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Avast Behavior Shield with COMODO HIPS. Which settings should I use?

Question: Avast Behavior Shield with COMODO HIPS. Which settings should I use?

Can anyone suggest the most appropriate settings for COMODO HIPS so that it would work with Avast behavior shield in tandem?

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Answer: Avast Behavior Shield with COMODO HIPS. Which settings should I use?

U can use safe mode in comodo hips. It should work realy nice with the behavour shield from avast. Well, i would turn off hips totaly if u use comodo firewall and avast. there is no need for hips.

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First, I will likely be moving from outdated Private Firewall to Comodo Firewall. I am aware of cruelsister's video for this, and thanks to her for that. However, I have so many questions regarding strategies for using Comodo Firewall. I would like to start with ransomeware protection and then build around this protection.

cruelsister's technique for autosanboxing will work for this I see. However, I would like to go further with the settings. What about HIPs? What if anything to they add? Can I use HIPs to have better knowledge of system activity and better control. I will be turning off the a-v this I know.

I have a graphic I prepared to try to understand even my questions about CF. Obviously, they make no sense probably. I'm not asking anyone to answer my questions in the graphic, but, if someone would care to look, maybe you would have a comment on CF and something you may have noticed. I know my problems with disappearing files are not "common" to "many" users. I have read some comments of this issue. I am prepared to deal with this, since I have .bat files on the desktop and located in AppData folders and also on attached drives. I don't believe this is the source of the problem, because I wouldn't mind a quarantine if I could find log verfication and something in the quarantine. This has been my biggest issue. No way I will be able to clean up the system in a quick fashion. Ideally, I guess I would turn off HIPs until I ha... Read more

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Hello,

My son got into some bad stuff which led me to this forum a few months back. After some research I went with Avast Anti Virus (free version), Malware Bytes (paid version), and Comodo Firewall (free version). I have had a lot of slow behavior when surfing and doing email. The cursor is unstable and I cannot type things without a long wait. I turned of the Avast Behavior Shield and everything is a lot better. What have I lost turing off this feature? There are still several other Avast Shields running along with the Malware Bytes and Comodo.

Any suggestions? Should I try a different AV program?

Thanks,

Dave

Answer:Avast 5 Behavior Shield Slows Down XP?

hello daveplaysbass,The behaviour shield is a bit of a mystery! There's quite a few questions about it on the Avast forums and no real answers. I think the guys on there have been waiting for months for a 'promised' explanation from an Avast official. Found out a few things tho. This is a quote from an interview with a Avast official ...."The Behavior Shield that we shipped in version 5.0 is a new component that is going to be further developed moving forward. For example, in version 5.1, we will be adding more sensors that will allow for even finer-grain filtering.For now, the Behavior Shield is focused on exploits coming via typical mechanisms (browser, PDF reader, and flash vulnerabilities, for example). It also closely monitors all kernel-mode code (drivers) loaded into the operating system, and is able to detect zero-day rootkits."So whilst it's new and not operating at it's fullest potential, it still is an important part of Avast!It's not supposed to use hardly any system resources, but a few people have had problems with it conflicting with other software. One person had the problem of it conflicting with the 'Payed' version of Malwarebytes. And thats interesting because my set up is the same as yours, Avast(free), Comodo firewall(free) but i have the Free version of Malwarebytes, and i have no problems with conflicts.Its worth checking to see if there's any information in the Behaviour Shield report( at the bottom of the Behaviour shield page) in th... Read more

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I recently went from Avast 4.8 to Avast 5 and am pleased with the new version. I note that it has a Behavior Shield and can't recall if the earlier version also had. What I would like to know is this: does the Behavior Shield make Threatfire, which I also use, redundant?

Unfortunately, although I tried to glean an answer from Avast's Help Center, I do not know enough about computers to know what the description there of the Behavior Shield amounts to: it 'monitors all activity on your computer and detects and blocks any unusual activity that might indicate the presence of malware. It does this by continuously monitoring your computer's entry points using special sensors to identify anything suspicious.'

I have XP, SP 3.

Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Avast 5's Behavior Shield and Threatfire

Behavior shield - monitors all activity on your computer and detects and bloxks any unusual activity that might indicate the presence of malware. It does this by continuously monitoring your computer's entry points using special sensors to identify anything suspicious.avast! 5.0 Quick User GuideThreatFire monitors your machines activity and uses an intelligent behavioral engine to alert you about malicious behavior rather than rely on signatures. - How ThreatFire WorksAs such there will be some redundancy using both but their technology is different and therefore, what is detected may vary.

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So basically I only installed the behavior shield from the avast installation wizard. I was thinking having Kaspersky as my main AV along with avast's behavior blocker is a good set up. However, admittingly I am a novice, and I don't know if these two will clash. So far, everything seems to be going smoothly, but the WD notification icon is displaying that X and is saying I shouldn't have more than one AV installed. Thanks.
 

Answer:Using Kaspersky free with only Avast Behavior Shield installed.

I personally think it should work ok running these 2 programs if Avast is only enabled for behavior blocking.
 

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I would like to install Eset Nod 32 with Comodo Firewall but not sure if both hips get along?
Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Eset Hips or Comodo's Hips?

I have HIPS disabled in Comodo Internet Security 2013. so if you only have Comodo Firewall ? then I would try it.

For me I have Comodo Internet Security 2013 Hips turned off, and relying on Behavour Blocker.

So having Eset Nod 32 hips on, than Comodo Firewall, I would not see an issue.

But I will leave it for others to comment first and see what is best

Regards

Nigel
 

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Let's try to demystify the HIPS component of Comodo 10.

Q: Will HIPS catch stuff that autosandbox (containment) misses?
A: No. If you are in proactive mode, then autosandbox will catch all files rated as unknown, and will allow all files rated as trusted. HIPS will do exactly the same thing, if you have it in safe mode.

Q: Will HIPS give me exploit protection?
A: No. That is in the "Advanced Settings" section, under "miscellaneous".
The first feature there, called "heuristic command line analysis," protects you against scripts and provides vulnerable application protection.
The second feature there, called "shellcode injections," protects you against memory exploits.

Q: So what in the world does HIPS do, then?
A: If you have enabled autosandbox (containment), then it is primarily useful for controlling the actions of processes that you don't want to block completely, but you also do not want to allow completely.

I will give you a practical example of how this can be useful.
If you will enable embedded code protection (this is inside the "heuristic command line analysis" section) for cmd.exe, this will increase your security, but on the other hand, it might interfere with the function of certain applications, which is why it is disabled by default. However, you don't have to compromise on cmd.exe protection, if you use HIPS.
You can do like this: in autosandbox, you make an "allow" rule for the two ... Read more

Answer:Comodo HIPS -- should you use it?

Comodo Internet Security's auto-Sandbox (BB) & HIPS interaction explanation
 

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There is a test done by a member of wilders, using Mamutu (a Behavior Blocker) in combination with Comodo and its HIPS.

Link: http://forum.notebookreview.com/security-anti-virus-software/594754-testing-mamutu.html

i suggest if the forum may have a Combo Room, where we can discuss about compatibility & efficiency of various solutions.
 

Answer:Mamutu (BB) + Comodo (HIPS)

Glad you enjoyed it.
 

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Hi,

I'm using Comodo Internet Security Free. HIPS is off by default.

Should I turn it on or not? If I should turn it on, then what are the recommended settings.

Also should I disable windows firewall or just leave it enabled?
 

Answer:Comodo Internet Security - HIPS On or Off?

Hi @Sloth

HIPS leaves in "off" and set it as a proactive defense. The level of protection of the firewall is so high that not worth having HIPS and not receive many messages

Windows firewall must be disabled. There NOT should be two firewalls running simultaneously
 

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I've been doing some research lately about Firewalls and have seen numerous articles suggesting that Windows Firewall is better to use then most third-party firewalls and that Comodo, Zonealarm etc would be useless if you have a router based firewall along with Window's built in one. I've came to the conclusion that i want to switch back to the built in Windows Firewall but i want to keep Comodo HIPS. Will disabling the firewall feature in Comodo be enough to not cause any conflicts? Can someone screenshot which settings i need to disable? Also if you have a better alternative to Windows Firewall or Comodo Firewall/HIPS then please let me know. I like to learn about security software.

Answer:Can i run Windows Firewall w/ Comodo HIPS?

You cannot use the Windows Firewall with Comodo Firewall, as Comodo Firewall will disable Windows Firewall when it is running.I would not use Comodo HIPS, or HIPS firewalls in general. It is too much bother and would not give extra security if you do not know which program to let through and which to block - potentially letting malware through or messing up legistimate programs.Just stick with Windows Firewall - especially if you are behind a router.

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I've been doing some research lately about Firewalls and have seen numerous articles suggesting that Windows Firewall is better to use then most third-party firewalls and that Comodo, Zonealarm etc would be useless if you have a router based firewall along with Window's built in one. I've came to the conclusion that i want to switch back to the built in Windows Firewall but i want to keep Comodo HIPS. Will disabling the firewall feature in Comodo be enough to not cause any conflicts? Can someone screenshot which settings i need to disable? Also if you have a better alternative to Windows Firewall or Comodo Firewall/HIPS then please let me know. I like to learn about security software.

Answer:Can i run Windows Firewall w/ Comodo HIPS?

You cannot use the Windows Firewall with Comodo Firewall, as Comodo Firewall will disable Windows Firewall when it is running.I would not use Comodo HIPS, or HIPS firewalls in general. It is too much bother and would not give extra security if you do not know which program to let through and which to block - potentially letting malware through or messing up legistimate programs.Just stick with Windows Firewall - especially if you are behind a router.

