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Computer Restart
« on: October 01, 2019, 01:21:35 PM »
Recently Avast has several times notified me that it wants to restart my computer,
apparently for no reason I am aware of. An unwanted inconvenience.

Does anybody know why ?
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Re: Computer Restart
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 01:55:35 PM »
Have you tried the usual avast repair and reboot ?



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Re: Computer Restart
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 02:20:19 PM »
Have you tried the usual avast repair and reboot ?

No, how do I find it and execute ?
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Re: Computer Restart
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 02:23:12 PM »
Recently Avast has several times notified me that it wants to restart my computer,
apparently for no reason I am aware of. An unwanted inconvenience.

Does anybody know why ?

It may also be possible that your Avast has done an automatic update of it's software and is waiting for your computer to be restarted to apply its changes.

Have you tried the usual avast repair and reboot ?

No, how do I find it and execute ?

Go to your Avast UI > Click on Menu >  Click on the settings > There is gonna be the tab General > Click Troubleshoot then scroll down for a bit until you find Repair Program.

If you can't find that it's also gonna be under the Programs and Features. You have to click Uninstall and there is the Option for you to Repair / Uninstall the program.

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Re: Computer Restart
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 02:31:40 PM »
Recently Avast has several times notified me that it wants to restart my computer,
apparently for no reason I am aware of. An unwanted inconvenience.

Does anybody know why ?

It may also be possible that your Avast has done an automatic update of it's software and is waiting for your computer to be restarted to apply its changes.

Have you tried the usual avast repair and reboot ?

No, how do I find it and execute ?

Go to your Avast UI > Click on Menu >  Click on the settings > There is gonna be the tab General > Click Troubleshoot then scroll down for a bit until you find Repair Program.

If you can't find that it's also gonna be under the Programs and Features. You have to click Uninstall and there is the Option for you to Repair / Uninstall the program.

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Re: Computer Restart
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 02:53:41 PM »
As Kuraizu suggested, i have used the Repair App shown on the image.
No comments made, just went to the Smart Scan panel.
See how it goes and thank you.

 
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Re: Computer Restart
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 04:00:22 PM »
Have you tried the usual avast repair and reboot ?

No, how do I find it and execute ?
avast have a FAQ section  https://support.avast.com/    search word repair




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Re: Computer Restart
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 06:09:51 PM »
As Kuraizu suggested, i have used the Repair App shown on the image.
No comments made, just went to the Smart Scan panel.
See how it goes and thank you.
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Whilst a Repair could well fix an issue, I don't believe it would fix what you are reporting.  This was considered a bug previously which should have been fixed.  However, there may still be times when a restart is required to implement an update/micro update/fix.

As far as a Repair goes I always say to do a reboot after it (whilst that may not be mentioned in instructions), that could well fix many other computer glitches, etc. much less the need for a restart to implement an avast fix/update.
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Re: Computer Restart
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2019, 08:04:00 PM »
Recently Avast has several times notified me that it wants to restart my computer,
apparently for no reason I am aware of. An unwanted inconvenience.

Does anybody know why ?

Is anyone else still getting the Avast needs to reboot? Both PCs, several times now.
I thought the last update fixed the redundant reboot request?

I get it once a while. What I've noticed is that every time I reboot, the UI version is different. So, guessing it's an update each time to that UI.
If you want to see if this is the case for you as well, make a note of your UI version (Menu, then About) and then at the next reboot request, after you've restarted your computer, see if that UI number has changed.

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Re: Computer Restart
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2019, 02:10:29 PM »
It looks like the bug that was fixed, broke.
Avast is asking for logs.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=229710.msg1521213#msg1521213
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