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Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« on: November 06, 2020, 02:12:29 PM »
I switch between using 1, or 2, monitors, for normal use / online work
. . . Avast needs to be in Passive Mode for work, so the secure connection software can work

My question is:  Why does this happen if you do this, in this order?

1.) Win 10 / right-click Desktop - Display settings
. . . Change it from "Show only one" to "Extend these displays"

2.) Avast / Menu / Settings / Troubleshooting
. . . [check] Enable Passive Mode / Restart

After the Restart, you only see a black screen on both monitors - they say:
. . . "Input signal not found"
. . . "Display Port Inactive"
Power the computer off/on to get the monitors back

However, if you do steps 1 and 2 in reverse, things work as expected.

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Re: Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2020, 03:03:45 PM »
I've reported this to Avast let's see if that helps.
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Re: Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2020, 03:18:49 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 04:04:03 PM »
I switch between using 1, or 2, monitors, for normal use / online work
. . . Avast needs to be in Passive Mode for work, so the secure connection software can work

My question is:  Why does this happen if you do this, in this order?

1.) Win 10 / right-click Desktop - Display settings
. . . Change it from "Show only one" to "Extend these displays"

2.) Avast / Menu / Settings / Troubleshooting
. . . [check] Enable Passive Mode / Restart

After the Restart, you only see a black screen on both monitors - they say:
. . . "Input signal not found"
. . . "Display Port Inactive"
Power the computer off/on to get the monitors back

However, if you do steps 1 and 2 in reverse, things work as expected.

Hi, I could not reproduce it.
Perhaps you can check your scale and layout settings.
Set the scale to 100% or lower.

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Re: Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 05:13:52 AM »
I had to do a de-install / re-install of Avast for this other issue I had:

Using Autoruns to disable AvastUI.exe / avlaunch.exe in Startup . . . https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=239786.0

and then I found that I did not have this issue - so, somehow, it has been fixed

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Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 09:40:31 PM »
11/21/20 I thought this was fixed, but it is not.

From the above post:  The Scale is 100% for both

Below is what I tried, my current fix for this, and the hardware / software that I'm using.

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11/19/20 I made sure all video / graphics drivers were updated, but this did not fix it. Here's what you see:

1.) Both monitors on
2.) I put Avast into Passive Mode / Restart
3.) Monitor 2:  "No signal"
4.) Monitor 1:  "Input signal not found. Check the video cable and video source - Display going to sleep"
5.) Both monitors go into sleep mode
6.) Power to the computer stays on, like nothing is wrong
7.) Nothing wakes up the monitors:  Esc / Enter / left-click
8.) You have to power off the computer / on to get it back - this will be starting up Avast in Passive Mode

9.) Power off/on isn't good for the SSD. I run this:
. . . C:\>chkntfs c:
. . . The type of the file system is NTFS.
. . . C: is not dirty.

I noticed, however, if you keep Monitor 2 powered off (while it remains Extended), and you do the above, it does not hang.
I then power on the 2nd monitor.
It looks like this issue has something to do with Monitor 2 being powered on. The driver is from 05/25/11

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How do I get it to work, having both monitors on, and putting Avast into Passive Mode?
Maybe making sure all the video drivers are updated?

The Monitors / Drivers I'm using:

1.) HP EliteDisplay E272q . . . 27" . . . Monitor 1
. . . Driver Provider: HP
. . . Driver Date: 06/22/15
. . . Driver Version:   1.0.0.1
. . . Digital Signer:   Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
. . . Update it?  No, Win 10 says it's the best

2.) AOC i2353Ph . . . 23" . . . Monitor 2
. . . AOC 2353
. . . Driver Provider: AOC International (Europe) GmbH
. . . Driver Date: 05/25/11
. . . Driver Version: 1.0.0.0
. . . Digital Signer:   Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
. . . Update it?  No, Win 10 says it's the best

3.) Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 . . . Onboard graphics / On the motherboard
. . . Intel(R) HD Graphics 530
. . . Device type: Display adapters
. . . Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
. . . Location:   PCI bus 0. device 2. function 0
. . . Update it? I have not, based on what the page for my computer says to use here:  Intel Graphics 64-bit Driver
. . . https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-z240-tower-workstation/8354563

. . . but I did it . . . from / to:
. . . Version: 22.20.16.4811 . . .  09/22/2017
. . . Version: 27.20.100.8935 . . . 10/28/2020
. . . and this had no effect
. . . I saw no change in performance, though, either, so I guess I will keep this driver up-to-date now

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Re: Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 07:29:41 PM »
I don't see a more current driver on the AOC site for my Monitor 2, that might fix this.

In fact, I don't even see the driver from 05/25/11, so I guess I'm out-of-luck.

I wonder how Avast Passive Mode interacts with a powered on Monitor 2.

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Re: Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 12:57:49 PM »
I don't see a more current driver on the AOC site for my Monitor 2, that might fix this.

In fact, I don't even see the driver from 05/25/11, so I guess I'm out-of-luck.

I wonder how Avast Passive Mode interacts with a powered on Monitor 2.

Hi,

Could you please provide us with a support file id.

To generate the support file, please see this link.
https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/Submit-support-file

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Re: Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2020, 03:28:35 AM »
Hi!  Ok, I have sent the log file.

It says to notify Avast, but that link just goes to a generic search page.

. . . the support file instructions were kind of confusing.

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Re: Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2020, 04:11:07 PM »
Hi!  Ok, I have sent the log file.

It says to notify Avast, but that link just goes to a generic search page.

. . . the support file instructions were kind of confusing.

Hi,
Please paste the File ID here.

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Re: Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2020, 03:59:26 AM »
11/23/20

20201124_0219_WYY3Q_567281922.zip

File ID: WYY3Q

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Re: Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2020, 04:36:23 PM »
11/23/20

20201124_0219_WYY3Q_567281922.zip

File ID: WYY3Q

Hi,

Could you please uninstall Avast once again
- delete all Avast files:https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/94
- restart
- install Avast 20.9

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Re: Avast Passive Mode and Win 10 Extend these dislplays
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2020, 11:28:14 PM »
Ok, did the above, then I tested it.

It worked 1 or 2 times as expected, with the monitor on, then it didn't.

I ran the support tool right after the time that it didn't.

Support file was uploaded
20201126_2217_I9ZNA_1602189760.zip
File ID: I9ZNA

Maybe it has something to do with Win Firewall being "on" now?

All my other Startups were on, also.