Posted 15 December 2010 - 10:29 AM
After struggling long with my PC freezing , it became unbearable so I formatted the drive and reinstalled Win XP Home SP3 on my system.
I downloaded the latest AVAST free version.
I have COMODO firewall up to date and running
I also have THREATFIRE free version up to date
Iíve checked the system with PCTOOLS one click maintenance, everything is fine.
For a while everything was back to normal, to begin with anyway!
3 days ago AVAST started up but showed a warning sign, on checking I found that the real time shield for email was set to OFF, when clicking on start nothing happens!
On re-booting, AVAST was working fine but although windows shows I am connected to the internet, FIREFOX will not connect to any web site, nor will IE!
After a while (10 to 15 mins)AVAST will stop the real time shield and the browser will then connect.
I am in germany and with Telecom, there has been no problem with the provider,that I know of, my router is the Speedport W700V (from T-Com) and Iíve had it since December 2007.
I use outlook 2007 for my email accounts, (is this wise?), which shows a splash screen with Avast plug in when starting (I don't have it running all the time).
Iím due to upgrade my DSL to 16000 from 6000, they tell me my router is ok?, but if itís on its way out how can I check? When I tried the setup router program, whilst the browsers wouldnít connect, all I got was broken writing on the setup program!
Can anyone help me please!