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Offline jadinolf

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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2010, 07:52:43 PM »
I'm going to bump this so you can see the HiJack this results.
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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2010, 10:54:00 PM »
I see Adobe\Acrobat 7.0 that is way down level and very vulnerable to infections as Adobe Reader 9 is available:
http://www.adobe.com/products/reader

I do not use any Adobe products as they are the latest target of malware attacks.

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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2010, 03:42:22 AM »
I see Adobe\Acrobat 7.0 that is way down level and very vulnerable to infections as Adobe Reader 9 is available:
http://www.adobe.com/products/reader

I do not use any Adobe products as they are the latest target of malware attacks.
I cannot afford to upgrade Acrobat but it is on other computers --remember this is Acrobat, not reader-- and there are no similar problems on those computers.

Anything else?
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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2010, 04:52:43 AM »
The Hjt log shows safe. No obvious problem entries.
Perhaps need to go to Internet Options in Control Panel and set a Start page for IE8 browser.
Also check Search Settings, and under the Advanced tab best running is restore settings to default.
There may be some connectivity issues.

The other thing is Zone Alarm. I'm not familiar with myself but there have been issues.
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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2010, 05:04:40 PM »
The Hjt log shows safe. No obvious problem entries.
Perhaps need to go to Internet Options in Control Panel and set a Start page for IE8 browser.
Also check Search Settings, and under the Advanced tab best running is restore settings to default.
There may be some connectivity issues.

The other thing is Zone Alarm. I'm not familiar with myself but there have been issues.
Thanks mkis, I ill take a look at that. I don't use MSIE but I could set a start page. I have 5 computers and Zone Alarm Pro is on all of them and no issues.

A solution would be to reformat and reinstall but I am loathe to do that since it is so time consuming. I'll just live without avast! on this computer.
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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2010, 08:42:22 AM »
Internet Explorer start page  isn't it - I dont see it in first line of HjT log
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank

or is that because you are run the default page - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
if not , then you could set this default as Start page (Internet Options - General tab - Home Page)

Or do you run a distinct proxy

I also see the following lines
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

Mainly because you have to run Internet Explorer regardless, and sometimes its IE settings that are not configured best and this may be causing stoppage - and that perhaps Avastsvc cannot pass
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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2010, 11:49:58 AM »
Thanks mkis

I am not a pro at computers, just a hobbyist but I will try to interpret your post.

I will say this- all of my computers are configured the same and if I were to bring up MSIE on any of them, it would come up to a blank page and I don't have problems with avast!.

This is very frustrating.

Some day when it becomes necessary to reformat, I'll give avast! a try on this computer.
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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2010, 08:12:34 PM »
I must report this---

I am a great proponent of avast! and here, I couldn't even use it on my main computer. SO this morning, I uninstalled MSE, cleaned the registry and reinstalled  avast!, set up the options, changed the sounds and it appears to be working perfectly!

Problem is, I have done this before only to have it fail.

I ran a scan--no problem. I right clicked a scanned an .exe file in Widows Explorer (I actually use PowerDesk) all was fine.

If it continues to be good, I'll insert my PRO license.

Wish me luck.
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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2010, 09:03:31 PM »
Welcome back :)
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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2010, 09:43:26 PM »
Welcome back :)
Good to be back. Thanks.

I do have avast! on 4 computers--one PRO and 3 FREE.

When I'm satisfied this computer plays nice with avast!, I'll transfer the PRO license to this computer.

I've had avast! degrade every time on this computer so I'll wait a while.
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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2010, 10:25:07 PM »
I must report this---

I am a great proponent of avast! and here, I couldn't even use it on my main computer. SO this morning, I uninstalled MSE, cleaned the registry and reinstalled  avast!, set up the options, changed the sounds and it appears to be working perfectly!

Problem is, I have done this before only to have it fail.

I ran a scan--no problem. I right clicked and scanned an .exe file in Widows Explorer (I actually use PowerDesk) all was fine.

If it continues to be good, I'll insert my PRO license.

Wish me luck.

No idea how this happened. Sorry. :(
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Re: Avast performance problems.
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2010, 05:18:49 AM »
So far -- so good----
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