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Avast turning off USB Ports

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    Avast turning off USB Ports


    Has anyone had a problem with Avast turning off USB ports?

    After weeks of stable computer use, I tried using Avast once again, but I noticed when I restarted, my USB mouse no longer worked. I moved it to another USB slot and it worked, so I didn't worry about it.

    Then today, I noticed that the two front USB slots on my computer weren't reading anything. I remembered this problem started when I started using Avast, so I uninstalled Avast and presto, I regained usage of my USB ports upon reboot.

    Does anyone who uses Avast here know what's going on and how to keep AVAST from turning off the ports? I couldn't see anything on google offhand. If not, I may just go back to Windows Defender.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    No problems with mine.

    There is an update to Avast.
    Maybe it will fix things.

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    Finally got around to reinstalling Avast. It looks like the latest version solved the USB problem.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Glad you got it fixed.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Glad you got it fixed.
    You direct recommendation clearly helped Bkshiroma fix his/her issue. Thank you.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Glad you got it fixed.
    You direct recommendation clearly helped Bkshiroma fix his/her issue. Thank you.
    Thank you.
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