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Using Kaspersky free with only Avast Behavior Shield installed.

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

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.

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Preferred Solution: Using Kaspersky free with only Avast Behavior Shield installed.

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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

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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Kaspersky found HEUR:trojan.win32.generic
says it's awating re-boot, i have re-booted several times and no change.
 
Malwarebytes found PUP.riskwaretool.ck and
PUM.Hijack.Startmenu bad : (0) good: (1) > quarantined and successfully repaired.
 
Avast didn't find anything
 
and i can not gain acces to the internet , but do see a strong signal.
 
can you help me out, Bleepingcomputer? did i provide enough information?
 
thank, you.

Answer:Windows 7/64-bit scanned with Kaspersky/Malwarebytes (free)/ and Avast (free)

Please boot into safemode with networking and let me know if you can connect to internet

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Hi Geeks. Hope you're all having a geeky day! Anyhow, I searched the boards here pretty thoroughly and couldn't find any Major Geek opinions of the Kaspersky Active Virus Shield now being offered free by AOL. I went to (another place) and read a bunch of ops, but was hoping for some 'critiques from the geeks.' (BTW I just coined that phrase.) I've read about licensing probs, and internet access probs after install, so I'm not gonna uninstall my AVG free just yet. Thanks in advance for any input.
 

Answer:Opinions on Kaspersky Active Virus Shield free

Kaspersky is a good program! I'm a little confused though! I thought AOL packaged McAfee as their antivirus program.

However, I would avoid anything that has been integrated into AOL's software. You would be better off having the real full package of software from the original creator.
 

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Hi,

I've just installed Avast! free antivirus on my Windows 7 PC. The installation installed something called the Mail Shield. Is there any point in having this turned on if I only access my emails using Yahoo's webmail service? Does it only scan mail if I use a client such as Windows Live Mail 2011?

Thanks in Advance!

Answer:Do I need the Avast Free Mail Shield if I use Yahoo Mail online

You don't need it if you are using a web based mail like yahoo. You can do a custom install of avast and untick the mail shield.

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Disclaimer (revised):

I'm "acting" as my own new-average PC user who wants Free Security for my Windows 10 PC, and by visiting these sites I will click on the buttons that I think I will need for Free security.
In some cases Free Trials, Bundleware (Crapware) may be installed
Custom Install buttons will be ignored for the purpose of this experiment, but still may be shown.
Start-up Impact in Task Manager are not recorded, as results may vary per system.
Test system under VirtualBox running Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
I strongly advise you to make your own judgements
Free Download from Avast.com - How much crap gets installed?

Head over to Avast.com and they'll advertise to Download Free Antivirus.


We are automatically opted-in to get Google Chrome web browser, and it's noticeable that the font size is very small to read.


Customise Options: They provide finer controls, should user wish to opt-out of any Security, Privacy and Performance features. However, we will ignore tweaking the installation and click on Install from the screenshot above.


Avast silently installs in the background and hides it's own pop-up notification so you continue using your PC.


Avast was successfully installed and we are prompted with a screen to Continue.


We are given the opportunity to install Avast Free Mobile Security for Android.


Clicking on Install Free, we are taken to the Google Play Store so we can remotely install Avast for Android.

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Answer:Free Download from Avast.com - How much crap gets installed?

Keep doing it for more avs! Its pretty interesting this posts
 

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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=
R1... Read more

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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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Hello!
I recently read that Zeta shield has come to Kaspersky home products. More info here:
https://blog.kaspersky.com/introducing-zeta-your-protection-from-advanced-attacks/

Is this technology really helpful for a home user, and are there any other home AV products that have an equivalent function?
 

Answer:Kaspersky Zeta shield & other security software

I believe, ZETA is unique to Kaspersky home (2014+) and server products. No idea if other vendors have a similar approach, but as seen with ZETA, it originates from their server security software.

More: http://malwaretips.com/threads/zeta-shield-zeta-zero-day-exploits-targeted-attacks.18809/
 

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hi gents
i want to know the difference between kaspersky antivirus and kaspersky free . and what about this combo(KFA+ZAM premium+APPcheck free)+Malwarebyte antimalware on demand scanner . is KAV has antiphsing protection ??
 

