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Windows 8: Black Screen after Installing Avast

Just want to share this quick tip, regarding windows 8 after installing avast and reboot your machine.

Here are the simple walk through  to solve the issue:

  1. After login windows only black screen appear (But you can see your mouse pointer).
  2. Press Window+R  and run the command prompt.
  3. After the command prompt run the Avast Interface.

avast command

4. Once avast Interface appear on screen go to security >Behavior Shield > Settings.

5.Click on Trusted Process, Add the following files to the list:

  • C:\Windows\explorer.exe
  • C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe


6. After adding the trusted processes, restart the machine to complete the process.


After login, it shouldn't stuck on a blackscreen. Let me know if this walk-trough help you solve your issue.




Show Desktop Icon is Missing

Here is another issue that user encounter, that the show desktop icon is missing on the quick launch toolbar, here is a simple steps how to re-create the show desktop icon, just follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window:
  3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as "Show desktop.scf". The Show desktop icon is created on your desktop.
  4. Click and then drag the Show desktop icon to your Quick Launch toolbar.
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