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Avast Does Not Run


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#1 Artbuc

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 04:44 AM

I have the free Avast AV. Since upgrading to Win 10, Avast does not wake up my desktop to scan. How can I fix this? Thanks.


Edited by hamluis, 16 August 2015 - 10:08 AM.
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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:38 AM

Hi Artbuc :)

I suggest you to reinstall avast! for starters. It's not uncommon for a program to stop working after an upgrade. Usually, uninstalling the program, downloading the latest version of it and installing it solve any issue you're having with it following an upgrade. Let us know how it goes.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:04 PM

Avast 2015: Uninstallation methods

If you have any problems scroll down and use the Avast Uninstall Utility (avastclear.exe)...then perform, a clean reinstall.
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Posted 17 August 2015 - 03:39 AM

Hi Artbuc :)I suggest you to reinstall avast! for starters. It's not uncommon for a program to stop working after an upgrade. Usually, uninstalling the program, downloading the latest version of it and installing it solve any issue you're having with it following an upgrade. Let us know how it goes.


Thanks! A couple folks on the Avast forum suggested doing a repair which I just completed. Will see if scan runs tonight and will report results.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:18 AM

Alright let us know how it goes :)

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:44 AM

... Will see if scan runs tonight and will report results.

Would that be a scheduled automatic scan or one you plan to manually do at that time?
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