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Offline Ling4

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avast caused problem in excel the file is locked for editing
« on: November 21, 2020, 03:29:01 PM »
I am running Excel on Windows 10. When accessing my excel file in Onedrive, it shown:
"This file is locked by another user." It can only opened as read-only.

After disabling AVAST, this problem go away. Kindly help to look into this.

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Re: avast caused problem in excel the file is locked for editing
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 06:59:51 AM »
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.5.7253.B [UI.706] - Firefox ESR 91.9.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 101.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - Driver Updater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.0
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Re: avast caused problem in excel the file is locked for editing
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 01:15:41 PM »
I've tried this solution earlier from the forum, it doesn't worked.


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Re: avast caused problem in excel the file is locked for editing
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 04:23:40 PM »
- 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..?
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.5.7253.B [UI.706] - Firefox ESR 91.9.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 101.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - Driver Updater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.0
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Re: avast caused problem in excel the file is locked for editing
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 06:21:21 PM »
If Avast Premium, have you checked your Avast Firewall is set to "Private"?

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Re: avast caused problem in excel the file is locked for editing
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 08:38:28 AM »
I am using...
Avast Premier Security
program verion:20.9.2437 (build 20.9.5758.612)
virus definition version:201122-4

Windows 10 Pro version 1909 64bit

Previously using the same, only recently I reinstall all my software and have this problem. Again, after I disable Avast, this problem does not appear.

Firewall set to private too


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Re: avast caused problem in excel the file is locked for editing
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 09:05:02 AM »
Repair Avast:
1. Avast GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting
2. Click on 'REPAIR APP'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.5.7253.B [UI.706] - Firefox ESR 91.9.1 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 101.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - Driver Updater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.0
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0