No offence, but how exactly did Avast 7 get the Windows 8 compatible badge from Microsoft when it quite clearly isn't?
How can a product that BSOD's the system be compatible?
That Windows 8 compatible badge is not a big deal. As far as I know it's quite easy to get it.
Microsoft changed something in a recent very major Windows 8 update pack, and it's only with that installed did the issues start. I was probably the first to come across it since I had access to this update before Microsoft officially released it through Windowsupdate or on the download site
This large update may have caused other issues with network drivers, so definitely upload the dumps where possible! It would be unfair to blame Avast if it is caused by a network driver. For example, I have read on another forum that an Intel network driver is causing BSODS with this update.
It's possible that the reason why the update causes issues is last minute changes ('behind the scenes') n network security. This is just a thought!