Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
Alwil Avast 4.8
I had to uninstall Avast AV 4.8 and reinstall it.
As a result of this activity, three changes happened to Seamonkey. 1)
ALL my stored passwords disappeared; 2) ALL my stored and perpetual
cookies disappeared; 3) My SSL settings were reset to give all warnings.
Riddle me that? What does Avast have to do with Seamonkey (and
why/how could it make those changes)?
I was able to restore passwords/cookies by pulling up last night's
backup for the xxxxxx.s file, rename the current file, rename the
restored file with the current .s file name. All was returned to normal.
why don't you ask them?: http://forum.avast.com/index.php
I asked and was answered:
Simply - avast does not make these changes to browsers, and avast
never has a clue what POP mail client is being used and does not make
any changes to them.
avast's interaction with browsers is limited to intercepting the http
calls it makes at the network level and the same goes for the
unsecured POP/SMTP calls of mail clients, again at the network level.
avast knows nothing of the internal working of any given browser or
I think that there is a probability during the changes you were making
to get the USB drive installed SeaMonkey may have had difficulty
getting to the stored profile information for your browser and email
client and created a new clean profile.
So, if Avast did not cause this, and the timing was just coincidental,
what would cause Seamonkey to "burp" as it did?
how are we supposed to know. You gave one story to the
SM support group, and another to the avast forum.
Whats this all about: "you were making to get the USB
*IMPORTANT*: Sorry folks, but I cannot provide email
help!!!! Emails to me may become public
Notice: This posting is protected under the Free Speech
Laws, which applies everywhere in the FREE world,
except for some strange reason, not to the mozilla.org
newsgroup servers, where your posting may get you banned.
Peter Potamus & His Magic Flying Balloon:
support-seamonkey mailing list