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Issues uninstalling Avast


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#1 Alex411

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:43 PM

So I uninstalled Avast! and turned on Windows Defender. I thought everything was fine until I tried a full scan and I got the error 0x8050800c suggesting that I install updates. Everything is updated. I looked up the error and then noticed I probably needed to use Avast's uninstall tool. My mistake. But, now that I already uninstalled it what should i do now? Everything says it's running fine, and it even completed a quick scan. Is it safe to use the internet?



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:52 PM

Those types of errors appear to be common with Windows Defender. However, if you completed a Quick scan and Defender seems to be working properly, then you are protected.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:06 PM

Alright, that's a relief. When I got the first error during the full scan it was still scanning. It never stopped, so maybe it's just a flook. Thank you.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:14 PM

It is not uncommon for some security scans to take many hours to complete. There are varying reasons for the length of time to complete a Full Scan.

In most cases when performing routine security checks, only a Quick Scan is needed since it checks the areas of your computer most likely to contain malware...the most prevalent and common places where malware typically hides. A Full scan is generally recommended only for heavily infected systems.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:16 PM

I just wanted to make sure everything was okay. But, that's good to know.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:51 PM

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