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Avast Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Pro Antivirus / Internet Security/ Premier => Topic started by: LesF on January 12, 2019, 11:32:52 PM

Title: Avast not starting - SideBySide error
Post by: LesF on January 12, 2019, 11:32:52 PM
I updated Visual Studio, which required a reboot to complete. After restarting Avast does not start up,  I get EventID 33 in the event log:

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Activation context generation failed for "c:\program files\avast software\avast\avastsvc.exe". Dependent Assembly Avast.VC140.CRT,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="fcc99ee6193ebbca",type="win32",version="14.0.26706.0" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

Should I re-install Avast or is there a simpler solution to this?

Avast Pro on Windows 10, 64 bit.
Title: Re: Avast not starting - SideBySide error
Post by: schmidthouse on January 12, 2019, 11:47:46 PM
Have you tried 'rebooting' again, a couple of times?
Title: Re: Avast not starting - SideBySide error
Post by: LesF on January 12, 2019, 11:54:30 PM
I was to impatient to mess around,  re-installed and it is all up to date and running now.