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[Solved?] Avast disabled, cannot re-enable even after reinstall
« on: December 09, 2014, 05:55:58 AM »
I don't know if this belongs in virus forum or here, but Malwarebytes didn't detect anything. However, it's suspicious behavior.

Noticed just today in taskbar, Action Center: Enable Avast!

Could not re-enable Avast after clicking 'enable' or 'resolve all.'

Uninstalled & reinstalled via Safe Mode. Did not change, started disabled, would not enable.

Now flag in taskbar asks to turn on Windows Security Center, and I get the error "The Windows Security Center service can't be started." This is what really worries me.

OS: Win 7 64bit SP 1
Avast was fully updated as far as I know. I hadn't been using the computer much due to wrist injuries.

Can anyone offer any advice?

Scans attached. Please let me know if I should re-post in virus forum or request a move.


Uhh, scratch that. It all looks fine now out of Safe Mode. Maybe it was limiting the functionality of the security center? Not sure.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 09:36:59 AM by earthysprite »

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Re: [Solved?] Avast disabled, cannot re-enable even after reinstall
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 04:23:33 PM »
Two of the Avast drivers appear to be missing

Have you tried a repair/reinstall