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Offline Curt9

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2014, 01:38:54 PM »
Avast 2015 will install and run under the windows 10 TP but all Microsoft connected data recording software as a threat and some of the new .dll files that windows runs off of so Avast still has a lot of work ahead as the TP advances. please don't expect programmers to keep up with the constantly changing TP Microsoft doesn't always make it easy for them

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2014, 02:04:41 PM »
Well I managed to install Avast 2015 on Windows 10 build 9879.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93544.msg1151014#msg1151014


I then proceeded to go to msconfig and restore the boot order to Windows 8.1 as primary.
Once I rebooted, I received a little message to the effect that No OS was available.
I used a USB repair drive to repair the problem and was given the message that the Hard drive couldn't be found.
I removed the HD from the system and attempted to read the HD on another laptop just to see what's going on.
The HD was totally dead.... No reviving... No mouth to mouth... The drive simply had a massive heart attack and died.
Now isn't that nice... Here I am in the middle of a tour in Florida with another 5 presentations to go and one DEAD Computer.
The good news is that I'm spending the weekend with relatives here in FL and picked up a new HD from the store yesterday.
It's been a long night but Windows 8.1 is back in business and the presentations are back on the desktop.
I might for right now only be using Office 2010 instead of 2013 but, the presentations don't care and I don't either.
My Image backup is safe at home on it's external HD. I also have a brand new computer waiting at home that arrived
the day after I left.
I actually think this old computer knew about the new one at home and wanted to teach me a lesson.
I don't know if I'll be re-installing Windows 10 build 9879 at this time. I think I'll wait till I get home to do that.
I might also wait with installing avast on the Windows 10 partition till Avast is really ready to support Windows 10.
Lesson learned. I might have been thoroughly tested but, I think it was a lesson well learned.
There's a time and a place for everything.
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2014, 01:46:21 PM »
Avast 2015 will install and run under the windows 10 TP but all Microsoft connected data recording software as a threat and some of the new .dll files that windows runs off of so Avast still has a lot of work ahead as the TP advances. please don't expect programmers to keep up with the constantly changing TP Microsoft doesn't always make it easy for them
Hi, this issue should be fixed now

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #48 on: December 01, 2014, 02:46:27 PM »
Avast 2015 will install and run under the windows 10 TP but all Microsoft connected data recording software as a threat and some of the new .dll files that windows runs off of so Avast still has a lot of work ahead as the TP advances. please don't expect programmers to keep up with the constantly changing TP Microsoft doesn't always make it easy for them
Hi, this issue should be fixed now
Does that include Windows\System32\Control.exe
Avast notified me that it was infected and removed it even though it should have gone to the chest.
I managed to retrieve the file from another computer.
It hasn't been discovered on the other system which was updated to Windows 10 yesterday.
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2014, 11:44:21 PM »
I just installed Avast Internet Security 2015 on Windows 10 build 9879 x64. So far, no problems now.
Thanks for making it compatible.

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2014, 04:17:44 AM »
Addendum: As it turns out, Avast Internet Security wrongly considers msiexec.exe from Microsoft as malware and blocked me from installing software. It did not put it in the virus chest but consistently blocked any program that relies upon msiexec.exe to install, from actually installing. I was able to install programs if I disabled all shields until restart.

As it turns out, it also messes with Intuit Quicken Deluxe 2015, which it allows to install, but after installed and accessed my data file, upon subsequent openings of Quicken; revert to "Open a file/import a file/start new"

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2014, 03:09:18 PM »
Addendum: As it turns out, Avast Internet Security wrongly considers msiexec.exe from Microsoft as malware and blocked me from installing software. It did not put it in the virus chest but consistently blocked any program that relies upon msiexec.exe to install, from actually installing. I was able to install programs if I disabled all shields until restart.

As it turns out, it also messes with Intuit Quicken Deluxe 2015, which it allows to install, but after installed and accessed my data file, upon subsequent openings of Quicken; revert to "Open a file/import a file/start new"
Even though Avast 2015 can be installed on Windows 10 by using the online installer,
doesn't mean that Avast is ready to run on that Preview Release version of Windows 10.
I needed to take the Control.exe file from a windows 8.1 system and add it to Windows 10
in order for Avast not to delete the Control Panel from the Windows 10 system.
When you play with early pre-release software you can expect all kinds of unexpected glitches.




