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Avast prompted me to update to version 6.0.1203.0 today and upon doing so Windows would freeze and crash after 20 seconds or so (running Win 7 Home Prem; 64 bit). I couldn't open anything at all. After a minute I'd get an error message saying Windows has crashed.

After removing Avast in Safe Mode I downloaded the program again through Avast's website just in case it was a bad internal updater (and I admit I like playing with fire). Same thing; Windows wouldn't load anything and locked up after a few seconds. Once again, removing the program via Safe Mode solved all the problems.

I'm hoping that my incident is isolated but I figured to pass it along just in case others run into the same issue.

Now I'm off to find some new anti-virus software.
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Try Microsoft Security Essentials I have heard wonderful things about it!
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MSE, Malwarebytes and comodo firewall smile.gif
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I've already got Malwarebytes and I'm running a router so I'm good there, it's just the anti-virus I need replaced.

I'm going to give MSE a shot (thanks for the advice). I'm bummed out about Avast since I've been using it for a couple of years now but if it's going to crash my PC then it's gotta go.
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500GB Samsung 950 Pro - Boot 1TB Samsung 850 Evo 2x 500GB Samsung 850 Evo Corsair H115i 
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Originally Posted by frizo;14310393 
Avast prompted me to update to version 6.0.1203.0 today and upon doing so Windows would freeze and crash after 20 seconds or so (running Win 7 Home Prem; 64 bit). I couldn't open anything at all. After a minute I'd get an error message saying Windows has crashed.

After removing Avast in Safe Mode I downloaded the program again through Avast's website just in case it was a bad internal updater (and I admit I like playing with fire). Same thing; Windows wouldn't load anything and locked up after a few seconds. Once again, removing the program via Safe Mode solved all the problems.

I'm hoping that my incident is isolated but I figured to pass it along just in case others run into the same issue.

Now I'm off to find some new anti-virus software.

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