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Cannot Uninstall Avg Free Antivirus


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#1 hsdpcrepair

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:29 PM

Cannot uninstall AVG Free Anti virus. I tried to reinstall it, then it says that the key is invalid, but its the free edition. I was going to delete everything for AVG grigsoft from the registry, but there has to be an easier way to do this. It happened after installing a new key into windows xp and upgrading to SP2. I tried the retail version of AVG with multiple keys from a keygen off irc but still no luck. Tried the uninstaller and it is still there. Any suggestions?

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:16 PM

When you attempted to install, did you see these options?

Add/Remove Components - choose if you want to add/remove some AVG component or reinstall the entire AVG program
Repair installation - this option repairs or reinstalls missing or damaged components of AVG
Uninstall - this option removes the AVG program from your PC

If you do, at that point you can choose to uninstall.
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#3 hsdpcrepair

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:48 PM

Already tried that a couple of times. It says that it is uninstalled, but it is not and it stills shows up under the add/remove progs list. I have also tried microsoft msiinstaller clean up utility but its not showing on there either.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:10 AM

It may very well be uninstalled and yet show up on the add/remove programs list. Check your hard drive, under Program Files, for the folder called "Grisoft", and right click on it so that you get the "properties" drop down menu, which will indicate how many files, folders, and bytes is still there.
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#5 hsdpcrepair

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:14 AM

Yea, it was still there. Nevermind, I just deleted every entry for grisoft and AVG in the registry to fix it. I was lloking for a wuick fix for that becuase there was at least 700-1200 reg keys for that prog. This can be closed unless there is still a quick fix for it.

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