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Should i active them or left them as inactive? And what is meant by protection settings?
 

Answer:Comodo HIPS Rulesets Configuration

I would advise never change the Rulesets - they are the global rules when HIPS is on.

If you want you can play with "HIPS Rules" which applied per application.
 

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I read something the other day that stated that HIDS was different than HIPS in that it utilizes signatures as well as behavioral analysis. Based on that you could say that Comodo Internet Security, ESET, and Emsisoft are HIDS?
 

Answer:HIDS; HIPS; BEHAVIOR BLOCKERS; NIDS

Comodo and ESET are HIPS.
Emsisoft Antimalware uses BB, while Online Armor HIPS

HIPS is based on monitoring events of the system activity.

Behavior blockers are based on Behaviors activity.

HIDS is based on monitoring events of the network activity mainly.

That in a nutshell. I am sure HeffeD can comment more on Comodo's while Umbra on Emsisoft.

ESET is the standard HIPS based on Policy/Rules
 

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Will enabling winevent hooks monitoring in hips is really needed?
Is patchguard efficient enough so that
this feature of COMODO isn't needed to be enabled?
Will it have any negative impact on legitimate apps that use hooks for their functioning like media players?
Are malwares that use hooks really prevalent these days?
What effect does it have on games as they are generally not in tvl but use hooks?
 

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Hello there,

I have installed Comodo Internet Security, and I have found a HIPS from Emsisoft ( Emsisoft Mamutu )
I want to disable the Comodo Hips, and install Emsisoft Mamutu instead.

What is your opinion??
 

Answer:Should I disable Comodo HIPS and install Emsisoft Mamutu?

RE: what the best

Mamutu is not an HIPS, it is a Behavior Blocker (BB); since Comodo has an HIPS and a BB, Mamutu is not needed.
 

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Anyone care to look into creating a HIPs zone for protecting files? Idea is to deny access to a created set of areas for all but chosen applications. I could use some help putting this one together and maybe some would find it useful to employ. Doesn't seem like it would be terribly difficult just maybe tricky to get started.

I was looking at 360 Document Protector, and it is kind of a mess honestly. It just backs up anything automatically that is written to a drive no matter where it's written, including logs and files from AppData too. I think this would work better if I could determine how to get started.
 

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How to disable monitoring of msiexec.exe from comodo COM protection module, part of HIPS.
 

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Hello

Looking for a lightweight antivirus system antivirus.Only free.You can compare xvirus, Immunet etc tnx.
Seeking antivirus free with SandBox and hips except Comodo.
Mod Edit: Title
 

Answer:Lightest free antivirus with HIPS or Sandbox, except Comodo?

Davidov said:





Hello 1)Looking for a lightweight antivirus system antivirus.Only free.You can compare xvirus, Immunet etc tnx.
2)Seeking antivirus free with SandBox and hips except Comodo.Click to expand...

360 total security has sandbox but doesn't have a hips.

Why don't you get sandboxie and something like private firewall or win patrol and get a standlone antivirus.
 

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This was brought to the moderators' attention a couple of days ago, by Melih:You might have (or not : ) noticed that Pro-Security HIPS is no longer. The reason is: The sole developer/owner has now decided to Join Comodo. He was trying to sell pro-security code to someone else. We are glad that he joined Comodo to increase our ever growing R&D capability. He has already contributed towards CIS within the last weeks and look forward to his further contribution.Later from Melih:It is now ok to publicly acknowledge that the main architect/developer (owner) of Pro-Security has Joined our Beijing R&D center. We are continually expanding our capability to provide even better products to market.Congratulations to the former developer of ProSecurity HIPS, and congratulations to Comodo!The announcement is here: https://forums.comodo.com/hips_host_intrusi...o-t25687.0.htmlP.S- For those who don't know, CIS= Comodo Internet Security which will be in public beta in a few weeks which will have the up coming CAV 3 & CFP 3 (Including Defense+) Fully integrated.As you can see... Comodo is ever increasing the R&D department all over the world!

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This is an eyeopener for existing security apps in town. I have been reading quite a bit from another forum about Stuxnet/Blackday trojans and the like and I just thought that the members should be aware of the behavior of some popular security programs on the said trojans.

The links are here:

Blackday trojan versus HIPS

Gpcode trojan versus HIPS

I tried to ask around in one of my firewall forum and got some replies there though limited.

OP Pro on Stuxnet and Blackday trojan

Now there has been a thread here about Comodo and in connection with link 2 is CIS's response or say, temporary solution pending the release of version 6.

weakness of the gpCode

Users have different security app combinations. The apps tested/used are popular that many here are using them ( well at least that's what I think). Each of us fall under some kind of level when it comes to security apps know-how/application but I think that we all here need to be informed (from the "real-techy security expert" to the "average dude" towards the beginner who always just uses "default").

The contents of the links you may find are limited but very very informative. Honestly the test needs to be expanded and imho the apps that were requested there (to be tested) should be tested as there is a concern now going on based on the talk going on there.

Just for the information of the group here.

Stay safe!

Answer:Trojan behavior on favorite HIPS based security apps

  
Quote: Originally Posted by damien76


This is an eyeopener for existing security apps in town. I have been reading quite a bit from another forum about Stuxnet/Blackday trojans and the like and I just thought that the members should be aware of the behavior of some popular security programs on the said trojans.


I agree that information is always a good thing; but seeing comments like this - and knowing how prevalent this particular attitude is...






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monkeybutt
Regular Poster

Comodo has not been putting in a good showing that's for sure.


I mean...I'm no fan of Comodo's but surely I cannot be the only person that's thinking the Obvious.

When it comes to containing code, you know what I bet would make your job really easy and make your company look super fantastical effective and tops? I dunno, but I bet it would be if you released it "into the wild".

After all, you gotta compete right? It's a domino effect. Game theory logic says it's a race between the major commercial names, to write the malware that makes the other guys put in a poor showing.

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I'm having a difficultly try to understand between HIPS, Behavior Blocker, Intrusion Detection System, and zero day protection. So I would appreciate if you guys can answer these questions below for me because I have no idea how to answer these with my rookie knowledge. Thanks, user102.

What is the differences between HIPS, Behavior Blocker, Intrusion Detection System, and zero day protection?

What is the pros and cons for each of them?

How does each one of them work when it engage unknown malicious applications?

Which one is strongest and which one is the weakest?

Which one do would you use? And why?
 

Answer:What is the difference between HIPS, Behavior Blocker, and Intrusion Detection System?

Very basic summary...

HIPS (Classical) monitors a whole range of actions - process creation, changes to file system, writes to registry, etc, etc, etc. What actions are monitored vary from HIPS design to HIPS design - and also there are some limitations on 64-bit systems because of Patch Guard. Classical HIPS requires the greatest amount of user input, knowledge and experience.

Behavior Blocker is different for different vendors. Some are HIPS-based, others are heuristics-based, others it seems are some type of combo.

Behavior Blocker in Emsisoft is really a HIPS that monitors for very specific actions based upon an algorithm - and not heuristics. This is done to greatly minimize the number of alerts - and subsequent user input.

Norton SONAR is an algorithm behavior blocker that evaluates hundreds of file characteristics and actions. It is more akin to file "profiling." Once again, the point being to minimize any type of user-based decision making.

Intrusion Detection System monitors network or system activities for malicious activities or policy violations. It is much more prevalent in Enterprise than Home solutions. Bitdefender being a notable exception. Here again the intent being to minimize alerts and automate decision making.

Zero-Day protection. There is no such thing. It is called this, but in reality is one or a combo of the above - or something completely different - cleverly marketed.

None of the above have a clear advantage over the ot... Read more

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Can someone explain for me the difference between Behavior Blocker (awesome feature in Emsisoft Anti-Malware) and HIPS ? Which is stronger and better?
 

Answer:Can someone explain for me the difference between Behavior Blocker (Emsisoft Anti-Malware) & HIPS ?

behavior blocker completely blocks the application to be executed & harm the machine (if not false positive & obviously it detects negative aspects of application by it's behavior on your machine) while hips blocks any particular action of the application & asks you to either allow or disallow, like you can execute program but hips can block its access to internet & asks you if you want to allow that application to communicate with the network.
 

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INTRODUCTION

As you know CIS, since v6, has a "Behavior Blocker" also called "Auto-Sandbox" and an HIPS.

On the settings, HIPS can be "disabled" , about searching on Comodo Forum, "disabling" is not "turning-off" the HIPS, just "hidding" it

THEORY

1- HIPS disabled

the BB will do the prevention job running the process in a restricted mode (set by the user) , unless the "full virtualization" is enabled, in this case the process is totally functional but will not harm the system.

The HIPS will activate only on unrecognized files that do not enter in the BB rules.

2- HIPS enabled

The BB is still active, and still acting depending its rules (as above).

