Thanks Boz, I'll try that out. I'm actually running Avira Antivir as my antivirus software. Mcaffee just wasn't catching enough before installation so I switched.
I recommend running the MacAfee "wipe" tool
, then (at least temporarily) uninstalling Avira and doing the same
(both links are to the "official" version). MacAfee (among many AVs/security suites, most especially Norton) is notorious for not uninstalling properly and may be conflicting with Avira. Then try enabling Windows' native AV protection for a while and testing out your torrent clients.
You COULD also try using John MacAfee's recommended uninstallation procedure
, but YMMV (yes, that's really John MacAfee, and warning, while not porn, very, very
NSFW link! Also, do not drink soda while watching, trust me).
I'd also go to your network card's vendor (NOT Windows Update) and updating your driver from there. If you have Pro or Enterprise, also turn OFF Automatic Driver Updates; M$ is very
bad at handling these and it's caused a litany of problems throughout the launch of Windows 10
If this fixes the issue, THEN try reinstalling Avira and see if everything remains copacetic. Otherwise, you now know what the problem is
. Get back to us either way; if this doesn't help, there are other possibilities, but I want to cover the most likely 1st. Also, make sure you tell us the actual BSOD error text/code, if it happens again (remember to turn off auto-restart).
Yes, network drivers might to be a good tip. User applications shouldn't crash the OS, only bugs in OS itself or drivers.
True enough but even so, userspace applications have been involved in BSODs since the inception of the OS
. And to be fair, for Linux and Mac — well, the equivalent error, anyway, up until Macs went down the Intel path and traded the "Beachball of Doom" for the BSOD
— as well, although far less commonly so.