Following the request by pop-up, picked it to update from some older
7.0.xxxx to 7.0.1456. (I normally accept program updates).
System downloaded and installed the update.
At message "System must reboot to complete update", picked "Later",
then shut down the system. On restart, got BlueScreenOfDeath with aswsnx.sys
Using the smart phone, found a web page explaining a problem found with the
sandbox and so set AutoSandboxEnable=0. Reboot still goes to BSOD, but
now shows the PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA without any associated
Using awclear, removed the package. Downloaded and reinstalled 7.0.1456.
It starts up and runs and updates the virus database. On reboot it still goes
Remove and reinstall yet again, and same result.
At this juncture advice would be apriciated on what is the next step. One site
suggests remove Avast and use something else. However, as I've been using
this stuff for several years, and I just bought another year's license, I am loath
to do such a thing.