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"avast! antivirus reports that Malware protection is turned off"

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Location
CA
#1
Hi All,
I received an error from my Windows Security that my walware protection is turned off so i clicked on the "turn on" button. The "downloading package" from avast! antivirus popped up and started downloading stuff but my malware protection still won't turn on
:(
Help :(
 
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serrzh

New Member
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2
Location
Moscow, Russia
#2
Same problem here. I had had OneCare on Vista Business, and suddently the Security Center started reporting OneCare didn't report to it in correct format. I removed OneCare and installed Avast. It didn't help though. Instead of the incorrect format message I began receiving Avast antivirus is turned off. Clicking the Turn On button forced Avas to update itself but didn't change the message.

Amazingly, I installed Windows 7 on the same computer as a double boot soon after the problem struck my Vista, and the same problem showed on the Windows 7 after a couple of hours of using it. But antivirus was Panda Beta this time.

I have too more Vista Business computes on my home network, and they showed no sign of such problem.
 

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dinesh

Vista Expert
Vista Guru
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1,333
Location
India
#3
Go to Programs and Features and double click avast, click on Repair.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq
    CPU
    intel core 2 duo T 5550 @ 1.83 MHz
    Motherboard
    intel 965 chipset family
    Memory
    2 GB DDR 2 SD RAM @ 667 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    On board upto 358 MB RAM
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"
    Hard Drives
    160 GB WDC

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