Help With Avast Settings
Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:59 PM
Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:53 AM
The only Avast module I've disabled on my wife's laptop is the "P2P Shield" because she never uses any file-sharing software of any kind, so it would simply be waste of system resources to have that running all the time.
As for the settings for each protection component, they are all at default settings. I just disabled the avast sounds in the General Settings because they can be very annoying.
She's be using Avast now for 6 months with no problems at all, never had the need to change any protection settings from their defaults.
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 29 April 2011 - 06:55 AM.
Posted 29 April 2011 - 07:58 AM
If you are not using P2P then that can be disabled. What version of Avast are you running? Have you checked for updates manually to make sure your version is up to date?
Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:29 AM
Is the webshield in Avast the same as a firewall? I am just using Windows Firefall. Anyway as I said I stopped webshield for 10 minutes and then started again and the problem stopped.
Edited by msbug, 29 April 2011 - 08:59 AM.
Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:00 PM
Starting from the version 4.6. avast! comes with a new on-access scanning provider - Web Shield.
It is able to monitor and filter all HTTP traffic coming from the Web sites on the Internet. It’s implemented as a HTTP proxy running on your PC.
Connections from your Web browser are redirected to the Web Shield module. Web Shield in turn connects to the requested web server and while downloading the content it scans it for viruses and Trojans. Only the clean data is delivered to the browser, every malware is stopped before it gets saved on your PC.
Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:08 PM
Can I get rid of the yellow triangle on the avast icon after I turned off P2P shield?
Edited by msbug, 29 April 2011 - 09:19 PM.
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