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#3 Posted on 11.4.11 1530.34 Reposted on: 11.4.18 1531.05
Ugh. I had to go and jump on another computer to reply.
That's all the information I really have. I can't reply to any message, send a PM, or view a new thread after I've created it. Avast pops up with the error every time and stops the connection.
Doing more Googling on this, it appears to be something that's widespread and happening pretty recently - maybe even just started yesterday or today. Avast seems to be the main culprit, and it has to do with ads somehow registering false positives with Avast.
If you are a user of the popular Avast anti-virus software, don’t be surprised if you are having problems tonight. It seems the latest update has caused a lot of problems and one of the symptoms is that it blocks websites warning of a fake trojan. It’s reporting it on many websites such as YouTube. Avast are apparently aware of this latest problem and will issue a new update by tomorrow.
If you haven’t yet experienced any problems it may be because your Avast hasn’t updated yet. In which case we strongly advise that you switch off the auto update feature temporarily until the fixed update is released.
Seems the Avast support forum at http://forum.avast.com is down at the moment - probably been inundated with complaints from users. Twitter is full of #avast complaints too.
If you do have the problem already some people are advising that you switch off the ‘Web Shield’ until the patch is released. However this isn’t recommend as you will open yourself up to security threats.