Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Update Avast & AVG Antivirus Users

For some users who have antivirus tools running on their systems from top cyber security company Avast and its subsidiary AVG, Microsoft has blocked updates to Windows 10 versions 1909 and 1903.

Windows 10’s latest version adds Windows Search to File Explorer, making it possible to search files within a File Explorer window. It also allows you to use virtual assistants from third parties on the lock screen.

Any software product by AVG or Avast of the antivirus version 19.5.4444.567 or earlier, according to an investigation by Microsoft and Avast, poses problems of compatibility with the latest versions of Windows 10.

“Microsoft and Avast has identified compatibility issues with some versions of Avast Antivirus and AVG Antivirus. Any application from Avast or AVG that contains Antivirus version 19.5.4444.567 or earlier is affected”. Microsoft mentioned in a blog post.

This is the first time that an AVG and Avast compatibility block has been confirmed by Microsoft. In 2016, Avast bought AVG. Both AVG and Avast have provided support pages on this topic and provide step-by-step instructions on manually upgrading a compatible version of your security suite.

Microsoft also issued a compatibility block for versions 1903, 1909, and 1809 for Windows 10 updates due to a compatibility issue with some Qualcomm Wi-Fi drivers. In Windows 10 Setup, affected users should see a message that draws attention to the driver need to be updated.

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