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Offline bobby-11-07-09

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Windows 10 & Firewall won't start
« on: August 06, 2015, 11:04:17 PM »
My Avast firewall won't start.  I've tried control panel/program repair and that didn't fix the issue. 
I'm sure it's a conflict with MS 10 (it didn't happen until today when I upgraded) but what can I do?  Complete uninstall and reinstall?  I'm old so don't confuse me with a lot of tech speak-please.

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Re: Windows 10 & Firewall won't start
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 12:31:01 AM »
Yes, I have the same problem - it looks like Windows10 activated its own firewall and de-activated my Avast Pro firewall, but I want re-instate my Avast Firewall. Who can assist with this?

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Re: Windows 10 & Firewall won't start
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2015, 12:52:14 AM »
Yes, I have the same problem - it looks like Windows10 activated its own firewall and de-activated my Avast Pro firewall, but I want re-instate my Avast Firewall. Who can assist with this?
@ juriem,
Avast Pro actually has no firewall. ;)

@bobby-11-07-09,
try a clean install. :)

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Re: Windows 10 & Firewall won't start
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2015, 01:56:02 AM »

@bobby-11-07-09,
try a clean install. :)

TerraX

TerraX-Thank you for the reply.  I'm kidding you, but what part about me being old did you not understand?  A clean install?
I won't go for the cheap laugh about what a "dirty install" might be.  So....?

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Re: Windows 10 & Firewall won't start
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2015, 02:15:15 AM »
Hi,

i mean a reinstall...sorry. ;)

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Re: Windows 10 & Firewall won't start
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2015, 03:30:36 AM »
Be sure Windows Defender is deactivated completely in Win 10, as it interferes with Avast !

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Re: Windows 10 & Firewall won't start
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 07:21:35 PM »
Hi guys,
we've also seen this problem and are currently trying to solve it -- but usually a restart is all what is needed to make firewall run again (after upgrading to win10). Have you already did that? Thanks.
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Re: Windows 10 & Firewall won't start
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2015, 08:28:27 PM »
Thanks for all of the advice everybody.  I'm just getting to this.  FYI-Yes-I did try restarting before I wrote the community, yesterday.

However, between my last post and now, there has been W-10 update which I assume fixed the issue as I'm back in the green with everything active and updated.

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Re: Windows 10 & Firewall won't start
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2015, 08:37:07 PM »
Thanks for all of the advice everybody.  I'm just getting to this.  FYI-Yes-I did try restarting before I wrote the community, yesterday.

However, between my last post and now, there has been W-10 update which I assume fixed the issue as I'm back in the green with everything active and updated.

I'm just curious, Did you have to reboot after the W10 update?