What's The Deal With Avast Shields?

justme4nowApril 25, 2013

It may just be coincidence (I doubt it) but every since I installed Avast Pro anti-virus, I have not been able to connect (other than locally) until I stop the Shields!?

I have no idea and am not even sure if I need to run these 'shields'?

There is an option to disable the shields permanently and I am pretty close to doing just that!

I Have to assume that it's the shields because I can start the pc .. wait 30-40 minuets and have only a local connection .. until I disable the shields and then .. almost instant internet!

One more thing .. It appears that Avast is also responsible for changing the color of my task/launch bar and I can't change it back!?

It has always been black and now it's a washed out grayish color!

Any ideas?

Thanks

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SnidelyWhiplash

It's also changed your period key to an exclamation point!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 5:55PM
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justme4now

(It's also changed your period key to an exclamation point!)

That is odd, isn't it?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 6:40PM
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zep516

"I read through several of the topics at avast forums but no specific solution and the problem does not affect everyone"

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/492708/whats-the-deal-with-avast-shields/

Joe

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 9:36PM
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mikie_gw

Obvious solution is to get rid of Avast & use another brand.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 1:46AM
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justme4now

It's the shields!
I disabled them all and the problem ended.
I'm not even aware of the reason why you need these shields anyway?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 12:16AM
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