How To Fix “Avast Wont Open”

It’s no surprise that Avast is one of the most popular antivirus programmes available; for being free, it offers surprisingly robust security (with a paid version being available).

However, Avast has been plagued by a wide variety of issues ever since it was founded. In Windows, one of the most typical problems is that Avast won’t launch at all, with or without an error notice.

Method 1: Fix Up All Ships.Avast Wont Open

If Avast won’t launch for any reason, the best course of action is to repair the installation from within the Control Panel. While many people have found success with this approach, it’s important to keep in mind that you may need to re-adjust your antivirus’s settings.

  1. To begin, you must be logged in as an administrator, as you will not be able to uninstall software while using a standard user account.
  2. Just type “Control Panel” into the Start menu’s search bar and it’ll bring up the appropriate window. If you’re using Windows 10, you may also access Settings by clicking the gear icon.
  3. To uninstall a programme, go to Control Panel, then Programs, then click Uninstall a Program in the top right corner.
  4. If you go to the Apps section of the Settings app, you should see a list of all the software that came with your computer.
  5. Find Avast and select Uninstall/Repair from the menus under Control Panel or Settings.
  6. You should be able to update, repair, modify, and uninstall it all from the menu that appears when you launch the removal wizard. Click Repair, then Next to proceed with fixing the installation.
  7. There will be a confirmation prompt before the action can be completed. In most cases, restarting Avast will restore it to its original, error-free settings.
  8. When the uninstaller is done, click Finish, and then try opening Avast again to make sure everything went smoothly.

Method 2: Start the Avast Antivirus Service again.

It’s conceivable that the Avast Antivirus service is malfunctioning, which is preventing Avast from launching correctly.

The process is straightforward, and anyone should be able to restart the services using it. Please read the following steps carefully so that you can restart the Avast Antivirus service.

  1. Using the Windows Key and the letter R on your keyboard at the same moment will open the Run programme. To launch the Services tool, type “services.msc” (without the quotation marks) into the newly created box and hit OK.
  2. In addition, you can access the Control Panel via the Start menu. The search feature in the Start menu can also help you find it.
  3. To access the Administrative Tools, open the Control Panel and then click the “View by” drop-down menu and select “Large Icons” from the available options. To access the Services menu, simply click on the tab. Just like any other link, clicking on it will open it up for you.
  4. When you see the Avast Antivirus service listed, right-click on it and pick Properties from the menu that appears.
  5. If the service is running (you can see this by looking at the small window just to the right of the Service status message), click the Stop button in the centre of the window. If it has been halted, please keep it that way until further notice.
  6. Verify that “Startup type” is set to “Automatic” in the service’s properties window before continuing. When switching the startup mode, confirm any prompts that arise. To begin, close the current window by clicking its central Start button. The following warning may appear after you select the Start button:

The Avast Antivirus service on Local Computer could not be started by Windows. The service account is incompatible with the service accounts of other services in the same process (Error 1079).

If this occurs, please refer to the solutions provided below.

  1. To access the service’s settings, simply repeat steps 1-3 from the preceding section. Choose the Log On menu item, then the Browse… button.
  2. Enter your account’s name where it says “Enter the object name to select,” then hit “Check Names” and “Enter” when the name becomes available.
  3. If you have set up a password, enter it in the Password box and then click OK when prompted. Hopefully, you’ve fixed your printer’s problems.

Method 3: Create a fresh installation.

This issue, like nearly all others with Avast, can be remedied by starting again with the software installation. If none of the aforementioned solutions work, a clean reinstall is a relatively easy last resort that should fix the issue.

In addition to the standard uninstall, it can clear off any temporary files and invalid registry entries associated with the programme.

  1. Get the most recent Avast setup by clicking here.
  2. Remember to get the Avast Uninstaller Tool from the official website.
  3. After obtaining these files, disconnect from the network and enter Safe Mode. To access the Run dialogue box, press the Windows key plus R on your keyboard. When prompted, type “msconfig,” and then click the OK button.
  4. Safe Boot can be enabled by selecting it in the System Configuration window’s Boot tab on the right. To enter Safe Mode, select OK and restart the computer.
  5. Start the Avast Uninstall Utility and locate the Avast installation directory. Stay put if Program Files was the default installation location. Choose carefully, as the contents of the wrong folder will be lost or corrupted. File Explorer can be used to locate the desired directory.
  6. Select “Remove,” and then reboot your device normally. Verify that Avast now launches without any problems.