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loki

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PC freezes every night after new update
« on: February 05, 2010, 09:13:44 PM »
Anybody have this issue?  Not sure it's Avast, but it's the only thing I updated.  I now have 5.0.396 - Free Version.  It completely freezes except for some use of the mouse cursor and keyboard.  I can bring up the  Windows Security window, but can't bring up task manager or shut down. I will start process explorer tonight and see what happens as I think I can at least view it to see what was last running before the freeze.  There is backup software running at night too Areca - but it seems to be working.

PAL10

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Re: PC freezes every night after new update
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010, 04:46:28 AM »
    Read back a few days....your problem is comon along with a lot of us that just blue screen after updates.....then avast says package broken and has to be re-installed. So maybe you are better off then some of us. I think I got around it for now by turning off auto update and am updating manually for now........best of luck ....Peter

loki

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Re: PC freezes every night after new update
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 04:58:37 AM »
It happened earlier today again - so it's NOT the backup software, as it only runs at night.  I do have MBAM, Opera, and The Bat! (email client) running.  Had to restart.  I uninstalled Avast - because the next problem may be much more serious - that's how many of my week-long recoveries started - by resets, etc.  I'll let you know if it happens now that it's uninstalled (and the registry has been cleaned of it's residue).

loki

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Re: PC freezes every night after new update
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 04:34:00 PM »
Made it through the night just fine.  It IS Avast SW.  Now will wait till it's fixed.  It's hard to say exactly, but I think I've had more problems with AV virus SW than with viruses themselves!  Had terrible incidents with both Norton and McAfee where I had to completely reinstall either Windows or a HD!

gizbar

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Re: PC freezes every night after new update
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010, 09:17:12 PM »
Not sure what you've read from other posts, but Avast and the real-time module from MBAM pro seem to have a problem running together at the moment. You might want to try turning that off for a bit and see if that solves your problem.

HTH, Gizbar.