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Avast Antivirus downloading data from net even when told not to update

This is a strange problem that I have never seen before. I have two machines, both running Win 7 and running the latest version of Avast, both seem to be downloading large amounts of data. I noticed ...
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SSL handshake fails for google.com only, in all browsers

I can't connect to google.com via HTTPS on any browser (Safari, Firefox or Chrome). All other sites (HTTPS or not) are fine. The error I get is ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED in Chrome, Secure Connection ...
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Windows 10 not booting: AswVmm.sys digital signature check failed

After freshly installing Avast Premier on a brand new HP ProBook 470 G2 with Windows 10 Home, I keep on getting the following message that prevents Windows from booting normally: The operating ...
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Where is Avast 2016 deleted files log?

I installed Avast, hoping it was going to give less false positives. It promptly concludes that half of my coding tools, custom programs, whatnot are "Virus-Gen" or "Malware-Gen" and other bullshit ...
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Avast! crashing my Windows XP?

I have got this problem at the past week: All of sudden my Firefox window freezes, I can see some website elements not loading (images etc), and then when I close Firefox (after minute of struggling), ...
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Unexpected kernel model trap error using windows 8.1 family safety and avast

Does anyone know of a way that I can use the family safety feature in Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and keep Avast Internet Security 2016? I am using Windows 8.1 which allows for applying family safety to ...
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How is Avast auto-inserting a signature into my browser based email?

I recently upgraded Avast and I just noticed it is inserting signatures into my webmail. i.e. in a browser, i type an email, see my regular signature, but when the email goes out, it appends it's own ...
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Microsoft Edge disappeared

I had a message from Avast to delete Java 6 and update. I did that and then Microsoft Edge disappeared. Also after deleting 6 I found out that later versions would not work with Edge. Then after I ...
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Windows 7 security and Avast antivirus turned off by themself

I was just browsing around when at once I got messages that UAC, windows defender, Avast, etc. got turned off, without me doing anything. Then my PC turned by itself. I'm now running virus scans and I ...
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System Restore error 0xc0000225 due to Anti Virus Update 0x80070005

Really need some advice, as I don't know what to do now! I was using my computer as normal and had an Avast Anti Virus message pop up along the lines of, "Avast update restart computer?" I clicked on ...
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What is Avast doing with autochk?

I've searched and searched, and can't find what these parameters do - can someone fill me in? autocheck autochk * \aswBoot.exe /M:hexadecimaladdress /wow /dir:"C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast"\ ...
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Avast anti virus exclude files

I have a cracked program and i need avast to exclude the crack from scanning as it read it as virus How can i make avast anti virus to exclude some file to be scanned as it always read those files ...
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Stop avast! from attacking my own programs

I've been practicing my C# lately on a new system. Compiling is fine, however when I try to run the generated .exe file, avast! thinks it is malware and runs it in the sandbox for a while (and it ...
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OSX yosemite: “communication with avast service failed”

I run Avast Mac Security 2015(version 11.2(45153)) on OS X 10.10.5 When I go to Account and authorize - it says that login to avast is successful but then this window appears: after typing my ...
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Avast on OSX: How to add hidden files and folders as an exception?

I've installed avast from brew cask I'm trying to add /usr/local/share/metasploit-framework folder as an exception for a file system shield. Even though I have "show hidden files" option enabled on ...
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Remove Avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport?

First of all, I would like to know what is Avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport(and what the hell it has to do with my pc even after uninstalling Avast IS). Then, How can I remove it from my pc? ...
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Bootscan after virus find without log files update?

During a quick search avast found and removed a virus on my PC (Win32:Ramnit-DO). After that it I updated the software (today an update came out) and it wanted to do a reboot to make a bootscan which ...
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How to quit Avast temporarily?

I know how to shut-down Avast's shields (the options range from disable for 10 minutes to disable permanently). However, just a few minutes ago, the process AvastSvc*32.exe started consistently ...
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A seemingly impossible to terminate process

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Avast simply does not want to be stopped. Even SYSTEM does not kill it. I'm using these tools to run CMD as SYSTEM: http://reboot.pro/files/file/237-runassystem-and-...
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How does Avast’s HTTPS scanner work?

Looks like the latest version of Avast antivirus includes an HTTPS scanner, source. How is this feature implemented? As a browser plugin?
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Not able to delete a program

I am using a netbook of samsung with windows 7 starter service pack 1 32 bit. I am exhausted with a program known as 'Plugin.exe' i don't know how it came but whenever i start my program it opens up ...
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Antivirus (avast) finding infected files in another program's (AdwCleaner) quarantine folder

avast didn't flag all the files in the AdwCleaner quarantine folder, just two of them. Is this a problem? I assume that because the files are in the quarantine folder it shouldn't be a concern, but ...
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Side-by-side configuration is incorrect for Avast antivirus

I've tried everything from multiple forums online and nothing seems to work. The error I get says: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe The application has failed to start ...
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Trojan au_.exe - how to get rid of it [duplicate]

I installed the popular software 'Synthesia' from its official website. It is a program for piano transcriptions. It has always been safe. I decided to uninstall it and as soon as I uninstalled it, a ...
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How do you find the file that Avast Anti Virus is blocking connections from? (notification window doesn't give full path)

