I tried several quick fixes for this issue. Now I really need 'expert' help before I throw my phone into the river. This app (Google Play services) is creating serious runtime issues and affecting the security parameters with my Avast products. Can somebody give me guidance PLEASE!! Thanks PS I posted on Google Play Store ratings review for Google Play services app. The post pretty much details what steps I've tried to resolve the problem. Agents where I purchased my Android phone seem confident that the issue is android based.