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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2014, 01:25:16 PM »
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)
To emphasize, Avast does NOT work on Windows 10 attempting to install it results in the following error:

Unless you have somehow modified either Windows 10 or Avast.

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2014, 03:19:23 AM »
If it won't even install on some Win 10 systems, is it any surprise that on others where people have managed to squeak through the install there might be run-time problems?

Win 8.1.2 10 runs okay with the Microsoft-provided antimalware solution for now.

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2014, 08:30:42 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)

Well like many others stated Avast isn't yet ready for Win10 also the Technical Preview isn't what Windows 10 will be in the end, for now it's more under the hood testing than actual radical changes in UI or features, but they will slowly release by updates some consumer features, but not all i think as they got to hold something for the announcement day.
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2014, 05:03:40 PM »
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)

Well like many others stated Avast isn't yet ready for Win10 also the Technical Preview isn't what Windows 10 will be in the end, for now it's more under the hood testing than actual radical changes in UI or features, but they will slowly release by updates some consumer features, but not all i think as they got to hold something for the announcement day.
I doubt it. I think the last preview build will be a release candidate and there will be very few, if any, changes between it and the final release.
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2014, 09:42:47 PM »
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)

Well like many others stated Avast isn't yet ready for Win10 also the Technical Preview isn't what Windows 10 will be in the end, for now it's more under the hood testing than actual radical changes in UI or features, but they will slowly release by updates some consumer features, but not all i think as they got to hold something for the announcement day.
I doubt it. I think the last preview build will be a release candidate and there will be very few, if any, changes between it and the final release.

I was talking about Technical Preview, it's not like i work for MS and know for sure, but these are Belfiore's words, also a RC is too far from now to talk about it, but you are right, between RC and RTM there might be little to no changes
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2014, 10:21:30 PM »
I need to add that after the update to build 9860 just now (forced reboot) avast managed to auto delete WWAHOST.EXE EXPLORER.EXE and BackgroundTransfer.exe without quarantaining or asking what to do... It just deleted them on the spot making any kind of "usage" of the OS impossible.

Been running Avast and W10 for quite some time now but this was something I didn't suspect at all... Maybe look for false positives or a "version warning" before hitting the OMG it changed, - I am going to delete you now - solution...

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2014, 10:28:30 PM »
Why even run avast or any other security software on Win10?  ???
Win10, as stated many times before, isn't even in the beta stage.
It's way too early to even think about running avast on a Win10 system.
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2014, 10:28:37 PM »

"Been running Avast and W10 for quite some time now"

Interesting, as I believe you are the first I've read about here on the forum. ???
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2014, 11:44:45 PM »

"Been running Avast and W10 for quite some time now"

Interesting, as I believe you are the first I've read about here on the forum. ???
It doesn't work on Windows 10 even with the latest release. Unless you hacked something ???
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2014, 12:37:08 AM »

"Been running Avast and W10 for quite some time now"

Interesting, as I believe you are the first I've read about here on the forum. ???
It doesn't work on Windows 10 even with the latest release. Unless you hacked something ???

Yes, that's why I found it interesting.  ;)
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2014, 02:02:10 PM »

"Been running Avast and W10 for quite some time now"

Interesting, as I believe you are the first I've read about here on the forum. ???
It doesn't work on Windows 10 even with the latest release. Unless you hacked something ???

Yes, that's why I found it interesting.  ;)
I actually find it misleading.  :(
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2014, 02:32:52 AM »
Angelique, I STRONGLY suggest you use the AvastClean tool and fully remove Avast from your Windows 10 system.

For almost everyone it just fails to even start the installer.  Somehow apparently it installed for you, but you can't hope that it will work properly.  With antivirus software if it's not advertised to be 100% compatible with a particular operating system, it's simply NOT COMPATIBLE.

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2014, 04:09:46 AM »
I actually got it to install and run.

The problem I have (had) with it, it deleted critical files ie. MAIL does not open any more. Windows defender will not work any more.  Basically anything dealing with metro was considered a threat and was deleted via Avast... ow have to do a warm re-install to make Windows 10 functional again

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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2014, 01:31:41 PM »
I actually got it to install and run.

The problem I have (had) with it, it deleted critical files ie. MAIL does not open any more. Windows defender will not work any more.  Basically anything dealing with metro was considered a threat and was deleted via Avast... ow have to do a warm re-install to make Windows 10 functional again
Sounds more like a botched Windows 10 or a third party Windows 10.
That may also have been why you were able to install Avast.
Avast does not install on Windows 10 unless you either modified Windows 10 or Avast.
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Re: Windows 10 Avast incompatibility
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2014, 05:18:48 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.

Yes it is. I may just have been lucky, but I installed it without any problem on Windows 10 build 9860 - I ran the initial scan but haven't have time for the boot-time scan yet. The only problem to show up so far is a false positive popping up every now and then reporting C:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe as Infection FileRep Malware. Luckily, it didn't remove it to the bin.