The HIPS is now "woke up" and every actions of the process generate an alert from the HIPS regardless of the BB actions.
The HIPS will have priority, it is why Comodo developers suggest to average users to choose either the HIPS or the BB , using both is for advanced users who want total control of CIS

TEST

For the test i will use a "safe" keygen.
CIS' Behavior Blocker is set to full virtualization so the keygen will run as if in my real system
1- BB enabled / HIPS disabled

As you can see no reaction from the HIPS, the BB had priority

2- BB Enabled/HIPS enabled

a- HIPS popup appears, if user allow, (then the BB take the relay as shown above)

if user block :


3- BB disabled/HIPS enabled

only the HIPS will generat... Read more

Answer:Comodo Internet Security's auto-Sandbox (BB) & HIPS interaction explanation

Very nice! I'll spread the word about this one
 

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INTRODUCTION

As you know CIS, since v6, has an Auto-Sandbox (called behavior Blocker on v8, and now on v10 it is called "Containment" ) and an HIPS.
On the settings, HIPS can be "disabled" , about searching on Comodo Forum, "disabling" is not "turning-off" the HIPS, just "hidding" it

THEORY

1- HIPS disabled

the Autosandbox will do the prevention job running the process in a restricted mode (set by the user) , unless the "full virtualization" is enabled, in this case the process is totally functional but will not harm the system.

The HIPS will activate only on unrecognized files that do not enter in the BB rules.

2- HIPS enabled

The BB is still active, and still acting depending its rules (as above).

The HIPS is now "woke up" and every actions of the process generate an alert from the HIPS regardless of the BB actions.
The HIPS will have priority, it is why Comodo developers suggest to average users to choose either the HIPS or the Autosandbox , using both is for advanced users who want total control of CIS

TEST

For the test i will use a "safe" keygen.
CIS' Autosandbox is set to full virtualization so the keygen will run as if in my real system
1- Autosandbox enabled / HIPS disabled

As you can see no reaction from the HIPS, the Autosandbox had priority

2- Autosandbox Enabled/HIPS enabled

a- HIPS popup appears, if user allow, (then the Autosandbox take the relay as shown abov... Read more

Answer:Comodo Internet Security's Auto-Sandbox (Containment) & HIPS interaction explanation

Very nice! I'll spread the word about this one
 

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Windows XP: Avast Home Addtion, Comodo FW, & Comodo BOClean will not load for all users at startup . Was working for all users (there are 3, 2 with admin rights and 1 with limited rights). Need help.
 

Answer:Windows XP: Avast, Comodo FW, & Comodo BOClean will not load for all users

Still need help.....
 

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In the past, I have tested the capability of Avast Hardened Mode in the offline case : Regarding the Avast Aggressive Hardened Mode

As mentioned in that thread, I am also curious about the offline capability of the HIPS module.

But at that time, I have not found a "safe" way to test HIPS. Please note that HIPS is more difficult to test than Hardened Mode, because we can easily trigger the latter one with a new program.

Just now, I find that installing AdGuard in the online case can trigger Avast HIPS when I set the level of HIPS to the maximum level. It is a safe way to test it.

So in another virtual machine, I turn off the network connection and install AdGuard again.

This time, Avast HIPS still pops up when AdGuard tries to add new services and new startup items.

It is a good news for users who may not have a good network connection to the cloud servers of avast like me.
 

Answer:Avast HIPS can work well in the offline case

Generally HIPS should really work well no matter its online or offline as long if something made a changes based on possible behaviour available.

Still Avast is a fully packed antivirus that have lots of plans which better than nothing.
 

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I am having a problem in my sister's laptop. She does have antivirus installed (AVG Internet Security). However, its license expired, so I downgraded it to free version. After, downgrading it, I installed Avast! as it's antivirus and decided to uninstall AVG. Then, a few minutes ago after rebooting the laptop, a window opened saying that Trojan is infecting my computer, I heal it.. Then, another pops out. Heal and heal and heal..

After doing it, I rebooted the laptop thinking that it will refresh the system. Unfortunately, after rebooting, I cannot connect to Internet now. :cry :cry :cry Help me please? I already performed the Malware removing however, it did not help the laptop. I attached the files you asked me.. Please, help please? Thank you!
 

Answer:Avast error code 10050/No internet connection/Cannot start web shield in Avast

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please attach the below log from Malwarebytes as requested:
Code:

"C:\Users\MSI\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\"
Oct 23 2012 11802 "mbam-log-2012-10-23 (21-32-26).txt"

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista or Win 7, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com/?l=dis&o=101702
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&home=true
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Search_URL = http://search.searchcompletion.com?si=29053&bs=true&q=
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Answer:Avast have new tools: Webcam Shield feature & Avast Driver Updater.

Windows has webcam shield built-in. It works great!
 

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Hi

A friend gives me an Avast Premium license for 8 months. I am using a free combo with Comodo Firewall (Cruelsister settings) and Avast (Jack settings) and I have doubts about which option protects me better.

I donīt know the quality of the Avast firewall, I also donīt know the level of its sandbox and on the other hand, Comodo Firewall is not comfortable to maintain, since it blocks legitimate programs, browser extensions, and even Windows updates.

I know I can have Sandboxie installed on my computer to act on demand, but what I'm most interested in knowing is what configuration do you advise me regarding protection.

Thank you in advance
 

Answer:Avast Premier vs Comodo Firewall + Avast free

Avast is sux better totaly change it to other software... go use fully Comodo and instal free zemana and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for o/d scan. if you dont like comodo sandbox you can use free version of sandboxie at last.
 

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Question: COMODO Dome Shield

Source: Free Cdome Shield Licenses. Please get the license and give us your feedback - News / Announcements / Feedback - CIS

Seems something like OpenDNS home/business.

It is not the same as comodo dns, its a new product.
 

Answer:COMODO Dome Shield

It's a new product. Adding 1 more to 70 trillion other Comodo products...
 

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Source: Free Cdome Shield Licenses. Please get the license and give us your feedback - News / Announcements / Feedback - CIS

Seems something like OpenDNS home/business.

It is not the same as comodo dns, its a new product.
 

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ESET HIPS (Automatic and Smart Mode) Hosts file protection settings:
Advanced setup (F5) > Antivirus > HIPS > Basic > Rules >> Edit
Rule name: Hosts file
Action: Block or Ask
Operations affecting: Use files
Used Enabled & Log & Notify user
File operations:
Add windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Used All file operations
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Settings (Picture) Sorry Hungarian language ESS9
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Action HIPS (hosts)




 

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Hello,,, ever since I installed Comodo Firewall, I am unable to use Hot Spot Shield.
When i try to activate Hot Spot shield it gives me the following error,,

"Unable to connect
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 127.0.0.1:***."

Im sure there is a simple setting fix, but I am having trouble fixing this.
Can anyone please guide me how to fix this.
Thank You
 

Answer:How to run Comodo Firewall and Hotspot Shield together ?

closed this one for now as it is very likely that the malware we are fixing is responsible
http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/994365-tr-vundo-gen-virus.html

If this turns out to be different we can re-open afterwards but we don't want to interfere with fixing the malware
 

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What do you think?

I believe Comodo stated they are now compatible, that was about 2 months ago.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 38895 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30AD
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

This is something I just noticed today. When I open the Comodo Dragon browser and copy the URL and paste it somewhere else two URLs show up. Here is an example: http://www.techguy.org/ http://www.techguy.org/

It is as if there is a hidden duplicate page. Does this mean that someone is accessing my computer and when I'm using my browser they have a page open also and are viewing the same thing that I am viewing, is this possible?
 

Answer:Odd Behavior with Comodo Dragon

I can`t answer your question, but I can tell you that Comodo Dragon can be glitchy. I liked the overall design and concept of the software, but the two times I tried to use it over the past year, I always ended up having to removing it. You just never knew what glitch was going to show up. I ended up replacing it with Seamonkey(based on Mozilla code).
 

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OpenDNS Free or Comodo Dome Shield?. What do you think?.

Both versions are a public DNS with some functionalities more than pure dns resolution.

OpenDNS is a bit faster than Comodo and OpenDNS has EDNS Client Subnet (ECS).
 

Answer:OpenDNS Free or Comodo Dome Shield

Using DNS norton Norton ConnectSafe is faster and a bit better on a phishing site.
 

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Very easy to use for novice users
Can become very cumbersome for advanced users


Strengthening the Security

To get better security it recommended that users do these settings

Enable scanning of document files by ticking "Integrate into system" as shown below


Enable filtering of https traffic by selecting "Always scan SSL protocol"


For HIPS setting select "Smart mode" as filtering mode


Block an application from accessing the internet

Spoiler: Block application internet access
To block internet access of an application user need to add a firewall rule

Click "setup" of "Zone and rule Editor"


Give a name to the firewall rule
For Direction select "Out" so that all outgoing connection will be subjected to selected Action

For Action select "Deny" so that connection in selected direction will be blocked

For protocol select "TCP & UDP"


In "Local" tab select the application which you want to block accessing the internet


If you want to block internet access of the application completely then leave it empty
Click "OK" to add the firewall rule

ESET HIPS Settings

Advanced users can set HIPS to interactive mode. Use with caution.

Spoiler: ESET HIPS
Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) protects your system from malware and unwanted activity attempting to negatively affect your computer. HIPS utilizes advanced behavioral analysis ... Read more

Answer:ESET Smart Secuirty 8 Settings , HIPS, Firewall, Parental Control

Thank you very much. I love this thread so much. Very detail!
 

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Now I can't access this site on another computer because I get the message: Avast Web Shield has blocked access to this page because the following certificate is invalid, SS1278353 Cloudflaressl.com. I've run the Avast software, Malwarebytes, Adwarecleaner, and 360 Total security to no avail.

What's up?
 

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I really like Avast AV very much. I have a question about the Web Shield part of the program. On the program itself, generally 6 of the 7 modules are running. I do not have Outlook or MS Exchange so for that area the program says, "The Program is Waiting for a Subsystem to Start." (or something like that.)

