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I have a Lynksys router on my computer and hubby has a Belkin wireless adapter on his. He was having troubling losing connection. I called Lynksys, they had me disable AVAST, change a couple of things and now all seems o.k. However, I am afraid to download Avast again! Do you think it will mess up the wireless connection? Or was it coincidental that after uninstalling Avast things worked again?? Thanks for any and all help!
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Probably coincidence.
If you get into problems with Avast, try Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.c...load/index.html
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Thanks much and if I still have problems, will try Avira! Will let you know.
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No go, Broni. My husband went down to play poker on his computer and bam, lost internet connection. I immediately removed Avast from my computer so we will see what happens now. I hate being vulnerable without virus protection!!!
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You need to have something.
Try Avira.
If same problem, we may have some infection issues.
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I will download Avira today and hope there is no infection issues. What's the next step if there is? As you can tell, I don't know that much about computers!
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If any problem...

I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal area.

Before you start a new topic click on this link --> Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide, Please read before starting a new topic. This will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your OTListIt2 log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Avast has an abort function, when it detects malware or a suspect site whilst online, it will abort the connection to that site

I use Avast on Vista and Windows 7 with a wireless USB and encounter no problems
Temporarily disable web shield by left clicking the @ icon and pausing the Webshield and network providers
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I use Avast on Vista too, and:

it will abort the connection to that site


it displays a message, if I want to abort connection..
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Unless they are turned off !
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[attachment=30459:Untitled.jpg]Put a tick in the silent box
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I see. Thanks :)
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