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Rogers29
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Cannot open ANY websites

Post by Rogers29 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:30 pm

Hi, I installed Avant on WinXP with auto updates, but it does not open any websites however much I enter different URLs. I did the registry change decribed elsewhere on the forum, extensively searched here for a solution but nothing works. There is a "resolved" thread about a similar problem with a Win Vista user, which is not applicable to my case.
I added Avant to the exceptions list on WinXP firewall, the same to the Trend Micro security Avirus, I even turned both off to see if it changed anything.
Any solution other than reformatting hard disk will be appreciated. Thanks
PS: BTW is Orca similar, better, worse, than Avant? Tks
Roger

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Re: Cannot open ANY websites

Post by kudos » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:36 pm

Maybe you haven't added Avant correctly to the firewall exceptions. You need to allow both avant.exe and ybrowser.exe to have access.

Have you tried disabling the firewall completely to test in case it may be something else that is the problem?
 
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Re: Cannot open ANY websites

Post by kudos » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:38 pm

Rogers29 wrote:PS: BTW is Orca similar, better, worse, than Avant?
Orca is great - essentially it is Avant, but with the Mozilla/Firefox engine rather than the IE one.
 
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