Have you tried RA uninstallers from here - Also why on Earth were you attempting to have 2 Antivirus programs running - Remove the Avira first and then try to remove (or complete installing) Kaspersky -
EDIT - You can install 1 running Antivirus and 1 on demand antivirus (like Dr Web Cure It) plus you can instakk several on demand Anti Malware programs (like Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware)
First, thanks for the help and responses. I had AVG, deleted it before I installed the Kaspersky, then when that wasn't working, I didn't want the unit unprotected, so I installed the Avira. I know one should not run two such programs simultaneously, and I hadn't intended to do so.
I also thought the Kaspersky program may perhaps have been able to be removed by CCleaner, but it didn't work either, although it did seem to remove part of it. I even tried to use sdelete (secure delete) thinking that if I just wrote over the files remaining it wouldn't function. It worked on a few of the files but not on others.
I followed your suggestion about uninstalling the Avira, and tried to uninstall the Kaspersky again using its own uninstaller......no luck...Next, I downloaded the #17 "kavremoval10" tool from the site you gave, and unnzipped it on this unit (laptop). I saved it to a CD, got it into the desktop and after a few tries with that 'code' display, got it to run. The Kaspersky seems to be gone. Everything is still dragging in terms of speed, (especially when I right click anything) but I'll defrag it tonight and see what happens.
Since I was also unable to do a system restore lately, I may try that too and see if it helps.
Thanks very much for your time and guidance. It is truly appreciated.
Edited by PGHinBKK, 01 April 2010 - 04:32 AM.
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