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Re: Avast won't run?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2011, 07:33:25 PM »
Same problem here.  First saw it after a re-start after installing Windows Defender's lastest definitions update "KB915597 (Definition 1.117.433.0)".   :-\

Plus -- I can't kill the process.

Wouldn't be the first time a Microsoft update has messed things up ...
FeAudrey if you have a problem caused by defender updating then that a different issue, Defender is useless anyway so if your on xp delet it and if your using vista-win7 then disable it and use Malwarebytes as your back up scanner.


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Re: Avast won't run?
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2011, 07:45:43 PM »
OK, I fixed it, and it doesn't seem Windows Defender-related.

I went to Control Panel/Programs and Features, and selected Avast.  Then I selected "Change" (not "Repair"), and it downloaded a few items, including today's update, restarted, and now works fine.