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    "Keeps locking up my computer..."

    July 2, 2012  |   By annoyeduser123


    Don't know...


    If I leave my computer for 20-30 minutes the whole system locks down and tells me to enter my administrator password. Unfortunately, it doesn't unlock when I do...so I have to restart my computer. If there isn't a fix Avast will have to go bye bye!



    Updated on Jul 2, 2012

    The reason I blame the updated version of Avast for this problem is because my computer worked great yesterday until I updated the Avast program and now...it is crapping out.

    Updated on Jul 3, 2012

    Computer is running great! I removed Avast...
    I have been a fan for many years...might go back as Avast has been good and has given me great FREE protection. Would like to stay a loyal customer but not when it makes my computer unusable. Please fix it soon.

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