Author Topic: Avast! minigadget is preventing computer from shutdown  (Read 2554 times)

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Offline avastfan18

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Avast! minigadget is preventing computer from shutdown
« on: December 05, 2011, 01:15:19 PM »
Hello, always when i shutdown computer it says "waiting for sidebar.exe.". When i click cancel I just see avast! gadget on desktop (all others are terminated). So everytime I must click "terminate application" to turn off pc. its very annoying because u cant shutdown computer until kill avast gadget. I'm running Windows 7 64bit SP1 with Avast! 6.0.1367.

Offline ady4um

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Re: Avast! minigadget is preventing computer from shutdown
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 03:28:40 PM »
Try uninstalling avast gadget, reboot, reinstalling, reboot.

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Offline YoKenny

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Re: Avast! minigadget is preventing computer from shutdown
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 03:47:19 PM »
I have not had a problem with the avast! gadget on my Windows 7 system.
E5200 2.5GHZ, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, avast! V9.0 Free, IE10
P4 2.8GHZ, 1.5GB RAM, 40GB HD, XP Pro SP3 32bit, avast! V9.0 Free, Google Chrome
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