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Windows 7: Uninstalling AVAST Anti virus


19 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Uninstalling AVAST Anti virus

Hi

I have just purchesed norton gold 360 and it says that I need to uninstall avast to make it work. when I try to delete the folder it says "you require perrmission from laptop pc/laptop to make changes to this folder.

please help

Scott

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19 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Scottjm77, Did you try to uninstall avast from the programs and features in control panel?
I am not familiar with Avast but many of the AV vendors have an uninstall option.

Rich
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19 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Scottjm77, Did you try to uninstall avast from the programs and features in control panel?
I am not familiar with Avast but many of the AV vendors have an uninstall option.

Rich
hi rich,

yes i did try that but when i click the button, nothing happens.
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19 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Does anyone know ehat i can do?
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19 Jul 2012   #5
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Scottjm,

Avast do have an Uninstaller.. If that not working as per your previous post, try installing Trial Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall

Download and Install this program, then Uninstall Avast in REVO by following its directions...

Good Luck. Cheers...
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19 Jul 2012   #6

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You can find the ASW Clear removal tool on the Avast! site and run it to remove the left in stuff so your Norton doesn't think the Avast! is still there.
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19 Jul 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

This is the definitive list of anti-virus uninstallers:

AV Uninstallers

Regards,
Golden
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19 Jul 2012   #8

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Here are instructions for using the Avast uninstall utility.
avast! Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for avast! Removal
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19 Jul 2012   #9

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Guess i might as well mention i think you are jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

I would use Avast before Norton.
Search for and read posts on this forum, and look in the "Crashes and Debugging" sub-forum.
You may well have fewer problems with Avast (or MSE), and a more stable system with Avast or MSE.

It's your choice...
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19 Jul 2012   #10

 

as a tech for 23 years. with a 100% fix rating. Nortons IS the best hands down.
To unistall Avast go to safe mode.
If you have the folder still there you sh old see in side of it a SETUP exe. OR wise unistall exe.
If so .. go to SAFE MODE then add remove. The issue your having is becasue the program can NOT be reomoved while running. In regular mode it has been running. Not to mention FREE antivirus software is always a pain to get rid of. Producing false positives and fake alersts. Even Avast does this. This is why it is hard to remove as it is alwas communicating.
And yes alot of haters for nortons as in the 908's early 2000 era Nortons on friday nights would kik in and LAG the hell out of a system. Doesnt happen anymore hanst for a few years now. Norotns has the Largest data base for antiviral fixes and the For telling in virus activity. Just a tech for a long time and I found many antivirus that were just as much as a threat as the things it is suppose to protect you form, mainly Uninstalling one of the FREE versions.


Try it all in safe mode. Downloading a Uninstaller is honestly not the answer, as 3rd party programs are installed as you try to install IT to get rid of something .. giving you something else to worry about. Its kinda like in stalling a Driver finder to fix a driver issue. IF you have some how Delted avast folder, you will need to manually clear your registry. ( Which can be done in safe mode aswell) but again a registry cleaner is going to install "other" as it does its job. I highly recommend seeing your Tech. No matter hw "good with coputers" you may be or your frined, see your educated licnsed A+ ASCII certified tech. he can fix it without formatting.
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