Reddcoin staking questions

My core wallet lately has only been able to find 8 active connections to the network. I dont get the green bar anymore. I used to average over 50 connections. Does anyone know what the cause is?

I ended up removing my peers.dat file and letting it rebuild from scratch. you may need to issue an addnode command to get it to start building up again, should your wallet find no connections.

I installed Avast antivirus yesterday to replace my AVG antivirus. Seems like Avast is the problem. I reinstalled AVG and so far i got the green bar back and 11 active connections so far. (It’s only been a few minutes) With Avast the connections didnt go above 8.

Thx for your help