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Avast conflicts with firefox.

by red-ray / February 18, 2012 6:59 PM PST

I'm using avast version 6 and latest version of firefox. After upgrading ff to version 4 when I launch ff it cause a complete freeze of windows (7 ultimate) and then bsod comes up. I disabled avast and the problem solved. Though I mainly use ie9 for browsing stuff but I'm curious to know what is the cause of this error.

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Re: Avast conflicts with firefox
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 18, 2012 8:42 PM PST

Strange. I've ran Avast (with default settings) in Windows 7 Professional with the latest 3 version (I think 3.26) Friday, and with the current 10 version now, and I've got no problems at all.
Maybe it's some Firefox add-on you have that causes the problem?


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No add on but still problem
by red-ray / February 18, 2012 9:54 PM PST

I don't mean it's a general conflict. I used vmware and made clean install of os and both programs with no problems but even without add ons still the problem exist.

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So maybe it's VMWARE causing the problems?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 19, 2012 7:12 AM PST

Did you try in a native install?


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by red-ray / February 19, 2012 4:43 PM PST

I think I did a bad job of explaining the situation.
I have the problem in my native install. I made a test bed with vmware to mimic the situation and there was no problem in virtual version. but uninstalling and reinstalling both in my native os didn't solve the problem.

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Re: misunderstanding
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 19, 2012 7:16 PM PST
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Then you might be facing a clean reinstall of your OS. That usually does wonders.


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goodbye ff
by red-ray / February 20, 2012 11:52 PM PST
In reply to: Re: misunderstanding

Seems it's easier to forget about firefox on my windows than reinstalling the whole OS. Thanks for your helps kees.

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