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Avast Firewall Won't Turn On


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#1 Hazmat99

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:20 AM

I'm running Avast Internet Security on my WIndows 7 PC.  Just noticed that the Firewall is off.  When I try to turn it on I get the message "Unable to Start FIrewall". 

 

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:20 AM


Try doing an avast repair. Go to Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features in Control Panel, select 'avast! Anti-Virus, click the Change/Remove button...when the avast Free Setup GUI opens, click Repair. Be sure to reboot when done.

If the repair did not help, then you should download the latest version of avast and perform a clean install (uninstall/reinstall). Please follow these instructions.
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 05:00 AM

I followed these instructions, but the Avast firewall is still showing as turned off and unable to be activated.  Any options?



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:25 PM


You can always check with:
avast! Customer & Technical Support
avast! Customer & Technical Support Options <- Submit a Ticket

Alternatively, you can always ask at the avast! Support Forum.
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Posted 15 August 2014 - 04:15 AM

I had this problem and solved it like this. (Windows 7 Ultimate)

 

Scanned the computer using  Avast - nothing showed

 

Scanned the computer using Malwarebytes - 8 Adware items showed - these were quarantined

 

Went into Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Avast internet security >>Right click >Change > Repair

 

Re-started computer - Firewall was on

 

Note - I did try the "Repair" in the Control Panel before the Malwarebytes scan without success but I have set out the above as a logical sequence :clapping:

 

 



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:35 AM

A repair was the first thing I suggested. Glad it worked with the second attempt.
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