[Fixed] Avast Antivirus Fails To Run

Sometimes Windows 10 users experience some serious problems while trying to install the Avast Antivirus on their system. The most frustrating part is that the Avast Antivirus fails to recognize the Windows 10 Operating System.

However, it is essential to be aware of the causes due to which the Avast Antivirus fails to run in the device and then resolve it accordingly.

 Avast Antivirus fails to run windows 10: Know What to do

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  1. Action Center Does not Recognize the Avast Antivirus

Action Center doesn’t recognize the Avast is the most frequent issue that might experience by the Windows 10 users. 

Once this issue occurs, then an error message ‘Windows Defender and Avast Antivirus are both turned off’ will appear on the screen.  However, you can easily fix it with some reliable hacks.

What you have to do is to first disable the Avast antivirus thereafter re-enable it to run the Avast on your Windows 10 device. 

To do so, first, navigate to the Taskbar and from there right-click on the Avast icon. Now, proceed to the Shields control and click on the Disable for 10 minutes option. 

Next, enable all the shields control by using the same way. This should fix the problem.

But if not, then follow the given steps.

Step 1

First, right-click on the Start icon and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the given options. 

Within the Command Prompt enter ‘ winmgmt /verifyrepository’ . Then, hit the Enter button.

Step 2

In case, ‘WMI repository is consistent-no problems’ detected then, type ‘ winmgmt /resetrepository’ within the Command Prompt and press the Enter key.

If an error message ‘WMI repository is inconsistent -problems detected’ appears, then type ‘ winmgmt /salvagerepository’. Don’t forget to hit the Enter key.

Finally, exit from the tab and restart your machine.

2. Black Screen in Windows 10

Some users have also reported that after installing the Avast antivirus the Windows screen becomes black and as a result, the Avast antivirus fails to run.

In such a scenario, first, navigate to the taskbar and click on the Avast icon to open the Avast user interface. Then, proceed to the Settings tab and after that go to the General tab.

Next, proceed to the Exclusion option. Click on add and add the given address to the exclusion.

 1st- C:WindowsExplorer.exe,’ 2nd- ‘C:WindowsImmersiveControlPanelSystemSettings.exe

Press the Enter key and let the procedure to complete. After completion of this reboot the Windows 10 device.

3.  ‘Process Trust Error’

When you are trying to install the Avast on the Windows 10 OS, then the error message might pop up on the display. 

If there is a conflict between the current antivirus or Avast, then because of this you might need to deal with the error. Most of the time the inbuilt Windows Defender generates the issue.

So, you have to disable the Windows Defender sometimes. Here is,

How to Disable Windows Defender?

Go to the Settings app by using the Start menu.  In the Settings app, scroll down and select the Update & Security button. 

On the next window, go to the upper left side and select the Windows Security. Next, click on the ‘Virus and threat protection’ settings. Now, disable the Windows Defender’s real-time scanning.

4. Avast Won’t Update

In case, you are unable to install the latest Avast updates, then, have a look below.

Update Windows 10 Operating Software

To update, first, visit to the Settings tab. Under here, search for the Update & Security and click on it. On the next page, click on Windows Update. After that, click on the check for update button.

If an update is available then Windows will automatically downloaded it on your device.

Temporarily Disable the Windows Firewall

Occasionally, the Windows Firewall can prevent Avast from installing and running. In such a condition, temporarily disable the Windows Firewall.

For that, type ‘firewall’ in the search box and hit the Enter key. Now, double-click on the first search result to open the Windows firewall. Next, select the box next to ‘Turn Windows Firewall on and off’ option.

Then, click on the Turn off firewall protection button.

Perform a Clean Boot

To perform the task enter ‘system configuration’ in the search box. Then, hit the Enter key. Now, within the Service tab, choose the ‘Hide all Microsoft services’ option. Next, click on Disable all options.

Then, navigate to the Startup tab. Here, scroll down and click on the Open Task Manager button. Inside the Task manager locate the Startup tab and select all the items. Finally, click on the Disable option.

Close the Task Manager window. Again, go to the Startup tab of the System Configuration dialog box and click on OK option.

Reboot your device and try to complete the pending update.

5. Avast Won’t Start

Click on the Start menu and enter the ‘control panel’ in the search box and press the Enter key to launch the Control Panel. Within the Control Panel, select the Programs option. 

After that, select the Uninstall programs. On the next page, choose Avast and click on Repair option.

Wait for some moments as this process might take some time to complete. Once done, reboot your system.

This passage covers all the major Avast issues that you may experience in Windows 10. Once you fix all these errors, then the Avast antivirus will normally run on the system.