About once a month, maybe twice a month, I will notice 5 of the 7 providers running and the program will have one of the Web Shields running. However, it will say, "The Program is Waiting for a Subsystem to Start." (instead of saying, "The Provider is currently running." The funny part is that when I go to webpages and do a check, the Web Sheld is still scanning them. So on the Web Shield thing, what is Avast waiting for?

This is a common issue with the program based on Internet Searches. I don't know if this is a bug or the way that Avast 4.8 works. Can you also provide information about the two different shields that the program uses? One is the Web Shield, the other is called the P2P Shield.

The updates are working fine. Oh, it hasn't happend often enough, but so far the only way that I can get the Web Shield back to not saying, "The Program is Waiting for a Subsystem to Start." is to do a reboot.

Jack
 

Answer:Question About Avast 4.8 AV Web Shield?

Go to control panel and uninstall avast, when you try it it will display 4 choises choose repair.
Webshield scans scripts, cookies such stuff from yout browser.
And psp shield scans files downloaded from utorrent, limewire you can see them all if you right click avast icon choose on access protection contol psp program-customize.
 

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Hello everyone I have a problem with my Toshiba laptop. Avast! Pro Antivirus keeps popping up from down right corner of my screen saying that Avast Web shield blocked malwarius web page or file. It's popping up literally every second and i need a solution how to stop this and remove viruses if I even have them. ( I already looked on web for solutions and everyone is saying different so i don't want to mess it all up).Edit: Topic moved from Windows 7 to AII ~ Computerxpds

Answer:Avast web shield problem, need help!

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Question: Avast Behavior

Running Vista Home Premium, and a longtime Avast user. The other day I updated to the latest version of Avast, installation went fine, no issues, but here's what I'm seeing, and pardon my lack of computer lingo if my explanation isn't perfect. Whenever I go to my home page, down the bottom of my screen there's a scrolling of sorts, and it says Avast On Access Scanner Message. While the page loads this "scrolling" increases until the page finishes. It appears that it's checking the content of the page because it does disappear. If I go to a website it does the same thing. Click on any part of a webpage? Same thing. I have never encountered this with previous Avast versions, so I don't know if this is a new feature?

I'm sure it's a safety thing but it's pretty annoying. I've gone into the program and tried to find why it's doing this and the best that I can come up with it this;

Click on the blue Avast Icon in system tray.

In the list of web shield installed providers I disable, or terminate, the web shield option. This seems to stop the onscreen scrolling. Is this safe to do? I'm not 100% sure if it's best to do, but it solves my problem. Any thoughts/opinions by those more knowledgeable than me are welcome.
Thanks.

Answer:Avast Behavior

Hi Junior2007

I don't think it's safe to terminate that web shield. Start it back up, then click on the customize button > advanced button and uncheck the two entries in that window. That should fix your problem.

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Every time I open firefox, a window or tab I get a frightfully well spoken lady telling me a threat has been detected. I've run malwarebytes (4 PUP detected and removed) and scanned with Avast (no problems detected). Only intrusion found recently is homepage hijacked by search engine which is OutBrowse sp4 but can't find it in programs (control Panel) to remove it. Any ideas pls?

Answer:Avast Web Shield threat detected

Take a read here - there is a LINK to download AdwCleaner which should be able to remove it.
outbrowse removal guide

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Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.5.2298 is released.

What's new:
- Tiny Firewall for blocking EternalBlue exploit - (internal) It is a part of StreamFilter, turned ON/OFF by Online Shield
- internal fixes

As many of you are aware Avast and AVG are 1 company now. Cause development of 2 different UIs takes different time, in this beta we introduce Ransomware shield in AVG beta now. You can expect Ransomware shield in Avast in next betas.

If you wanna try Ransomware protection in AVG build, check this link:
- AVG Antivirus Beta 17.5.3017

Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
 

Answer:Finally,the ransomware shield in avast

Good, but why they need a whole new tiny shield for stopping an exploit and this has to go through beta and be delivered after tests!? There are firewalls for blocking ports like the Windows Firewall and the Avast one in paid solutions. Maybe it is a sign that they need something like Norton's IPS?
 

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i'm having some problems with my broadband but have just notice that my avast is not running. whenever i try to start it up it says" unable to reach file system shield. shield unreachable. how can i get it going again, thanks

Answer:avast smart shield not running

an happen with a corrupt update. rmove avast with the removal tool click here and reinstall.

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Greetings all! I apologize if this isn't the right place for this! I'm trying to help my boss get his computer squared away and I'm having issues with Avast Web Shield popping up constantly. As of the typing of this message, it seems to have slowed down a little bit, but I want to make sure the problem is solved and that there is not going to be any issues going forward for him!
 
I would try to do something myself, but every time I've searched anything online about this, it says that every case is different and that solutions only work in that particular situation.

Answer:Avast Web Shield Working Overtime

You have the option to turn off the Web Shield permanently according to the info in link below.
Turn Off (Disable, Pause) Avast Antivirus 2015
 

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Last April, a gentle person from Europe helped someone with this same problem.  I tried to follow the advice, but find I need some help. What I've done: 1)  Run Malwarebytes software daily.2)  Uninstalled Avast and reinstalled it.3)  Installed IE 11.4)  Have trouble with downloads.  I get Current Security settings do not allow download.  I've gone into Internet Options and attempted to change all settings to allow file downloads.  I accomplished this once, but then it does not last.5)  I've run Tweaking.com, Windows Repair All-in-one. The Avast Web Shield is still popping up. Thanks for any help!Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

Answer:Avast Web Shield notifications appear constantly

Please run the following scans in the order they appear.
 
Please run Malwarebytes AntiMalware
 
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  After clicking on the link the download will start automatically.
 
1)  Double-click on mbam-setup.exe, then click on Run to install the application, follow the prompts through the installation.
 
2)  Malwarebytes will automatically open.  If this is the first time you have run this version of Malwarbytes you will see an image like the one below.
 

 
Click on Update Now, after Malwarebytes is updated click on Scan.
 
If this isn't the first time you have run this version, then you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Scan
 

 
You will be prompted to update Malwarebytes, to do so click on Update Now.
 
 
 
3)  The scan will automatically run now.
 

 
 
4)  When the scan is complete the results will be displayed.  Click on Quarantine All, then click on Apply Actions
 

 
 
5)  To complete any actions taken you will be asked if you want to restart your computer, click on Yes
 
 
 
6)  Please post the Malwarebytes log.
 
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
 
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  When the log opens, scroll down toward the bottom of the log to Quarantined Items. &... Read more

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Hello!

Brand new computer (well, used, but new to me) and the same old virus problems.

The Avast Behavior Shield turns itself off every time I hit "Connect" on VZAccess manager during the last 24 hours. Avast does warn me that it's off and I click it back on manually. Says it's back on, but I have my doubts.

Particularly as when I tried to surf eBay, the website suddenly thought I lived in the Czech Republic. Yeah, I've changed my eBay password and my PayPal on a friend's clean computer already.

So here's the DDS log with the ATTACH, err, attached.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.18377
Run by Lois at 19:58:07 on 2017-05-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2302.1316 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: Avast Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {8EA8924E-BC81-DC44-8BB0-8BAE75D86EBF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Avast Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {35C973AA-9ABB-D3CA-B100-B0DC0E5F2402}
FW: Avast Antivirus *Disabled* {B693136B-F6EE-DD1C-A0EF-229B8B0B29C4}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Thanks for your time.

I just installed Antivir and felt naked without a web shield, so I reinstalled everything in Avast! except the standard shield.

In theory, this should work, however the apps froze on startup, so I set Avast! to launch after all other applications load and they seem to like each other now.

What I'm here to ask is whether this should theoretically cause any problems.

Please don't reply with, "OMG YOU ONLY NEED ONE ANTIVIRUS" because I am only running one antivirus. My reasoning for running both apps is so that the Avast! web shield will take effect during browsing, and Avira will handle everything locally. The issue I have with using Avast! for everything is that it seems to constantly scan all my files, without letting me set it to just "scan on application read/write" which causes major slowdowns.
 

Answer:Antivir + Avast (Web Shield Only) Compatibility

Wow no one has any experience with this pairing? That's amazing.
OK thanks anyway.
 

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the behaviour shield is yet not improved....

i still see the shield is not yet fully operational on auto decide it should be able to block atleast 50% of malware beahviour atleast...

i see the behav shield records suspicious events but doesnt block them neither no alerts are displayed....why??

I saw all this in my tests...behav shield records suspicious events but doesnt display a pop-up and neither blocks it....

when avast sees something bad is suspicious is going on it should block it....what's the deal with that??
 

Answer:no improvement in avast 7 for behaviour shield.

Likely Behavior Shield uses heuristics analysis so therefore a file that's known to be malicious/suspicious will popup so for Sandbox feature too.

When its set to ask a behavior popup must shown with the option.
 

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I had CFW .4508 installed.
I updated through GUI to the latest.
During install it gave a popup to enable Yahoo for homepage & search with options "Agree & Install" & "Cancel".
I was little confused. I thought would clicking "Cancel" abort the install. I unticked Yahoo offer & was thinking now click "Agree & Install" or "Cancel" to continue the install. I clicked "Cancel" & install completed successfully. Guess if I had clicked "Agree & Install" then it would have asked me to tick Yahoo offer.
So I find the option purposely to confuse the users.

And why the heck Yahoo offer in upgrades too?
During install I already faced the offer & declined it. I accepted this behavior of additional stuffs & offers as install is one time thing.
But now with upgrades too I have to face all the craps & thats too much.
And I am sure there will be more craps with further upgrades like Avast.

