Posted on August 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm by Andrew Arnott

Avast not working: “system unsecured”, “not yet registered”

Reboot notice

Photo by Sparkfun Electronics

Here’s some help (hopefully) for anyone who uses Avast and finds that it suddenly and mysteriously stops working from one day to the next.

The Problem
Avast stops working after a reboot for no apparent reason (no changes made and working fine before). The Avast system tray icon shows a little cross and gives a status that the system is unsecured. Clicking the ‘Fix Now’ button does nothing. Also, it says ‘Not yet registered, 0 days remaining’ even though it is registered and the future renewal date is shown correctly. (more…)

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Posted on February 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm by Andrew Arnott

“Could not complete the operation. One or more parameter values are not valid.”

Just a quick (and very geeky) post in case anyone else ever has this problem with Outlook, because it was driving me mad for about an hour.

Basically the error message in the title would pop up whenever I closed Outlook, but only if I had opened or edited a note at some point. Read more…

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