'Completely new architecture' causing BSOD struggles'
Avira has rolled out a patch that makes its popular freebie anti-virus software more compatible with Windows 8.
Earlier this month the German firm admitted
its products were not yet compatible with Windows 8 after users complained that attempting to run Avira's software on Microsoft's latest operating system results in the infamous Blue Screen of Death.
Avira said its security technology didn't play well with Windows Server 2012 because of a radical redesign in Microsoft's underlying operating system technology.
Travis Witteveen, chief operating officer of Avira, told El Reg
that Avira hoped to have compatible products within weeks. He admitted that it was possible that Avira would lose market share to freebie anti-virus competitors, such as AVG, in the meantime.