Until some of the more experienced forum members can arrive to review your post, would you please be so kind as to provide the following info which will enable them to assist you more efficiently:1.
Which operating system
are you using.2.
Names of ANY
security software presently on your computer (e.g. firewall, anti-malware, etc).3. Which
Avast product are (or were) you using? (e.g. Avast AV free/paid; Avast Internet Security, etc)4.
When Avast "died
", did you receive any messages/notifications that your subscription
needed to be renewed?5.
Have you tried running Avast's uninstall program and then re-installed it?6.
Have you tried Queen Evie's
suggestion to download and run a scan with Malwarebytes
yet? If so, would you please copy and paste
the scan results in your next post; if you were unable to download and/or run a scan, please indicate the reason or any problems encountered.* Malwarebytes (free or paid versions) can be downloaded via the link Queen Evie provided or by going to Malwarebytes.org.Thank you and hopefully some of the members Queen Evie sent out a call to will drop by soon!
Edited by spc3rd, 27 January 2012 - 06:11 PM.
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