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Avast is the first antivirus choice among people. It offers a solid protection for free as well as a paid version is also available. There are many problems faced by Avast users and one of the most common issues is Avast not opening on Windows at all. This may happen without any error message.

Reason for Avast not opening

Avast fails to open because of many reasons. Once you determine the correct cause of the issue, you can easily find the best solutions and resolve the problem quickly.

A broken Avast installation also causes this issue. Avast may get corrupted due to many things. Avast provides several solutions to resolve this problem like repairing it or performing a clean install.

If there is any problem in Avast antivirus main service, it can be solved by a simple restart.  After restarting, check to see if the problem is solved or not.

Methods to fix Avast not opening

Here we are discussing some easy and simple tips to solve the issue:

Repair Avast

If there is something is wrong with the Avast installation, you will face Avast not opening issue. The easiest solution is to repair it by going to the Control Panel and using the repair wizard. It works out for many people. But remember that you may have to do some settings again after this.

  • Log in with an administrator account. You cannot delete programs using any other account.
  • Go to the Start menu and open Control Panel.
  • In Control Panel, select to View as: Category at the top right corner.
  • Click on Uninstall a Program under the Programs section.
  • In case of Settings app, click on Apps to open a list of all installed programs on your PC.
  • Find out Avast in Control Panel or Settings and click on Uninstall.
  • An uninstall wizard will open with several options like Update, Repair, Modify, and Uninstall. Click on Repair and click Next.
  • A message will appear asking to confirm the process.
  • Avast will now restart with the default settings that were before the error started to occur.
  • Click to Finish when the uninstallation process completes.
  • Restart your computer and check whether Avast now opens properly.

Restart the Avast Antivirus Service

Sometimes, an error regarding the Avast Antivirus service prevents Avast from opening in normal way. You can restart services easily top solve this problem. Remember that you have to follow the instructions carefully to restart the Avast Antivirus service:

  • Press Windows Key + R key simultaneously to run utility. Type “services.msc” in the search box and click OK to open the Services tool.
  • Once the Control Panel window opens, change the “View by” option to “Large Icons.” Go to the Administrative Tools and click on it. Click on the Services shortcut at the bottom.
  • Right click on the Avast Antivirus service and select Properties from the context menu that appears.
  • Check that just next to the Service status message if the service has started. Stop it for now by clicking the Stop button. In case it is stopped, leave it stopped.
  • The option under the Startup type menu in the service’s properties window should be set to Automatic. If any dialog box appears, confirm it.
  • Click on the Start button before you exit. You may get the following error message on clicking to Start:

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 these steps to fix it:

  • Press Windows Key + R key simultaneously to run utility. Type “services.msc” in the search box and click OK to open the Services tool.
  • Once the Control Panel window opens, change the “View by” option to “Large Icons.” Go to the Administrative Tools and click on it. Click on the Services shortcut at the bottom.
  • Go to the Log On tab and click on the Browse…
  • Go to the “Enter the object name to select” entry box and enter your account’s name. Click on Check Names and wait till the name comes out.
  • Click OK when finished.
  • Enter the password in the Password box. When you are prompted with it if you have set up a password.

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