Windows 10 Action Centre Doesn’t Recognize Avast
Action Centre not recognizing Avast comes first on the list of the most frequent issues that users face with Avast. When this happens, the bottom right side on your screen will start showing you pop up messages that go on the lines of ‘Windows did not find an antivirus program’ or ‘Windows Defender and Avast Antivirus are both turned off’. Because of the frequency with which users reported this problem, a simple solution was reached to fix it.
To begin with, you will have to give the good old method a try. Try disabling Avast Antivirus and then enabling it again so that Windows 10 is forced to recognize it. in the taskbar, go to Avast and right click on it. then, in the Shields control select disable for 10 minutes. For enabling it again you will have to follow the same route, and ultimately selecting Enable all shields.
This way, Windows 10 will be forced to recognize that Avast exists on your system and error messages should stop popping up. However, if the problem persists, you we a plan B that you can work on. Choose command prompt from the smart menu and type in winmgmt /verifyrepository in the command prompt and press enter. If you see messages like ‘WMI repository is consistent -no problems detected’ type in winmgmt /resetrepository’, and tap on enter. If you see messages like‘WMI repository is inconsistent -problems detected,’ type in winmgmt /salvagerepository’ and select Enter. If you see messages likeWMI repository has been salvaged – WMI repository has been successfully rebuilt,’ go ahead and reset your computer.
Avast Causes Black Screen in Windows 10
Users have also faced an issue with Avast Windows 10 where installing Avast on Windows 10 causes them to see a black screen on their desktop. This is an uncommon problem, but we still have a solution for you in case you are facing this problem.
In the taskbar, select the Avast icon and enter into the user interface for Avast. From the Settings option, move to General. You will see the exclusion options. Here, click on Add and add in the addresses C:WindowsImmersiveControlPanelSystemSettings.exeand C:WindowsExplorer.exeto exclusions. Now restart your system.
The black screen issue should not arise after this. In case you still face it, it may so happen that the problem is not related to Avast at all. You may need to get your Windows 10 screen checked to get this issue fixed.
Process Trust’ Error During Avast Installation
This message projects an error sometime when you try to install Avast antivirus on Windows 10. To be exact, it is a pop up fatal error titled ‘Process Trust’ that says ‘Windows doesn’t trust Avast Installer’. This will mean that your computer is not allowing you to install Avast.
There is a conflict occurrence between the antivirus program on your computer and Avast. All you have to do is disable the antivirus you currently use which in most cases in the Windows defender and then attempt to reinstall Avast. Now the problems you were earlier experiencing should be gone. This error is a reminder that you cannot have two antivirus software installed on your computer.
Avast Antivirus won’t update
Sometimes it so happens that Avast fails to update the virus definitions that it has. The issue is bigger than most people realise, since it leaves their computer susceptible to the new cyber threats that are coming up every single day. If you fail in your attempts to install the most updated version of Avast on your system, it is time you did so, following some simple steps, precautions and advice.
The first and foremost thing to do is check whether you OS is updated. If your Windows system is outdated, it will prevent the smooth running of all other programs and apps. Thus, go to your settings, click on update & security, select Windows Updates and look for updates. You can also disable your firewall or VPN temporarily, as it tends to prevent the system from installing the latest version of applications and software and updating them. So, click on Start, type in firewall, click on Windows Firewall and the select Turn Windows Firewall on and off. Now, turn of the firewall protection.
Lastly, you can try to clean boot your system. This way, you can start your Windows 10 by using the least amount of drivers and programs. A conflict in software can also block you updates for Avast. This solution prevent the problem especially if the main source of the issue is software conflict. In search box, type System configuration and press enter. On the tab for Services, click on Hide all Microsoft services and select Disable all.
Open the task manager form the Start-up tab, select all items and select disable. Close task manager and click on OK in the start-up tab of the dialog box for System Configuration. Once you are done, reboot your system and them give updating Avast antivirus another try.
Avast won’t start
You best option when Avast does not start is to try and repair the software. To do so, click on Start, type in ‘Control panel’, click on it, select Program, then click on Avast and select Repair. Once the process completes itself, restart your system and see if you are still facing the same issue, if it still persists, you can try and use the solutions that suggested to fix the update issues in Avast.
Hopefully, this article has addressed all of the big issues that have been arising around Avast Antivirus on Windows 10 and given you solutions that can help you sail through your problems.