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Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3120 on: August 10, 2016, 01:09:34 PM »
Backspace stopped working to go back to precious page in Chrome. According to  this engaget article the change was to avoid pressing backspace thinking your in an online form and losing all entry data.
Any way to change back?
There's an extension that restores it. GIYF.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3121 on: August 10, 2016, 01:13:23 PM »
Reinstall it and only install the file shield
IME, you don't need to reinstall Avast to disable web shield. Just disable it in the options.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3122 on: August 10, 2016, 01:15:44 PM »
IME, you don't need to reinstall Avast to disable web shield. Just disable it in the options.
I just deleted the whole thing. Its been fine since

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3123 on: August 10, 2016, 01:16:38 PM »
I just deleted the whole thing. Its been fine since
I hope you have another antivirus.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3124 on: August 10, 2016, 01:17:18 PM »
I hope you have another antivirus.
Yep. I downloaded the next free trial.. I think avg

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3125 on: August 10, 2016, 01:19:47 PM »
Yep. I downloaded the next free trial.. I think avg
You can use Avast free forever, if you give them your email address.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3126 on: August 10, 2016, 01:21:09 PM »
You can use Avast free forever, if you give them your email address.
I was using it forever. Problem was it kept restarting my comp, and giving me endless tzaros, so I just deleted it

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« Reply #3127 on: August 10, 2016, 01:25:41 PM »
I was using it forever. Problem was it kept restarting my comp, and giving me endless tzaros, so I just deleted it
That's caused by a conflict between K9 and the Avast Web shield. If your disable the web shield, it should be fine. I've never had an issue.
But AVG is fine too.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3128 on: August 10, 2016, 01:26:51 PM »
That's caused by a conflict between K9 and the Avast Web shield. If your disable the web shield, it should be fine. I've never had an issue.
But AVG is fine too.
Ah...that was the issue. Thanks. If I reinstall it I'll just disable the web shield.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3129 on: August 10, 2016, 01:37:48 PM »
That's caused by a conflict between K9 and the Avast Web shield. If your disable the web shield, it should be fine. I've never had an issue.
But AVG is fine too.
FWIW I had issues with AVG and K9 running together. That was years ago, though.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3130 on: August 10, 2016, 02:02:38 PM »
I've left Avast as well.  Been using Eset.  (renewing trials).  As of a week ago i just use their beta version (free).  3 computers running it so far; working great.  for one customer put on avira, will let you know feedback
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« Reply #3131 on: August 10, 2016, 02:07:44 PM »
I've left Avast as well.  Been using Eset.  (renewing trials).  As of a week ago i just use their beta version (free).  3 computers running it so far; working great.  for one customer put on avira, will let you know feedback
Just curious - what made you leave Avast?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3132 on: August 10, 2016, 03:27:58 PM »
Just curious - what made you leave Avast?
Getting too bloaty.  Install size was massive (now its about 220mb).  Installing add-ons without permission.  Just read through the forums these days:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189131.0

Once I see the a/v is focusing more on the less important stuff, I feel uncomfortable
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3133 on: August 12, 2016, 12:32:02 AM »
Getting too bloaty.  Install size was massive (now its about 220mb).  Installing add-ons without permission.  Just read through the forums these days:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=189131.0

Once I see the a/v is focusing more on the less important stuff, I feel uncomfortable
Interesting, I thought just installing file shield saved you from those problems. But I hear your point.

Does Eset have a forever free version?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3134 on: August 12, 2016, 12:47:50 AM »
Does Eset have a forever free version?
i dont know
the beta version i assume will be free until its out of beta
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3135 on: August 15, 2016, 12:56:54 AM »
Didn't want to start a separate thread do sorry if a bit off topic...On Amazon I keep a bunch of stuff in my cart to watch for changes in price...when I open page I often get message that x number of item in my cart have changed price...there is yellow box to click on to show changes, but it never shows them...If I click on cart sometimes it will show change, sometimes it will not...whats going on?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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« Reply #3136 on: August 15, 2016, 01:02:08 AM »
Didn't want to start a separate thread do sorry if a bit off topic...On Amazon I keep a bunch of stuff in my cart to watch for changes in price...when I open page I often get message that x number of item in my cart have changed price...there is yellow box to click on to show changes, but it never shows them...If I click on cart sometimes it will show change, sometimes it will not...whats going on?
weird, i always see them
maybe weird adblock rules?
same in all browsers?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3137 on: August 15, 2016, 01:09:18 AM »
Don't know. I always use Chrome. I use Ublock, but if that was it it wouldn't work sometimes and not work other time...?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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« Reply #3138 on: August 15, 2016, 02:31:27 AM »
Don't know. I always use Chrome. I use Ublock, but if that was it it wouldn't work sometimes and not work other time...?
well; depends on the pages, div's, css, etc..
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3139 on: August 16, 2016, 08:50:00 AM »
This keeps popping up at start up. What does it mean?