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Gantrithor

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BSOD when running avast! 4.8
« on: October 26, 2009, 12:56:55 PM »
Hello, I just installed the latest avast! 4.8 antivirus home w/ demo license...

At first, when I clicked the installer, it gave me a BSOD...

My PC restarted and I tried to install again, and it worked. Now I have problems running the software, because when I click on the desktop icon, Windows crashes (BSOD again)...

I tried to uninstall avast! but, guess what...

Another BSOD.


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Re: BSOD when running avast! 4.8
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 01:02:11 PM »
Welcome to the forums Gantrithor,

 Please take some time to answer this questions:

1   What are your system's specs?
2   What is/are your current antivirus(es)?
3   What is/are your previous antivirus(es)?
4   Did you happen to encounter a virus that is still intact in your PC while avast is being installed?
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Gantrithor

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Re: BSOD when running avast! 4.8
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 01:18:10 PM »
1. Windows XP Service Pack 2/128mb RAM (vintage :))/Intel Pentium 4 Northwood\40GB HDD
2. avast! 4.8 home
3. BitDefender GameSafe 2008/Norton Gaming Edition/ESET NOD32
4. Win32 Sality.NAO

BSOD title is something like PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 01:23:16 PM by Gantrithor »

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Re: BSOD when running avast! 4.8
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 01:27:44 PM »
Thank you for the answers.

 First of all, you seem to be struggling with Sality, which is a file infector. It would be a probable cause for the BSODs. With Sality, it would be wiser to let an AV stay, unless it poses instability. If you want, you may start a new topic at Viruses & Worms section for better assistance regarding Sality.

 For the rest, some remnants of your old AV (even after uninstallation) could be conflicting with avast. Please consider using thier respective removal tool (esp Norton).

1   Norton Removal Tool
2   BitDefender Uninstall Tool
« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 01:29:56 PM by .: L' arc :. »
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Re: BSOD when running avast! 4.8
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 01:38:48 PM »
Okay. Will update when I have the results. Thank you.