How to Fix Windows Update KB4493472 System Freeze If Avast Is Installed

The April 2019 Patch Tuesday rollout has been one adventurous rollercoaster ride for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, as the monthly rollups published by Microsoft rendered some systems completely unusable after the update.

Basically, according to a number of users and Microsoft (who has already acknowledged the problems), Windows 7 and 8.1 devices where the latest monthly rollups were installed might no longer boot or become unresponsive if they are running antivirus products from Sophos, Avira, and Avast.

Microsoft has already blocked these devices from getting the updates, but, needless to say, many users rushed to install them when they landed on Windows Update, only to later notice their devices were no longer able to boot.

Right now, the problem is said to be caused on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 by the April 2019 … (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.