Same thing, albeit the setup log appears to be shorter :-(
I followed all instructions, but would like to mention that that I went to Control Panel then Add/Remove Programs and Avast was not there. I just looked again after trying to install from the avast site and again it is not there. So I now assume there is nothing to uninstall as it does not appear that it is installing in the first place.
I have the avast_home_setup icon on my desktop, but the same thing happens. I open it...click next "Downloading Packages" "Downloading file: setupeng.exe"...starts downloading and about 35% through, I get the message "There was an error while completing the setup process" "View setup log".
12.05.2009 10:08:56 general: Started: 12.05.2009, 10:08:56
12.05.2009 10:08:56 system: Operating system: Windows98 ver 4.10, build 2222 [ A ]
12.05.2009 10:08:56 system: Memory: 100% load. Phys:1284/187688K free, Page:1571872/1909460K free, Virt:2074560/2093056K free
12.05.2009 10:08:56 system: Computer WinName: DEFAULT
12.05.2009 10:08:56 system: Windows Net User: (my name)
12.05.2009 10:08:56 general: Old version: ffffffff (-1)
12.05.2009 10:08:56 system: Using temp: C:\windows\TEMP\_av_inet.tm~a81011 (10734M free)
12.05.2009 10:08:56 internet: SYNCER: Type: use IE settings
12.05.2009 10:08:56 internet: SYNCER: Auth: another authentication, use WinInet
12.05.2009 10:08:56 general: Install check: Program folder does NOT exist in registry
12.05.2009 10:08:56 general: SGW32P::CheckIfInstalled set m_bAlreadyInstalled to 0
12.05.2009 10:09:17 general: progress thread start
12.05.2009 10:09:17 general: Destination: C:\windows\TEMP\_av_inet.tm~a81011
12.05.2009 10:09:17 general: Starting download: http://www.avast.com/go.php?verb=get-avast-home&type=cnet&langid=eng
12.05.2009 10:43:03 internet: ERROR:HttpGetWininet, catch returned 0x00002EFD
12.05.2009 10:43:03 general: Download finished from server download665.avast.com, result: 0x20000004, server response: 12029
12.05.2009 10:43:03 general: Stats download665.avast.com, server response: 536870916
12.05.2009 10:43:05 general: POST result: 0x20000004, server response: 0
I wonder if I should go back and burn a disc using the avast site.