Your earlier thread:
Are you running Vista, Vista SP1, or Vista SP2 now?
Was Avast running in the background when you installled IE8?
When (approx. date) did you install Avast?
What anti-virus application was installed before you installed Avast?
Has a Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this machine
(e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?
Are you still using "Registry cleaners"? If you think your Registry needs
to be "cleaned" or "repaired," read http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099
and draw your own conclusions.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I have a new PC which came preloaded with Vista Home Premium and it has
> since auto updated me to IE8.
> I had a problem with Explorer hanging and I posted it on here a while ago
> and someone said to disable something in add-ons and I thought it was
> because it has been working fine for a few weeks now but suddenly it just
> seems to have started to hang again for no reason.
> I tried using Firefox while IE8 is just sitting there trying to find a
> webpage and funny enough Firefox can't find it's home page which told me
> is not an IE8 issue. I also tried 'Started IE8 without add-ons' and it is
> still the same.
> Tonight I tried disabling my Avast Antivirus software and suddenly IE8
> starts to work fine again.
> Can anyone tell me if there is a setting in Avast Free Home Edition that
> be altered to stop it blocking IE8's access
> Thanks guys