Microsoft Limits Windows 10 Updates For AVG And Avast Antivirus Users

Two weeks ago, Microsoft started rolling out the latest version of Windows 10 eligible devices. The latest feature update called the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (or version 1909) introduces new features to Microsoft’s popular PC operating system. But, not all the users will be able to update it.

Several users of AVG and Avast antivirus have reported that they are facing an error that is preventing them from updating Windows to version 1909. Microsoft has since on its website, addressed the update issue in a support document.

Microsoft and Avast in an investigation saw any software product by AVG or Avast that is of the antivirus version 19.5.4444.567 or earlier, poses compatibility issues with the latest versions of Windows 10, i.e., versions 1903 and 1909.

Because of this, the Redmond-based software giant has “applied a hold on devices with affected Avast and AVG Antivirus from being offered or installing Windows 10, version 1903 or Windows 10, version 1909, until the application is updated.”

If you are also an affected AVG or Avast user, then you must know some facts. The workaround to get Windows Update up and running again is fairly simple. If you use Avast antivirus, right-click on the Avast icon in the Windows system tray, and then select Update and next Program.

Just take a look at the detailed instructions given here for you and follow it. For AVG antivirus users, open the antivirus application then from the ‘Menu’ button, that is on the top of the right corner, select ‘Settings’ and then choose ‘Update’ under ‘General’. Finally, select ‘Check for Updates’ in the application section.

Restart your PC, after your AVG or Avast antivirus application, is up to date. The next step will be heading to Windows Update in Settings and click ‘Check for updates’. You may also use shortcut keys Win + I. Then it should start downloading either version 1903 or 1909 depending on which version of Windows 10 your PC is currently on.

The latest version of Windows 10 brings Windows Search to File Explorer that makes OneDrive file searches possible within a File Explorer window. It will also allow you to use third-party virtual assistants (like Amazon Alexa) in the lock screen.