Finally I figured out that if you turn off the avast browser add-on's it fixes everything. Of course I know how to deal with this now but for the general non techie how would they ever figure it out.To stop this from happening to anyone else I would highly suggest when installing this version of avast to make sure to do a custom install not the standard install.After some searching, the Avast web shield came up as a problem for many folks. I can't recommend, without a warning about this issue.While full featured, the EULA is too wide ranging (my opinion) in what it allows the software to do.I have tried AVG, Panda, and some other antivirus programs..free. It can be scheduled to run whenever I want it to....usually taking about 37 minutes for a Full Scan. I use the File System Shield, and Ma Avast is great, especially compared to Norton.Norton injects a virus only they can get rid of, and sometimes they can't even fix their own virus. Yahoo Email Security Failed The odds are that I will get another one of those emails because I learned just how easy Yahoo makes it for hackers. I’ll shoot off an email the next time I get a hacked email from someone.
Its light on resources, free, pretty accurate and has, for example, coped with every USB malware my students could throw at me (not that they do it on purpose, just every 80 of the machines in this country are infested including the park in the computer study hall).You will also not accidentally turn the option on again if you turn it off.I have used Avast for years, and recommended it to lots of people.The add-ons have multiplied like wildfire as well, and no, I don't need a browser, or a firewall, just a file based protection. But my students need more, so even the extras don't bother me. for years I used to recommend it when asked without hesitation but recent developments are getting me to consider alternatives.Just turn off what you don't want and pay up if you want the luxury version. It still works well and provides excellent protection BUT the software is getting more like Ad Ware by the week with ever increasing pop-ups nagging you to upgrade or buy something else add to that the inclusion of a new browser that it don't want and didn't ask for and the irritations are piling up. I disabled the full browser scan or "lookout", cause it slows down my Firefox and Chrome every time!