Answer:Difference between Kaspersky Free and Kaspersky Antivirus

the only difference between KAV and KAF is that KAV has system watcher = behavior blocker. system watcher is one of the most powerful weapons of kaspersky that's why they charge you for that
they both have phishing protection

your combo looks OK to me. I can recommend that
but I don't agree with Malwarebytes because it seems redundant to me. zemana as the second opinion scanner is sufficient enough. It's realtime protection is different from its on-demand scanner. You will get better result with on-demand scanning than the realtime protection
 

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Hello,can anyone tell me how to use kaspersky anti ransomware tool and kaspersky free antivirus together?
I have tried many ways and while both of the products are playing well with each other detecting threats,the internet connectivity has been lost.
Not even a single webpage can be loaded until kart gets removed.
Hope you'll understand and come up with an efficient solution.
 

Answer:How to use Kaspersky AntiRansom with Kaspersky AV Free as a combo?

I guess both are designed to be "incompatible"
 

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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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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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Hey, i posted in the web and email section of this forum about ie7 on my laptop not wanting to connect to the internet, but i am connected.

i found the problem. It was the kaspersky anti-viris personal and system shield.

Everytime i want to launch the ie7, i have to close these two programs.

Is there anyone esle using these softwares?

How do i fix it to allow ie7 to run without closing the program?
 

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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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avast free with online armor or upgrade avast? is it worth upgrading avast cos i dnt feel people should have to pay others jsut to protect there computer
 

Answer:Avast Free with Online Armor or Upgrade Avast Internet Security?

i suggest 360TS+OutPost firewall.
 

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Confuse between Avast Free and Avast Internet Security .. In terms of memory usage. Which will use less CPU and RAM?
Can you help me?
 

Answer:Avast Free and Avast Internet Security ( in terms of memory usage )

I know that the free version is light weight but Internet Security may be higher considering that it uses a firewall and various other stuff. But to be honest I have no idea. I would recommend trying to trial version of Internet Security and see how it does and then try out the free version.
 

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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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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]
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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}
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============== 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)
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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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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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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)
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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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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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hi i would like to see which every one prefers?
 

Answer:Avast Free vs AVG Free vs Avira Free Antivirus for Windows

AVG proactive protection does very good work most of the time
 

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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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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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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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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}
.
============== Running Processes ================
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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
C:\Windows\Explor... Read more

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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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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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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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.
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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?

 

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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 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 =
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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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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]
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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}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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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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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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can i have those 2 installed on my computer without messing it up? before i had norton and panda and i had to reinstall windows. not real time just installed for scans?

Answer:avast and kaspersky

Yes you caan have them both installed just for scans and you shouldn't have any problems. However I would suggest just using Avast! for real time protection, because it monitors a lot of things that many don't monitor.

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Question: Kaspersky vs Avast

i'm willing to buy the "pro" edition of any of these

which one would be better?

also, the ONLY thing i like about NAV is that it auto scans stuff (and i use P2P and it's very helpful when i get the occsaional virus when i try to download something stupid like a cd key gen)

thx

Answer:Kaspersky vs Avast

hmm id recomend avast kus it lets u scan before boot up (correct me if im wrong)
but idk honestly id stick with free (hint idc how its free)

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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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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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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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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
Name: Photosmart C6300 series
PNP Device ID: ROOT\I... Read more

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 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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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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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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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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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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hi!

I am currently using Avast Antivirus. But I want to try out the Kaspersky Internet Security 2009.
The problem now is can i install and run both antivirus without clash?

As far i know Avast will clash with ZoneAlarm but I am not sure with Kaspersky before.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Avast or Kaspersky or both?

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Ive been deciding which AV to buy to protect me against viruses, spyware etc. I got a router firewall so I just need a AV but I cant decide which to get, ive read lots of mixed comments on which is best. btw im using windows xp home

Answer:Kaspersky, Avast, Nod32

NOD32.

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Just like what is described in these two topics (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/531503/avast-web-shield-has-blocked-a-harmful-webpage-or-file-coming-up-all-the-time/ & http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/537505/avast-web-shield-has-blocked-a-harmful-webpage-or-file-coming-up-frequently/).
 
As in the other posts my laptop restarted itself last night and since then whenever I have been connected to the internet I keep receiving notifications from Avast saying that a threat was blocked:
 
Object:http://getmeegan.info/?e=svon&cht=2&dcu=1&cpatch=2&dcs=1&pf=1&publisher=1091&dd=4&country=AU&.....
 
