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Offline jgth

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avast! service stopped today
« on: January 26, 2012, 03:53:53 AM »
Never mind! I just rebooted again and it is finally
working. I think an earlier Repair click to avast!
fixed it.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 03:59:12 AM by jgth »

Offline wildbill2u

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Re: avast! service stopped today
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 04:45:14 AM »
My service stopped too. I have tried to fix with the fix button to no avail. I even downloaded the upgrade (figuring they were using a new sales pitch) but the program still won't start, even after reboot.

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Re: avast! service stopped today
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 04:58:51 AM »
@wildbill2u,

http://www.avast.com/download-update. This updates the definitions (not the program). Download. Run. Reboot.

After the reboot, if it was not enough, "fix it" or turn shields on, and reboot again.
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Offline wyldemusick

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Re: avast! service stopped today
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 05:13:10 AM »
Another one whose Avast service stopped during the afternoon (and ballsed up my email.) Nothing worked to fix the problem, so I uninstalled and reinstalled, which seems to have fixed things...of course I also now have to reset my settings *again* as this is yet another Avast! error to ad to the pile during these past few months.

Offline ady4um

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Re: avast! service stopped today
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 05:37:18 AM »
No need to uninstall. Just installing over your current installation and rebooting should be fine for this case.

After the reboot, update (or use the full VPS update).
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Offline gblu

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Re: avast! service stopped today
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 04:47:03 PM »
me too. i tried fix button, but didn't work.


i tried to repair avast from 'add and remove program', click the fix button, restart the machine . seems working well.


is it just some bug or glitch?
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Re: avast! service stopped today
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012, 08:56:53 PM »
is it just some bug or glitch?
Yes, it was a bad virus definition update.
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Offline wallabykid

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Re: avast! service stopped today
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 07:48:06 PM »
No need to uninstall. Just installing over your current installation and rebooting should be fine for this case.

After the reboot, update (or use the full VPS update).
Ditto, here... Avast Pro 6.1xx, XP SP3, can't fix, service not running, can't restart service either (manually even)Avast not listed in add-remove programs, can't overwrite (something about update expired... blah bla) WTF Over?

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Re: avast! service stopped today
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2012, 09:11:35 PM »
1_ http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

2_ Download avast latest stable version anew.

3_ Install avast and reboot.

If you have more problems, please start a new topic as the main issue of this topic is different from yours.
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