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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2014, 04:47:50 PM »
If you want to know more about Windows 10, you might want to check the following thread:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=156141.0
For info on Windows 8 - 8.1 and Threshold:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=85094.0

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Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2014, 04:45:48 PM »
I installed Windows over a Clone of Windows 8, with all programs intact. Avast was working properly until October 5 .

Then on booting windows 10 received this screen say.
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Windows Defender is helping to protest your PC
The following Malware protection software couldn't be turned on:

avast Antivirus

Windows Defender was turned on Automatically to help protect your PC. To use a different security
software, you can browse Windows Store or contact a security provider listed to get an up-
to-date version.

"

It was at this point that Avast stopped working. An was automatically deleted from my computer.
As i watch until the Orange Avast logo's animation before starting my daily Windows 10 updates and tests.

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2014, 05:53:39 PM »
As already mentioned, avast!, at this point, is not compatible with Windows 10.

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2014, 06:57:26 PM »
Forgive my insolence, but EVERYTHING else I've installed has been compatible with the single exception of antivirus. But, considering MSE was also incompatible, I'm sure this will be the norm for now.

I would hope that Avast will eventually put out a beta I can test with W10. Fingers crossed! :)
Why would you even try MSE when Defender is included in Win 10 and IS MSE?
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2014, 07:09:33 PM »
Defender in Windows 8 and now Windows 10 is a combination of MSE and Defender wrapped in one package.
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2014, 08:39:36 PM »
Guys before a few days i installed windows 10 but, avast free antivirus wont let me install it! im really dissapointed!!! i installed AVG antivirus but i dont really like it!! it shows to me virus to a nonsteam game! so i have now windows 8.1 and iam OK!!! in the next period i think microsoft will can solve this!! so what can we do??? BE PATIENT!!! :)

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2014, 08:46:21 PM »
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Guys before a few days i installed windows 10
No you didn't because W10 isn't released yet!

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2014, 11:24:57 PM »
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Guys before a few days i installed windows 10
No you didn't because W10 isn't released yet!
He refers to the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which was released since October 1, but Avast doesn't work on Windows 10 for now. The conclusion of this is that we have to wait for an announcement or something that they tell that Windows 10 works on Avast, because it doesn't work by now.

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2014, 08:28:30 AM »
While I won't agree that Tech preview is unstable I will say I have tested a few anti virus programs including the newest Avast 2015 without install issues but every antivirus besides the built in Defender has been getting false positives from main windows components even in a fresh install environment for right now I would suggest keeping to defender or praying that your faster than your AV quarantine routine and can keep it from removing a component like say the LoginUI that once stopped and quarantined will force the system to reboot and keep you from logging in without restoring to a system restore point :)

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2014, 11:40:24 AM »
Well I wasn't fast enough to stop newly installed Avast 2015 from marking several Win10 system files as root kit components... I however I did stop most of them by selecting "do nothing".  Now I have no keyboard driver. I can boot and mouse around just fine... cant type a password, or even hit ESC during boot... not sure what that's all about.... back to tinkering....

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2014, 03:03:26 PM »
@ murr2k2 and drkstoner,
I don't know what you two are smoking but Avast 2015 doesn't yet work on Windows 2015.
Not even on the latest build Windows 10 build 9860.



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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2014, 06:14:52 PM »
While I won't agree that Tech preview is unstable I will say I have tested a few anti virus programs including the newest Avast 2015 without install issues but every antivirus besides the built in Defender has been getting false positives from main windows components even in a fresh install environment for right now I would suggest keeping to defender or praying that your faster than your AV quarantine routine and can keep it from removing a component like say the LoginUI that once stopped and quarantined will force the system to reboot and keep you from logging in without restoring to a system restore point :)
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2014, 08:50:37 PM »
@BoB3160,
Well it did install, and without a hitch. It even scheduled a boot time scan. I wish I could prove it to ya, but I can't get any number of keyboards to work in the various USB ports and hubs I've tried. ... will get back to ya...

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2014, 10:43:04 PM »
@BoB3160,
Well it did install, and without a hitch. It even scheduled a boot time scan. I wish I could prove it to ya, but I can't get any number of keyboards to work in the various USB ports and hubs I've tried. ... will get back to ya...
Maybe all the problems you're having with Windows 10 are a reason why you were able to install avast.
It isn't possible on a regular installation of Windows 10 to install the current version of Avast.
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2014, 09:09:22 AM »
Hmm? I wasn't having any problems with Windows 10 until after I installed Avast. (other than Windows 10 is just a modded Windows 8, which sucks. Microsoft is desperately trying to monetize a new version of Windows, but they haven't got one, nor do we need one, but I digress)