I do not use any Avast software products, personal choice, topic is about “Avast Overseer” application.
A bit ago I updated CCleaner and missed unticking the install Avast Free AV. I had to use the Avast uninstall utility in safe mode to remove the software. The software was successfully removed.
However, during a file explorer project, I found an Avast Software application called Avast Overseer in file explorer -> Program Files -> Common Files -> Avast Software -> inside the folder -> Overseer -> inside that folder Avast Overseer. What a surprise, this application was living rent free, had installed itself or was a remnant left behind [naughty]! I discovered that Avast Overseer is an application that runs in Task Scheduler at startup [the default setting on my computer] and its function is to support Avast products and fix any technical issues. I am not able to say that it was causing any problems, however, I did not want it on running on my computer, nor is it needed as I do not use Avast software products.
The application does not show up in Programs and Features, no results via a Revo search or the registry to uninstall it. I finally found a way to delete it. If you as well find this application and do not want it here's what I did:
In the search bar, type task scheduler -> click purple result bar -> click Task Scheduler Library -> click Avast Software folder -> you’ll see Overseer -> highlight -> in right panel -> click X delete. It will be removed from Common Files. After I completed my task I did a computer restart to confirm the application was gone.
Of course my choice to delete this application might not apply to everyone.
Edited by hamluis, 06 May 2018 - 07:37 PM.
Moved from All Other Apps to AV/AM Software - Hamluis.