The Avast Antivirus might, sometimes, fail to work on a Windows computer. This could be annoying to the user. In some instances, Windows might fail to detect the Avast Antivirus installation. As a result, Avast not working on windows problem will arise. In such cases, you have to focus on the root cause of the issue. Here, if you resolve the Windows operating system’s failure to detect the Antivirus, it would help in getting the program (Avast Antivirus) run again.On this page, we shall discuss how to make Windows detect Avast so that we can make it work on Windows.In certain situations, the Security Center or the Action Center in Windows would report that an Antivirus program is not installed on your computer, even though Avast Antivirus has been installed. The notification that Windows displays in this scenario will be:“Find an antivirus program online” - This message is followed by,“Windows did not find an antivirus program on this computer. Click to...”
The very first step you have to take is to ensure that the following conditions are met:
The Security Center or Action Center in Windows obtains information on the current status of the Antivirus program installed on your computer by utilizing WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation).The Action Center might report outdated/misleading information in case there is an issue with the WMI Repository. This can also happen if the WMI service has not started.To fix the problem, you have to scan and repair the WMI Repository. To do the same on your Windows 10 computer, use the following steps:
You will now find the WMI repository is consistent message in the Command Prompt window. Next, you have to restart your computer. The current status of the installed Avast Antivirus program will be correctly reported in the Action Center.
At times, Avast will not work on Windows when certain components of the Antivirus don’t work properly. To fix the problem, repair your installation using the Avast Setup wizard. The steps for performing this task on your Windows 10 computer are given here.