Avast keeps going off and popping up saying C:\...\Update.exe has been blocked but doesn't give me any more information. How do I find out what file is being detected and what connection is being ...
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how can i found the source of a malware that is trying to force-open a website

For the last 3 days i've been seeing this warning from Avast every 2-3 hours : I have no idea how to track this and make it stop, i scanned my computer and avast didn't find anything suspicious, the ...
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Avast keeps identifying MEGASync as virus

I have avast installed on my computer for about 2-3 years now and had no problems. In fact I used to have a virus that only avast managed to remove and that's why I stayed with it. Also I had MEGASync ...
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Is it legal to use Avast Free on a business PC? [closed]

We have a really small company ( 2 person ) and we just started it. There is a server with Windows XP (no need for Windows Server or anything else). Anyway, we need an anti-virus. Is it legal to ...
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Adding a file to the scan exclusion list in Avast Antivirus

Using Avast Antivirus, is it possible to add a file to the scan exclusion list? I got a popup message saying that a "suspicious file" had been detected, and then I tried clicking "Add this file to the ...
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Can I remove nengine.dll from my machine?

I recently started seeing an error message when starting up my pc: nengine.dll is not a proper application extention. Not recognising this nengine.dll, I did a quick search online and found it's ...
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Windows 8 MsMpEng.exe high disk usage, uninstalled Defender, and now AvastSvc.exe

I recently disabled Windows Defender due to MsMpEng.exe randomly spiking up my computer's disk usage. I saw it from Task Manager->Details->I/O read and write bytes. The read bytes go as high as 12,000,...
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Avast: confirmation before blocking and/or deleting a suspicious file

Is there any way to configure Avast so that it asks for a confirmation before blocking and/or deleting a suspicious file?
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Computer has all services disabled after running Avast Boot Scan

I was trying out the antivirus program Avast and I ran the boot time scan feature, where it scans your computer during the boot process, before viruses have a chance to initialize. A couple of files ...
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Cannot uninstall Avast Free Antivirus

Why can't I uninstall Avast Free Antivirus? It always says "there is an error" that occurred and doesn't uninstall the product.
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Why number of definitions decrease in Avast 9 when virus definitions is updated?

I use Avast 9 in my HP notebook and am a great fan of Avast. I prefer to use it in all the systems that I use. Before Avast I was using Avast 8. Its number of definitions was above 50,00,000. With ...
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Is it possible to view the source of a malicious pdf?

I am using osx mavericks. Avast alerted to a file that was in a hidden spotlight directory that had random-looking characters as a name with a .txt extension. It identified as a javascript trojan. I ...
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What is Avast! doing?

I have a few problems that have only happened since I installed Avast. I installed it 3 days ago: Chrome, when loading a new webpage, freezes my entire computer for about 1/4th a second. The amount ...
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Program startup is slow

Recently I have installed Avast antivirus and uninstalled a few VAIO related programs. After this, startup of programs is taking more time than usual. How to solve this problem? Thanks
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Removing Trojan Virus using Avast [duplicate]

I dont have any antivirus on my PC because its only for gaming use only. I dont know where did i get these trojan virus, it makes my PC slow and my it eats my HD and also makes my internet slow. I ...
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Is there any compatibility issue, If I use Avast Antivirus and Windows Defender simultaneously on Windows 8.1?

I think Windows Defender in Windows 8.1 is very good one for free anti virus.I prefer avast too as best free Antivirus.Is there any problem of using both of them simultaneously?
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Why is Avast Antivirus saying Minecraft.exe opened a threat?

I've had this launcher for over a year, no problems. It's the regular Minecraft.exe launcher you can find on minecraft.net. All of a sudden, when I opened it, Avast said it blocked a malware site. The ...
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Port Collisions when Forwarding Between Guest and Host

I've been working on getting setup with Vagrant using a VirtualBox base box, and would like to forward ports between my guest (Ubuntu 12.04) and my host (Windows 7) for accessing the apache2 server ...
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How to remove Avast website ratings

How do I remove Avast website ratings from being all over the webpages and in firefox?
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Why won't Task Manager stay open on WIndows 8?

I can't use Task Manager on Windows 8. Whichever way I open it (keyboard shortcuts, .exe in System32, taskbar right-click menu), it only stays open for second. It does not simply freeze and crash as ...
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Windows 7 says Avast is off, but it's not! Am I infected?

I have Avast Free antivirus installed on Windows 7. I just noticed that Windows Action Center (the white flag icon in task bar) warns me about activating Avast antivirus, and even if I click activate ...
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Disable “Tip for your Google Chrome”

Avast has added something to their software which Google Chrome tip whenever it informs you of an database update: It seems to only be the same message at the moment, as I am only getting the ...
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Avast Antivirus Free Edition produces error code 0x80046401. All shields are down. How do I enable protection again?

All the shields of Avast are disabled. The GUI module reports, "The avast! antivirus is off: Start" I can not manually enable Avast and when I try to do that, I get an error code: ...
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Blocks malicious website - Avast

Current System: Windows XP SP3, German There seems to be a virus on the system as Avast told. After this message the following steps were done: Remove all items from autostart using autoruns ...
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Problems running xampp

I was having trouble with xampp. I uninstalled it and since I've tried reinstalling it, cannot get it to work. My first error was that port 80 was being used. As addressed here. Now it is telling ...
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How to disable Avast's virus database update popup notification?

It annoys me, but I can't find in the settings how to disable it.