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Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« on: February 21, 2013, 01:45:10 AM »
For six days now I have been trying to get Avast to work properly on windows 8 (soon to be 7) The only way I can get it to work is to turn it on manualy. Once I have done that, everything is fine until the PC is restarted,I then have to go through the procedures all over again.I have done repairs re installs, the settings are the same as my other pc's .Any of you that have or know windows 8 have any ideas.  I want an AV that I can trust to know its working. The way it is now am never sure if am protected or if it's being updated.
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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 01:54:28 AM »
Hi marc-d-l,

Which version of avast?
Can you provide more details about your OS (specs)?
Do you currently use any other antivirus besides avast?
Have you ever installed any other antivirus besides avast?

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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 02:16:53 AM »
This is a new PC and 4 gigs memory 500 gig hard drive window 8 installed. It has Avast free and Malwarebytes free,windows firewall and win patrol . aside from having zone alarm firewall for one day,that's it.

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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 02:27:24 AM »
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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 03:27:44 AM »
Already tried both of the above

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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 03:44:44 AM »
Are you using avast! 7 or avast! 8?

If avast! 8, are you using the latest build? (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=115499.0)
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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 04:29:15 AM »
Interesting question !  All I know is it came from the store already on this pc. How do I tell the difference?

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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 04:44:55 AM »
From The avast! GUI: Maintenance > Update

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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013, 06:07:17 AM »
same thing.

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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 06:41:17 AM »
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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 04:49:02 PM »
I have to manualy turn avast on for it to show on the  taskbar then it will update

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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 04:55:35 PM »
I have to manualy turn avast on for it to show on the  taskbar then it will update
With all the problems your having with avast why don't you give the new avast 8 RC a try, it's working pretty stable imo.

Remember to download and save the new version first and run the removal tool after deleting the old version.

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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2013, 05:30:39 PM »
I have to manualy turn avast on for it to show on the  taskbar then it will update
With all the problems your having with avast why don't you give the new avast 8 RC a try, it's working pretty stable imo.

Remember to download and save the new version first and run the removal tool after deleting the old version.

+1 Craig.
 I also am running Avast Pro version 8.1479RC on Windows 8 Pro 64Bit with no problems at all right now. ;)

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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2013, 05:12:34 AM »
I gave up on Avast for windows 8 I just cant find a solution, so I downloaded another AV. I will keep avast on my vista and the xp.After a week of trying I gave up (for a while).
I really want to THANK all of you for your effort in trying to help. I will give myself a few more weeks on this S...y windows 8 and try again. Once more THANKS a bunch

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Re: Almost ready to give up Avast on window 8
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2013, 05:15:55 AM »
As I mentioned previously your soloution to all of your problems would have been to install the RC2 8.0.1480.