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How to fix Windows Defender Avast Conflict?

Sometimes, the Windows Defender antivirus software may block the functions of the Avast antivirus program. If you are facing Windows Defender Avast Conflict, proceed with the steps that are given below to fix them.

Windows Defender Avast Conflict

Step 1: Stop Insider Preview Builds

  • Click the Start menu and select the Settings icon on your Windows computer.
  • Now, select the Update & Security section and click the Windows Insider Program on the left panel.
  • Click on the Stop Insider Preview builds button and select Yes when prompted for confirmation.
  • Select the ‘Roll me back to the last Windows release’ option and restart your computer.

Step 2: Uninstall Avast

  • If the issue persists, uninstall the Avast program from Control Panel.
  • Select the Apps and Features section and click the Uninstall button beside the Avast section.
  • You can also use the Avast uninstall utility to remove the software completely.
  • Make sure to delete all the installation files of Avast.
  • You can also uninstall Avast using the Clear tool available on the official Avast website.
  • Now, go to the Start menu. Then, press the Shift key on your keyboard and while holding it, select the Restart option.
  • Now, your computer will be restarted in Safe mode.
  • Run the uninstaller tool and select the location of the installation folder if you have changed the default folder. Then, click Uninstall.
  • Reboot your computer after the uninstallation is complete.

Step 3: Disable Real-Time protection on Windows Defender

  • Press the Windows and R buttons together to launch the Run dialog box.
  • Type ms-settings:windowsdefender and click on the OK button.
  • Click Open Windows Defender Security Center and select the Virus & Threat protection settings.
  • Turn off the toggle switch next to Real-time protection and Cloud-delivered protection.

Step 4: Reinstall Avast

  • Now, download the latest version of the Avast antivirus software from the official Avast website.
  • Run the installer file and complete the software installation by following the on-screen instructions.
  • The Windows Defender Avast Conflict issue will be fixed after reinstalling the software.