Infection:URL:Mal
 
Process:C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 
The notifications are all the same and come in pairs(two at a time), I have tried following this guide with no luck (http://necroneurology.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-EASILY-remove-the-svchostexe-Trojan)
 
 
If anyone has anytime to help out I would be really grateful.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17126  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.60.2
Run by k at 0:16:26 on 2014-06-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.64.1033.18.3986.1200 [GMT 10:00]
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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-AFE241D... Read more

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

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Hello everyone,
 
LighthouseParty had been trying to help me with my problem and suggested that I would post here as he did everything he could to help. Here is our threat link to see what he tried - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/558159/computer-running-slowly-antivirus-constantly-scanning/#entry3555990
 
I have posted my DDS info below. Thanks for anyone who can help.
 
Eric
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17420
Run by mark at 16:46:36 on 2014-12-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6051.4343 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Avast realtime shield constantly pops up infections when connected to internet

Hello and welcome.  Please follow these guidelines while we work on your PC:Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until I’ve given you the “All clear.”  Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean!Please do not run any scans or install/uninstall any applications without being directed to do so.Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within five days this thread will be closed.   Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.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 time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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Hello! Hope I'm in the right place!
 
Last night I was just playing RuneScape and had two safe webpages open, when suddenly my computer restarted on its own for no reason. After restarting, I logged back in and now my Avast! keeps popping up saying that it has blocked a malicious URL, even when I'm not using the internet. Here is what it says:
 
avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file
 
Object: (Various, I will post pictures)
 
Infection: URL:Mal
 
Process: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 
I have ran Malwarebytes, Rkill, aswMBR, and Avast, all have come up clean except Malwarebytes, I will post my logs for aswMBR and Rkill as I do not know how for Avast! and every time I try to export my log for MBAM it keeps crashing. 
 
This isn't affecting my computer's performance, other than the MBAM thing, but it is very annoying and I hope someone can help me solve this issue. 
aswMBR log: aswMBR version 0.9.9.1771 Copyright© 2011 AVAST Software
Run date: 2014-04-17 22:32:39
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22:32:39.365    OS Version: Windows x64 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
22:32:39.365    Number of processors: 4 586 0x2A07
22:32:39.366    ComputerName: DAVIDSIMON-PC  UserName: David Simon
22:32:41.122    Initialize success
22:32:43.930    AVAST engine defs: 14041703
22:32:56.680    Disk 0 (boot) \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T0L0-0
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Answer:"Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file" coming up all the time

Hello,
 
 
I think that you have Zekos (Pigeon) on board:
 
 * C:\Windows\System32\rpcss.dll : 515,072 : 11/20/2010 11:24 PM : d8d58144e133b0d429b69671f1300cb2 [NoSig]
 +-> C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-com-base-qfe-rpcss_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17514_none_c7f0e16b547f887d\rpcss.dll : 512,000 : 11/20/2010 11:24 PM : 5c627d1b1138676c0a7ab2c2c190d123 [Pos Repl]

 
Your topic should be moved to the MRT area where more tools are allowed.
 
 
Regards,
Georgi

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I have a problem similar to this post ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/531503/avast-web-shield-has-blocked-a-harmful-webpage-or-file-coming-up-all-the-time/ ) and was hoping for some help.
 
2 or three days ago I started having frequent messages from Avast! about harmful pages. 
Ex. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=mt76m0&s=8#.U5n3YfldWSo
 
 
The gist of the message is:
 
Object: hxxp://getmeegan.info/?e=svon&publisher=1091&dd=4&country=US&ind=531952001116606
 
Infection: URL:Mal
 
Process: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 
Avast! takes me to this page when I click more details on the pop-up: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=epoho6&s=8#.U5n4VPldWSo
 
The messages information have been consistent, the same Object, Infection type, and Process.
 
 
My laptop has been fine except I get constant messages from Avast causing me to worry.
 
