Avast- UI Failed to Load error after 1803 Update Solved

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  1.    14 May 2018 #11

    TV2 said: View Post
    Yeah! That was really weird: the network connection going down after uninstalling Avast. I just restarted the router and it cleared up, but WTF?

    There are a LOT of little nagging bugs due to this 1803 upgrade, not just with Avast. Really wish I had waited to do it. I have an image to restore but not pissed off enough to do that yet.

    As for AV, my impression is that Windows Defender is alright, but not as good as many free AV we can run (source: any search for "best Free AV"). As best said on Tom's Guide: "Windows Defender is better than Nothing". It's main claim to fame is the fast startup and seamless operation with Windows (Do I smell Internet Explorer and Windows 98?).
    But in AV reviews Windows Defender rarely even shows up in a top ten list for effectiveness.

    So I am going to try and get Avast to work on this PC. The most recent info on their forum is that they are aware of the problem and are working on getting a hotfix out soon, maybe sometime next week. We should look for a newer version than 18.4.2338. That should have the fix in it.
    Please look at this this link. Its score is amazing
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  2.    14 May 2018 #12

    Vhen ui failed to load, windows defender automatically takes over. Im waiting for a fix.
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  3.    14 May 2018 #13

    massoudd3j said: View Post
    Please look at this this link. Its score is amazing
    Good to know.
    However, there is also this:
    Test antivirus software for Windows 10 - December 2017 | AV-TEST

    Keep in mind that I am not saying that one AV is so much superior to any other, in terms of protection they are all grouped together in a pack, and tech geeks just dwell on the minutia and bragging rights. In the end it just comes down to personal preference.
    Ex: how do you quantify "usability"?
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  4.    14 May 2018 #14

    itsme1 said: View Post
    Vhen ui failed to load, windows defender automatically takes over. Im waiting for a fix.
    On mine, they BOTH stayed off. Not ideal.
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  5. Posts : 752
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1809 17763.55
       14 May 2018 #15

    Supposely a Fix for 18.4 Version of Avast suppose to be out tomorrow according to a Post in there forum

    "version 18.3 was fixed on Saturday, today we fixed version 18.2. tomorrow we plan to release fix for version 18.4"
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  6.    17 May 2018 #16

    OK. I just installed the updated Avast installer and all seems good. It's only been 3 restarts and I will report back if anything changes.
    Starts faster too, maybe because of: below

    I wasn't going to screw around, so I did a Clean Install of Avast. I do this manually in the registry, but they offer a tool to completely remove avast here:

    I also made sure to get my installation file direct from Avast, not the typical Cnet file in most links. That link is in the link above also.

    The version is 18.4.2338
    The build is 18.4.3895.325 - that .325 indicates it is the new installer

    You can also check to see if you have the latest microupdate by checking in the registry:
    HKLM > Software > Wow6432node > Avast Software > Avast > and then looking next to Microupdates
    You should see entries that start with 356= and 357=

    Hope that helps everyone!
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  7.    18 May 2018 #17

    The offline installer version I have just downloaded (spanish language) says 18.4.3895.0 so I can assume it's the unpatched version, right?
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  8.    18 May 2018 #18

    No, don't think so. They are listing the build number. Should be the the most recent one if it came from the Avast website.

    Unfortunately, I don't see a way to tell if it is the most recent patch until you install it and check the version number in About, or in that registry key.
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1809 (OS Build: 17763.194)
       18 May 2018 #19

    I think this is it. . . .

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    As of about. . .

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    Mountain Daylight Time. . . .

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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1809 17763.55
       18 May 2018 #20

    Yes 18.4.3895 build will update once installed to .325 after first reboot, Basically install, reboot, and after that first reboot should have .325, Then configure how you'd want it after that

    I've been using Avast like since 2006 myself here on all household systems
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