thanks for the reply. i am still struggling with this problem. i have not been able to find the place in avg to allow ics for in and out bound traffic. still searching.
the avg logs show repeated blocking, maybe a hundred within a minute, of starting the wifi hot spot on my computer.
most of the entries of no description of the "process" being blocked but give the value 4 for the pid.
some of the entries have the description "system services" with the value 1992 for the pid.
all entries are marked out bound.
i am sure this can be resolved, but my limited knowledge is holding me back. any advice would be greatly appreciated.