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Offline Patrick2

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Switching a System back to Avast--Any steps need to follow
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:12:32 AM »
Hi All

Upgraded Laptop to 1809 about 2-4 weeks ago,  remembers forgot to reinstall Avast (knows I should immediately or asap) and make sure Defender disabled,  Desktop already had issue of corrupted user profile from I guess trying Defender a bit on that system lol.      Do I have to make sure any group policies off for Defender, or PUA protection in registry or anything.

Thank you all in advance

P.S. might already know the answer to this, but thought i'd ask just in case lol
Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.1, Intel I7 7700 Nvidia Geforce 1050 8gb DDR4, WD 250GBSSD, 1tb Storage, Avast 18.3.2333
HP Omen Laptop Intel I7 7700HQ, 8gb Of Ram Windows 10 Home x64 1803 17134.1  128GB SSD, 1tb Storage, Avast 18.3.2333

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Re: Switching a System back to Avast--Any steps need to follow
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 01:47:38 AM »
In Windows 10 if you install a 3rd party antivirus (including avast) it should disable Defender without the user having to do anything.  At least that is what windows is meant to do.
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 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 18.8.2356/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ WinPatrol+/

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Re: Switching a System back to Avast--Any steps need to follow
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 01:54:32 AM »
Ok Excellent!,  just wanted to be sure, kinda already knew that, but sometimes mind draws a blank on simplest things when really shouldn't

Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.1, Intel I7 7700 Nvidia Geforce 1050 8gb DDR4, WD 250GBSSD, 1tb Storage, Avast 18.3.2333
HP Omen Laptop Intel I7 7700HQ, 8gb Of Ram Windows 10 Home x64 1803 17134.1  128GB SSD, 1tb Storage, Avast 18.3.2333

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Re: Switching a System back to Avast--Any steps need to follow
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 09:58:35 AM »
You're welcome.
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 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 18.8.2356/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ WinPatrol+/

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Re: Switching a System back to Avast--Any steps need to follow! Solved
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 01:31:58 AM »
Issue Solved!---Avast back in on Desktop and Laptop, and all seems to be well

before I had my Temporary internet file folder disappearing in Windows 10 Internet options,   deep down I knew wasn't Avast causing it, if was would be a big news story in the tech web,  so against my local PC techs advice I decided to do a repair install of Windows 10 Pro x64 on the Desktop and so far seems to have completely solved the issue was having with the Temporary Internet file folder going missing and Edge stopping to work


Local PC tech kept saying you don't need Avast,  you got Defender that offers same or better protection

Anyways happy to stick with Avast here!!
Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.1, Intel I7 7700 Nvidia Geforce 1050 8gb DDR4, WD 250GBSSD, 1tb Storage, Avast 18.3.2333
HP Omen Laptop Intel I7 7700HQ, 8gb Of Ram Windows 10 Home x64 1803 17134.1  128GB SSD, 1tb Storage, Avast 18.3.2333

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Windows 10 Home 64-bit 1809 (OS Build 17763.134) Avast Internet Security version 18.8.2356 (build 18.8.4084.408)