A friend is having issues with a program that connects to the internet.
i am fairly certain that there is an issue with a 3rd party product that either
- blocks outgoing connections
- blocks incoming connections
- inserts itself in a network connection
- inserts itself in a file read
- inserts itself in a file write
i have no idea what products she has installed, either does she. But i can imagine some:
- PeerGuardian blocking outgoing connections
- AVG/NAV blocking incoming/outgoing connections
- AVG/NAV interfering with a file read
- AVG/NAV interfering with a file write
- any other "security" product
Is there a simple way (i.e. instructions for a beginner) that can disable all 3rd party anti-virus and firewall products on a computer?
Note: i define 3rd-party as not signed by Microsoft Windows (i.e. even Microsoft Corporation isn't good enough, as they're not part of the core OS).
The reason i ask is because i know some products dig their hooks in so deep: there's no way to remove them.
But maybe there's a simple fix somewhere: "Disable all anti-virus and firewall protection, and i mean pronto."
What is the issue that i happen to be wrestling with today?
- "Unable to initialize streaming"
- Unable to initialize streaming
- Unable to Initialize streaming?
- Won't let me install...
- Error message after power cycling modem
- Unable to initialize streaming error
- Downloading patch 3.3.x - 4.0.0 HELP!!
i don't know how you people can stand security products.