Avast suddenly wants to restart my computer a lot.

Bugal Jackson

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So I was just browsing, then it suddenly said it wanted to restart my computer so I said why not and did. Then my computer had a boot error like 3 times and did a system restore. When it finally got back to working, my LAN connection had the yellow ! triangle on it for about 10 minutes then now it's working. Then avast asked to restart again. Any idea?

Using windows 8.1 and avast looks like version 12.5.2303
 

JoshRoss

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It could be that either internet connection, corrupted hard drive partition or resource load causing the issues with the installation. Honestly, with my old (REALLY OLD) rig, I had the same issues, where installs couldn't complete due to PC specs and unstable internet connection. Keep us posted if you find a fix or need more help!
 

JoshRoss

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Could be a broken installation or an update of Avast. Full removal and reinstall could help you solve the issue. Afterward, make sure you do a full scan with Avast and Malwarebytes, to ensure that there is no malware that could potentially disable antivirus software. Additionally, make sure your Windows is up to date.
 

Avast-Team

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Agreed with all of this -- sounds like something happened with the install, or an update didn't complete properly.

You can try an Online Repair first before completely removing -- Control Panel -> Programs -> Highlight Avast and click Change -> Select Online Repair.

If that does not help, then a full reinstall should do the trick!
 
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