Thanks for all your replys guys.
Well, here's what happened.
I go to services.msc, and set the 3 avast processes that are set at automatic
mode and i make them manual.
I reboot, and my mouse, taskmanager etc. nothing responds, everything is just frozen.
So, clearly Avast was not happy with that, ...twice.
I finally had to go into safe mode, to unistall it.
So, thats where things stand now.
I remember before this, i had the Avast Pro trial for 60 days.
I was easily able to turn off the real-time scanning option.
Apparently, the free Home version decides to take matter in its own hands,
even telling me that i dont have permission to end a process in the task manager.
Now, i get it, Avast is trying to protect itself from being disabled by malware.
While MBAM is easily stopped from running by viruses and rootkits, Avast can still install and run successfully, and kill them, all due to its fighting spirit.
But i am a user who practices safe browsing, and 6-7 seconds of slowdown is quite a drag to go thru everyday....
Its not really my system, its running XP Pro, 1GB RAM and a Dual Core.
(Ok, so i dont have 4 GB, but since when does a barebones XP suddenly need more than 1GB ram?)