 
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2014, 05:27:10 PM »
Hi Bob,

Could you please list all the kinds of unexpected glitches that you expect?  Thanks.  :)

Just funnin'.  Happy holidays!

In all seriousness, an Avast dude has said somewhere around here that this version may install, but you'll need to wait until some future version (possibly the next) before it's considered compatible (he used words something like "works smoothly").

-Noel

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #53 on: December 02, 2014, 07:59:00 PM »
Hi Bob,

Could you please list all the kinds of unexpected glitches that you expect?  Thanks.  :)

Just funnin'.  Happy holidays!

In all seriousness, an Avast dude has said somewhere around here that this version may install, but you'll need to wait until some future version (possibly the next) before it's considered compatible (he used words something like "works smoothly").

-Noel
I don't expect any just need to deal with them as they show up and always have a recent image backup handy.
Happy Holiday to you as well. :)
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2015, 03:15:55 AM »
Solved!  Found the solution on YouTube. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q4f9ezQ2j8

Download the online installer from Download.com
http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus-2014/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button

When installing use "custom setting".
Uncheck "Grime Fighter"  not compatible with Windows 10.
I also unchecked "Install Chrome".

After doing this Avast 2015 is working on my Windows 10 64bit just great.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2015, 04:17:30 AM by jjunkk »

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2015, 02:12:40 PM »
Solved!  Found the solution on YouTube. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q4f9ezQ2j8

Download the online installer from Download.com
http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus-2014/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button

When installing use "custom setting".
Uncheck "Grime Fighter"  not compatible with Windows 10.
I also unchecked "Install Chrome".

After doing this Avast 2015 is working on my Windows 10 64bit just great.
It was also posted on this Forums Windows 10 Thread:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=156141.msg1157367#msg1157367
The download links are also available in the YouTube video description. :)
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2015, 10:02:32 AM »
hi to all,

I've also installed windows 10 and than tryed to install avast AV but had some compatibility issues durin install so I aborted. I thought that windows defender will do the job!

HAHA I was wrong. TWO (2) hours later I received desktop alert of CRYPTOLOCKER... blablabla... Now, I have more that 600pic LOCKED and DECRYPTOLOCKER.com dont recognize the files locked by this cryptoshit... GRRR I'm VERY angry...

Trying All night to find a way to unlock my  files...

I'm so mad right now that I could smash this f.... laptop :|

Next time that I install now OS, FIRST thing I will do is Install AVAST... no matter what ;)

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2015, 06:17:27 PM »
Right click start menu to bring Command Prompt (Admin) enter Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes, then restart press F8 upon Win boot to enter Safe Mode, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Insert a USB stick that contains Avast Pro version 8.0.1489300, and current license file. Force install old Avast version in Safe Mode  and reboot computer. Press F8 during Win boot choosing same Safe Mode option previously mentioned. Open the Avast program which will offer update to new version, choose custom install and insert license file.  Restart the computer and boot normally check for updates and scan with new Avast. To turn off text boot mgr in Command Prompt (Admin) use Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no. Problem Solved! :) Will not work for build 9926 worked in previous build!
« Last Edit: February 07, 2015, 05:01:34 PM by cjhast85 »

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #58 on: January 29, 2015, 04:23:05 PM »
Avast has been working fine for windows 10 preview until they last Sunday upgraded to version 9926, all version before that Avast has no problem with Windows 10 preview. We has been running Avast both with Windows 8, 8.1 without any problem and also Windows 10 until last update.

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #59 on: January 29, 2015, 10:17:54 PM »
Right click start menu to bring Command Prompt (Admin) enter Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes, then restart press F8 upon Win boot to enter Safe Mode, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Insert a USB stick that contains Avast Pro version 8.0.1489300, and current license file. Force install old Avast version in Safe Mode  and reboot computer. Press F8 during Win boot choosing same Safe Mode option previously mentioned. Open the Avast program which will offer update to new version, choose custom install and insert license file.  Restart the computer and boot normally check for updates and scan with new Avast. To turn off text boot mgr in Command Prompt (Admin) use Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no. Problem Solved! :)
Thanks but I'll wait for Avast to make things a bit easier. Especially for the average computer user. :)
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