The experience with Windows 10 April 2018 Update has been
smooth and flawless on most of the devices, but on some
configurations, the Windows 10 version 1803 is far from
being a flawless feature update. The newest version of Windows
10 is instead doing more harm than good on users’ PCs.
The report indicates that the systems with Avast Antivirus
solution have experienced a
blank desktop with no icons after upgrading to Windows 10 April
2018 Update (version 1803) and the number of reports has
increased significantly in the last couple of days.
Both Microsoft and Avast are investigating the problem, and
it’s not yet known why and how Avast antivirus might
have broken down compatibility with Windows 10 version
1803. Earlier this week, Microsoft told us that they are
investigating the reports.
Yesterday, Avast product manager, Martin on their company’s forum shared
that Microsoft has started to block the Windows 10 April 2018
Update on systems with Avast antivirus solution.
“Microsoft temporarily disabled the updates on version 1803 on
PCs with Avast. We are working together with MS to find out the
cause of this issue, but unfortunately right now neither MS nor
us are able to reproduce the issue,” he said.
As noted above, the computers with Avast antivirus could
be bricked when trying to upgrade to Windows 10 April 2018
Update. Once a computer is completely bricked, the desktop
would not work and the users would need to reinstall the
operating system as no other workarounds are available at the
You can uninstall the Avast antivirus solution before the
upgrade and reinstall the app after upgrading to Windows 10
version 1803. You can always delay the deployment of Windows 10
April 2018 Update.
Microsoft and Avast are investigating the reports, and in the
meanwhile, Microsoft has blocked the upgrade to Windows 10
Unfortunately, Windows 10 April 2018 Update is slowly proving
to be one of the buggiest updates but things are
expected to improve in the coming days.
In the past few weeks, the reports revealed that the
update eventually leads to a black screen and dead
computer. It is, however, worth noting that the update is
bricking only a small number of PCs, and I haven’t
experienced a single bug so far in the April 2018 Update.