I am using Avast! free version -- it is updated to 6.0.1091 -- on Windows 7 64.
(Seemingly) At random, Avast noted me that the shield wasn't working. This was not upon an update. Fixing, Uninstall/Reinstall do not work. The button to "Fix it" and "Turn on" are enabled, as if I should be able to click them, but they do nothing. Note that only the Network Shield is not working.
When I try to turn them on I get a message dialog that assures me, "The following components could not be started: Network Shield."
I am at the end of my list of ideas of what to do or what could be wrong. Any help?