Thank you for reading this.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17126  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Mumsie at 12:14:48 on 2014-06-12
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\dsiwmis.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manag... Read more

Answer:"Avast! Web Shield has blocked a harmful webpage or file" coming up frequently

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My nickname is Pystryker , and I will be helping you with your issue today.Before we get started, I have a few things I need to go over with youIf you are receiving help for this issue at another forum, please let me know so I can close this thread.Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process.Please do not attach your logs or put them inside code/quote tags. Do a Copy/Paste of the entire contents of the log file and submit it inside your post unless directed otherwise.At the top of your post, please click on the "Follow this topic" button and make sure that the "Received notification" box is checked and set to "Instantly" This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to solve your problem faster.If any of your security programs give you a warning about any tool I ask you to use, please do not worry. All the links and tools I provide to you will be safe.Please read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them. I will lay the instructions out in a step by step order to make them easy to follow.Please make sure that all the programs I ask you to download are downloaded to and run from your Desktop.Please make sure you (if you are able) to print out these instructions so that you will be able to refer to them while working on your machine. Part of the solution(s) to your problem may in... Read more

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HI everyone,

I've recently started using Avast IS on my laptop. I'm quite impressed with their UI and detection rates/system performance seems good too.

Anyway. I have an Imac and was wondering what the best Security software to use is?

I've had KIS installed for a while and had issues with it loading some websites. Slow loading etc.

Anyone point me in the right direction?
 

Answer:Best Security for Mac: Avast, ESET, Kaspersky or Others?

I use Bitdefender (paid) and seems to work fine
 

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Vote for which on you think is best
 

Answer:Avast!, AVG, Kaspersky, or Antivir poll

Also, you might want to exlplain your choice. to help clarify other people's choices, and so this poll will stay near the top of the first page
 

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I'm helping my friend's mother setup her new laptop. Bran new windows 8(wow is that different) from Best Buy. Being from best buy and all, it of course has all sorts of software that it doesn't need. She put on Avast as that's what my friend told her to do, as that's what I usually put on for people since it's FREE and a decent program. The question/problem:It came with Kaspersky Internet Security (NOT installed). My first thought was that, it doesn't need it. But, I started to consider installing it for one reason. My friend's brother is living at his mom's house again and he uses the laptop as well. Now a couple years back when my friend was still living there himself, his brother used his computer a lot. (my friend is blind). While cleaning up my friend's computer I often found traces of, well... visits to sites that my friend didn't appreciate his brother visiting. I don't think I need to explain that further. Now, this is something that the mother is completely unaware of, at least as far as I know... they're all grown adults and all. Not my place to bring it up. I don't know if he plans on using her laptop for such things.... SO... looking at the back of the kaspersky internet program it mentions parental controls. I was thinking, maybe I could set some things up so it's more difficult for him to visit such sites... something that none of them even need to know I did. I decided that since th... Read more

Answer:avast and kaspersky internet security

So what you are asking is:

Is Kaspersky Internet Security compatible with Avast anti-virus.

Is this the question?

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I've got something screwy going on with my home WinXP box, and I'm hoping someone here can point me in the direction of a solution to the problem.
I'm running XP Home, Service Pack 2, on a machine with (according to the properties tag) 960MB RAM. I've been running Avast antivirus, and allowing it to update definitions automatically. At the time this incident happened, the most recent update it had acquired was from yesterday morning.
There was a power outage at my house yesterday morning, lasting for ~2 minutes. I powered the system back on after that, and everything appeared to be working; I mention this merely for completeness of information.
The first symptom of my problem occured yesterday afternoon. I heard the little 'ding' sound made by a download finishing, during a time where I had no downloads running, and within a few minutes of this, my system seemed to grind to a halt. Anything I already had running would continue to work, but I couldn't open anything new, including the windows task manager, nor could I get new pages to load in the copy of Firefox I was running. I was planning to visit my parents' house at that point, so I powered the system down and took it with me. I had to manually power the system down (done via the on/off switch just above the power cable socket); the attempt to shut the system down fell victim to the same halt as everything else.
For the record, I may have had Spider Solitare up when I heard the ding, an... Read more

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I have looking at my network shield in Avast! Pro. I've noticed that whenever I open save file prompt I see http://127.0.0.1.:5357/767aa349-1aa1...-01eb939773ce/ spike.
It does not indicate infection and just goes on, is this stuff normal?

