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avast setup.exe won't stop trying to setup!


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#1 mo-chan

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:37 AM

ok I am TOTALLY at a loss - almost even for words here - recently, I was going to try out Avast! 4.8, and so I installed it, decided I didn't like it, and so uninstalled it. Nice & normall, right? Oh, how wrong I was!!! Ever since then, every time I restart my computer, I get this dialog box - it's the Avast! 4.8 Setup Program, trying to setup again and again and again! The weird thing is, I don't know where it's getting its info from; I deleted the downloaded setup pkgquite some time ago, and have checked in the Program Files folder for a shell, nothing there.

The worst part about the situation is now I am constantly also getting errors in almost every other program on my system. Runtime errors; missing codecs that I KNOW for a fact are there and up to date, my taskbar suddenly vanishing. ohohoh pleasepleaseplease help me! it driving me utterly BATTY! No wait! I think it's actually FLYING me there!

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 04 April 2009 - 02:13 PM.


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#2 frankp316

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:34 AM

Generally speaking, all of the anti virus programs have uninstall tools that you have to use to get rid of them completely. So you might want to go to the Avast website.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:38 AM

avast! uninstall utility
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.html

Then follow up with the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

If Avast is listed, remove it
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 04:15 PM

To be honest, if that is a problem with Avast, then I would say you either got a corrupted copy, or some weird ass bug came about... Otherwise, it seems more then the work of something malicious... If your codecs are disappearing, and taskbar disappearing... Honestly, seems to more something like a polymorphic infection...

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:05 AM

avast! uninstall utility
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.html

Then follow up with the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

If Avast is listed, remove it


Rrrroger!! umm...downloads complete! Will initiate your further instructions, as directed, as soon as time allows!

And THANK YOU :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:40 PM

Run the Avast removal tool and then run the Cleanup Utility
Look for anything relating to Avast and if it's there tick the box and run it
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