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Offline Pikpik

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Avast not opening in GUI and duplicated in Icon tray
« on: March 23, 2019, 02:48:10 PM »
Hi all,

Since the past few weeks, I've noticed that Avast is acting a bit weird...

First of all, I simply cannot open it: it is running in the background, but I haven't managed to get the front end to open a single time.

Moreover, when trying to scan an item from my computer, I get an error message saying the UI is not running.

Then, I realised that after letting my computer running for a while, the icon started duplicating in the icon tray.

This morning, I found it with the icon duplicated about 100 times...!!!

I tried to repair the Program but that didn't work...any ideas on how to fix this by any chance?

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards

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Re: Avast not opening in GUI and duplicated in Icon tray
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 03:09:17 PM »

If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
If your Avast settings are not the default settings and you want them restored after the Clean Install, follow this before removing Avast.
Clean Install of Avast:
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