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Help? how do I stop avast from blocking P2P downloads
« on: March 31, 2012, 12:02:52 PM »
I am trying to download music from a website I used many times before with no problem, now that I have avast it blocks every download I try. Can someone let me know if there is a way to keep avast but also be able to download P2P music files, thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Help? how do I stop avast from blocking P2P downloads
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 12:05:20 PM »
is there a warning from avast ?
if so, what does it say?....can you attach a screen shot
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Re: Help? how do I stop avast from blocking P2P downloads
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 12:21:01 PM »
What happens is the music download will finish but then avast pops up an says dropper blocked, an then deletes my music file.


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Re: Help? how do I stop avast from blocking P2P downloads
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 12:28:31 PM »
well...avast say the file is infected..... so avast stop it...as a antivirus is suppose to do   ;)

you can upload the file to www.virustotal.com and test it with 40+ malware scanners
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Re: Help? how do I stop avast from blocking P2P downloads
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 12:46:07 PM »
It does that to every file I try download on p2p site. On another computer at my gf's house I am able to downloads files with no problem. I guess avast just does not trust these type of files because I know they are not all bad since I download the same at gf's house who does not have avast running. I'm guessing the only way to download these files on my computer is to stop avast, is there a way to temporary stop avast from running on my computer while i'm on this p2p website?

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Re: Help? how do I stop avast from blocking P2P downloads
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 01:05:45 PM »
Just to be sure.

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Re: Help? how do I stop avast from blocking P2P downloads
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 01:39:05 PM »
I guess avast just does not trust these type of files because I know they are not all bad since I download the same at gf's house who does not have avast running.
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Re: Help? how do I stop avast from blocking P2P downloads
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 01:56:39 PM »
yea........think on this......what if your girlfriends AV whatever that is, is the one that is wrong?
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Re: Help? how do I stop avast from blocking P2P downloads
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 09:06:27 PM »
You could try re-installing Frostwire.  Make sure you get the latest installation files from their site.

 

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