Why Avast Antivirus Not Opening?

There are times when the Avast antivirus fails to open on your computer. If you are one of those users who are facing the issue, then you are in the right place.Avast antivirus is one of the most commonly used antivirus applications that is compatible with both Windows and Mac Operating Systems. The Avast antivirus ensures solid protection against malware and virus attacks online. However, there are some problems surrounding the Avast antivirus application. One main problem is Avast Antivirus Not Opening.

Avast Antivirus Not Opening

This issue can be because of a couple of reasons.

  • Incomplete Avast Installation.
  • Avast Service is not running properly.

Incomplete Avast Installation:

There can be several reasons behind the incomplete Avast installation. One simple fix for this is doing an Avast repair or a clean installation of the antivirus application.

Avast Service is not running properly:

The service not running properly can also be the reason behind the Avast antivirus not opening on your computer.We will now be listing out the troubleshooting methods to resolve the issue. The steps we have provided are suitable for Windows users.

Method 1: Perform An Avast Repair

  • Open the Settings window on your computer (Windows + I).
  • In the left section of the Settings window, select the option Apps & features.
  • Select the Avast antivirus application and click on the Uninstall button.
  • Click the Yes button when the confirmation pop-up window opens.
  • Now, the Avast Setup wizard will open, and on the right, you will see a set of options.
  • Click the REPAIR button.
  • Click the Yes button in the Authorization window.
  • The repair for the Avast antivirus application will begin.
  • Once the repair is done, you will see the message "The product was successfully updated."
  • Click the DONE button.

Method 2: Restart Avast Antivirus Service

  • Open the Run command (Windows key +R).
  • Type services.msc in the Open field and press the Enter button.
  • The Services window will open.
  • Scroll through the list of services; select the Avast antivirus service in the list.
  • Do a right-click and select the Properties option.
  • Check to see if the service status is stopped.
  • Make sure the option under the Startup Type menu is set to Automatic.
  • Click the Start button to start the Avast antivirus service.
  • Now we have seen how to fix Avast Antivirus Not Opening issue.