Author Topic: Avast 5.1.889 web shield will not turn on  (Read 2918 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Guest
Avast 5.1.889 web shield will not turn on
« on: January 15, 2011, 09:30:23 AM »
I'm running Avast Free 5.1.889 on Windows 7 Ultimate and suddenly a few days ago after booting up the web shield just turned itself off.  The Avast icon in the tray now has a exclamation point that wont go away. 

I try to turn them back on in the Avast interface but nothing happens.  I disabled Windows Defender and uninstalled Malwarebytes with no avail (no other virus protection is installed).  Next, I tried to repair but that didn't work.  I tried uninstalling and reinstalling with no luck.  I then tried uninstalling and then using the Avast removal tool. After another installation I get the same result (I even tried this in safemode).

Maybe a firewall issue?  I did try turning off the firewall but nothing seemed to change. Something I'm missing?  Any other suggestions?


  • Guest
Re: Avast 5.1.889 web shield will not turn on
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 06:38:22 AM »
Bump.  I also wanted to add I'm running 64 bit.