Comodo going Avast way?
 

Answer:Comodo going Avast way?

as Avast employees said, they need money to maintain all these free softwares and services.
You are experineced user, uncheck the offers and get your free software.
Avast do not let you to close ad popups... They advertise you daily..hourly..
But Comodo does not do this, you can close the upgrade button in the UI too.
Comodo gives this flexibility to its users.
 

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Question: Avast! or Comodo?

Which antivirus is more effective? Avast! antivirus home or Comodo antivirus?

Answer:Avast! or Comodo?

Skip both and go with MSE.

But here are some comparisons...

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to AV-Comparatives.org

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Question: Comodo and Avast

I hope this is a simple question. Thanks to those who respond.

I just downloaded the new Comodo Firewall Pro (free) and saw that it has a component called, "Defense+". Is this an antivirus program? Will it fight with Avast antivirus? I know you are not supposed to run more than one anti-v on a single computer.

Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Comodo and Avast

Thanks for the advice, Mark! It is most appreciated!
 

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I have Avast on my computer this time around and it is too many adverts and pop ups.  I want to put Comodo back on or some other virus protection.  I dont like downloading this myself because one time I downloaded from the wrong link and got a virus.  Can someone help me with the right link and setup instructions if needed?  Thanks!

Answer:want to get rid of Avast and put Comodo on

You can safely download what you want from Comodo's own site here:
 
http://www.comodo.com/products/free-products.php
 
Configuration assistance here:
 
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-install-comodo-firewall.htm

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I know most of these questions are answered with a user's own opinion, but I was wondering. I'm currently using Avast AV + Comodo HIPS + FW, and Comodo's HIPS has proven effective many times.

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Good day,
 
I've been getting a lot of alert from avast as per the topic title. The specifics of it are as below
 
Object: hxxp://69.65.5.105/ (Changed tt to xx in the URL for obvious reason)
Infection: URL:Mal
Process: C:\Program Files (x86)\FileZilla Server\FileZilla Server.exe
 
Avast will keep on alerting me at a very random interval. sometimes as often as once every 4-5 minutes. When I stop the FileZilla Server service, the alert will stop too. As soon as I start the service again, avast will immediately start alerting me again. One peculiar things I have noticed since avast started alerting me on this is that I cannot download any file directly from the browser (Chrome, Firefox) anymore. I started noticing this one when I wanted to download DDS. 
 
Anyway, I've got my hand on the DDS software from another PC. Unfortunately running the software gave me the following error message
 
"DDS is not meant to run in 'Compatibility Mode'. The program shall now exit."
 
Thus I'm not able to produce the logs to accompany this post. By the way, I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit). I'm pretty sure I'm infected and any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:Avast web shield has blocked a harmful webpage

Hello and Welcome on board ,my Name is Machiavelli and I will assist you with your problem.If you booted into safe mode on your computer then print my instructions!I'm in the 'Malware Staff Team' and will provide you with advice:To remove Malware on a computer can be very complicated. Malware (malicious software) is able to hide and so I may not be able to find it so easily. In order to remove Malware from you Computer, you need to follow my instructions carefully. Don't be worried if you don't know what to do. just ask me! Please stay in contact with me until the problem is fixed.Below are a few tips:Removing Malware is usually very difficult.We need to search and analyse a lot of files. As this is done in our free time, please be patient especially if I don't answer every day!Please follow these instructionsIf you don't follow the instructions your computer may crash. If you fix your PC by yourself, this can be very risky!Please stay in contact with me until your problem is resolvedAs Malware may not be totally removed in one session or in one day, please stay in contact with me until the problem is resolved.Please don't run any other tools without consulting with me as this can complicate finding and removing all MalwareDon't run any tools while I'm fixing your PC. That is counter productive and again, will only complicate finding and removing all Malware!Read my post completelyIf you don't do so, you may make mistakes that could result in your System crashing by your own ... Read more

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S y s t e m I n f o r m a t i o n

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer INTELR
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz, 2394 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 27/01/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 1.50 GB
Available Physical Memory 536 MB
Total Virtual Memory 3.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.69 GB

I installed AVAST Free Antivirus Version 5.0.677

Enabled the REAL-TIME SHIELDS (which include 7 options) all listed below:

File System Shield
Mail Shield
Web Shield
P2P Shield
IM Shield
Network Shield
Behavior Shield

I'm only able to enable 6 of the 7 Shields without locking out all internet web page traffic loading.
Every time I enable the WEB SHIELD it prevents any pages loading.

My questions are why, how do I correct it & what exposure does it present not having it enabled???

Any help to resolve these issues would be really appreciated.!
 

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Hello,
For several days AVAST keeps popping up all the time messages like this one:
 
"MAIL SHIELD SECURITY EXCLUSION
Avast has indentified a problem with this site certificate.
You can add this certificate as an exclusion, if you are sure about it.
Click the 'View' button for more details about the certificate.
If you want to change your certificates/exclusions, please open the Windows Certificate browser and perform the required operations directly from within the system certificate storage.
Legitimate public sites and mail servers should not ask you to do this.
 
SERVER
Location: smtp.stcable.net
Process: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\regsvr32.exe
CERTIFICATE STATUS
This site attempts to identify itself with invalid information.
Problems:
The certificate is not trusted."

 
I either close it or select "CANCEL" but it starts to worry me. I saw another topic with the same problem but it's closed without solution. Here's the contents of the FRST.txt report:
 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 12-11-2016
Ran by USER (administrator) on ОЛЕГ-PC (14-11-2016 19:47:08)
Running from C:\Users\USER\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: USER & UpdatusUser (Available Profiles: USER & UpdatusUser)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: Български (България)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser:... Read more

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Hello,
For several days AVAST keeps popping up all the time messages like this one:
 
"MAIL SHIELD SECURITY EXCLUSION
Avast has indentified a problem with this site certificate.
You can add this certificate as an exclusion, if you are sure about it.
Click the 'View' button for more details about the certificate.
If you want to change your certificates/exclusions, please open the Windows Certificate browser and perform the required operations directly from within the system certificate storage.
Legitimate public sites and mail servers should not ask you to do this.
 
SERVER
Location: smtp.stcable.net
Process: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\regsvr32.exe
CERTIFICATE STATUS
This site attempts to identify itself with invalid information.
Problems:
The certificate is not trusted."

 
I either close it or select "CANCEL" but it starts to worry me. I saw another topic with the same problem but it's closed without solution. Here's the contents of the FRST.txt report:
 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 12-11-2016
Ran by USER (administrator) on ОЛЕГ-PC (14-11-2016 19:47:08)
Running from C:\Users\USER\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: USER & UpdatusUser (Available Profiles: USER & UpdatusUser)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: Български (България)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser:... Read more

Answer:Avast keeps asking for Mail Shield Security Exclusions

I'm sorry for the second topic, the browser gave me internet error (or something) and I clicked refresh.

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Hello everyone

I've inherited my daughter's old laptop running Vista. After a factory reset I installed Avast 5 for AV and have run MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware with no reported problems. I then installed Comodo Firewall which installed successfully but caused Avast to stop working. I then uninstalled Comodo, now relying on the Vista firewall.

Do I need a third party firewall or is the Vista one sufficient?

If I do need a new one, please can someone recommend one that won't conflict with Avast or a way of getting Comodo to work with it.

Many thanks.

Answer:Problems with Comodo and Avast 5

Most concerns you may have heard or read about the Windows Firewall were in the XP operating system so many users were advised to use third-party alternatives. Microsoft significantly improved the firewall to address these concerns in Vista and then added more improvements in Windows 7.Windows Vista Firewall offers two-way filtering for better security than it did in XP but it is still limited. The firewall is combined with IPsec, turned on by default and set to a basic configuration that works in tandem with the Windows Service Hardening feature. If the firewall detects activity that it considers prohibited behavior according to the Service Hardenings preset rules, the firewall will block the suspicious activity. Another feature in the Vista firewall is that it can set rules based on three different types of networks using the Rules Wizard so creating firewall rules is much simpler.By default, most (not all) outbound filtering is turned off (outbound connections are allowed) and inbound filtering is turned on (inbound connections are blocked/not allowed). Why? This is what Microsoft has to say:Matt Parretta, a former spokesperson for Microsoft's PR agency, Waggener Edstrom, offered this defense: "If we turned on outbound filtering by default for consumers, it forces the user to make a trust decision for every application they run which touches the network. After they upgrade to Windows Vista or purchase a new PC with that OS, they will be prompted on the first launc... Read more

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Im trying to register the trial version of Avast anti virus. When I go to register Comodo Firewall gives me this message:"Firefox is trying to act as server Parent: ashDisp.exeC:\ProgrammeFiles\AlwilSoftware\Avast4\ashDisp.exe has modified the user interface if firefox.exe by sending special windows messages. Any programme trying to modify another programme using this message may be a sign of trojan activity"And this is only 1 of 20 requests!This confueses me greatly. That looks a fairly strong message warning. Yet Avast is surely safe. If it is, then why is Comodo alarming me like this? And if Avast IS safe why is it sending "special messages" to modify the interface?Comodo comes up with a lot of warnings like this; usually i ignore them as I dont know what else to do. Would i be better off, as someone suggested, with the free version of Kerio which wont give as many options??!!And incidently, as I write this, pcadvisor page wont fully load. I still have the mouse timer on screen. I think there is some problem somewhere, Firefox wont load some pages unless I delete all cookies. Hope i havent a jumbled up pc!thnxh

Answer:Message from Comodo about Avast

Tick one of any of the boxes (no need to scroll through them) and allow it. Comodo loves giving warnings about cross-application and parent activity. You can turn that part off if it really proves to be too much.

