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.

How to Perform Safe Windows 10 Anniversary Update With Avast

  1. Make sure your Avast is updated to the latest program version by going to settings » Update » PROGRAM » click on ‘Update‘. For more information about the program update check our guide ‘How to Update Your Avast Antivirus 2016
  2. Download Windows 10 Anniversary Update from » click on ‘Get the Anniversary Update now
  3. Run the download file ‘Windows10Upgrade28084.exe‘ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation

First Step of Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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‘.

Additional Notes

Although we have used Avast Free Antivirus 2019 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).

Written by Paul B.

My name is Paul and I love Avast since the Home Edition v4.8 (2008). I am recommending it to all my friends, but I realized they don't know how to use it. So I started this site in order to help others getting maximum from this awesome antivirus. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, comments below or this form.

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  1. Branko Lepesic Reply

    I have Avast on win Vista running without any problem on my laptop.
    On desktop I have win10 Anniversary edition and a problem with Win Defender.Sometimes I have to run -SCAN my computer several times in a day.
    I would like to install compatible version of Avast.I am already user of Avast on laptop (subscription for two years). I don’t like to spent money if your program doesn’t work properly with win10Anniversary .
    Please your objective advice
    best regards
    Branko Lepesic

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