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Foxy and Anti-virus Programs

by latenight9 / July 17, 2008 1:10 PM PDT

i installed/run some anti-virus programs recently and caused Foxy broken down and as i tried to re-install Foxy it cannot be installed successfully...Do you guys know why?...And how do i deal with it?...

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Hi What antivirus do you use?
by Donna Buenaventura / July 17, 2008 4:43 PM PDT

Foxy is HTTP filtering proxy application. You might need to check the documentation how it will work with antivirus or another security tool. Example: Some antivirus includes web filtering function also so unless you have that type of antivirus, you will need to configure not to use the filtering by AV.

You need to checkw with the antivirus website or forum also whether their product is compatible with another filtering software like Foxy.

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AVG anti-virus 8.0 Free Edition
by latenight9 / July 17, 2008 4:47 PM PDT

AVG anti-virus

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You need to choose now which one to use...
by Donna Buenaventura / July 17, 2008 4:57 PM PDT

AVG has webshield.

AVG Web Shield
The AVG Web Shield component checks HTTP and PROXY communication, and scans files that are downloaded to the computer through the related ports/sockets. Additionally, it is able to scan files downloaded using ICQ and MSN instant messengers.
To disable the Web Shield, please:
open AVG User Interface
double-click on Web Shield
un-tick option "Web protection"
switch to tab "Instant messaging" and un-tick "Instant Messaging protection"
http://www.grisoft.com/ww.faq.num-1350

So you need to choose now whether to use AVG webshield or Foxy. If you prefer Foxy, you will first and try to disable the web shield in AVG before installing Foxy.

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Unfortunately...
by latenight9 / July 17, 2008 10:17 PM PDT

I did find the place to disable the Link Manager which contains web filtering device on AVG 8 Free Edition but after the disabling it without re-starting the computer i was still unable to re-install Foxy, though...

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I think you should try to restart
by Donna Buenaventura / July 18, 2008 1:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Unfortunately...

to see if it will make a difference.

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Foxy was re-installed....
by latenight9 / July 18, 2008 4:27 PM PDT

Foxy was re-installed after removing AVG entirely from my computer...Only disabling the web-filtering capability on AVG Free Edition would not do the job...

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I see..
by Donna Buenaventura / July 18, 2008 5:04 PM PDT

You need to send email to Foxy author about this incident. See if the Foxy software author has work-around so you can enjoy AVG Free again. http://www.2-power-n.com/

Or try another antivirus program
Antivir http://free-av.com/
Avast http://avast.com

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