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Hello,for some reason I cannot connect to the home pages of either Avast antivirus,or Comodo firewall,all I get is "this page cannot be displayed".(Using both Opera and IE7)I'm still getting regular updates from Avast,but need to register the home edition soon,also I tried to see if any Comodo Pro updates are available.I also had this problem recently with A-squared when trying to get updates,I've sinced un-installed it.All other net connections seem to be ok.I'm on XP Pro Sp2.Has anyone please got ideas or suggestions as to what the problem could be,and if there are any solutions?Many thanks in advance,I'm going out until late this afternoon and will check replies then.

Answer:Cannot connect to Avast or Comodo

try with your firewall disconnected to rule it out

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I have always had a Norton or AVG type INS but with my new Win 7 install I am going to try something new because those big suites really slowed my XP system down.

After reading many threads on the topic it seems most folks here like Avast and the Win 7 or Comodo FW. I currently have Avast and Win 7 running.

For someone that is a basic web surfer, Facebook, Hulu, JustinTV, ESPN, and an adult site or two... Do you think that the Avast and Win FW are sufficient, or should I use something more?

Before I start doing a lot of browsing I want to be sure I am protected.

Is the Comodo fw a better choice?

Thanks in advance
Don

Answer:Avast Home and Win of Comodo FW?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dpnaugle


I have always had a Norton or AVG type INS but with my new Win 7 install I am going to try something new because those big suites really slowed my XP system down.

After reading many threads on the topic it seems most folks here like Avast and the Win 7 or Comodo FW. I currently have Avast and Win 7 running.

For someone that is a basic web surfer, Facebook, Hulu, JustinTV, ESPN, and an adult site or two... Do you think that the Avast and Win FW are sufficient, or should I use something more?

Before I start doing a lot of browsing I want to be sure I am protected.

Is the Comodo fw a better choice?

Thanks in advance
Don


The Windows firewall looks good, even in its default setup. I use it on one of my systems and Comodo on the others.

I prefer Comodo because I've been using it for a while and I am familiar with it, more so that Microsoft's offerings.

I would recommend that, in addition to whichever firewall you choose you also look into loading on Web of Trust (search for WoT) a program that will give you ratings for sites and warn you when you try to go to a site with a bad reputation.

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Hi I'm a newbi on this board this is my first post. I just recently upgraded to a Windows Vista Home 64 bit. My old system was Windows xp. I found this board as I was trying to get the Norton security that came on my pc to uninstall. The info on this board is priceless. I was able to get rid of the Norton and have now installed AVAST. My question is should I also run COMODO firewall or just use the Vista firewall. And if I run the Comodo should I disarm the VF. Any input would be helpfull.
Again many thanks on the Norton issue, I was pleased to find out that I was not the only one who could not uninstall that pos.

Answer:Are AVAST and COMODO condusive.

Hello rmarti and welcome to Vista forums!

Read thru this thread and see some of what "Chappy" has to say.

WOW, no NATIVE x64 antivirus..

Keep us informed.






Later Ted

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I did Custom Install with File/Web Shield Only.
Next day, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Avast Online Shield.
A day after, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Safe Price.

And I read in Avast forum, Safe Zone Browser, etc gets auto-installed.

Whats the purpose of Custom Install if post install Avast any way is going to install the not installed stuffs?

Avast Behavior is like Malware...Once a reputed AV behaves like Fake AV...It has become Worst AV with sneaky, intrusive, etc... behavior.

Uninstalled the Fake AV Avast by Avast Software a.s
 

Answer:Avast Malware Like Behavior...Worst AV

Yash Khan said:





I did Custom Install with File/Web Shield Only.
Next day, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Avast Online Shield.
A day after, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Safe Price.

And I read in Avast forum, Safe Zone Browser, etc gets auto-installed.

Whats the purpose of Custom Install if post install Avast any way is going to install the not installed stuffs?

Avast Behavior is like Malware...Once a reputed AV behaves like Fake AV...It has become Worst AV with sneaky, intrusive, etc... behavior.Click to expand...

It auto updated the install, with out any input ?
If it did that is a serious concern seeing malware could utilize that avenue to trigger malicious installs. wow
 

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I get this specific error "avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file
 
Infection: URL:Mal
 
Process: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe"
 
Everytime I opened up google, I actually removed avast thinking malwarebytes would remove it, but it didn't. I did multiple threat runs on avast + malware, stuff showed up I got rid of it, yet it's still here. I don't see the error anymore only because I removed the avast, I want to get rid of it could someone help me.
 
I also get something called Nexxtcoup on my google extensions, everytime I remove it, I'll close google and then bam it's back there.

Answer:avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkma... Read more

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I'm sure you've seen these topics before...
I need some help about the constant popups avast has given me FOR EXAMPLE
 
Avast Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file.Object:  htp://filesonlinehere.com/sync/?rmbs=...Infection:  URL:MalProcess:  C:\Program Files (x86)\...\chrome.exe
 

 
If there is anything I need to provide, please elaborate and I will be grateful to supply it

Answer:Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Every time I click on the Account hyperlink to access my YouTube account on YouTube Avast Network Shield blocks the attempt. This is obviously a false alarm but I don't see a option to edit it's block list or to make a exception though I see it for the Web Shield. Is there anyway to fix this or do I have to pause it each time I want to access the account page on YouTube because thats the only thing that works.
 

Answer:Avast Network Shield Blocks YouTube/Account

Outlawstar15a2 said:





Every time I click on the Account hyperlink to access my YouTube account on YouTube Avast Network Shield blocks the attempt. This is obviously a false alarm but I don't see a option to edit it's block list or to make a exception though I see it for the Web Shield. Is there anyway to fix this or do I have to pause it each time I want to access the account page on YouTube because thats the only thing that works.Click to expand...

You're not alone, see Avast forum. Avast has acknowledged the problem and an update should be available soon.
 

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Hello Guys,
My system:
Toshiba  / Satellite C55-A   /  Intel ® Celeron  ® N2820
64 bit Windows 8.1
I am at the end of my rope. I have tried everything. First, let me say I am not good at technical things on a computer, just enough to be dangerous. So if some things I say seem crazy, they probably are.  So here is the story. About a week ago I received a email on my go daddy webmail.  www.login.securserver.net. That is how I long into that email. Now, that is not my main email. My main email is gmail, which I use the most.
The email I received on the go daddy email was a Notice of Apperance in Court #00406341. It contained a zip file,  Court Notification 00406341.zip.   Of course being stupid, I unzipped the file, thinking it was something important, since I have some court cases ongoing for business.
With research  I think it is a Kuluoz or another one that starts with  A.  cant remember.
It put a zip file in my downloads folder  Court_Notification_00406341.doc, which shows as File Type: Java Script file, 8.84kb.  That is the only one I noticed, not sure if they are more somewhere.  Then things started getting a little weird. Nothing major, I still get emails, still send them, and my system seems to be running normally, except for Avast Mail Shield security exclusions ,  It keeps poping up at least 40 times a day, saying 
 
Now, here I used to get different info, like websit... Read more

Answer:Avast keeps giving me Mail Shield Security Exclusions

hi,
 
We will start with FRST to remove some items from the log.
 
Usually Iam only on this site once or twice per day so you may not get a reply from me until the next day.
 
Copy/paste whats below in the box into notepad. Save it as fixlist.txt in the same location you have FRST, your desktop. Click the FRST icon like before and this time click on the fix button just once. When done you will find a fixlog on your desktop. Please post the fixlog in your reply. Machine may reboot to finish the process.

HKLM\...\Run: [] => [X]
GroupPolicy: Group Policy on Chrome detected <======= ATTENTION
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
SearchScopes: HKU\.DEFAULT -> DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-19 -> DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-20 -> DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
C:\Users\Philip\tmp2098815588907764838.exe
C:\Users\Philip\tmp3347511962698503720.exe
C:\Users\Philip\tmp7839474401173251832.exe
2014-03-10 16:57 - 2014-03-10 16:57 - 0000000 ____H () C:\ProgramData\DP45977C.lfl
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-2793440623-1628646824-2415799637-1001 -> {21A3F5B1-BB9E-458A-815D-54E44AA350A8} URL =
CHR HKU\S-1-5-21-2793440623-16286... Read more

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Hello I'm having problems with the Avast! web shield popping up very often and have no idea what to do. Pop ups go along the line of
 
Avast Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file.
  Object:  htp://filesonlinehere.com/sync/?rmbs=...
Infection:  URL:Mal
Process:  C:\Program Files (x86)\...\chrome.exe
 
I have posted the DDS log below
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by LEOLEOLEOLEO at 1:06:42 on 2015-01-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8141.4816 [GMT -8:00]
.
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
FW: avast! Antivirus *Disabled* {2F96FC65-F07D-9D1E-5A6E-3DA5C487EAF0}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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Answer:Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first t... Read more

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Purchased avast internet security in November 2011. It's suddenly stopped working. "Fix Now" button not responding and unable to restart program as I'm being advised that the file system shield is unreachable! Any idea what's happened? Please help.
Angie.

Answer:avast internet security: file system shield

You have posted this twice - to avoid confusion:-
Please tick this thread as resolved (click the rigt hand column) and do as suggested in the other thread and reinstall avast.

