Windows 10 new update antivirus issues

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  1. SonicRegret
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    SonicRegret Ultimate Ayame

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    So I just got the new windows 10 update and it seems to have turned off my avast antivirus. Then when I tried to turn it on in settings all the activation buttons were grayed out; everything was just fine before the update, so why is it not working now?
    What can I do to reactivate my antivirus?

    here are some screenshots to explain Screenshot (589).png Screenshot (589).png
     

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  2. NutymcNuty

    NutymcNuty GBATemp's Autismo

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    well first, making two thread's is a bad idea. also, id reinstall the antivirus
     
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    If you have just updated to Windows 10 then avast might have had its activation tied to the Windows 8 or 7 key that it came from. The things you are showing in the pictures look more like the windows commands for things, or just windows defender (which tends to be deactivated when other AV programs exist).
    Try going into the avast program itself and seeing what it says.
     
  4. Joom

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    This. AVs tend to install drivers for unhooking and networking purposes, so most likely you'll have to completely remove it and reinstall it.
     
  5. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

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    Uninstall and reinstall using "your" product key.