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Help! I Can’t Turn On AVAST In Windows 10

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Security Help, Windows 10

Vivienne is having a problem getting the right antivirus activated on her PC: “After downloading Windows 10 latest update — Windows Defender is listed as “On” and my Avast Anti-Virus is listed as “Off”. If I try to change this, the turn-on feature is grayed out. Enjoy all your tips and hope you can tell me how to turn the Avast on and the Defender off.”


Normally, when you add another antivirus to your PC, Windows Defender will automatically give you the option to turn it off. Running two antivirus programs at once is a bit much for your PC to handle and they may have conflicts with each other.

Let’s try a couple of things here. First, Let’s type Windows Defender in the Windows 10 search box and click on the results. Then turn off Defender. Now try turning on your AVAST protection.

If that doesn’t work, try uninstalling and then reinstalling AVAST. Please let me know if this works.

~ Cynthia


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