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Last week Microsoft has released a 10-year Anniversary Update for Windows 10. The latest update brings lots of new features, applications and improvements like smarter Cortana, more Themes, better integration with your Android or Windows phone, extension support for Microsoft Edge browser, additional protection from Windows Defender (even if you have Avast installed; so-called periodic scanning).
When the update was released many Avast users got BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) after they installed the update. It was caused due to the incompatibility between one of the Avast drivers (aswvmm.sys) and Intel CPU from the Skylake family. However Avast has promptly identified the issue and released an emergency program update which fixed the issue.
Bottom line is latest Avast antivirus is fully compatible with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. But you need to make sure you are running the latest Avast version.
First Step of Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
If you are having any other issues related to Windows 10 please check our guide ‘Compatibility Issues & Problems with Windows 10‘.
Although we have used Avast Free Antivirus 2016 screenshots in this article, these steps are also applicable for all Avast Antivirus solutions (i.e. also for Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, or Avast Premier) running the latest version available.
Steps are relevant for all Windows versions – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (including Anniversary Update).