While installing Avast Antivirus on your new Windows 10 computer, you may encounter some issues with the Avast software Windows 10. Among these issues, most annoying is the fact that Avast not recognizing the Windows system files as part of the operating system and trying to delete them. Avast not working in windows is a common issue and can be resolved in some easy steps.
Avast Not Working in Windows
It is well known that Avast is one of the most popular antivirus programs. Although Avast Antivirus is completely compatible with Windows 10, some issues may still occur. Here, we have listed the most common issues and their corresponding solutions.
Many times, Avast Antivirus users face BSOD errors after installing the latest Windows 10 version on their system. This error is due to incompatibility issues between Avast drivers and some CPU models.
To overcome this problem, you can install the latest Avast version before upgrading your PC to the latest OS version.
For more Avast issues, see the following instructions:
Windows 10 Action Center Doesn’t Recognize Avast
This is one of the most common issues with Avast on Windows 10. Here the Action Center doesn’t recognize Avast. In this case, you will receive pop-up messages in the down right side of your screen that will say something like “Windows Defender and Avast Antivirus are both turned off,’ or ‘Windows did not find an antivirus program“.
There is an easy solution for this, follow the steps below:
- Disable Avast Antivirus and then re-enable it to force Windows 10 to recognize it.
- Right-click on the Avast icon in your taskbar.
- From the Shields control, select Disable for 10 minutes.
- Now, enable it again in the same way. Select Enable all shields
This will help Windows to 10 recognize Avast. This will solve your problem. If the issue is still there, you can try the next fix. Follow these steps to do:
- Go to the start menu and right-click on it. Select Command Prompt (Admin)
- Type winmgmt /verify repository in the Command Prompt and click Enter.
- If the result is ‘WMI repository is consistent -no problems detected,’
- Now type ‘winmgmt /resetrepository.’ Click Enter.
- In case, you get ‘WMI repository is inconsistent -problems detected,’ then type ‘winmgmt /salvagerepository.’ Click on Enter.
- Another case is you will get ‘WMI repository has been salvaged – WMI repository has been successfully rebuilt.’
- Reset your computer now.
Black Screen in Windows 10 due to avast
Many users have also complained that installing Avast on Windows 10 results in a black screen. Though it is not a common problem, still you have this problem, use the following steps:
- Go to the taskbar and click on the Avast icon. This will open the taskbar and the Avast user interface will open.
- From Settings, go to General.
- Look for the Exclusions options. Click on add and enter this address to exclusions:
C:WindowsExplorer.exe,’ and ‘C:WindowsImmersiveControlPanelSystemSettings.exe
- Restart your computer after finishing the procedure.
Now the black screen issue might have solved now. If still, you are facing the issue, the root cause is not Avast.
Process Trust Error During Avast Installation
The above error message appears when the user tries to install Avast on Windows 10. A ‘Process Trust’ fatal error pop-up message appears saying that ‘Avast doesn’t trust Avast Installer’. In simple words, you cannot install Avast on your computer.
The error is due to a conflict between Avast and your antivirus program. To solve this issue, disable your current antivirus. Now try to install Avast again. Now, you will not experience any problems.
Avast Antivirus won’t update
Many times, Avast fails to update its virus definitions. This is a major issue and leaves your computer prone to the latest threats.
If you are not able to install the latest Avast updates, follow the tricks listed below:
- Update your Operating System. If you are running an outdated Windows version, it prevents other apps and programs from running properly. From the Settings menu go to Update & Security. Go to the Windows Updates option and check for updates.
- You can also temporarily disable your firewall or VPN. A firewall also prevents you from installing the latest software updates on the device. Go to Start option and type ‘firewall.’ Double click on ‘Windows Firewall’ and go to the option ‘Turn Windows Firewall on and off.’ Turn off the firewall protection setting.
- Another tip is to clean boot your computer. It will allow you to start Windows 10 with a minimal set of programs and drivers. Usually, software conflict blocks Avast from updating. This will remove software conflict that is a common cause of this problem. Follow these steps:
- Go to the search box and type System Configuration. Click on Enter
- Select the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox on the services tab. Click on Disable all.
- Go to the Startup tab and click on the Open Task Manager.
- In Task Manager click on select all items and select Disable.
- Close the Task Manager now.
- In the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box, click OK.
- Now restart your computer and update Avast.
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