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Windows 7: Two Program Files folders created after installing Avast

10 Oct 2014   #1
Nu2jirsa1

Win
 
 
Two Program Files folders created after installing Avast

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11 Oct 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Don't think I can help you, but the path in the screenshot looks weird, seems to be a space between Program Files and \AMD

It shouldn't be possible to have two folders with the same name, check if they are folders or perhaps junctions
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11 Oct 2014   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Reinstall Avast

I stopped using Avast ages ago but I do know that it shpouldn't be reinstalled - it's better to run the installer choosing the "repair" option.

However if a clean install is required it's best to run Avast's removal tool in safe mode:

avast! Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for avast! Removal

Then reboot with your network adapter disabled (or switch off your router) and run:

RegSeeker

Scan registry using the search term avast and remove any avast entries.

Reboot.

Then try a clean install of Avast. My experience is limited to the free version so if you're using the paid version of Avast make sure that you've got license keys sorted out before you go ahead.
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13 Oct 2014   #4
Nu2jirsa1

Win
 
 

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13 Oct 2014   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

A glitch during installation?
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13 Oct 2014   #6
Nu2jirsa1

Win
 
 

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01 Aug 2015   #7
bobbr

Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bits
 
 
Duplicated Program Files Folder

I have exactly the same problem but have never installed any antivirus software. I had to recover my OS installation - following Dell customer services instructions - and after that I came up with 2 Program Files folder (and of course plus the x86 one).
I gonna look for a solution on the web. If for some reason you know how to solve it, please let me know.

Tks
Bob
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01 Aug 2015   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

This can happen due to spelling/syntax errors in the installer.

There was a program I used to use 4 or 5 years ago that would create erroneous folders, due to someone forgetting to include a path separator (\) in a path name.
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