Latest Avast 18.6.2349 is having all issues such as it blocks access to the internet and its plugin also reported Twitter as harm site and Avast’s Real Site Protection module is deactivating Malwarebytes Web Protection. Luckily, these issues have workarounds and the company is working with Malwarebytes on a fix for the conflicting issue.
Avast 18.6.2349 blocks access to internet
Avast Users reported on forums after installing the current version, they could not able to access the internet. One user says” I just updated Avast to version 18.6.2349 and now I can’t open websites in Firefox and Edge. I can successfully ping sites via Windows Command Prompt but not via my Internet browser”
Avast is aware of this and said this can happen if Avast fails to update the program properly and leaves old files related to Avast, they suggested the affected user to uninstall and reinstall Avast.
Issue: Avast users can’t access the internet after 18.6.2349 update
Workaround: disable Web Shield or reinstall Avast.
Fix: Avast has promised to deliver a fix to issue with the future version.
Avast online Security Extension flags Twitter as harming site
Avast Protection Online Plugin which has been recently available for Edge in Store falsely triggered Twitter as harmful site.
Issue: Avast Online Security Plugin showed this warning to users on Twitter: ” This site could have harmed your computer”
Avast has fixed the issue with an update.
Conflict between Avast and Malwarebytes
If you’ve both Avast and Malwarebytes installed, Avast’s Real Site Protection component (available only in the paid versions of Avast) is breaking Malwarebytes Web Protection.
Both these features trying to filter UDP traffic and causing the issue. Avast has approached Malwarebytes and said Malwarebytes UDP filtering solution is not compatible with Microsoft recommended solution.
Issue: Avast Real Site protection disables Malwarebytes Web Protection
Solution: Disable Real Site in Avast, enable Web Protection in Malwarebytes and then re-enable Real Site.
Are you affected by any of these issues?