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avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« on: February 25, 2011, 12:28:46 AM »
Clean install of both, avast 6 pro and Outpost Firewall Pro 7.1 don’t work.
On reboot outpost encounter problem and stopped working, (Windows 7 x64) I see a few people has the same issue.

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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 12:47:39 AM »
Which did you install first ?

Best to have installed avast first, so Outpost pro will detect it and ask if you have avast installed, the correct answer is yes. Outpost won't install the web control or resident anti-spyware modules. So if you got this question did you answer yes ?

As you can see from my signature I don't have any problem. I also have win7 starter but that is 32bit. So of the ones experiencing this they are all using win7 x64 OSes, presumably you are also using Outpost 64bit version (if one exists) ?
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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 01:05:53 AM »
Yes, avast was installed first and then outpost FP x64, I normally don’t use anti spyware module in firewall, it it’s strictly firewall, web control I use for couple small purposes that avast don’t have but with the 5.0.667 & 5.1.889 that was no issue at least when comes to starting both-no conflict.
I use avast 6 pro and OFP 7.1 on my XP SP3 x32 machine and no issues there, and because I own over 20 machines but all win 7 x64 I want to see how that combination would work on my i7 Core x64 machines and that’s when I discovered this.
No big deal for now I use OSS , but maybe down the road if OFP & avast 6 pro works without any glitch I may consider.
Btw. The new v6 of avast  seem to work  nicer on XP comparing to v 5.1 889.
Thank you for quick response


« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 01:07:50 AM by hydrogen »

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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 01:22:59 AM »
So it looks like some sort of conflict in how the 64bit version of OFP and the avast Behaviour Shield (from version 5.1.xxx and carried forward to avast 6.0.

Have you tried the workaround:
New Behaviour Shield, Expert settings option  - 'monitor the system for unauthorised modifications' - and see if that works for you ?
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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 01:39:35 AM »
No I haven’t, but base on someone else’s the same issue in different post (sorry cant point you to it but it is somewhere here) that work around didn’t work for them, it seem to be an issue x64 OS.
I have already reloaded my ISO of privies windows installation which was with OSS, that’s why I didn’t mind trying it because putting PC back bit by bit to desire state takes 10-13 min.
And like I mentioned I’m not on hurry, I’m sure with time there will be solution to the issue.
Thank you again

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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 01:49:41 AM »
Lets put it this way if you don't try it you will never know. Not to mention that topic was most likely to relate to an earlier avast build, so best to confirm with the current build 6.0.1000.
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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 01:52:10 AM »
Ok, i will do that tomorrow morning and report back.
Thank you

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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 02:45:56 AM »
You're welcome.
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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 05:41:18 PM »
 I did as you suggested, but no go it still blocking OFP from launching, and if I disable “behavior Shield” OFP working nice.

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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2011, 06:23:31 PM »
Strange that disabling the Behaviour Shield works as some had reported (in earlier versions of avast) that only uninstalling the Behaviour Shield worked.
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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2011, 06:35:02 PM »
There were always some conflicts between this 2 and after while things would just fall in to place, and I’m sure in this case eventually that will work out to, but how many people will turn away from 1 or the  other before that happens :-X
 Thank you very much for trying to help
« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 06:38:56 PM by hydrogen »

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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2011, 10:19:57 PM »
All you need to disable in the Behavior Shield is the system modification monitoring, the third function in the expert settings. Uncheck that and OFP will start up fine, and that function appears to be covered by OFP also, so the risk for this work-around appears low.

XP x64 doesn't appear to suffer from this, it only seems to be Win7 64.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 10:22:14 PM by dj_g »

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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2011, 11:17:10 PM »
Thanks.  That is really useful information.  I wondered why Outpost seemed to die after Avast 5 was updated to Avast 6 on a Win7 64bit system.  We are presently using the hair shirt Windows firewall until I can rectify the situation.  I appreciate the help that I have been given to fix things.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2011, 11:25:07 PM by hake »

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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2011, 11:26:07 PM »
You're probably better off with OFP and the avast! work-around, IMHO. I don't think you lose any functionality overall, and OFP is definitely better than the standard Windows FW.

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Re: avast 6 pro & Outpost Firewall PRO not working
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2011, 02:58:56 AM »
Avast FREE caused issues too with Outpost Firewall.  Only appeared with the install of SP1.