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Avast Free wont uninstall ?


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#1 wen0000

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:00 PM

Hi

Avast was alerting me that there was a new update for the program which was normal and i pressed update like usual, it ask me to restart the computer which was normal because ive done these updates before but then when my computer was loading my desktop i got the blue screen indicating my laptop crashed , at first i didnt think it was a big deal but then everytime i tried to start my laptop up i kept getting the screen , so i went on safe mode and did a system restore which fixed everything , however i realized that avast was acting up saying that it was disable so i try to enable it but it woudlnt start up so i planned to uninstall it and then install again but when i went on to add and remove programs , it wouldnt let me remove , a message popped up saying something like the setup cannot continue because there was a error found in the avast program found in driver C. so i went to try to manually delete the whole avast folder in my program files but that didnt work either , im guessing that the system restore deleted important files from avast , Now im asking someone how can i delete avast !? i really like this antivirus so i really wanan try to reinstall it . thankss!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:22 PM

Have you tried

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Avast-Uninstall-Utility.shtml

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:59 PM

Avast have their own uninstaller

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

Make sure to run it in safemode

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:24 AM

You can uninstall it easily.
http://downloads.phpnuke.org/en/download-item-view-m-v-a-g-z/AVAST%2BUNINSTALL%2BUTILITY.htm

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:36 PM

Avast 7 was released last Friday and there's been no end of problems - have a look at their forum to get an idea of what I'm talking about. Using it at the moment is rather like being a beta tester. In case anyone is considering switching to Avast I'd wait a while until the various issues have been resolved.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:48 AM

Since the release of version 7, I have installed (upgraded) it on three machines over the existing version via the program's interface (Maintenance section) without any issues.

wen0000 issues appears to have been the result of a crash which interfered with the installation. I have seen this occur every now and then, so folks need to use the vendor's uninstall utility. When that is the case, its best to download directly from the vendor's site to ensure you are using the most current version. It is not uncommon for third party hosting sites to have outdated versions which may not work properly.
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