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#1 tony o flanagan

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:44 AM

i have tried to remove avast av using control panel uninstall,revo uninstaller and tried stopping it at start up using msconfig.i just cannot get rid of it any ideas?

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:47 AM

http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:27 PM

tried usin avast uninstallin save mode, error message says that a componant of avast is restricting this from happening

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:29 PM

Try running the Avast Uninstall utility from safe mode. It's possible one of Avast's own self-defense mechanisms is preventing its uninstallation.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:42 PM

thats what ive just tried and responce was a defence mech. was in place even though i was in save mode

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:52 PM

Well, I don't use Avast but I'm VERY surprised to hear that any portion of it loads in safe mode. May I suggest you post your question on the Avast Support Forums (http://forum.avast.com/index.php#2)?

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:54 PM

about to do that listen thanks for your help

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:06 PM

Didn't provide any, but you're welcome anyway :)

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:49 PM

Type services.msc in the start search box, click on the icon. Look in services for any remnants of Avast that need to be disabled, by right clicking and choosing properties.


Now, see if you can get it to fully uninstall.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:27 AM

that did the trick there were 4 components running on automatic .i disabled them and the pop ups and spam i was receiving from avast stopped thanks for the solution

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:55 AM

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