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Avast - Behaviour Shield Not Running on Startup?


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#1 F1Help

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:07 AM

Hi,

 

On Avast, I notice I receive a warning that the behaviour shield is not running on Windows startup.  This happens sporadically (on most startups but not every time).  Of course, I can manually re-enable but I would like to know why it does this and is there any way to make it start up every time without depending on user involvement?

 

I am using the latest version of Avast (Free version) on Windows 7 Pro.

 

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:15 AM

Known avast problem. Try doing repair through control panel. If you have custom settings save those to a file first.

 

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=201143.msg1410445#msg1410445



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 11:12 AM

Good to know this is a known issue and not just me.  :-)

 

I will wait for the next Avast version (17.6) where it should be fixed.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:53 AM

Since updating the Avast programme to version 17.6.2310 I have not noticed this issue - so looks like it has been fixed.  :-)



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:26 AM

I've noticed the same problem happening recently on the same PC using the latest version of Avast.  Sometimes, there is a warning addition on the Avast icon in the system tray.  If I click this icon the main Avast interface opens and it says "Behaviour Shield is now off".  Clicking a button restarts the behaviour shield fine.  However, I am concerned that the behaviour shield is not running sometimes when it should be (so not offering protection).  It is hard to keep looking out for this and manually restarting it.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Is it possible to fix?  Thanks.



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:03 AM

Still a problem avast is trying to fix.

 

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=201143.0



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:38 PM

I would prefer to stick was Avast as I've been using it for around 15 years and overall it has served me well.  However, I'd like to have the confidence that the behaviour shield will always be running (unless explicitly disabled by the user).



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:36 AM

I found a solution, at least for me:

 

1) Go to Services by typing Services into the start menu (Or services.msc)

2) Find aswbIDSAgent

3) Right click on it and click Properties

4) Select the startup type as Automatic

 

If it doesn't allow you to change it, boot it up in safe mode, then do the steps above again.



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 07:09 AM

I found a solution, at least for me:

 

1) Go to Services by typing Services into the start menu (Or services.msc)

2) Find aswbIDSAgent

3) Right click on it and click Properties

4) Select the startup type as Automatic

 

If it doesn't allow you to change it, boot it up in safe mode, then do the steps above again.

You can't select what's not available.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1527854671604-98849.png

Make sure you're running the latest version. you can also try the following:

Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
 
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
Clean Install of Avast:
If you need additional help with the Clean Install, watch this:


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:17 AM

I too had the similar issue. But it was gone when I updated it to the latest version. For more info you can check this post here.






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