I was just about to buy Avast for a number of systems, but I can't imagine making a purchase at this point.
After experiencing a crash last week, I installed the latest version of Avast 5.x.xxx and even upgraded to the latest release (in the hope of release from the buggyness), and as you might expect - nothing but problems!
(Fortunately my data, development apps, and projects converted over fine, but it's cost me considerable time, energy, and lost income.
This was a big misstep and might just cause Alwil to fail!
I sure hope the company jumps out there and is proactive in the press, because after 32 years in the industry, I can guarantee this will be bad, Bad, BAD news over the next couple of weeks.
I'm really sorry to see this because I've been very impressed with the products and company thus far and have recommended them to a number of people. Someone asked me today about various system protection strategies and I wasn't able to give them my standard answer that I've given over the past year for systems on the low end.
I said... "Go to Microsoft. " :-(
Sorry; hope things get better; but gotta move on...