I had a similar problem as JLG lately with Avast! 4home not loading properly and getting the "RPC Error". I followed the FAQ suggestions and performed a repair, but nothing changed. So, I figured since I have a registration key, I'll just uninstall Avast, re-download and start over.
I did a "run" of the download and got a Window's error stating that the Publisher was unknown and lacking a digital signature?? So, I saved the setup file and tried running it again and I get this on the self extract:
"An error 1006 (0000003EE) has occurred. Last performed operation was: opening the self-extract archive. Try to download setup file again. If you use IE clear it's cache"
Cache is cleared, and still nothing. I do have Automatic updates set for Windows. Do you think something came out where it won't let us use "free" antivirus programs anymore?
Granted, my PC is older than dirt and I'm do for an upgrade, but I am running XP if that has any bearing.
Any helpful suggestions out there?