Today I have been experiencing problems with Avast! Free AntiVirus.
It started randomly and when I tried to make some searches on Chrome, all of the taps did not load the page and all said "Untitled". After researching a bit I found it could be tied to my AV program. So I tried launching avast (which was strangely not running from startup like usual).
I first got an error saying the "side by side configuration is incorrect".
I did some research again, and:
-ran Avast Clear, the official removal tool from avast
-ran Rejzor's avast cleaner tool
-searched in device manager for any remnants of avast
Now Chrome works fine, but I'm still not able to launch avast. I am getting the following error now:
"The application was unable to start correctly (0x0000022). Click OK to close the application."
I also know that I have windows visual c++ 2008 installed, I know some people have suggested that as an answer to the problem.
Any ideas what's wrong? I would be open to running a system diagnostic and posting the results if someone would walk me through it.
Any help is appreciated.