Windows 10: Downloading Avast Free Being Blocked ?

Discus and support Downloading Avast Free Being Blocked ? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello, Tried, several times, to download and install the free version of Avast. Thought it would be a good idea, even though I have Windows Defender... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Robert11, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Robert11 Win User

    Downloading Avast Free Being Blocked ?


    Hello,

    Tried, several times, to download and install the free version of Avast.
    Thought it would be a good idea, even though I have Windows Defender running.

    Won't let me download it.
    Msg that: this filecouldn't be downloaded.

    Apparently, Windows Defender is blocking it. Although it might be something else, of course.

    Can't see any way of telling it (Windows Defender) to allow it.

    How do I allow it to be downloaded, please ?

    Bob

    :)
     
    Robert11, Apr 24, 2019
    #1
  2. newtekie1 Win User

    McAffee Seems to be Blocking Attempts to Download Other Anti-Virus Programs!

    I didn't have time to mess with the second one, I made sure McAfee was gone before doing anything.
     
    newtekie1, Apr 24, 2019
    #2
  3. Avast VPN blocking Internet connection

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per the issue description you are unable to access internet sites after enabling Avast VPN on your system. This could be if your security software is restricting it to get connected or accessing internet.

    So, I would suggest you to Disable Security software temporarily
    and see if it brings any difference.



    Note: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you shouldn't disable your antivirus software. If you
    have to temporarily disable it to install other software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done. If you're connected to the Internet or a network while your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.


    If issue persists, try the steps provided below and see if it helps you to fix the issue.

    Method 1

    As you are unable to open some websites then, there might be a chance that the website is not compatible to Internet Explorer. So, I would suggest you to open those websites in compatibility view and see if it helps.


    • Open Internet Explorer.

    • Open website which is getting blocked.

    • Press alt key to open tool bar.

    • Now click on tools.

    • Then click on Compatibility view settings.

    • You will see the name of website
      under Add this website, so click on add
      to add this website.

    • Close the window and restart your computer.

    Try the below mentioned methods and see if it helps you to fix the issue.

    Method 2

    If issue still persists you may try to trust those websites by following the steps mentioned below.

    Step 1: Open the trusted sites

    • Open Internet Explorer.
    • Press the Alt key to make the tools menu visible.
    • In the menu, click Tools.
    • Now click Internet Options.
    • Go to the Security tab.
    • Select Trusted sites.
    • Click Sites.

    Downloading Avast Free Being Blocked ? [​IMG]

    Step 2:

    Add the trusted website

    • Enter the address of the website you would like to add.
    • Click Add.
    • Close the opened Trusted Sites and Internet Options
      windows.

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    Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.

    Regards,
     
    Ramesh.Kumar, Apr 24, 2019
    #3
  4. Downloading Avast Free Being Blocked ?

    Jsssssssss, Apr 24, 2019
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