Security :: Avast Turning Off USB Ports

Mar 23, 2014

Problem with Avast turning off USB ports?

After weeks of stable computer use, I tried using Avast once again, but I noticed when I restarted, my USB mouse no longer worked. I moved it to another USB slot and it worked, so I didn't worry about it.

Then today, I noticed that the two front USB slots on my computer weren't reading anything. I remembered this problem started when I started using Avast, so I uninstalled Avast and presto, I regained usage of my USB ports upon reboot.

How to keep AVAST from turning off the ports? I couldn't see anything on google offhand. If not, I may just go back to Windows Defender.

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[Code] .....

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When I plug in USB 2 devices, they work perfectly and at maximum speeds. Even the HDD does work when connected with a USB 2.0 cable instead of it's own 3.0 cable.

This behaviour is present on front as well as the rear ports.

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P.S. The specs are all up to date, so feel free to check them out.

P.P.S. In case you are that lazy, I am running Windows 8 Enterprise x64, and Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 motherboard

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System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8063 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1894353 MB, Free - 554948 MB; F: Total - 1430795 MB, Free - 308017 MB; G: Total - 99 MB, Free - 68 MB; I: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 881853 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 084J0R
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