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douglas9

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Avast 5.1 triggering auto dialer on XP Startup
« on: February 15, 2011, 05:57:59 PM »
Have finally determined that Avast 5.1 upon loading at startup of XP triggers the auto dialer and my pc dials out. Have manual updates checked by can't stop Avast from dialing up whenever i boot up my PC. Do not want to disable auto dial, just want to prevent AVAST from accessing it.

Got the following from process explorer command line info for rasautou.exe:

rasautou -a "program.avast.com" -e

Hope my problem has been properly explained. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Avast 5.1 triggering auto dialer on XP Startup
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 06:27:16 PM »
In Avast Settings, under Updates | Update Parameters "I only connect to the internet using a dial up modem" should be checkmarked.  Hope this helps.
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Re: Avast 5.1 triggering auto dialer on XP Startup
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 06:29:06 PM »
Surely your dial-up should be set to not to dial, that is how I used to have mine set when I still had dial-up until very recently.

If this didn't happen on avast 5.0 ?
I would have thought it shouldn't have changed on 5.1.

What are your avastUI, Settings, Updates ?
e.g. Update Parameters, I only connect to the internet using a dial up modem.
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Re: Avast 5.1 triggering auto dialer on XP Startup
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 06:37:45 PM »
Gopher John,
Need the auto dial to start the dial up when i open my Opera browser. Just want to stop Avast from accessing it.

DavidR
The box is checked "i only connect to the internet using a dialup modem
Program and engine are check marked "manual"

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Re: Avast 5.1 triggering auto dialer on XP Startup
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 06:49:32 PM »
Are you opening the avastUI on startup (by default it shouldn't open) that would trigger the check for avast iNews and also populate the ad to maximize your protection in the Summary section of the UI.

I don't know why you feel the need to set updates to manual as in doing so there should be no check for updates anyway. So it is more likely to be the above, but even then I still wouldn't allow autodial, when you start your browser it would give the dial-up window for you to establish the connection.

You didn't answer the question on:
If this didn't happen on avast 5.0 ?
I would have thought it shouldn't have changed on 5.1.
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Re: Avast 5.1 triggering auto dialer on XP Startup
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 07:12:00 PM »
1. Nope not opening the UI. As XP loads the icon shows up on the tray and dialing starts.

2.Have it set to manual, because i do not want Avast checking for me.

3. Perhaps i didn't explain myself on the auto dial. Opera will not dial up for me. Have to manually start the connection. So i have an Opera work around whereby when i open Opera it will dial the connection for me.

4. It didn't happen on 5.0...Didn't happen when i upgraded to 5.1   It has only started the the last few weeks...i have a suspicion it was program update that has started the problem.

Think that i will uncheck the dialup modem box, and check my computer is always connected to the internet and see what happens. And see what happens tomorrow.....

Thank you for your time.

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Re: Avast 5.1 triggering auto dialer on XP Startup
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 08:17:18 PM »
Well there hasn't been a program update for some while, 5.1.889 on 2011-01-13, just over a month ago.
http://www.avast.com/en-gb/release-history

So I don't know if this problem is roughly when this update was released or when you manually updated to 5.1.889.
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Re: Avast 5.1 triggering auto dialer on XP Startup
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011, 12:14:21 PM »
Checking permanently connected didn't work unfortunately. Still dialing out....there must be some workaround to prevent it from dialing out until an explanation is found. Appreciate your suggestions..........thanks

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Re: Avast 5.1 triggering auto dialer on XP Startup
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011, 03:03:59 PM »
Gopher John,
Need the auto dial to start the dial up when i open my Opera browser. Just want to stop Avast from accessing it.

The Avast Settings, under Updates | Update Parameters "I only connect to the internet using a dial up modem" in Avast settings wouldn't affect windows dialing out when trying to connect with Opera or other programs.
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Re: Avast 5.1 triggering auto dialer on XP Startup
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011, 03:56:07 PM »
Have given up trying to correct or solve the problem with AVAST UI.....will just delay start up witn WinPatrol....thanks to all who offered solutions.......