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Offline sandy55

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so the pop up says it is activating advanced security features
do not turn off your computer....
it has been running half an hour so far
should it take this long?
or is it stuck?
win 8.1 (64) avast version 18.5.2342(build) 18.5.3931.0 apparently this is Premier version according to an internet search on that version number above.. tho it does not state this in about or any other place on my computer...

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so the pop up says it is activating advanced security features
do not turn off your computer....
it has been running half an hour so far
should it take this long?
or is it stuck?

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thanks
win 8.1 (64) avast version 18.5.2342(build) 18.5.3931.0 apparently this is Premier version according to an internet search on that version number above.. tho it does not state this in about or any other place on my computer...

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Offline nickajp

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I had this same problem.  Here is how I solved it.
First, shut down the popup by clicking the 'X'.
Then, open your Avast Premium Security.  You should see a green Update button.  Click that to install the update that the popup was trying to do.  It will only take a couple of minutes.  Then Restart your computer.  After the restart, you should no longer see the 'Avast activating advanced security features' popup.