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Want to uninstall Avast and install Avira (seamlessly)


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#1 hunnybunny

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:41 PM

I have Avast on my machine and would like to make a clean transition to Avira to avoid leftover traces. Any advice appreciated!



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 02:48 PM

Hello there,

You will want to uninstall Avast the 'normal' way - via Programs & Features in Control Panel.

If the installation process failed for some reason, use Avast Clear to remove it instead.

Then install Avira.

A word of advice: If you want to use Avira's Web Protection, do NOT remove the Avira Toolbar under all circumstances!

Hope this helps.

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EDIT: Emsisoft products do not target the Avira Toolbar... not sure about MBAM and other AMs - but probably not, since it'll break Avira.

Edited by Alexstrasza, 06 February 2015 - 03:07 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:00 PM

Hi Alex -- in the past I've found after using add/remove programs traces are still left behind creating conflicts, which lead to my question. Is it adviseable to use Avira's Web Protection? I also use MBAM and SAS.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:08 PM

Hi hunnybunny,

If you still have traces of Avast left behind, then you should run Avast Clear to get rid of them.

I never used Avira (never used free AV/AM at all) so I cannot give you any comments on that. But in general I think you will need it.

Also see my post above - it has been edited.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:13 PM

Edit noted. Thanks for your help Alex.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 03:18 PM

You are welcome :)

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 04:05 PM

Avast 2015: Uninstallation methods <- scroll down if you need to use the Avast Uninstall Utility


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

You are Awesome quietman -- that was pure simplicity. :love4u:



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 05:25 PM

Alexstrasza noted the removal tool previously but sometimes screenshots help make things easier. :)
 


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