When I uninstalled Avira, many files remained in my computer and some programs related to it are still installed and running. It is like I dind't uninstall it at all. When I open the task manager this is what shows up:
and if I open details I have the name of the programs:
The programs I'm refering to are the ones with the red shield (avgnt.exe; avguard.exe and avshadow.exe). I don't think I have tried everything possible to remove these programs from my computer, but here's everything I've tried:
1 - I tried uninstalling the programs in the control panel, but nothing shows up for me to uninstall
2 - I tried directly deleting the programs from their location (C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus) but the following message shows up:
"You need the permission from the Administrators to perform this action" (I am the admin).
3 - I tried to give myself "full control" over my files by going to (C:\Program Files (x86)\Users) right-clicking it and then I went to properties>security and clicked "edit". Then I selected my user and selected the boxes to give the full control option. Then I tried to delete the files. The same message showed up.
4 - I tried killing the programs in the task manager, but nothing happens.
5 - I tried closing the programs executing cmd as an admin using "TASKKILL /F /IM /programname.exe. The following message showed up:
6 - I tried using Unlocker 1.9.2 to unlock the files and delete them. Didn't work
7 - I tried using RevoUninstaller Pro 3.1. Didn't work
8 - I used Ccleaner to clean my registry, but it didn't change the situation
That's pretty much it. I don't know if any of you have been through the same problem, but if you did, tell me how you solved it (even if you just gave it to a professional pc guy to fix it for you, at least that way I know it's fixable). By the way, I checked the programs on VirusTotal and it didn't detect anything, the results where 0/66, 0/67 and 0/64
Edited by hamluis, 18 April 2018 - 04:33 PM.
Moved from Intros to AV/AM Software - Hamluis.