If you are 100% certain is that then maybe Nuhi could that to its notes. I wonder if its needed for avast on windows 7. It could be just 1 or 2 files that avast needs rather than the whole thing.So, I finally found out what it is. Windows Search. Which is really strange, since it doesn't seem to have anything to do with Avast.
As far as I'm concerned, no it doesn't work even when I keep shell search.Removing Windows Search but keeping Shell search doesn't work?
This is not the case here. Even if I successfully installed Avast and had the UI loaded up nicely, live removal of windows search would still break the program.As I found with Dragon, it seems that some software needs certain components during install. But once installed, they work okay without the component.
Thats good to know cos windows search sucks monkey balls. I use Everything by voidtools, its on the Interesting Things page. Most likely avast is reliant on 1 or 2 files from search, it wouldnt take too long to find which ones.Update: I can disable Windows Search in the "Features" section, I can disable the Windows Search service and Avast would still run fine. Only when I remove it would Avast stop working.