Hi. I have a strange problem with Avast 5.1.889 Free & 6.0.945 Free Beta (latest versions when i write this message) on windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. On windows 32 bit i don't know if the problem manifests. Today i installed windows 7 with service pack 1, clean install, with hard drive format, everything fresh, latest drivers etc. etc. everything went super smooth, BUT after i install avast free (5 or 6), when i want to enter for the first time after the laptop is powered on/restarted in control panel, the control panel just freezes, and shows NOT RESPONDING. If i press ctrl+alt+delete and close control panel with end task from task manager, after that the control panel works fine no matter how many times i open control panel. The problem occurs only for the first open of control panel when the windows is started/restarted.
I thought that the problem is windows 7 with sp1, but it isn't because i reinstalled windows 7 with no service pack back and the problem is still there. My laptop is a Dell 15R (N5010), and when i bought the laptop (about 5 months ago) i installed avast 5 with no problem, since then he updated himself and still no problem. Seems that the problem is when the windows is fresh installed + avast free 5 or 6 latest version.
If i uninstall avast antivirus, control panel starts with no problem from first attempt. Windows is clean, how it comes from microsoft, not modified in any way.
I installed windows 3 times today and everytime the problem is present. With other antivirus software there is no problem, example AVG, but i really like avast and hope you can fix this problem, or if you have any sugestions, tell me and i'll try everything.
PLease help me. Thanks.