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Title: Avast starting disabled
Post by: badaddidude on May 04, 2010, 10:40:21 PM
Each time I re-boot windows xp pro corp. Avast starts disabled. I have un-installed and re-installed Avast to no avail. It seems like something is taking control of Avast before it loads. Any scans done after turning it back on shows no problems. The same thing has happened to Windows defender and Microsoft Security essentials.
Title: Re: Avast starting disabled
Post by: Pondus on May 04, 2010, 10:53:20 PM
are you running avast and Microsoft Security essentials at the same time ?   only run one antivirus
if you don`t have it, try latest avast 5.0.533 http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=59223.0

Two antivirus
Title: Re: Avast starting disabled
Post by: logos on May 04, 2010, 10:59:57 PM
I think he's got something preventing anyway any AV from starting normally...like a trojan...
Title: Re: Avast starting disabled
Post by: Pondus on May 04, 2010, 11:05:46 PM
well if that is the case

Check your computer for Malware with

Malwarebytes Antimalware http://filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/
after install click UPDATE and run quick scan, click on REMOVE SELECTED to quarantine anything found

SUPERAntiSpyware http://filehippo.com/download_superantispyware/
Are cookies really spyware and are they dangerous?

If anything is found come back and post the scan logs here
Title: Re: Avast starting disabled
Post by: Dch48 on May 04, 2010, 11:10:45 PM
He may be having the XP specific problem with startups. Maybe checking the option to delay Avast loadup would help. I sometimes get the Avast! icon in the tray with either a red X or yellow ! on it for a few seconds until all the shields are finished loading. His case may be more severe depending on what else is loading at startup. There is a small freeware program called Startup Delayer that can fix some of these problems if the option within Avast! doesn't help. I had to use it with the latest version of Comodo to get the icon to even appear in the tray.