Malwarebytes doesn't see anything wrong. I generally get a http://192.168.1.1:5678/igd.xml spike precedes the 127... spike

Avast boot scan also finds nothing
Typing http://127.0.0.1.:5357/767aa349-1aa1...-01eb939773ce/ into Run gets "Bad Request - Invalid Hostname

HTTP Error 400. The request hostname is invalid."
Can anyone else on Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit try this for themselves?

Open a save file prompt and look at your network shield at the same time and see if that connection or a similar connection shows up.

I don't seem to have any weird issues otherwise.

I have attached the DDS stuff

Answer:Weird spike in Avast network shield whenever opening a save file prompt

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help


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NOTE: We are aware that users sometimes seek help from several Forums at the same time. Unfortunately, this can cause confusion and actually wastes time and resources - yours, ours and other Volunteers across the community. If you have already posted at another Forum, please advise us, or them, and choose just one.




As this issue is being addressed at the Avast forums, this topic is now closed.

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Hi everyone,

Recently i bought kaspersky for my laptop, so i decided to use it for my CPU too

I was initially using avast, which was a conflict to kaspersky, so i tried to uninstall it, but failed

So i used the avast uninstaller to uninstall it and installed kaspersky

Next day the CPU gets BSOD upon entering the user page

Ive attached the dump files in this thread

Thanks for all your help

Answer:BSOD upon uninstalling avast & installing kaspersky

Welcome to the forums Mudfiren,

There seems to be two key files missing from the folder, the MSINFO32 and the systeminfo.txt file. Please follow these instructions to upload both files.

MSINFO32:Start
Type: msinfo32
File, Save
Place the file into a zipped folder
Systeminfo.txt:Start
Type: cmd
Right-Click cmd -> Run as Adminstrator
Accept UAC prompt (if shown)
Enter the following command -> systeminfo.exe>C:\systeminfo.txt
Close Command Prompt
Go to the C:\ and find the file called "systeminfo"
Place in a zipped folder
Once the steps have been completed, then please attach the two zipped folders in your next post - Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hello techsupportforum guys. :)

*i'm new here, and i'm just a teenager so please don't expect me to be that proficient in computer language. :)

anyways, my computer has been working fine until recently:

1. yesterday, when i open google chrome, it returns a 0xc0000005 error
2. my Bluetooth program Bluesoleil returns a "file corrupted" message

and:
3. just today i found out that my antivirus updater has stopped working.
i tried accessing kaspersky.com, avast.com, and microsoft.com via firefox; they all don't work.

i tried accessing them via their IP addresses, and i was successful.

*just yesterday, i ran a full scan of my PC using kaspersky and it found many "virus type_win32" instances, most in the System Volume information and "softwaredistribution" folder.

*because i have already done some googling in this stuff, i was able to restore my hosts file. it now looks like this:

# Copyright ? 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
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Answer:help: cannot access microsoft, kaspersky, avast, and other sites

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer used as the initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hello,
I have a problem. After installing a program from internet (seemed to be a virus), the computer restarted after an alaram from Kaspersky, then when My Windows XP started, the kaspersky disappeared.

I tried to install it, but each time I try, it stops in the middle telling me it can't install the ----.exe file into the directory.

I tried to install Avast but after a final installation and a reboot, the Avast program wan't be able to run and the exe icon seems to be corrupted as its icon is like a DOS application icon and not a picture.

I followed some of ur suggestions to another posts and download both ComboFix.exe and avenger.exe.

I am attaching the ComboFix log file in here for you to suggest which lines should I add to avenger.exe (if this will only solve the problem).

Thank u in advance
 

Answer:Kaspersky Antivirus corrupted, can't install it or Avast?

Hereis the Log file
 

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I am currently running:Avast! Free EditionWindows DefenderMalwarebytes Anti-Malware (free edition)Windows FirewallI don't like Windows Defender. I want to replace it with another, free, reliable anti-spyware program. What should I use? SOMETHING THAT IS CONFLICT-FREE WITH AVAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And overall, do i have good protection? EDIT: Apparently, Avast! auto-updates every 240 minutes, by default. I thought it updated immediately when there were new virus definitions? Can I set it so that it updates like this?

Answer:Best FREE anti-spyware program? (must be conflict-free with avast! home)

1) You cannot set an av to update when there are new definitions - how would it know? 2) I don't care for Windows Defender either and I always disable it on all of my systems. You're fine without it. The only thing I would add to what you already use is SpywareBlaster free edition. It does NOT run resident and you need to remember to update it about once a week. It blocks known malicious web sites. Other than that you should be fine.

