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Windows 7: Problems removing anti virus icon

05 May 2011   #1
0ddzzz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Problems removing anti virus icon

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, and I recently unistalled my Avira anti-virus program to install Avast. The problem is that the Avira icon under Control Panel/Sytem and Security is still there! I tried using Revo uninstaller with Hunter Mode and still nothing worked. Any help of how to get rid of this icon? Here's a pic




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05 May 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Oddzzz

Have a look here Icon Cache - Rebuild see if this clears it for you first

Danny
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05 May 2011   #3
0ddzzz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I tried it and it didn't do anything.
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05 May 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try the Avira registry cleaner.

Avira RegistryCleaner - Download

If that doesnt help, try the CCleaner registry cleaner.

If still no go, search the computer for .cpl files and see if you can identify the avira cpl. Be careful, dont go around deleting randomly and make a backup before deleting.
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05 May 2011   #5
0ddzzz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I tried the Avira registy cleaner as well as the one in CCleaner, and nothing worked. And where should I be looking for these cpl. files? I can't find any.
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05 May 2011   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

.CPL files are located in C:\windows\system32. Every icon in the control panel has a corresponding .cpl file.

Look for avconfig.cpl in particular.
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