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Offline Majhoul

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Avast Free update disables screensaver
« on: July 17, 2020, 05:33:25 PM »
Each of the last two Avast updates disabled the Windows 7 screensaver.  I wasn't sure that Avast was to blame the first time, but suspected it because it was the only change to my system before it happened.  After updating to the current version, I checked immediately after rebooting and found the saver agin disabled, suggesting that Avast was almost certainly responsible.  It's a minor nuisance to have to re-enable it, but it really shouldn't be necessary.

In case it's significant, I rub Win7 Pro x64 and update Avast using the offline installer.

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Re: Avast Free update disables screensaver
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2020, 03:23:41 PM »
Hi, you can submit a bug report in "About Avast". (Add a link to this thread)
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Offline xobal

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Re: Avast Free update disables screensaver
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 02:27:07 AM »
Each of the last two Avast updates disabled the Windows 7 screensaver.  I wasn't sure that Avast was to blame the first time, but suspected it because it was the only change to my system before it happened.  After updating to the current version, I checked immediately after rebooting and found the saver agin disabled, suggesting that Avast was almost certainly responsible.  It's a minor nuisance to have to re-enable it, but it really shouldn't be necessary.

In case it's significant, I rub Win7 Pro x64 and update Avast using the offline installer.

The problem with disabling the Windows 7 screensaver after Avast updating still persists.