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    Windows 8.1

    Running Avast


    I was informed that Windows Defender does not offer very much protection so I downloaded Avast. I cannot however get it to open. My thinking it that Windows Defender may be preventing it from running. How can I resolve this issue?

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    Windows 8.1 Update 3 64-Bit


    Hi,i downloaded Avast two times today from Avast homepage and not open,it say A fatal error has occured when parsing extracted packages.Self-extract installer is corrupted.Defender is off before I run Avast Installer.Someting is wrong on Avast site i think
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    Hi there, latest Avast version is "2014.9.0.2008", make sure you are getting that one as the one before that had issues with W8.1.
    If you still have a problem visit their forum at :
    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?boa...ack.html_forum
    I'm sure they can help.
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    Windows 8.1 Update 3 64-Bit


    Tnx CountMike on Avast forum link for setup online works for me.Hvala
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by Bajs View Post
    Tnx CountMike on Avast forum link for setup online works for me.Hvala
    Nema na čemu,(you are welcome for Admins ) I like Avast.
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