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

  1.    28 Jan 2009 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2009
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    Vista Home Premium 32bit
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    "avast! antivirus reports that Malware protection is turned off"

    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

    Last edited by pumpkinhun; 31 Jan 2009 at 21:48.
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  2.    07 Jun 2009 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2009
    Moscow, Russia
    Posts : 2
    Vista Business 32bit, Windows 7 RC
    Local Time: 19:31


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

    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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  3.    20 Jun 2009 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2008
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    Windows 7 RTM 64-bit
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    Re: "avast! antivirus reports that Malware protection is turned off"

    Go to Programs and Features and double click avast, click on Repair.
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"avast! antivirus reports that Malware protection is turned off"

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