Antivirus program by AVAST Software

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Windows 7 says Avast is off, but it's not! Am I infected?

I have Avast Free antivirus installed on Windows 7. I just noticed that Windows Action Center (the white flag icon in task bar) warns me about activating Avast antivirus, and even if I click activate ...
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Avast Antivirus downloading data from net even when told not to update

This is a strange problem that I have never seen before. I have two machines, both running Win 7 and running the latest version of Avast, both seem to be downloading large amounts of data. I noticed ...
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Is this Avast screen authentic?

Lately, I am getting this Avast pop-up as soon as I start my machine: I updated the software and restarted, and got the pop-up again. Is it authentic?
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Cannot uninstall Avast Free Antivirus

Why can't I uninstall Avast Free Antivirus? It always says "there is an error" that occurred and doesn't uninstall the product.
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How to disable Avast's virus database update popup notification?

It annoys me, but I can't find in the settings how to disable it.
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Is “Relevant Knowledge” spyware?

I am an advanced user, using Windows 7 with Avast! antivirus running. Today I started browsing and faced some weird popup. Upon investigation I found that "Relevant Knowledge" was running in my ...
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How do I disable avast notifications?

I use Avast 8 on Windows 7. It displays popup alerts all the time. I have disabled the annoying update notification voice alerts, but I'm unable to locate where I can disable the notification popups ...
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Port Collisions when Forwarding Between Guest and Host

I've been working on getting setup with Vagrant using a VirtualBox base box, and would like to forward ports between my guest (Ubuntu 12.04) and my host (Windows 7) for accessing the apache2 server ...
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How to remove Avast website ratings

How do I remove Avast website ratings from being all over the webpages and in firefox?
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How to check for false positive?

Looks like I've been infected by a virus, namely NSIS:Downloader-BX [Drp] in file named DpiSca.exe but... I wasn't visiting any usual suspect sites (warez, pr0n etc) and nobody else was using my ...
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rootkit: Avast says it deletes it, but it detects it every time I boot up. How do I get rid of this?

After cleaning up the majority of my malware infestation with Process Explorer and Autoruns I am relying on Avast antivirus to clean up the rest. It continues to find a rootkit described as follows: ...
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Stop avast! from attacking my own programs

I've been practicing my C# lately on a new system. Compiling is fine, however when I try to run the generated .exe file, avast! thinks it is malware and runs it in the sandbox for a while (and it ...
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Disable “Tip for your Google Chrome”

Avast has added something to their software which Google Chrome tip whenever it informs you of an database update: It seems to only be the same message at the moment, as I am only getting the ...
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Is it legal to use Avast Free on a business PC?

We have a really small company ( 2 person ) and we just started it. There is a server with Windows XP (no need for Windows Server or anything else). Anyway, we need an anti-virus. Is it legal to ...
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Adding a file to the scan exclusion list in Avast Antivirus

Using Avast Antivirus, is it possible to add a file to the scan exclusion list? I got a popup message saying that a "suspicious file" had been detected, and then I tried clicking "Add this file to the ...
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Why is Avast Antivirus saying Minecraft.exe opened a threat?

I've had this launcher for over a year, no problems. It's the regular Minecraft.exe launcher you can find on minecraft.net. All of a sudden, when I opened it, Avast said it blocked a malware site. The ...
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How to prevent getting infected by rogue security applications

My computer never got infected with a virus before, because I'm using Web of Trust browser plugin, sandboxie and Avast Free antivirus. But today, it got infected with a rogue security application ...
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Do I need Avast! if I have Windows Defender? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Windows 8 require any sort of Virus protection? I haven't got my head completely around Windows Defender for Windows 8. What is it? I have Avast! but it seems like ...
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Windows 7 security and Avast antivirus turned off by themself

I was just browsing around when at once I got messages that UAC, windows defender, Avast, etc. got turned off, without me doing anything. Then my PC turned by itself. I'm now running virus scans and I ...
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Problems running xampp

I was having trouble with xampp. I uninstalled it and since I've tried reinstalling it, cannot get it to work. My first error was that port 80 was being used. As addressed here. Now it is telling ...
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Why won't Task Manager stay open on WIndows 8?

I can't use Task Manager on Windows 8. Whichever way I open it (keyboard shortcuts, .exe in System32, taskbar right-click menu), it only stays open for second. It does not simply freeze and crash as ...
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Why number of definitions decrease in Avast 9 when virus definitions is updated?

I use Avast 9 in my HP notebook and am a great fan of Avast. I prefer to use it in all the systems that I use. Before Avast I was using Avast 8. Its number of definitions was above 50,00,000. With ...
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A spike in CPU utilization when opening a path which has numerous large files whilst running AVAST antivirus

I have AVAST installed on Windows 7 and whenever I open a path e.g. D:{Directory}* which has substantial large files i.e. in excess of 200GB, CPU utilization jumps to 100% and it appears as though as ...
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Avast hangs Outlook beacuse of STARTTLS

I have a problem getting mail from my university's IMAP server. I have found that if you try to use STARTTLS in your client, connection hangs forever. I reported the problem, but they didn't solve it. ...
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What is Avast! doing?