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Avast and SecureAPlus have been fairly interesting for me. Both seem to have great scanning and protection. Which would you choose?
NOTE: I have heard that SecureAPlus may have a really slow scan in the beginning. If that something you don't like that fine, Avast has a slow scan as well so I am not counting against either one.
 

Answer:Avast Free Anti-Virus 2016 vs SecureAPlus Free (Latest)

Thread Approved. Here are the official websites:

Avast Free Antivirus: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
SecureAPlus: Free Cloud Antivirus & Application Control for PC - SecureAPlus
@J Gamez065 If all factors are to be considered, why is the initial slow scanning ignored?

System Resource Usage
Realistic Performance Impact
Ease of Use
Graphical User Interface
Inclusive Product Features
Preferred Product and Why?

 

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i have read all the threads in this concern in this site...but my kaspersky setup still shows a avast antivirus installed on my system..i have tried uninstalling the avast from ADD/REMOVE Programs in control pannel...no results
i have tried REVO UNINSTALLEr..but no results..
i want to install kaspersky 2009 and i have tried everything for uninstalling the avast but when i install kaspersky it asks me to uninstall the avast installed on the system...
wat to do???
 

Answer:Solved: how to uninstall avast antivirus????and install kaspersky???

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which one?

I seem to have run them all except for the Kaspersky.

In the process of trying to get cleaned up from an attack and have purchased Kaspersky

Just wondering what others think is the best of all of them

Answer:Kaspersky vs Norton vs McAfee vs Avast vs Spyware Doctor vs.....

Independent comparatives of Anti-virus Softwareclick on the "Comparatives" link on the leftTopTen Review: AntiVirus Software Product ComparisonsAntiVirus Software Comparisons for 2009Virus Bulletin <- requires registrationThese types of comparative testing results will vary depending on who is doing the testing, what they are testing for, what versions of anti-virus software is being tested, etc. There are no universally predefined set of standards/criteria for testing and each test will yield different results. Thus, you need to look for detailed information about how the tests were conducted, the procedures used, and data results. Read Anti-virus Testing Websites: An overview of testing sitesChoosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your technical ability and experience, features offered, the amount of resources utilized, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your use. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone. Another factor to consider is whether you want to use a paid for product or free alternative. My personal choice is NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program or avast! Home Edition Anti-virus if choosing a free one.No single product is 100% foolproof and can prevent, detect and remove all threats ... Read more

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I had previously installed NORTON SECURITY and accidentally uninstalled it. It would not open after re-installation. Now AVG free and AVAST free will not open from download. Win 7pro
 

Answer:AVG free AVAST free NORTON SECURITY will not open

first off you should only have one anti virus program installed on your computer. did you use norton's uninstall tool ? run the tool , restart , run the tool the second time.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Norton_Removal_Tool_d4749.html
 

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My eset 1 year key just expired, thinking of installing Avast free av for my home pc.,is it a good choice ?
 

Answer:Avast Free - Are Free antivirus software good ?

Avast free antivirus is an excellent choice in hardened mode! just make sure you deselect all the crap that you do not need during install ( secureline - browsercleaner - avast cleaner - software updater and so on. )
 

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Have been happily using Avast anti-virus for some time now but today I was advised that my 'subscription has expired' and that I need to renew. Unfortunately it would seem free protection is no longer available as when I click on the 'Renew now' button I'm directed to Avast site to renew for Ģ39.99 (after Ģ10 'loyalty' discount). Redownloading the free version gives me a message 'there was an error changing the product configuration' when I try to install it.
Can anyone advise if this is in fact the case (ie that I'm not doing anything incredibly stupid)? If it's not longer free, what do people currently recommend for free protection?

Answer:Avast free anti-virus no longer free

You probably went to the wrong link...CLICK HERE

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I have always used Avast and Comodo as my AV/Firewall combination. I find it to be very useful, and although Comodo provides many annoying popups, they are useful and informational (I would consider myself a competent computer user, though no expert).

