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Offline gregoryh

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Automatic Windows Updates Being Blocked
« on: February 01, 2021, 06:53:57 PM »
It's my PC. I own the Admin account. And I am logged in as an Administrator. Why has your software stopped me from having Windows/Microsoft update run automatically by changing the priviledges required for me to change the setting to do so. "Some settings are managed by your organization". And how do I reverse this?
« Last Edit: February 01, 2021, 07:18:11 PM by gregoryh »

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Re: Automatic Windows Updates Being Blocked
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 12:34:16 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..?
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.3.2459.BUC [UI.612] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.9
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 89.1 - Cleanup 21.1 - SecureLine 5.11 - Driver Updater 21.1 - CCleaner 5.78
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Re: Automatic Windows Updates Being Blocked
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2021, 11:35:46 PM »
Thanks for your time.

Windows 7 x64.

Avast Premium Security (20.10.2442 (build 20.10.5824.626)) x64.

No other security software installed.

Which AV did I use before Avast? BitDefender and i've been using Avast since I uninstalled BitDefender back in July 2019.

Last Windows/Microsoft 'automatic' update was 11/11/20. So whatever changed to give me that message and stop me from changing the update settings happened between then and when I made the opening post.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2021, 11:39:30 PM by gregoryh »

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Re: Automatic Windows Updates Being Blocked
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2021, 08:15:58 AM »
First, be sure to get rid of all remnants of any prior installed AV(s)..!!
-> https://support.avast.com/article/11/

Then:
1. Download Avast Premium Security: https://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premium_security_setup_offline.exe
2. Follow instructions: https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility (Run this tool for all prior installed Avast versions..!!)
3. Reinstall Avast with the downloaded installer from point 1.
4. Reboot.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.3.2459.BUC [UI.612] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.9
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 89.1 - Cleanup 21.1 - SecureLine 5.11 - Driver Updater 21.1 - CCleaner 5.78
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Re: Automatic Windows Updates Being Blocked
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2021, 07:28:11 PM »
Sorry about the late reply, I was away from my PC for a while.

I did all you asked but I cannot tell whether this fixed it or not as I had already taken control again by using the local group policy editor. The changes I made to give my admin account control over windows update settings have perseisted after several reboots. I can only assume that the last Avast update fixed whatever the issue was.

Thanks again for your support and time.

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Re: Automatic Windows Updates Being Blocked
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 07:14:47 AM »
You're welcome.
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