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Help-I can't delete Avira anti-virus

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#1 Untechsavvyblogger


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:05 PM

I have Avira free anti-virus. I don't want it anymore (trying to switch to Malwarebytes, which seems to be preferred among folks here.

I deleted the shortcut from my laptop, then went to add/remove programs and deleted Avira there as well. The problem is that it's still here! I'm running Windows 7 and in the bottom right bar of my computer (near the clock) I still have the Avira icon and the program is still running. I've heard that it's not advisable to run more than one anti-virus program at a time, so I want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Help, please. Thanks!

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#2 boopme


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:36 PM

Hello and welcome. You needed to turn iy off first before deleting anything.

Try running AppRemover

You may wind up reinstalling Avira and then uninstalling.

Malwarebytes is not an Antivirus its an antimalware. What is the difference between AntiVirus and AntiSpyware?

Now I do use both Avira and MBAm together. Better to hav an AV and an AM together.

That said if you want to changs your AV ...
Download the new one to your desktop.
Uninstall the old.
Reboot the machine.
Install,update and scan.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:43 PM

If you have already installed another A/virus program, it is OK to still use this uninstaller -

The Zip file above is the best Avira removal tool that I can find - Download it to Desktop first -
Next remove the entry(s) to Avira AntiVir in Add / Remove or Programs and Features, Reboot, and open the Zip file.
Then run the uninstaller package that you will find inside.

Please ask if you need further help - :)

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