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Offline topthumb

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Can't restore with Avast
« on: August 29, 2015, 04:01:18 AM »
I am trying to do a system restore point on my Windows 10 machine but after it goes through everything it says it did not restore because Avast was not letting it restore. I even went into taskbar and disabled it but that did nothing  and when the system rebooted, it reinstalled Avast.

How can I do a system restore if Avast Free will not let me? Do I have to uninstall Avast?
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Re: Can't restore with Avast
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015, 04:00:40 PM »
What avast version do you have 2015 10.3.2225 is the latest ?

But there is a beta version in testing that is meant to fix some issues with win10, see https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=175753.0. The usual warning on using beta software on a live (not test systema0 would apply. If you aren't comfortable using beta software, have a robust backup and recovery system in place, accept the possible risk, then it may be best to wait.

Try disabling the avast self-defence module (avastUI > Settings > Troubleshooting) before doing the system restore.
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Re: Can't restore with Avast
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015, 04:26:06 PM »
I fixed it by just uninstalling Avast , doing the system restore and then reinstalling Avast.

BTW, I had the latest version installed but there was a file that wouldn't let system restore finalize which was the problem.   

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Re: Can't restore with Avast
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2015, 04:30:24 PM »
Should you need to use system restore again, try the disabling the avast self-defence module, a little less hassle. Hopefully that should allow it to complete.

Hopefully by the time that you need to do this the program will have had a regular update.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 1909 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.6.2420 (build 20.6.5495.561) UI-1.0.541/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro