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Offline lavacano201014

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[Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« on: September 26, 2011, 06:26:24 AM »
The Problem: Sometimes (not always) when I post on Google+ with Avast WebRep turned on, it appends the string "WebRep (newline) Overall Rating" to the end of it. Screenshot:



The Relevant Specs:
Avast WebRep 6.0.1289
Avast AV 6.0.1289
Firefox 6.0.2
Windows 7 Ultimate N Service Pack 1

The Suspected Reason: I believe that this is being caused because of Google+'s URL: "plus.google.com". However I may be wrong in that respect.

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Re: [Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 08:19:38 AM »
welcome to the forum. you could try to disable the webrep in avast for firefox that should solve your problem.

avast/additional protection/ weprep/uninstall the firefox weprep.

hope this will help you.
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Re: [Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 01:08:40 AM »
welcome to the forum. you could try to disable the webrep in avast for firefox that should solve your problem.

avast/additional protection/ weprep/uninstall the firefox weprep.

hope this will help you.


I don't want to disable it, I want it fixed. Because it's actually kind of nice to have in search engines.

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Re: [Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 02:43:39 PM »
I have no problem with WebRep in IE on Google+
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Re: [Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 02:52:20 PM »
lavacano201014,

As far as I'm aware the problem with webrep is that it is only updated when there is a program update for avast. So you will have this issue until then. Unfortunately, the only option is to disable it until then.


I have no problem with WebRep in IE on Google+

That is because it is a firefox issue... ::)





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Re: [Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 07:14:55 AM »
I have no problem with WebRep in IE on Google+

Sure, I'll switch to IE. While I'm opening security holes, I'll just uninstall avast and go without an antivirus. Nothing will go wrong.

lavacano201014,

As far as I'm aware the problem with webrep is that it is only updated when there is a program update for avast. So you will have this issue until then. Unfortunately, the only option is to disable it until then.

I'm fine with waiting for updates as long as it gets fixed.

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Re: [Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 07:26:11 AM »
Theres nothing wrong with IE, its actually a very secure and fast browser now with IE9 which has alot of extra features compaired to IE8.

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Re: [Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 08:49:33 AM »
It's a known problem as it happened before...
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Re: [Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 09:18:23 AM »
It's a known problem as it happened before...

Yes, I experienced it with an earlier version of Firefox but I thought avast! had fixed it.
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Re: [Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 04:02:19 PM »
Theres nothing wrong with IE, its actually a very secure and fast browser now with IE9 which has alot of extra features compaired to IE8.
Plus we are talking about Windows 7 Ultimate not XP!
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Re: [Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 04:21:16 PM »
This is from my Windows 7 system visiting Google+

https://plus.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wX
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Re: [Bug] Avast WebRep interferes with Google+
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2011, 04:38:03 PM »
YoKenny,
All of your posts in this topic are irrelevant. This thread is about an issue specific to Firefox NOT IE, XP or Windows 7. So please stop posting about that.



On the subject of this issue, yes it did happen before. But that was in Gmail, and that was rectified before G+ was introduced so I am guessing that avast didn't know that it happened there as well...



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