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Offline n01clueless

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Avast free - even worse than AVG
« on: August 20, 2011, 02:50:13 PM »
...and I didn't think that would be possible. Web shield service is stopped and no amount of clicking on the turn on or fix it buttons, or shouting, will activate it. Bradman would appear to have a similar, but worse, problem aswell.

And it shouldn't be necessary to uninstall, download again and install to rectify this. Absolute sh1t!

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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 02:52:12 PM »
did you try avast repair and reboot  ???

For a repair of avast. Windows, Add Remove programs, select 'avast! Anti-Virus,' click the Change/Remove button from the pop-up window, scroll down to Repair, click next and follow.


also very important that you have removed any previous used AV before installig avast!
also recomended to run a removal tool to clear all leftovers after uninstall

Uninstallers for Security Software - run and reboot
http://thewebatom.net/uninstallers/security-software/
« Last Edit: August 20, 2011, 02:55:35 PM by Pondus »

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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 02:59:07 PM »
...and I didn't think that would be possible. Web shield service is stopped and no amount of clicking on the turn on or fix it buttons, or shouting, will activate it. Bradman would appear to have a similar, but worse, problem aswell.

And it shouldn't be necessary to uninstall, download again and install to rectify this. Absolute sh1t!

If you previously had AVG installed and you unninstalled it via Windows Add/Remove programs then you should unninstall it via AVG unninstall tool, form AVG's website.

If you already did that then a repair should help (if you don't have anything that could interfere with avast).
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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 03:04:11 PM »
Thanks for the help guys. The box with change, repair etc hadn't been appearing, but now has.

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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011, 03:20:17 PM »
No, it's still a big pile of sh1t. I repaired, and rebooted because of some Windows updates, and now web shield is still not working but it also says Avast isn't up to date. What do you reckon? For me this is an unacceptable amount of hassle.

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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2011, 03:31:38 PM »
No, it's still a big pile of sh1t. I repaired, and rebooted because of some Windows updates, and now web shield is still not working but it also says Avast isn't up to date. What do you reckon? For me this is an unacceptable amount of hassle.

You can re-install Avast AV program with aswclear.exe. ;) http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
Don,t forget to remove your previous AV program. http://thewebatom.net/uninstallers/security-software/






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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2011, 03:40:14 PM »
Thanks for the help J, really appreciated, but as I said before, you shouldn't have to go through all this. Is Avast often like this because if it is then in my opinion it's just not good enough?

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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2011, 03:49:04 PM »
For most people they don't have to go through any hassle, but one of the biggest hassles to installation of avast is either having another AV installed or remnants of the previous AV.

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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2011, 05:00:13 PM »
What a load of crap Avast is. I did exactly as J explained, and did a clean install of Avast, and I have exactly the same problems of no web shield and not up to date. And no, I don't have any remnants of old A/Vs.

Reluctantly, it's back to Avira for me >:( :(


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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011, 05:06:14 PM »
Good luck.
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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2011, 05:18:23 PM »
I would go to AVG before Avira, it is cow dung 8)
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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2011, 05:39:48 PM »
meaby solved now but what Microsoft update did you install before avast web shield stop to work?

as menaced before a clean installation is the best option here to solve your problem.

but if you have gone to Avira just say good luck and sorry avast didn't work for you.
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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2011, 05:54:08 PM »
n01clueless,

I'm sorry avast! didn't work out for you.

My second choice of an antivirus is http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security_essentials/default.aspx

I hope MSE will meet your needs. :)

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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 05:56:54 PM »
What a load of crap Avast is. I did exactly as J explained, and did a clean install of Avast, and I have exactly the same problems of no web shield and not up to date. And no, I don't have any remnants of old A/Vs.

Reluctantly, it's back to Avira for me >:( :(


I would rather have you be a little more rational. To get avast to work properly does not take a brain surgeon. Get rid of any and all previous anti-virus you have ever had. Then use CCleaner...install avast. If over 168 million other people can, I'm sure you can too.

As far as going to a different a/v, you will lose out on protection. But it's your computer which will be infected, not mine.  :)
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Re: Avast free - even worse than AVG
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2011, 08:23:59 AM »
I would rather have you be a little more rational. To get avast to work properly does not take a brain surgeon. Get rid of any and all previous anti-virus you have ever had. Then use CCleaner...install avast. If over 168 million other people can, I'm sure you can too.

As far as going to a different a/v, you will lose out on protection. But it's your computer which will be infected, not mine.  :)

Let him go Para, if he thinks it's avast's fault then let him go, we've seen persons like this already, it's not the first and not the last.
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