How To Fix Avast Not Opening Issue On Windows 10

Avast is a popular antivirus that is free to download (although paid versions is also available for purchase). However, there have been reports from Windows users encountering issues with Avast antivirus on their computer. Issue such as Avast not opening on their Windows 10 Pc. In here, we will talk about the reasons for this issue to occur and the recommended solutions that you can try to fix Avast Not Opening On Windows 10.

What to do if Avast not opening on Windows 10

Avast antivirus may not open due to several reasons such as a broken installation of antivirus to Avast Antivirus service not running. Listed below are the troubleshooting solutions that you can do to fix Avast Not Opening issue On Windows 10.

But before performing any of the solutions below, its best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the computer system and removes any corrupt temporary data that may have caused issues on your computer.

Solution 1: Repair Avast Antivirus

There are instances where installation of Avast Antivirus get corrupt causing Avast to not open when trying to launch it. To fix this, you may need to repair Avast antivirus program. Before performing the first solution, make sure that you are logged in as Administrator for Administrative access is needed for the repair.

To do this:

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box.

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  2. At RUN dialog box, type “Control Panel” and press Enter or click OK. This will open Control Panel section.

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  3. At Control Panel window, make sure View by is set to Category

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  4. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program

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  5. At Programs and Features window, scroll down to locate Avast Antivirus.

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  6. Right click on Avast Antivirus and then click Uninstall from the drop down menu.

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  7. At right pane of uninstall wizard window, there are several options to choose from: Update, Repair, Modify and Uninstall.

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  8. Click Repair tab

    An Authorization prompt appears, click Yes. Avast repair will take place. Wait for the process to complete.
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  9. After Avast repair process is complete and product was successfully updated, click Done

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  10. Restart computer.

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Once computer completely reboots, check if Avast Not Opening On Windows 10 issue still occurs.

Solution 2: Restart Avast Antivirus Service

If there is an issue with Avast Antivirus service and it not running properly it can be the culprit for Avast not opening on your computer. To fix this, try restarting Avast Antivirus service. The process is pretty simple and easy. Follow the steps below:

  1. Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open RUN dialog box.
  2. At RUN dialog box, type “services.msc” and press Enter or click OK to open Services Tool Window.
  3. Scroll down and locate Avast Antivirus service.
  4. Right click on Avast Antivirus service and then click Properties from the drop down menu.
  5. Click or stay on General tab.
  6. Under Service Status, check if the service is running. If it is, click Stop button to stop service from running. If the status service is already stopped, leave it as is.
  7. Make sure Startup Type is set to Automatic.
  8. Click Apply to apply changes made.
  9. Click Start to start the service
  10. Click Apply to apply changes made.
  11. Click OK to exit

If at some point you get an error message such as “Windows could not start the Avast Antivirus service on Local Computer. Error 1079: The account specified for this service differs from the account specified for other services running in the same process.”, follow the steps below to fix it:

  1. At Avast Antivirus Properties Window, click Log on tab.
  2. Click This Account
  3. Click Browse button.
  4. Input the name of your account under ‘Enter the object name to select”
  5. Click Check Names tab.
  6. Click OK. If a password is set, type in your password on the password area.

Check if Avast Not Opening On Windows 10 issue still occurs.

Solution 3: Perform a Clean Install

If none of the above mentioned solutions did not fix Avast not opening issue, you may need to perform a clean install at this time. A clean install process is an easy and simple process. It does not only uninstall the antivirus but also clears cache and delete registry entries that may have been corrupt and have caused this issue to occur.

To do this:

  1. Go to Avast Website from here.
  2. Click Download Free Antivirus. Wait for download to complete.
  3. Download Avast Uninstall Utility from here. A prompt message appears that it is recommended to run this tool with Safe Mode. Click Yes and computer will boot into safe mode.
  4. Click Uninstall tab. A prompt message appears, click Uninstall. Wait for the process to complete.
  5. Restart computer and then boot into normal mode.
  6. Run the Avast installer.
  7. Confirm the installation and Follow setup instructions on how to completely install Avast.

Check if Avast Not Opening On Windows 10 issue still occurs.

After following the solutions mentioned, you will successfully fix Avast Not Opening On Windows 10 issue. Visit our TheDroidGuy Youtube Channel for more troubleshooting videos.

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