Recently, I just wanted to see how good my combination was and if there was a better one. I found topics that said of how Avast's web shield completely bypasssed Comodo's rules. I tested this:

1) Block chrome.exe in Comodo completely
2) Check that both Comodo and Avast are updated, and Avast web shield ON
3) Open Chrome and see what happens

Results: At first I thought it was fine, google.com was blocked. Then I tried clicking on bookmarks. yahoo.com would open, youtube.com would open, etc. I was shocked to find that Comodo was letting these websites open even though chrome.exe was blocked!

After doing some more research, and realizing that this was a big problem, and that many solutions did not work, with avast being blamed or comodo being outdated, or even that Win 7 64 bit was limiting comodo, I tested it again with web shield OFF.

I repeated the process of blocking chrome and opened google.com and other websites. This time all the websites were blocked!

Is there a solution where I can keep web shield on and have comodo be effective in blocking? Or do I need a new firewall?

Answer:Avast 7 free! AV + Comodo Free Firewall Conflicts

No one has a solution?

Offtopic: Spybot S&D or SUPERAntiSpyware? It's kind of obvious, but is spybot still horrible?

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The AVG sub-forum appears to inactive except for Beta / Changelogs posts.

What are the major differences between AVG Free Antivirus and Avast Free Antivirus in 2018?
 

Answer:2018: What are the Major differences between AVG Free and Avast Free?

There will be more available in Avast Free as as far as I am aware, I believe the difference is in the protection components. Avast incorporated some of the code-base from AVG after they acquired the company into Avast software regarding static and dynamic but I doubt the products are identical in terms of what is available now. I'd imagine they acquired AVG to give "Avast" branded software a boost, and kept the AVG company up and running to generate more income from all the existing AVG customers.

This is speculation though, I can't say for sure.
 

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hello guys. :)
here's my repost of this thread:

here's the DDS code:


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Ryan at 8:28:07.70 on Sat 08/08/2009
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.606.198 [GMT 8:00]

AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *enabled* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.2.183.7\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Shared\Drivers\SymSnapService.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\RAID\raid... Read more

Answer:repost: cannot access microsoft, avast, kaspersky, and other antivirus sites

BUMP, please..

my PC is getting sicker and sicker.. :((

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HiI have an iPhone 4, and on it is an invisible shield for protection against dirt and scratches etc. Now the problem I have is the fact that the shield has stated to attract a lot of finger prints, and it also attracts some lint, as a result even though the phone is protect the screen has become a little bit grubby and sticky. This is the invisible shield that is grubby not the actual phone itself.Therefore, I was wondering is there anyway to clean all of the finger prints etc off the invisible shield? Obviously this is installed on the device and I do not want to take it off and re apply.I do have some specific lens cleaner for my glasses, will that help lift the dirt off without damaging the film?All help will be greatly appreciatedThanksBen

Answer:How can I clean an installed invisible shield?

Try soft cloth lightly dampened with methylated spirit

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Hello,Mad-Friend here. Thankyou for taking the time to read this. I have got myself into a real pickle and hope you can help me please.I have a 6 year old Windows XP. Ran free AVG until it was no longer available. So downloaded Avast home 4. It didn't properly download: web browser and email not working, Avast wouldn't help as I didn't have an account.I re-installed it, with same problem. After un-installing it I then tried Kaspersky 2009 free 30 day trial. It too has the same fault. No email scans or web working. I have two viruses, but Kaspersky has no vault and won't quarantine them.Either something in my PC is causing the corruption, or both anti-virus providers have? This is a log from Hijackthis of the Avast fault and below that Kaspersky.[color=red]O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeO23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeO23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)O23 - Service: ewido anti-spyware 4.0 guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program FilLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 15:21:13, on 09/07/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet E... Read more

Answer:Avast and Kaspersky Anti-Virus: same download fault? Puzzled. Please advise.

Your hijack log is from an old version. You will need to download and run the latest version and don't install it in a temporary folder.

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On April 8, I took down Microsoft Essentials and downloaded free Avast.

I also have Century Link and failed to explore if they had free anti-virus, which turns out, they have Norton.

That said, should I stay with free Avast or transfer to free Norton?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: Free Norton vs. Free Avast on my XP

what version of norton are they offering for free ?

you will get a lot of different opinion with that question, also products change over time, for example MSE was one of the better products late last year, but is slowly falling down the comparison sites tests.

here are some comparison sites
http://www.av-comparatives.org/
http://www.virusbtn.com/index
 

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I downloaded Avast because it was free. It says that I have to register to Avast! Free Anti-virus. I thought this program was free? Or is registering for free?

