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avast locking processes
« on: October 24, 2020, 02:05:22 PM »
sometimes when i try to open processes i know are safe avast locks them under system pid 4 and the only way to unlock them is to try closing them in taskmgr/process hacker and then restarting explorer.exe, this use to be a lot worse though as i'd have to restart my pc to fix it. i just want to know if the team are aware and trying to fix it

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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 06:48:12 PM »
Provide details...
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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 08:18:17 PM »
like what?

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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 07:31:23 AM »
- Which Avast..? (Free/Premium)
- Which version/build of Avast..?
- OS..? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP/Build..?)
- Other security related software installed..?
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..?
- Which processes get locked..?
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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2020, 01:00:56 PM »
- Which Avast..? Free
- Which version/build of Avast..? ver. 20.8.2432 - build 20.8.5684.602
- OS..? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP/Build..?) 64 bit windows 10
- Other security related software installed..? none
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..? malwarebytes
- Which processes get locked..? it's random

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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2020, 01:04:44 PM »
Repair Avast:
1. Avast GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting
2. Click on 'REPAIR APP'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2020, 07:58:59 PM »
thank you, will tell the result

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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2020, 06:28:37 AM »
You're welcome.
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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2020, 03:42:12 PM »
pretty sure this worked, thank you

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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2020, 08:10:44 AM »
No Problem.
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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 01:56:46 PM »
started happening again, resetting my pc didn't help

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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2020, 02:25:49 PM »
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Re: avast locking processes
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2020, 04:50:46 PM »
What exactly does it mean, to "lock a process"? How does it manifest?