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Offline starthrower

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avast when insatlled stopped my free wireless connection
« on: September 16, 2011, 02:43:55 AM »
does anyone have any info on why my wireless stopped working when i installed avast free version? i can no longer get wireless from starbucks, or other businesses that provide that service. should i uninstall avast???? help. thanks.

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Re: avast when insatlled stopped my free wireless connection
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 02:59:00 AM »
Check your firewall.  With Avast! you connect to the internet via avastsvc.exe, not your browser, and it needs to be allowed by your firewall..
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Re: avast when insatlled stopped my free wireless connection
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 03:04:14 AM »
avast free is an antivirus only. It just scans, does not block. Which firewall do you use?
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Re: avast when insatlled stopped my free wireless connection
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 02:52:09 AM »
what is a fire wall? and how do i fix it? or disable it? i just don't understand. i'm supposed to get a wireless connection. my computer has this ability. and i was able to do it until i installed avast. should i uninstall the avast program? just asking. i never had an anti virus program before. this is so confusing.

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Re: avast when insatlled stopped my free wireless connection
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 02:59:41 AM »
what is a fire wall? and how do i fix it? or disable it? i just don't understand. i'm supposed to get a wireless connection. my computer has this ability. and i was able to do it until i installed avast. should i uninstall the avast program? just asking. i never had an anti virus program before. this is so confusing.
Did you check reply 1 and verify what was suggested ???
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Re: avast when insatlled stopped my free wireless connection
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 01:50:00 AM »
i looked up firewall on the internet. for windows xp i did what it said to do on about.com: ie: control panel,network connections,etc. did what they said to do. but still would not connect to wireless. think i should go to a a computer service locally to troubleshoot. i just don't understand why it once worked and no longer does. thanks for the help and advice.