Answer:Is registering Avast! Free Antivirus free?

It is free.

Registering it is simple.

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Hi,we need to know which antivirus program does the most complete job for virus protection and removal--Avast free home,or ,Avg free.We know Avast adds 4 more programs to "task manager" than Avg does,so does that represent Avast doing a more complete job?
Thanks for any information
 

Answer:Avast free or Avg free--which is the most complete program?

They both detect viruses well, but in my opinion, and others also, Avast seems to be better at removing them. Select the custom installation option and you have the option of leaving out any of the four sub-programs. For instance, since I don't have Outlook, I didn't install the Outlook virus scanner module so I wouldn't waste storage and computer resources for something I didn't need.
 

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Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies about security. You can sugges other free products that are easy and protect well. Only antivirus.
 

Answer:Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies

If they absolutely don't know anything ("Hey, what's quarantine? What's scanning? What's definitions?") then Bitdefender without a doubt. If they know basic settings and to tell the difference between false positives than Avast!. I'll have to vote Bitdefender here, but Avast! is a much greater antivirus with those with basic security knowledge.

Update: See below post. I know longer reccommend Bitdefender. +1 to Avast!
 

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Hi i currently use AVG 8.0 free on my vista laptop and have used it for some years however after learning that it doesn't offer full protection against items such as rootkits i began to search the forums where there are a few people who recommend Avast which does offer protection against rootkits. So should i switch to Avast free edition? and will it work well with vista. i am also looking for another free simple interfaced non obtrusive firewall to replace the standard windows firewall. Can you recommend one?(Ps i have looked at COMODO twice but can't get the hang of it)

Answer:AVG 8.0 Free Vs. Avast home edition free

I used to use AVG (up to and including ver 8) but Moved over to AVAST FREE on hearing the forum saying it was good it works well on Vista and I would not go back to AVG ,

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I am running avast free, spybot s&d free. should I turn off windows defender? What about malwarebytes pro instead of spybot? will more then 1 antispyware program slow down my computer?

Answer:avast free,spybot s&d free and win defender

I haven't used spybot in many years, it got too glitchy and difficult to use for me...
I tested several Anti Malware programs years ago and chose Malwarebytes (MBAM) Pro, no regrets here.
If you're thinking of MBAM paid, you should get the PRO Lifetime license while you still can.

Newegg.com - malwarebytes pro

MBAM Premium (Ver 2) is an annual license (yearly fees).
I don't use Windows Defender, I use MBAM real time on all my systems.

For additional "real-time security" I also use:
WinPatrol - WinPatrol- Ruiware, LLC
EMET - Download Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit v3.0 from Official Microsoft Download Center

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I noticed that the Avast free i have is 154 mb and on the MG download site it shows 47.8 mb. Did I download a bunch of stuff I don't need? Also not sure if I need the Zone Alarm toolbar. Thanks in advance for you responses!
 

Answer:Avast free and Zone Alarm free

Often we have versions here at Majorgeeks that are not so easy to find on the makers sites. The makers like you to download versions that offer a trial of the full versions or full suites. The ZA toolbar is a renamed version of the Ask toolbar, I consider it crapware but it probably helps pay for the freeware we all like; decline to install it anyway or uninstall it if it gets in via the backdoor.

Beware, there are also malware sites out there pretending to offer the real thing, too! Some of them look pretty authentic.
 

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http://www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/Now everyone can get leading anti-virus protection - absolutely FREE! * Powered by Kaspersky, one of the largest anti-virus providers, worldwide * About 300 new viruses are created each month. Every computer needs to be protected * Real-time scanning and protection against virus threats * No cost, obligation, or AOL membership required * Advanced detection technology to help stop viruses and malware before they attack you

Answer:Aol Active Virus Shield - Free

First I heard of this. AOL has been using McAfee anti-virus protection. Did they eliminate it?

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I am using AVG free edition including resident shield. Almost every minute I receive a pop up alert that a problem was detected and has been dealt with. Can I continue to use resident shield but cancel the pop up alerts?
 

Answer:AVG free edition Resident Shield

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