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This week users of Avast's antivirus product have reported Internet problems after performing an upgrade of a product. If users also have Malwarebytes installed, reports are coming in that Avast is causing conflicts with that program as well.

See the complete article at BC, Avast Users Having Internet Issues & Malwarebytes Conflicts After Upgrade.


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Re: Avast Users Having Internet Issues & Malwarebytes Conflicts After Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 04:01:12 PM »
Avast is not what it used to be and its a real shame! I am not sure if its 'greed'
real bad 'management'
or just plain stupidity.

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Re: Avast Users Having Internet Issues & Malwarebytes Conflicts After Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 06:22:05 PM »
As a long-time avast user, I wish I could add more definitive information to this thread. 

I keep an eye on the avast forum, and cite all of its program updates at DeLL's forum (where I'm more active).   But with each update, it seems there are lots of users complaining about running into various difficulties... so much so, that I've typically been reluctant to update, until I'm relatively sure things have been resolved.   While I concede that some problems may just be fault of an individual user (e.g., a person who didn't properly uninstall their previous a/v, leading to conflicts with avast), I do believe that several problems are indeed intrinsic to avast's insistence on trying to release a "new" sub-build almost monthly, continually adding new "features" [which most users consider to be unwanted "bulk"], without taking the time/effort to fix long-standing known problems :-(

Put another way, I'm still running avast 17.8 (released 9 November '17) on my primary Win7 system [and avast 18.3 (released around 1 June '18) on my tertiary WinXP system --- please, let's not enter an XP debate here)].   And I can't say I've been experiencing any problems with either.

At some point, I will either feel confident enough to update my avast, or else, I'll be switching to something else... in my case, the likely alternative would be Panda.

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Re: Avast Users Having Internet Issues & Malwarebytes Conflicts After Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 06:36:38 PM »
Bleeping Computer article updated:
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Update 9/3/18: Below is the statement BleepingComputer received from Malwarebyes concerning this topic:

“Upon first discovering the conflict between Malwarebytes and Avast, Malwarebytes reached out to a product manager at Avast, who put us in contact with one of their Real Site feature developers. This developer initially indicated that there was a problem with Malwarebytes Web Protection driver implementation. After cooperation and receiving detailed analysis from our lead driver developer, Avast determined there was a flaw in their driver implementation. They have indicated they have a fix and plan to release an update, but they did not provide any timing. In the meantime any Malwarebytes users experiencing these issues are advised to disable Avast’s Real Site feature.”


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