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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: superhumanbean on August 01, 2010, 07:51:25 PM

Title: [RESOLVED] Behavior Shield is Gone? :O
Post by: superhumanbean on August 01, 2010, 07:51:25 PM
I just checked the realtime sheilds tab and I'm missing the behavior shield. ??? I had it installed and I never changed any components... so this is weird. And the status bar is set to monitor that but the summary page still says Secured. I tried repairing avast and rebooting but it's stiill not there. I'm most likely just to uninstall and do a clean reinstall of avast but I want to know why it just "dissappears" like that. Thanks ;)
Title: Re: Behavior Shield is Gone? :O
Post by: DavidR on August 01, 2010, 09:07:17 PM
Well if the status bar is set to monitor it the only way it wouldn't notify is if you at some point removed it.

Try the same area as a repair of avast. Add Remove programs, select 'avast! Anti-Virus,' click the Change/Remove button and scroll down to Change. From this window ensure that the Behaviour Shield option is checked, OK your way out and reboot. Much quicker than uninstalling and reinstalling.

Title: Re: Behavior Shield is Gone? :O
Post by: superhumanbean on August 01, 2010, 10:54:12 PM
Thanks DavidR, that did the trick. I am still puzzled as to why it would dissappear/uninstall itself though. ???
Title: Re: Behavior Shield is Gone? :O
Post by: DavidR on August 01, 2010, 11:56:43 PM
It shouldn't have disappeared on its own, there was some time ago where a lot of people were removing the behaviour shield as it was slowing their system (5.0.594 had behaviour shield improvements I believe). So I don't know if you were in this group who might have removed it and forgot.
Title: [RESOLVED] Re: Behavior Shield is Gone?
Post by: SafeSurf on August 02, 2010, 10:38:05 AM
Maybe Avast thought you were a good boy and thought you didn't need it.  ;D 

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