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gcsom

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Avast! cannot connect for updates
« on: November 28, 2004, 03:27:28 PM »
Hi: I've been using avg antivirus for some time now, but I've recently installed Avast!, and now when I want to update, I get the message that it cannot connect!  :'( Any ideas??
I'm using XP pro with recently installed service pack and connecting to the internet via broadband. I've tried switching off the windows firewall, but still get the can't connect message gary

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Re:Avast! cannot connect for updates
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2004, 03:29:23 PM »
Can you connect other sites?
Can you manually update avast?
Don't you use any other firewall besides the internal Windows XP one?

Can you check the proxy settings?
Left click the avast icon > Settings
Update (Basic) > Details > Proxy

Try the 'non-automatic' settings, i.e., no proxies at all.

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lee16

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Re:Avast! cannot connect for updates
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2004, 03:30:57 PM »
Are you using any other firewall software?

EDIT: opps bit fast for me there technical

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« Last Edit: November 28, 2004, 03:31:32 PM by lee16 »

gcsom

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Re:Avast! cannot connect for updates
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2004, 04:04:44 PM »
Thanks for the welcome :)
In reply, yes I can connect to other sites no problem. It's only Avast that cannot connect.
I can't connect manually either.
I've also tried changing prox settings from autodetect to no proxy. Still no joy.
Also yes, I'm only using windows firewall (was using zonealarm, but disabled that)
gary

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Re:Avast! cannot connect for updates
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2004, 04:08:37 PM »
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as using zonealarm, but disabled that
Disabled or removed?
If disabled, remove it and try again.

gcsom

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Re:Avast! cannot connect for updates
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2004, 04:34:20 PM »
Cheers!!
I've uninstalled zonealarm and everything works fine now. ;D
Thanks
gary

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Re:Avast! cannot connect for updates
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2004, 06:34:58 PM »
I'm pretty sure that if you now install ZA again, it wil keep working. This is known glitch with ZA.

gcsom

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Re:Avast! cannot connect for updates
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2004, 09:12:54 PM »
thanks 4 ur help. everythings working now ;D
gary