I am having the same problem with Avast. It is X'ed out down by my clock after I clicked on an Avast update reminder and I tried to uninstall.. I got an error message as well. I tried to install over it and it would not work either. So I called Avast help line and they tell me it is a malicious attack, but I had trouble understanding the tech since his accent was so strong. I did however understand him to say it would cost $99 dollars for them to remove it remotely. Or $150 if I take it to a computer repair shop. If I had this kind of money I would not be choosing to use a FREE anti-virus. Software!! Can anyone help me please?
PS I was also told by the tech that if I try to use another anti- virus program it could crash my computer.