Avira Antivirus Crashes Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17046 for PC

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Total disaster with Windows 10 Build 17046 upgrade causing fatal crash with Avira Antivirus: 

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After installing an alternative 3rd party anti-virus upgrade proceeded without fault.

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I have this same issue on all my systems. Version 17063 crashes every time I try to install it, regardless of specs.


@Rocky Lichtenwald wrote:

Total disaster with Windows 10 Build 17046 upgrade causing fatal crash with Avira Antivirus: 

BAD_POOL_HEADER

 

After installing an alternative 3rd party anti-virus upgrade proceeded without fault.


 

when does the crash happen?

 

I personally would really recommend evaluating defender on win 10 + configuring other features. AV is a small protection (but still required) and there are other mitigations which needs to be configured.