down
after using the pro version of avast for a few years i think this new version stink's

avast celebrated 100 million users,
i think they will be soon celebrating 100 million lost customers.



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Re: avast 5 is raping my net & firefox
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010, 02:32:34 PM »
Just what is the point of adding sites to the exclusions list ?
what if one day they become infected.
you are then left wide open to the infection.
off topic here

The new Avast slows everything down
after using the pro version of avast for a few years i think this new version stink's

avast celebrated 100 million users,
i think they will be soon celebrating 100 million lost customers.
you don't have a clue do you  ::)
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Re: avast 5 is raping my net & firefox
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2010, 03:22:15 PM »
I just might not have a clue,

But what i have got is a faster computer now i have removed Avast,

i used to recommend avast to everyone on yahoo answers
i am certainly removing that recommendation now.




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