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Offline Michael (alan1998)

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Avast Free won't start
« on: August 19, 2013, 11:41:11 AM »
Hey guys. I recently refreshed my PC on the recommendation of Essexboy due to some windows files being corrupt and non-fixable without a refresh. I lost almost all the apps including all of the Anti-Malware stuff I had. eg: MBAM, Avast, MCShield, Adwcleaner. when I reinstalled Avast I started getting Error messages about the AvastUI.exe not being able to be loaded. Is this just me or is it a known bug? I'd rather not go AV-less. If someone could help me that'd be awesome.

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« Last Edit: August 19, 2013, 11:43:45 AM by alan1998 »
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Re: Avast Free won't start
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 11:51:01 AM »
how did you do it.... did you use a factory CD/ HD partition and sett it back to factory specc?
or did you use a windows CD?

if you sett it back to factory specc.. does that mean you also recovered a factory installed trail AV like Norton / McAfee / TrendMicro ?

if so, this must be uninstalled before installing avast
when done, run the vendors removal tool to clear any leftover files that may conflict.
tools found here.  http://singularlabs.com/uninstallers/security-software/


« Last Edit: August 19, 2013, 12:10:07 PM by Pondus »

Offline Michael (alan1998)

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Re: Avast Free won't start
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 01:50:26 PM »
Windows 8 Reinstall disc. My computer didn't come with anything except Windows Defender. But WD has never been an issue in my experience with Avast.
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