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Avast Free 17.3.2291 Will not register with Windows 10
« on: May 02, 2017, 01:56:31 AM »
I installed Avast 17.3.2291 fresh. It will not register with Creator Update. Says it can not access wsc_proxy.exe. The file is there in the correct path but errors out each time I use the security/ maint, to turn on Avast and Defender off.  Avast is running And I disabled Defender but cant get avast to register with windows as the active AV. Any ideas or help would be Great, Thank you.

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Re: Avast Free 17.3.2291 Will not register with Windows 10
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 02:10:49 AM »
What do you mean with "fresh" ?

There is no need to turn Defender off as Windows (in version 10) does it automatically if you install a thirdy part av.

Is there any other security (related) software installed ? (or was there)

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Re: Avast Free 17.3.2291 Will not register with Windows 10
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 02:54:37 AM »
Fresh - Not an upgrade or update  as in I installed it fresh.
And my point was it is NOT turning defender off that was the point of the post. It fails to turn off defender so yeah I turned it off so two were not running. As I meantioned there WAS a need to turn it off as avast does not seem able, due to the error i mentioned,  to turn defender off and register Avast as the system default AV.

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Re: Avast Free 17.3.2291 Will not register with Windows 10
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 02:59:35 AM »
I will try to explain it clearly. Avast installed. New (fresh) install. It did NOT turn off defender. I rebooted, It did not turn off defender. Yhe Popup windows does about picking which AV I want comes up. I choose Avast. It asks me if I am sure I trust them, I say yes. Then I get an error that it can not Access wsc_proxy.exe as I dont have permission. and fails. Dont bring out were you an admin because YES i was and the process of doing this requests elevation and I gave it that obviously. the command it is attempting to run that fails is: wsc_proxy.exe /av /enable /update I also attempted to let avast repair completed fine.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2017, 03:01:50 AM by Dana MW »

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Re: Avast Free 17.3.2291 Will not register with Windows 10
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 10:55:04 PM »
Right click on the Avast shortcut and select "Run as Administrator" ... if that does not fix it, do the same for the Program Avast is trying to call. That should fix it.
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