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Offline chrislongski

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Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« on: January 24, 2012, 08:39:02 PM »
Ok.  Install it.  100% of the time - "your system is not fully protected."  Open the application and:

You get three options:

1. At the top of the screen - "Fix Now" - never works, hangs up, (Internet Explorer Not Responding") then unhangs, no change.

2. Real-Time Shields Off.  Option: Turn On.  never works, hangs up, (Internet Explorer Not Responding") then unhangs, no change.

3. Urgent: WebShielf Off.  Option: Turn On.  never works, hangs up, (Internet Explorer Not Responding") then unhangs, no change.

What's really going on here is, they want me to pay, right ?

Bad Reviews all over the place in the works.

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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 08:42:06 PM »
It's obviously conflicting with something in or on your particular system. Without knowing what OS you are running, what other things are or have previously been installed, and the hardware in the machine, there is little anyone can suggest to help.
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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 08:45:43 PM »
There are 193,206,379 registrations around the world and growing.

Stay here on the forum and we can help you.

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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 08:57:53 PM »
Most probably a conflicting antivirus bad uninstalled. Which was your old antivirus?
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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 08:59:53 PM »
It's obviously conflicting with something in or on your particular system. Without knowing what OS you are running, what other things are or have previously been installed, and the hardware in the machine, there is little anyone can suggest to help.

Am running clean, except for Avast.  I do not have Spybot resident, though it is installed for scans etc.

This is a fresh restore (HP Pavillion a 6330f) and clean !

Very experienced Windows Vista user and systems analyst by trade - go ahead and get indignant over the title of my post and start suggesting solutions.  I guarantee you I can follow along...

Am open to radical solutions, if such is required.

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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 09:03:05 PM »
There are 193,206,379 registrations around the world and growing.

Stay here on the forum and we can help you.

I promise to stay if you agree to help. Sorry for the title of the post, but my client is poor, makes little from his E-Mail-based business, and I am assisting for free.

Go ahead! Read previous reply - am a computer pro and ready to listen to experts here.  Please help.

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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 09:03:44 PM »
If it's really a clean install, there is something seriously wrong with your system...
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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 09:06:25 PM »
Most probably a conflicting antivirus bad uninstalled. Which was your old antivirus?

None. This is a clean install/restore and I configured SpyBot NOT to be resident or TSR.

It's CLEAN, mostly. ! Have CCleaner, IE 7 Pro and Hostsman installed.

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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 09:07:14 PM »
We will need more information to be able to help you (or your friend):

- Is your computer for home using? Or business?
- Which OS are you using? Is it up to date?
- What avast! version and virus definition (virus database) number?
- Which actions have you taken to try solving the problem?
- Do you use a firewall? Which one?
- Do you have any other antivirus installed in your system?  Did you have in the past?
- Any other security programs that could interfere?
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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 09:08:18 PM »
This is a clean install/restore
OEM software?
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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012, 09:10:30 PM »
Very experienced Windows Vista user and systems analyst by trade - go ahead and get indignant over the title of my post and start suggesting solutions.  I guarantee you I can follow along...

Am open to radical solutions, if such is required.
I am a very experienced Windows 7 user and I could not wait until I upgraded to Windows 7.

If your client is poor then they have good help here but not if you start off on the wrong foot by stating that Bad Reviews all over the place in the works.

You have to learn a lot about avast! and its strong user base and very helpful forum here.
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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2012, 09:10:59 PM »
If it's really a clean install, there is something seriously wrong with your system...

All devices and the OS look clean.  All peripherals and buss-based devices working well - no errors.

One admission and confession:  I disabled Avast! WebRep in the original install, because I mistaked it for a toolbar add-in, but no subsequent reinstalls seem to change the status.

Am impressed with the rapidity and obvious expertise of the replies here.

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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2012, 09:14:27 PM »
You still have not answered Tech's questions in reply 8 ?

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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2012, 09:16:19 PM »
Most probably a conflicting antivirus bad uninstalled. Which was your old antivirus?

None. This is a clean install/restore and I configured SpyBot NOT to be resident or TSR.

It's CLEAN, mostly. ! Have CCleaner, IE 7 Pro and Hostsman installed.
SpyBot is a waste of hard disk space and has not kept up with the times.

What is IE 7 Pro?  

If it is what I think it is I gave up on that years ago.

I use IE9.
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Re: Typical Freeware Junk - Avast Antivirus
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2012, 09:18:42 PM »
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This is a fresh restore (HP Pavillion a 6330f) and clean !
did you use the recovery partition ?
is there a factory preinstalled Norton 60/90 day in that recovery ?....HP usually come with a preinstalled Norton


if so use norton removal tool to clear it and reboot before you install avast

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