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Windows 7: Avast Web And Mail Shields

28 Aug 2011   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
Avast Web And Mail Shields

I just installed Avast Free AV, considering it as a replacement for Outpost Security Suite, which I have been having problems with. However, once installed, my browser (Opera) was not able to display web pages, until I disabled the Web Shield. While typing this, I also found that the same happened with the Mail Shield until disabling it.

It seems odd that this would happen with the default settings immediately after installation, and I considering uninstalling it, but wanted to see if anyone knows how to fix it first?

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28 Aug 2011   #2

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

One question how did you remove outpost? May be some leftover of outpost is causing the problem. I have seen many people reporting this problem in avast forum when they cannot connect to internet without disabiling webshield. a clean reinstallation seems to solve the problem. I suggest first remove avast by the procedure given by the vendor then again run outpost uninstaller to remove any leftover of outpost then download a fresh copy of avast and reinstall.

How do I uninstall Outpost manually?
avast! Uninstall Utility
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