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Offline xMichiJ1

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Avast stops Steamgames from starting
« on: March 12, 2017, 10:09:58 PM »
The newest Avast update (17.2.2288) stops most of my steam-games mid start.
Has anyone a solution for this problem that lets me keep avast.

Also: I uninstalled it to see if that worked and surprise, all my games worked perfectly.
So the problem must be with avast.

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Re: Avast stops Steamgames from starting
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 10:53:18 PM »
My grandson is playing Steam games with Avast Internet Security v17.2.2288 without issues.  So far, he has played 11 different games.  The problem isn't necessarily Avast, but perhaps a conflict between Avast, Steam and something else on your computer.
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Common to both: Avast Premium Security 19.7.2388, WinPatrol Plus, SpywareBlaster 5.5, Opera 12.18, Firefox 68.0.2, MBam Free, CCleaner

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Re: Avast stops Steamgames from starting
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 11:44:45 PM »
Possible. The issues started after the update though (i use avast since roughly a year and haven't had any issues so far), and i haven't installed any new software lately.
If there are known issues between steam avast and something else, i'd love to know about them.
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Re: Avast stops Steamgames from starting
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 04:03:44 AM »
Running any other security software? Those are the usual suspects.
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Re: Avast stops Steamgames from starting
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 05:18:28 AM »
The newest Avast update (17.2.2288) stops most of my steam-games mid start.
Has anyone a solution for this problem that lets me keep avast.
Hi, disable the behavior shield or set an exclusion.
Avast GUI -> Settings -> Components -> Behavior Shield
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Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Avast stops Steamgames from starting
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 01:09:55 PM »

Hi, disable the behavior shield or set an exclusion.
Avast GUI -> Settings -> Components -> Behavior Shield

Worked! Thank you so much!
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Re: Avast stops Steamgames from starting
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 01:18:15 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Avast stops Steamgames from starting
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 04:39:44 PM »
FWIW, we didn't have to disable the Behavior Shield. But, if that's what works for you, all well and good. ;D
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Common to both: Avast Premium Security 19.7.2388, WinPatrol Plus, SpywareBlaster 5.5, Opera 12.18, Firefox 68.0.2, MBam Free, CCleaner