How To Fix If Avast is Not Running on Windows 10


Are you trying to install Avast Antivirus on your new Windows 10 laptop? Sometimes customers may run into some serious issues with the Avast antivirus software in Windows 10.

The most irritating of them is the fact that Avast does not identify the Windows system files as a share of the operating system and attempts to remove them.

Here we will show you how to resolve this Avast issues on Windows 10 and which version of the antivirus to install.

Avast is one of the most widely used antivirus programs out there. Some of the users who were using Avast on older versions of Windows installed it on Windows 10. But even if Avast software is fully well-suited with Windows 10, some errors may still occur. We’ll discuss the most common issues reported by customers along with their resultant solutions.

An often Avast Antivirus user faces BSOD errors after installing the latest Windows 10 version on their laptop or computer. This difficulty occurs due to unsuitability issues between Avast drivers and some CPU models. To evade this problem, install the latest Avast antivirus version before upgrading your PC to the up-to-date OS version.

For other Avast antivirus software issues, follow the guidelines listed below. We hope these solutions will be helpful to the users.

1. Windows 10 Action Centre Doesn’t Recognize Avast

One of the most recurrent issues with Avast on Windows 10 is when the Action Center does not identify Avast.

If that happens, you’ll be receiving pop-up messages in the downright side of your screen saying something like “Windows Defender and Avast Antivirus are both turned off,’ or ‘Windows did not find an antivirus program“.

Fortunately, there’s a stress-free solution for this, you just need to follow the steps below.

First of all, try to disable Avast Antivirus and then re-enable it in order to force Windows 10 to recognize it:

Right-click then on tap on Avast icon in the taskbar

Then to Shields control and select Disable for 10 minutes

Just allow it again the same way, and choosing to Enable all shields

This will help Windows 10 recognize Avast and the above-mentioned messages shouldn’t bother you anymore. But if the issue is still there, you have one more option to try. Here’s is the exact solution:

Right-click on the Start Menu

Choose Command Prompt (Admin)

Type in Command Prompt type winmgmt /verifyrepository > the Enter.

When you get ‘WMI repository is consistent -no problems detected,’ type ‘winmgmt /resetrepository’ then Enter.

When you get ‘WMI repository is inconsistent -problems noticed,’ type ‘winmgmt /salvagerepository’ then Enter.

When you get ‘WMI repository has been salvaged – WMI the repository has been effectively rebuilt,’  continue to the last step.

Reset the computer.

2. Avast Antivirus Software Causes Black Screen in Windows 10

Some customers also reported that installing Avast on Windows 10 initiated black screen issues. This is not a usual issue, but if you are facing such issue, the following solution will help:

Click on Avast antivirus icon-taskbar-open Avast user interface

Settings tab, then to General

In Exclusions options, add and add the following address to exclusions:

C:WindowsExplorer.exe,’ and ‘C:WindowsImmersiveControlPanelSystemSettings.exe

Restart your computer.

Then you should restart. You must not face the black screen issue now. But if you do, maybe the problem is not related to Avast,

3. Getting Process Trust Fault During Avast Installation

When this message appears sometimes when trying to install Avast on Windows 10. ‘Process Trust’ fatal error comes up reminding ‘Avast doesn’t reliance Avast Installer’. That informs you can’t install Avast antivirus on your system.

It appears due to a conflict between Avast and your current antivirus software. Simply deactivate your current antivirus and try to install Avast again. Having two antivirus programs installed on your computer is not a good thing.

4. Avast antivirus software won’t update

Sometimes, Avast may be unsuccessful to update its virus classifications. This is quite a chief issue since it leaves your computer exposed to the latest threats.

If you can’t install the latest Avast antivirus updates, follow the suggested steps below:

Simply Update your OS —Outdated Windows versions may stop other apps and programs from successively. Just Go to Settings-Update & Security -Windows Updates -check for updates.

Temporarily deactivate your firewall/ VPN. In some of the cases, your firewall may stop you from installing the latest software updates on your system. Go to Start – type ‘firewall’ -double click on ‘Windows Firewall’. Tick on the option ‘Turn Windows Firewall on and off’ – turn off the firewall protection.

Clean boot your computer. This solution allows you to start Windows 10 using a slight set of programs and drivers. Software encounter may also block Avast updates. This workaround benefit you eradicate software conflicts as a potential cause for this problem. Here are the steps to follow:

Search System Configuration in the search box then Enter

In  Services tab – choose the Hide all Microsoft services check box – tick on Disable all.

In Startup tab > select on Open Task Manager.

Again on Startup tab – Task Manager > tick all items >  Disable.

Close the Task Manager.

On the Startup tab of the System, Configuration dialog box > OK.

Restart your computer and try to update Avast.

5. When Avast won’t start

If Avast is unsuccessful to load, you can try to renovation the software. Start – control panel -launch Control Panel –  Programs – Uninstall a program –  choose Avast – Repair.

When the procedure is completed, you can revive your computer and check if the matter persists. If Avast still won’t open, you can also use the resolutions suggested for Avast update issues. That’s all, we hope this article enclosed all the foremost Avast errors that you may get in Windows 10, and that it helped you resolve them, as well.

Also if you have additional help regarding Avast antivirus, Contact us through Avast Customer Care Number at +44-800-046-5236 and we will help you as soon as possible.

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