Confirming I likewise experienced the identical situation as was reported in the first post of this thread by jollywolf: An unsuccessful install ["You are unprotected! The avast service is off...self defense is off."] , along with a corrupted (unusable) uninstaller.
Two such installation attempts were made in Normal Mode, one with 2014 build 2006, another with build 2007 [each preceded by running AvastClear in Safe Mode].
I then "gave up", and reinstalled version 8 build 1497, with absolutely no problems at all.
For what it's worth, this was on a Win7x64 PRO SP1 system, and yes, I have MBAM PRO running in real-time, should that turn out to be a factor [MBAM did not report/log any issues]. Additional security as per my signature.
Additional Notes: I had successfully installed/tested 2014b2006 on a different Win7x32 PRO SP1 system without MBAM; as well as on an XPx32 PRO SP3 system which I'm still using.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2013, 04:17:40 PM by ky331 »
Lenovo T530 laptop, Intel Core i5-3320M @ 2.60 GHz, 8GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64-bit), avast! v2014 Free, MBAM2 Pro, Windows Firewall, MVPS HOSTS file, OpenDNS Family Shield, Zemana AntiLogger Free, SpywareBlaster, IE11 & Firefox [both using WOT (IE set to WARN, FF set to BLOCK)], WinPatrol PLUS, EMET3+MBAE, MCShield, CryptoPrevent, SAS (on-demand scanner), Secunia PSI.
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