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AVG 7.5 removal?


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#1 Barajiqal

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:37 AM

So, I've been working on a laptop for someone in our office its an older Dell Inspiron 2650 that she dug up from somewhere. I've been updating it increased the RAM and did all the MS updates and the usual. The problem I'm having is that AVG 7.5 is installed and I want to upgrade it to current version of 9.0, but I can't seem to find a way to uninstall it at all. It doesn't show up in Add/Remove programs, and the installer was left on the Machine but when I run the installer the normal options show up you know like would you like to repair this install then the uninstall option is there. When I run the unistaller it goes through all the normal junk of removing it, but it never actually does no errors or anything runs through I reboot the machine AVG 7.5 still there and fully functional. I've even tried the AVG removal tool from AVG, not sure if it has support for 7.5 but it runs through its checks to no avail. Anyone have any ideas??

Its a dell Inspiron 2650: 512MB Ram: Running XP Home SP3 fully updated

Thanks in advance,

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:43 AM

I woud then try something like Revo Uninstaller....more likely, I would just manually run regedit and remove all traces of AVG and then delete all files/folders reflecting AVG...before installing the latest version or some other AV program. My way is more certain, if not more time-consuming :thumbsup:.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:47 AM

Thanks Lous,

I actually got it figured out I didn't think to run the repair first. then It showed up in add/remove and I was able to remove it succesfuly. Thanks for your prompt response though. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:49 AM

Glad you got it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:23 PM

I agree with Louis. When I want to completely remove a program,I use Revo Uninstaller(It's excellent),then I use Windows Search to find and delete any remaining files,then I go to regedit to find and remove anything else left. The last 2 steps are good to find and remove any remainders of malware too.
Revo is great for removing stubborn programs that "Cannot be removed" by Windows Add/Remove Programs.




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