I use Avast! antivirus, which is a free program that's fairly popular. I did an update today, and after my system rebooted, I got an error message from Windows Action Center that said Avast! was turned off -- even though the program was installed and seemingly running fine. Clicking on the option to "trust" Avast! did no good.
I did a search and found that this seems to be a somewhat common problem, or at least a problem that is unknown. A few solutions were proposed, one of which seemed to work for most people -- reboot your computer three times -- but I was working and didn't want to take the time at the moment to try that. I kept searching. And I found a solution from a tech website that I tried...and it worked.
Since I figure that other people use Avast! anti-virus, they too might come across this same problem -- if not now, then perhaps in the future. Here's the solution. (Will it work each time? Who knows, but it worked here.)
It's odd, I don't know why it works, but...it worked.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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