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For a week, I have been getting constant alerts from Avast!, and since I updated Malwarebytes, it is also giving me alerts.
 
Avast! Alert: 
Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file.
Object: http://brozblagrom-c2.com/online/526 (This changes with ever new alert popup, usualy 6 or more will show up at once)
Infection: URL:Mal
Process: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 
Malwarebytes Alert: 
Malicious Website Blocked
Domain: forteen-meters7.me
IP: 5.45.6.199
Port: 50271
Type: Outbound
Process: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 
 

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Kistoway at 16:17:04 on 2014-06-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3564.1531 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
FW: avast! Antivirus *Enabled* {2F96FC65-F07D-9D1E-5A6E-3DA5C487EAF0}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microso... Read more

Answer:Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file

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Working on a computer with 32-bit Vista. Windows Updates appear to be stuck - any updates are rolled back with the error of them "not being configured properly". Tried Googling and trying individual update solutions, but no luck.
 
PC had Microsoft Security Essentials installed, I removed it and installed Avast. Although Avast installs, the Web shield appears to be permanently disabled.
 
I have run Adwcleaner, Malwarebytes Anti-malware and Eset online scanner.  A few low-level threats were found and cleaned, but nothing has changed with the symptoms above.
 
Thanks for the help!
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version:05-03-2016 01
Ran by Shari (administrator) on P2JOFFICE (21-03-2016 11:16:46)
Running from J:\
Loaded Profiles: Shari (Available Profiles: Denise Pauls & Shari)
Platform: Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X86) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\SLsvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
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Answer:Vista not accepting updates & blocking Avast web shield

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the LogFile button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleanerCx.txt (x is a number).===I need more information. Please run this tool.Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Pleas... Read more

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Q. 1.There is a Heuristic Scale and Test Whole file box in File shield.
Should I Scale up it to high (from normal) and check the "Test whole File" box, for better protection?

Q 2. There are two tabs in File Shield settings, "Scan when opening" and "Scan when Writing"
Should I tick the Scan All files in both Opening and Writing for better Protection? (It will scan all files that are being opened or written in the system but there will be negative impact that IDC)

Q. 3. Should I tick "All Packers" or go with Default packers.

Q. 4. Should I activate Avast Aggressive Hardened mode because I don't like Voodooshield as it shows its Pro Version Advertisement in every Startup which is too much annoying for me.
 

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Hello!
 
I installed Avast recently and have the premium trial version of it at the moment. Every so often, there's a notification that pops up with "Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file", and some random website. It notifies that it's running through Chrome even when I'm not currently running it (I'm mostly using Firefox). I believe my computer may be infected because I started seeing ads that appear normally where they shouldn't (with a description like ads by deall2ddeualit), and some Firefox addons that enabled these ads that were installed without me knowing about it.
Somewhat related, I allowed a scan from Avast of the computer files while it was booting up and accidentally unplugged the power which turned off the computer mid scan. When I booted it up again, I was entered into something like a temporary account where all my saved documents were pretty much gone. After another reboot, it did the same thing except now it stated that the copy of windows was not genuine. And after a third reboot, everything seemed restored. However, it feels as though start up is somewhat slow now. I'm not quite sure what happened here.
I'm not quite sure where to start, but I believe I need to provide a log? How do I go about doing that?

 

Answer:Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file

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Good Day
 
I have an Avast Premier antivirus
and recently this pop-up has been coming up frequently(actualy starting to be annoying now)
I have done a full scan and nothing seems to help.
I have attached the logs i ran with DDS
help would be apreciated,
thanx
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17207  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by user at 9:02:46 on 2014-08-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.1954.340 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
FW: avast! Antivirus *Enabled* {2F96FC65-F07D-9D1E-5A6E-3DA5C487EAF0}
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\afwServ.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-LogRotatorService.exe
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\DefaultTab\DefaultTab\DTUpdate.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\FOXIT SOFTWARE\FOXIT READER\Foxit Cloud\FCUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Garmin\Core Update Service\Garmin.Cartography.MapUpdate.CoreService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
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Answer:Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file

Hello tonata I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", ... Read more

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Hello, Thanks for being there for us.
I have a problem with my computer. After downloading a PDF file which instead of opening, suddenly disappeared and I cannot locate it. From there on whenever I open Firefox or iexplorer, Avast starts alerting me that it’s blocking a harmful website or file. Although these alerts stop when I go offline and so far the computer is running properly. Kindly assist me to fix this problem.
 
Thanks alot.
 
Taha

Answer:Avast web shield blocking harmful website whenever i go online

Hello Taha,please run a FRST scan to start with:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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I have used Avast for some time now. Recently I changed over from Zone Alarm to Comodo, because Zone Alarm seemed to be causing me problems with my Eudora emails. But now I can't get the automatic Avast updates. I get a red box saying that Avast couldn't update. I have to do it 'manually' which is a bit of a nuisance. Any clues please?

Answer:Comodo stops Avast updates

Hi if you drop into the Comodo forums click here click support and on the drop down menu choose forums. Just leave the version and OS you are using they will be more than happy to help you solve the problem with the Avast updates as they are now getting ready to release CFP3

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Currently have avast installed on my XP SP3

can i run it parallel with comodo,as i have read about comodo and feel it has a pretty good firewall, will it have any conflicts, as i am not comfortable with the windows defender I have.

Or should i just stick to the AVAST and Windows Defender. I just need to ensure that i can get the maximum possible FREE protection thats possibly out there

P.S. any idea about the microsoft security Essentials software, does it do a good job like avast.

Thanks alot in advance
 

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Hello people!

Look, I have been testing Avast for 7 months or a little more, and it turns out that one of my teams installed the famous "Reimage Repair" which annoyed me a lot .. I did an analysis and did not detect what was quite annoying And send it to Virustotal and comfortable if I detected it as a virus to which my question is;

What do I recommend Avast Free? Comodo Internet Security? Or both?

Is it possible to have both assets or is it crazy? Since I am aware that having two antivirus is not good at all ... If I recommend the two, which settings do I recommend to keep both?

If something is not understood tell me and I leave the doubt, From now thank you very much!

Posts: I accidentally put the question of "what antivirus suan" in Spanish, please correct it to English "What antivirus use"

Atte: From Argentina!
Salu2!
 

Answer:Avast Free,Comodo Antivirus or both?

Only CF or CIS with these setting and you are good to go:
 

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For the past few months I've noticed that my internet browsing is noticeable slower - sometimes in Firefox it takes 15 minutes to download a 10 MB file! - and at times my program-loading speed is much slower as well. This more or less correlates with when I accidentally allowed my free Comodo Firewall to update itself to a more robust version which contains antivirus scanning, sandbox, etc. as well as some PUP bundles. However, I already have Avast antivirus running with file system / web shields, "DeepScreen", "Home Network Security", etc., though the free version doesn't have sandbox capabilities.
Now that the newer Comodo is acting more antivirus-y, could it and Avast be clashing with each other and possibly be contributing to slower browsing? If so, do I have to uninstall one of them and switch to a different combination of firewall + AV, or is there something I can do with settings?

Answer:Does updated Comodo clash with Avast AV?

Hi shinra
It looks like you allowed COMODO Firewall to install COMODO Antivirus when it was updating itself. Having more than one Antivirus installed at the time on a system can cause system conflict and instability. You should only have one Antivirus product installed at all time on a system. You can supplement it with Antimalware since they are made to run alongside Antivirus, but not another Antivirus product. I suggest you to go in your list of installed programs, uninstall every COMODO programs and then re-download COMODO Firewall and reinstall it. If you think that COMODO Firewall is annoying or creates conflicts with avast!, you can always use the Windows Firewall, in-built, which is good enough to fit your network protection needs, assuming that you are running Windows 7 or more recent. Let me know how it goes

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If I was to suggest another AV to combine with the power of Firewall + HIPS it would have to be Avast (these two are now stable right?) as I think that they are the best free AV at the moment in my opinion.
 

Answer:Avast w/ Comodo Firewall Talk

RE: MSE w/ Comodo firewall VS COMODO IS 5.8

AyeAyeCaptain said:

My position still stands on what I still think is right, but if I was to suggest another AV to combine with the power of Firewall + HIPS it would have to be Avast (these two are now stable right?) as I think that they are the best free AV at the moment in my opinion.Click to expand...

That's how it should be otherwise I made a video below how to solve it.
 

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For the past few months I've noticed that my internet browsing is noticeable slower - sometimes in Firefox it takes 15 minutes to download a 10 MB file! - and at times my program-loading speed is much slower as well. This more or less correlates with when I accidentally allowed my free Comodo Firewall to update itself to a more robust version which contains antivirus scanning, sandbox, etc. as well as some PUP bundles. However, I already have Avast antivirus running with file system / web shields, "DeepScreen", "Home Network Security", etc., though the free version doesn't have sandbox capabilities.
Now that the newer Comodo is acting more antivirus-y, could it and Avast be clashing with each other and possibly be contributing to slower browsing? If so, do I have to uninstall one of them and switch to a different combination of firewall + AV, or is there something I can do with settings?

Answer:Does updated Comodo clash with Avast AV?

