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Crashing after installing last update

by ob_bridget / July 8, 2012 8:14 AM PDT

Installed the lastest update on Friday; laptop is now freezing after reboot. Booted from avast rescue disc, did a full scan, found a couple infected files to remove - but still no improvement. Desktop will come up, and windows explorer will open but run very slow for a couple minutes, then freeze altogether. Can't open internet connection at all, so I can't run any online diagnostics - anyone else having problems after the last update?

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Crashing after last Avast update.
by tpeller22 / July 9, 2012 6:51 AM PDT

I had the same problem. Updated yesterday 7/8/2012. After re booting my computer it was so slow it was
un-useable. This morning it took about two hours to get to add/remove programs. I was able to delete it
and computer works fine. Had the same problem with AVG though not as bad as Avast.

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fixed
by ob_bridget / July 9, 2012 9:26 AM PDT

Yeah, I finally remembered to boot in safe mode & was then able to uninstall avast Happy

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Crashing after installing last update
by derrickscottie / August 28, 2012 8:14 PM PDT

I never faced the problem of rebooting. Once my system was slow due to some reason, I uninstalled Avast and installed the latest version and its working fine since then.

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