Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Cautionary Avast! tale

17 Dec 2015   #1
450125

Win7 Professional 64
 
 
Cautionary Avast! tale

This probably isn't the first or 500th mention of this topic, but I had mysterious and intermittent BSOD issues, that disappeared for me after I completely uninstalled Avast! free and its remnants from my computer.

I have no idea why Avast! worked 100% great on my computer for more than five years, including updating the software itself when asked, and then this past fall the occasional blue screens started.

3 BSODs in the last six weeks, most recent was 0x00000101 documents my blue screens, and the discovery of Avast! as the culprit. There's also the link in there to the removal process I used, a three-step process to get everything out.

I'm a pretty smart and safe computing person, so not particularly worried about malware, so I just went with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Just posting this in case someone else with Avast! is having problems, or as a caution to anyone considering the product for their AV needs.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Dec 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep,
Personally I would use Panda instead of MSE.
I used MSE for years but wouldn't even consider it if I didn't have MBAM premium too
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2015   #3
450125

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yep,
Personally I would use Panda instead of MSE.
I used MSE for years but wouldn't even consider it if I didn't have MBAM premium too
Why do you say that?

I'm a big "if it ain't broke don't fix it" person, and haven't seen or heard or experienced a reason to change from MSE.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Dec 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

MSE needs a lot of help for malware protection that's all probably more than any other antivirus program free or not
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Cautionary Avast! tale




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Another diskpart clean tale of woe
Hi guys, Apologies for making my first post a plea for help, but I'm running out of ideas! Brief background - I have an Intel NUC (i5/Win 10 Pro x64) running as a server while I’m living overseas, with 3 (WD Passport) external hard drives attached. I have no reason to suspect any hardware...
Backup and Restore
Windows 10: A tale of 10 upgrades
Read more: Windows 10: A tale of 10 upgrades | ZDNet
News
Tale of the magnetic tape: 60 years at IBM
Read/See More: Tale of the magnetic tape: 60 years at IBM | ZDNet
Chillout Room
A tale of two old machines... to upgrade or not ?
Hello all, newbie to this forum but it looks like the right place. I've got two old machines at home that I use for basic stuff, and I've been holding out for a long time but it seems like I may have to upgrade. So I want to see if it's worth it to upgrade one or both to Windows 7 or not. Or...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:36.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App