I have a few problems that have only happened since I installed Avast. I installed it 3 days ago: Chrome, when loading a new webpage, freezes my entire computer for about 1/4th a second. The amount ...
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Configure Avast Free from command line

Is there a way to configure Avast Antivirus from command line? What I want to do is add my application to the exception list, when it is being installed on my clients. Most clients don't know how to ...
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Computer has all services disabled after running Avast Boot Scan

I was trying out the antivirus program Avast and I ran the boot time scan feature, where it scans your computer during the boot process, before viruses have a chance to initialize. A couple of files ...
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Force-install AVG 2011 along-side Avast

When trying to install the latest version of AVG, you are forced to uninstall Avast to proceed. Does anyone know if there is a switch that the installer can be run with to bypass this? Something ...
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Unable to uninstall Avast and Avira [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot uninstall Avast Free Antivirus I have two antivirus programs installed (Avira and Avast), and it is really impacting performance. I tried uninstalling them using ...
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Is it possible to have multiple installation of Java on Windows 7?

I have Avast that is telling me I need to update 2 out of 3 instances of Java : How is that possible ? Knowing that I run Eclipse and that I have frequent "stale" problem with it... Is it running a ...
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Avast! crashing my Windows XP?

I have got this problem at the past week: All of sudden my Firefox window freezes, I can see some website elements not loading (images etc), and then when I close Firefox (after minute of struggling), ...
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Virus shuts down Avast

I have recently been attacked badly by a virus. Unfortunately I did not had an AntiVirus at that moment(I understand that it was a very practice by me.) Now after reinstalling Windows I have tried to ...
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Is there any compatibility issue, If I use Avast Antivirus and Windows Defender simultaneously on Windows 8.1?

I think Windows Defender in Windows 8.1 is very good one for free anti virus.I prefer avast too as best free Antivirus.Is there any problem of using both of them simultaneously?
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Is it safe to load antivirus services after other system services?

Avast! antivirus let me choose whether to load its services before or after other system services. I noticed that by unchecking that box (and letting avast load first) the system boot hangs and it ...
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Scan Running Processes for Malware

I am running the latest free version of Avast. I have, what I think is a virus, on a computer. It is running completely fine and Avast shows no kind of warnings, even with the Real-Time shield on. ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize AVAST! antivirus

After upgrading to windows 7, I keep getting windows 7 Security warning: Windows did not find an antivirus software on this computer what can I do to convince it AVAST s there? Details: * AVAST ...
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Is it possible to view the source of a malicious pdf?

I am using osx mavericks. Avast alerted to a file that was in a hidden spotlight directory that had random-looking characters as a name with a .txt extension. It identified as a javascript trojan. I ...
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Side-by-side configuration is incorrect for Avast antivirus

I've tried everything from multiple forums online and nothing seems to work. The error I get says: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe The application has failed to start ...
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How do you find the file that Avast Anti Virus is blocking connections from? (notification window doesn't give full path)

Avast keeps going off and popping up saying C:\...\Update.exe has been blocked but doesn't give me any more information. How do I find out what file is being detected and what connection is being ...
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Blocks malicious website - Avast

Current System: Windows XP SP3, German There seems to be a virus on the system as Avast told. After this message the following steps were done: Remove all items from autostart using autoruns ...
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blue screen - no login

I installed Avast antivirus on a Windows XP Pro (SP3) PC - (perhaps I was too tired at the time, but) I forgot to disable the network antivirus on the PC (Symantec, which is worthless in my opinion). ...
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Why does avast antivirus boot time scan doesn't work with dual boot (windows + Ubuntu)?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 installed (not using wubi). Whenever I schedule avast boot time scan, system doesn't scan and boots up. I think this is because the antivirus use a mini Linux kind of ...
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Avast Antivirus Free Edition produces error code 0x80046401. All shields are down. How do I enable protection again?

All the shields of Avast are disabled. The GUI module reports, "The avast! antivirus is off: Start" I can not manually enable Avast and when I try to do that, I get an error code: ...
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I'm receiving an unusual error when I open up Windows Firewall

Today, when I tried double clicking Windows Firewall through Control Panel, it wouldn't open the window. I also searched for Windows Firewall and was able to access Windows Firewall with Advanced ...
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How to set a proxy in Avast

When i use a proxy(like Freegate) in windows7, my Avast doesn't allow for proxy to connect server. When stoped Avast shield, Proxy can connect to the server. But I don't want to stop Avast shield, ...
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I need knowledgeable IT support with this virus. What can I do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I have been noticing a big increase in my clients' complaining that the problem wasn't fixed, and that ...
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aswSP.SYS BSOD if I start Process Monitor

I'm trying to use Process Monitor but I get a BSOD saying aswSP.SYS crashed. aswSP.SYS is Avast! antivirus self protection system driver file. Do you know why do I get this BSOD and more importantly ...
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AVAST 7.0 is not running with windows 7 ultimate

I downloaded avast 7.0 version for my laptop running on Windows 7 ultimate. After installing, when I started scanning my system it says Avast is not running please start it first. When I ...
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Free antivirus that is controllable by user (can be stopped/exited etc.) [closed]

There is an ongoing trend of software, especially antivirus, to be less and less controllable by user, probably supposing that the users' intelligence is lower than that of the software. For example, ...
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Program startup is slow

Recently I have installed Avast antivirus and uninstalled a few VAIO related programs. After this, startup of programs is taking more time than usual. How to solve this problem? Thanks