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Offline Brushstroke

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Forgot my password to access Avast?
« on: April 12, 2009, 02:07:18 AM »
I created a password a few days ago and I forgot what it was. Now I can't access my On-Access Protection Control or Program Settings and can't access a few other things.

Is there any way I can recover it or change it?

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Re: Forgot my password to access Avast?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 02:47:26 AM »
see this thread for explanation on possible solution.

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=30892.0
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Re: Forgot my password to access Avast?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 10:45:24 PM »
You could delete the file aswResp.dat from <avast>\Data folder.
You'll need to boot as an administrator and use Unlocker to do that.
I'm not sure you can circumvent the self-defense module of avast though...
« Last Edit: April 12, 2009, 10:50:14 PM by Tech »
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Forgot my password to access Avast?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 08:17:57 PM »
I created a password a few days ago and I forgot what it was. Now I can't access my On-Access Protection Control or Program Settings and can't access a few other things.

Is there any way I can recover it or change it?

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Re: Forgot my password to access Avast?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 08:22:55 PM »
I created a password a few days ago and I forgot what it was. Now I can't access my On-Access Protection Control or Program Settings and can't access a few other things.

Is there any way I can recover it or change it?

You mean you created a PW in avast..??
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Re: Forgot my password to access Avast?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 11:17:04 AM »
My solution to the problem was to start my computer in safe mode, uninstall avast, start it in normal mode and install it once again. Make sure to have a copy of your license file if you use anything other then avast free.