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Offline feber16

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Firewall turned off and will not let me turn it on
« on: August 10, 2015, 03:18:00 PM »
I just downloaded Windows 10. I see that the Avast Firewall is turned off, but the Avast setting will not let me turn it on. Do I need to disable something in this new download of Windows 10?

Offline Lisandro

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Re: Firewall turned off and will not let me turn it on
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 04:41:12 PM »
Try to repair your installation via Windows Control Panel.
If it fails, I suggest an installation from scratch:

1. Download the latest version of avast! Uninstall Utility and save it.
2. Download the latest avast! version and save it.
3. (Optional) If you want, save your avast! settings for later restoration (Settings > Maintenance > Back up).
4. Uninstall avast! from Control Panel (if possible) and reboot.
5. Run the avast! Uninstall Utility saved on 1 in and follow the instructions. Reboot Windows in Safe Mode, uninstall avast! and then reboot in Normal Mode again.
6. Install avast! using the setup saved on 2. Register your free copy or add the license key for the paid versions. Boot.
7. Check and post the results.

Please, be patient, boot when it's said to boot...
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Offline feber16

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Re: Firewall turned off and will not let me turn it on
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 05:54:58 PM »
I clicked on the "Update Avast" and that did it! Thanks!

I do have another issue now which I will post in a new thread.

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Re: Firewall turned off and will not let me turn it on
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 08:46:26 PM »
I clicked on the "Update Avast" and that did it! Thanks!

I do have another issue now which I will post in a new thread.

Ok. Welcome to forums :)
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Offline EllieQueen

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Re: Firewall turned off and will not let me turn it on
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015, 03:48:39 AM »
Where do I go to find "Update Avast", to try to turn on my Firewall ?

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Re: Firewall turned off and will not let me turn it on
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2015, 06:16:34 AM »
...to try to turn on my Firewall ?
Repair Avast:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> Avast
2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.8.6586.IBC [UI.666] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.14 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 93.0 - Cleanup 21.3 - SecureLine 5.13 - Driver Updater 21.3 - CCleaner 5.84
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0