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Windows Recent Updates Cause Havoc

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    Windows Recent Updates Cause Havoc


    I have my update set to download but choose what and when to update.

    Since the update my laptop has gone nuts.

    It first started not allowing me to get on internet, then its now allowing me. A message appeared "execution faled" or something like that.

    My Avast has disappeared like a whipped dog.....cant get into "uninstall programs" to see if its there?

    Control panel is off the planet and takes ages to load, then wont load diagnostic files - just shuts down.

    System restore said it could not do the action required when I restored it to the point before the updates......

    Am scared to touch anything as I have internet access but dont know if I am protected.......

    Thanks if you know what this is????

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Since Avast disappeared could you not enable Windows Defender ?
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  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Did you install the optional update KB3000850, if so uninstall it. People who have Avast have had problems with this update. Avast is to fix their problem and you should be able to reinstall KB3000850 within the next day or so.
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    Windows 8 HP Envy


    Where is Windows Defender?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Control Panel---

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    Found it and clicked on it but it just told me that its off and didnt provide any way of tuning it on?
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ding dong View Post
    Found it and clicked on it but it just told me that its off and didnt provide any way of tuning it on?
    That means Avast is still active.
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    how do i find my avast then...
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  9. #9


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ding dong View Post
    how do i find my avast then...
    Program files---

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  10. #10


    Posts : 77
    Windows 8 HP Envy


    Cant get into my program files from the control panel...it crashes and went to some weird blue screen from which i have to make a fdorced shutdown by depressing the power button...still have internet but have to right click on it an drun as administrator sometimes...then sometimes not...everythng is random,

    Takes ages to boot up from shutdown too...
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