Is an App can’t open error preventing you from launching Age of Empires 4? Wondering how to get rid of it? Reports suggest third-party anti-virus software as the culprit. However, the error is easy to debug – you just have to disable your anti-virus. Read this article to know about the issue and how to fix it.
Age of Empires 4 (IV) App can’t open error: How to fix it?
Anti-viruses can cause unwanted interference while downloading files from the internet. Although they are extremely useful and protect us from harmful online threats, they can corrupt legit downloads in the process. You can run into launch errors, app installation errors, and other issues because of corrupted downloads. Several Age of Empires 4 players have run into an App can’t open error while trying to launch the game. It is very confusing when you are not aware of why this error may pop up. However, there’s an easy way to deal with the launch error. You will just have to disable your anti-virus program during the installation process. According to the developers, AVG and Avast Anti-virus are the most commonly reported anti-virus programs behind this error. In-built Firewalls usually don’t cause such an issue, but you can always disable it, in case.
If you are playing the game from Microsoft Store, you may be shown the option to Reinstall instead of Play when you try to launch the game. To fix this, disable Avast Anti-virus or AVG, uninstall Age of Empires 4, restart your PC, and then reinstall Age of Empires 4. If you don’t use Avast or AVG but still face the App can’t open error, we suggest you disable the anti-virus you are using and try re-installation. Although Avast and AVG are the most common ones behind the issue, it is not impossible for other anti-virus programs to cause this issue. Still facing the error? Try disabling the in-built firewall along with the third-party anti-virus and then reinstall Age of Empires 4 again.
If you are playing the game on Steam and facing this error, you should verify the integrity of game files. Disable any third-party anti-viruses and firewall and then open Steam. Head over to the Game Library, and look for Age of Empires IV. Right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu. Click on the Local files tab and then on Verify integrity of game files… option. Still facing the error? Try complete re-installation of the game.
If none of the above works, we suggest you contact Support directly from here. For more help articles on Age of Empires 4 and other video games, stay tuned to Androidgram!