Dont update your avast-its broken.

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As the title says don't update the program version of avast, virus one ok, its broken and will leave your windows unprotected.

Check avast forum if you want more info.
Probably a fix in the offing soon but very slow about it, according to users on forum.


  • SicardSicard Forumite
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    You are unprotected! Avast Background service is not running.
    « on: Today at 08:47:48 AM »

    We are aware of this issue and are currently working on a fix.

    I'll keep this thread updated.

    Our apologies for the inconvenience :(

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  • esuhlesuhl Forumite
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    Oh. I updated last night and it seems fine today.

    I notice that the update also installed the Avast SafePrice adware, which I had to manually remove via the installer options.
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