Hi shinra
It looks like you allowed COMODO Firewall to install COMODO Antivirus when it was updating itself. Having more than one Antivirus installed at the time on a system can cause system conflict and instability. You should only have one Antivirus product installed at all time on a system. You can supplement it with Antimalware since they are made to run alongside Antivirus, but not another Antivirus product. I suggest you to go in your list of installed programs, uninstall every COMODO programs and then re-download COMODO Firewall and reinstall it. If you think that COMODO Firewall is annoying or creates conflicts with avast!, you can always use the Windows Firewall, in-built, which is good enough to fit your network protection needs, assuming that you are running Windows 7 or more recent. Let me know how it goes

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Currently have avast installed on my XP SP3

can i run it parallel with comodo,as i have read about comodo and feel it has a pretty good firewall, will it have any conflicts, as i am not comfortable with the windows defender I have.

Or should i just stick to the AVAST and Windows Defender. I just need to ensure that i can get the maximum possible FREE protection thats possibly out there

P.S. any idea about the microsoft security Essentials software, does it do a good job like avast.

Thanks alot in advance
 

Answer:Avast home and comodo firewall

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I did Custom Install with File/Web Shield Only.
Next day, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Avast Online Shield.
A day after, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Safe Price.

And I read in Avast forum, Safe Zone Browser, etc gets auto-installed.

Whats the purpose of Custom Install if post install Avast any way is going to install the not installed stuffs?

Avast Behavior is like Malware...Once a reputed AV behaves like Fake AV...It has become Worst AV with sneaky, intrusive, etc... behavior.

Uninstalled the Fake AV Avast by Avast Software a.s
 

Answer:Avast Malware Like Behavior...Worst Antivirus

Yash Khan said:


I did Custom Install with File/Web Shield Only.
Next day, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Avast Online Shield.
A day after, Chrome asked me to enable/disable Safe Price.

And I read in Avast forum, Safe Zone Browser, etc gets auto-installed.

Whats the purpose of Custom Install if post install Avast any way is going to install the not installed stuffs?

Avast Behavior is like Malware...Once a reputed AV behaves like Fake AV...It has become Worst AV with sneaky, intrusive, etc... behavior.Click to expand...

It auto updated the install, with out any input ?
If it did that is a serious concern seeing malware could utilize that avenue to trigger malicious installs. wow
 

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Hi there, My laptop and i are in deep trouble. 2 days ago, i was trying to download a game from the internet and it got me to this. i was opening a lot of links and pages, installing and uninstalling a lot of stuffs and right now, im in big trouble. There is an ads keep popping up on the bottom right corner of my desktop, and it keep on popping up throughout the day. at first it was a chinese game ads and then it becomes a chinese shopping ads and others. it pops up everytime i turn on my computer, and i wasnt even on the browser and it pops up. soon after that, my antivirus which is avast keep on giving this message 'Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file URL: hxxttp://js.union001.com/PClick.aspx?AID=19927&KEY=CF3C8B99B339869B0A2895A79B102D884535DEAF40EC8624Infection: URL:MalProcess: C:\Program Files (x86)\t_201601210117\201601210117\lsas.exe.it is so annoying and i dont know how to fix this. I have read through some of the forum here, but still i do not understand what should i do first. would someone please help me. i do not wish to format my laptop please. im running windows 7 X64bit. im very grateful if someone could provide me steps by steps instruction so that i could catch up on what to do and im new here. thank you very much for any of your help.

Answer:'Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file' with ads keep popping

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Hi, My laptop keeps getting a popup from avast stating this below Avast web shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file Object:  http://weath4us.info/qOxXS:f<GM///Infection:  URL:MalC:\users\joseph\AppData\Roaming\CrashRep\GUP.exe Joseph is the user of this laptop.  This popup come up whether I'm browsing the internet or just on my desktop in word or something similar.  I have run spybot and only thing it finds is Browser:cache for internet explorer.  I have windows 10 home on a Toshiba Satellite.  What do I need to do?  Do I have a virus on my laptop? Thanks,Joseph   Here is the log info  --------------------------------------------------------------------------- SecurityCheck by glax24 v.1.4.0.32 [01.11.15]WebSite: www.safezone.ccDateLog: 24.12.2015 00:27:43Path starting: C:\Users\Joseph\AppData\Local\Temp\SecurityCheck\SecurityCheck.exeLog directory: C:\SecurityCheck\IsAdmin: TrueUser: JosephVersionXML: 2.20is-21.12.2015___________________________________________________________________________Windows 10(6.3.10586) (x64) Core Lang: English(0409)Installation date OS: 21.12.2015 01:01:20LicenseStatus: Office 15, OfficeO365ProPlusR_Subscription1 edition Timebased activation will expire :84194 minutesLicenseStatus: Windows®, Core edition The machine is permanently activated.Boot Mode: NormalDefault Browser: C:\WINDOWS\system32\LaunchWinApp.exeSystemDrive: C: FS: [NTFS] Capacity: [... Read more

Answer:Avast Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file.... am I infected

Uninstall Spybot from your machine. Then Download Security Check to your desktop, right click it run as administrator. When the program completes, the tool will automatically open a log file, please post that log here in your next post.
 
Adware Cleaner Scan.
 
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
 
JRT Scan.
Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.
 
Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Please post the JRT log.
 
Adware Removal Tool Scan.
 
Download Adware removal tool to your desktop, right click the icon and select Run as Administrator.
 
 

 
Hit Ok.
 

 
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Cleaning up my daughters computer - Dell Vostro 260 - Intel I5-2400, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
Ran Malwarebytes, adwcleaner and CCleaner.  Installed avast free and ran boot time scan.   
 
Now receive continuing popups from avast stating:
 
avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file. 
Object:  hxxp://on-bend.com/b/opt/CB8F9...............
Infection:  URL:Mal  Process: c:\Windows\explorer.exe
 
Also appears that MS Update does not work and some downloads are being blocked.
 
Ran DDS as directed.  Only produced Attach.txt file (Below).  Rechecked and the DDS.txt box was checked - reran but did not produce this file.
 
Thanks in advance!!
 
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Install Date: 3/10/2012 10:44:31 AM
System Uptime: 1/7/2005 6:12:05 PM (83176 hours ago)
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Motherboard: Dell Inc. |  | 0GDG8Y      
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz | CPU 1 | 3101/100mhz
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 454 GiB total, 332.036 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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Class GUID: {6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Description: Photosmart C6300 series
Device ID: ROOT\IMAGE\0000
Manufacturer: HP
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Answer:avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file - explorer.exe

Hi there,this is malware for sure. Please run the following scans:Step 1Please download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.Start tdsskiller.exe with administrator privileges.Accept the EULA and the KSN Statement.Click on Change parameters.Make sure that all available options (except "Loaded modules") are checked and click OK.Click on Start scan.If any threats are found don't delete them but choose the Skip option for all of them.Click on Report to open the log file. (It is also saved at C:\TDSSKiller.<version_date_time>_log.txt).Copy and paste its contents in your next reply.Step 2Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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I recently had to restore from a system image (full restore of C:\ drive where my program and system files are kept, no changes to D:\ so my personal files weren't reset, and probably some temp files and preferences weren't either) and after doing so, and then reinstalling avast onto this system image (the image was made at a time when I had a different antivirus) I encountered a problem with firefox which seems to be something to do with conflicts with it and avast.
Immediately after the system imaging firefox worked fine, and immediately after avast's installation avast worked fine too. The I updated both of them to the latest state, restarted and logged back on. This time when I opened avast to go to google I got a warning about a certificate on google's page being unrecognised (Unfortunately I can't remember the exact wording), But I was able to follow some of the options on the dialogue brought up by firefox and see a certificate related to avast was causing the issues. I tested by temporarily disbaling avast's web and mail shields and opening firefox again, that time it went to google.co.uk without issues. I turned the web and mail shields of avast back on and I got the same certificate problem again.
Eventually I used the "I know the risks button" in firefox and created an exception, which I think might not have been the best way to solve this. Because I still had problems loading other https pages (for exmaple the links to google plus or gmail from the google home pa... Read more

Answer:Conflicts involving avast's web/mail shield certificates and firefox

It's a known issue with avast! from my experience, take a look.https://support.mozilla.org/fr/questions/981937https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=161376.0http://kb.mozillazine.org/SSL_Security_Errorhttps://support.mozilla.org/fr/questions/1032509I think the instructions you are looking for are in the first link.

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I have gotten an error message from Avast when downloading email.

The message says that Avast mail shield cannot scan the emails because
I have an SSL secure connection configured in the mail client, Outlook Express 6.

Both incoming and outgoing server ports have "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" ticked ON.

I think this setting may be required for att.yahoo.com servers. :confused

Should I just disable the mail guard in Avast?

Thanks
 

Answer:Avast Mail Shield not working with AT&T account and Outlook Express

Have you read this?
http://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=458
 

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I keep getting messages from avast saying it is blocking a webpage or file. My task manager shows there are a lot of processes running. My computer is acting really slow now, and it started making buzzing noises, and on startup the fan is making an incredible racket as well. Malwarebytes hasn't found anything. What should I do? I saw other people post, but there were warnings not to repeat these things. 
 
Each warning has three fields, object: infection: and Process: 
usually says http;//f0fff0...... or fa8072 or maybe go.wymedia
 
infection is always url mal
 and process is generally windows syswow64/dllhost or program files....iexplores/exe

Answer:Avast popup - web shield has blocked harmful webpage or file

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Hello.

I just bought a new laptop and installed the comodo firewall and avast, both free versions. What other antispyware programs do you recommend installing?

thanks.

Answer:Comodo fire wall + avast. What else to install?

Hello and welcomw!Install SpywareBlasterAs an on demad scanner I would have these handySUPERAntiSpyware FreeMalwarebytes Anti-Malware

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