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Unable to install Avira antivirus.


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#1 YukonJon

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 09:38 PM

Avira kept telling me my system was not supported and needed an update which constantly had me rebooting my system leaving me where I was to begin with. I uninstalled the program and tried to reinstall but now I am getting errors. I do not necessarily need Avira. Anything reliable enough in comparison will do. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:04 PM

How do I uninstall my Avira product?
Instructions for manual uninstallation of Avira

Avira Download Center: Avira RegistryCleaner <- removes all registry entries (remants) created by Avira products
Avira RegistryCleaner Direct Download
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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:06 PM

If you decide to remove Avira, I generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware if choosing a paid for program as they leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason. If you don't want to pay then I would recommend avast! Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition.

Keep in mind that an offer of free anti-virus software is essentially a marketing technique...a way of advertising and enticement to get folks to try a product and if they like it, to purchase the full (or Pro) version which typically provides more features. As such, users may have to deal with occasional nagging pop-ups or nuisance advertising and prompts to upgrade to the paid version. By using such free programs, you are essentially agreeing to the terms of the vendor's service which includes those ads...see ad-supported software.

Also keep in mind that many anti-virus vendors are bundling toolbars and other software with their products as a cost recoup measure. In fact, all free Anti-virus programs now come with toolbars or other bundled software except Bitdefender Free.ESET and Emsisoft Anti-Malware also have the added advantage of blocking the installation of most Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) (such as adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers) if you enable that feature.

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Also keep in mind than an anti-virus program alone does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats. Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware solution for maximum protection.

See my comments in Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools as to why I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
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Posted 27 November 2015 - 04:56 AM

uninstall  Avira Antivirus

 

Windows 10

    Click the Windows icon in the lower left hand corner of your screen → Settings → System → Apps & features

    Click first on "Avira Antivirus" and subsequently on Uninstall

    Confirm the following product uninstall notification with Uninstall

    Confirm the request of the “User Account Control” with Yes

    Confirm the request of the Avira setup with Yes

    The Avira Setup will take some minutes to uninstall the product

    Confirm the notification to restart your system with Yes

    After the reboot of your PC the Avira product is completely removed

 

Windows 8.1

    Keyboard shortcut Windows Logo+F → Control Panel → Programs and Features
    Click with the right mouse button on “Avira Antivirus” and select with the left mouse button Uninstall
    Confirm the following product uninstall notification with Yes
    Confirm the activation of the Windows Firewall with Yes
    The Avira Setup will take some minutes to uninstall the product
    Confirm the notification to restart your system with Yes
    After the reboot of your PC the Avira product is completely removed

 

 



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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:56 AM

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 09:31 AM

Revo Uninstaller Pro is a great tool for removing all traces of either 32-bit or 64-bit programs; it's not free, however, I have used it to successfully remove major and minor programs, and no harm/no foul after a restart to refreshen Windows.


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 10:19 AM

Revo Uninstaller Free is still available in an older version which I use.
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Posted 27 November 2015 - 06:18 PM

Revo Uninstaller Free is still available in an older version which I use.

Correct!  However, if this is about a 64bit OS, eventually, the OP is going to run into 64bit programs  :)


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