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Offline bgbopper

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AVAST 5.0.507
« on: May 04, 2010, 07:44:07 PM »
Hi, I don't know if there has been a thread for this, but I cannot see one after a quick look.
I have to be quick ( in case my pc hangs) because I have used Avast4 for the last 3 years with no probs but then I get a email telling me to renew my license or buy Avast 5. I downloaded Avast 5.

My problem is that I cannot open either the Internet Explorer or Firefox at the first attempt. It seems to take a good 3/4 mins before anything happens.

Plus, when I eventually get a website on my monitor, it takes another 3/4 mins to change to another one.

It was NEVER this slow with Avast4 and I know the problem is with the Firewall which is stopping anything opening. What I did just to get to this forum was to turn the Avast Firewall off.

There is no other ani-virus software on my pc so what is stopping the browsers from opening? I hope someone will know the answers for it is already doing my head in! I have 50 mb speed & it has gone to zero.

Offline Pondus

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Re: AVAST 5.0.507
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 07:47:57 PM »
what if you try latest 5.0.533

Check your computer for Malware with

Malwarebytes Antimalware
after install click UPDATE and run quick scan, click on REMOVE SELECTED to quarantine anything found

Are cookies really spyware and are they dangerous?

If anything is found come back and post the scan logs here 
« Last Edit: May 04, 2010, 07:50:43 PM by Pondus »

Offline bgbopper

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Re: AVAST 5.0.507
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 09:52:02 PM »
Hi, Thanks for your replies!

I have already done a file scan with MalwareBytes & it found nothing wrong. I did download the beta files listed above and rebooted my pc. I clicked the Firefox & it opened immediately with no problems. I also checked the Windows firewall & allowed Avast 5.

So far, everything is tickety boo & I hope it stays that way!

Thanks again for your help.