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Windows 7: Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 Compatible with Windows 7

24 Jan 2010   #11
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

going to try it when my kaspersky runs out


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24 Jan 2010   #12
manchot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

using the free version on x64 windows 7 right now without a hitch and using very little memory.

biggest prob i had with avast 4.8 was the horrible UI. the new 5.0 UI is much more user friendly and has much more options to customize what you want.
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24 Jan 2010   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Working OK for me (upgraded from version 4.8). Problems can occur if you are installing on a system that previously had a different AV program. In these cases, you need to completely uninstall your existing AV using the tool that should be available on the appropriate AV vendor's website. Once you have done that, you should be able to install Avast! without problems.
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24 Jan 2010   #14
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hotbowler View Post
Just tried Avast Internet Security 5.0 (trial) and it did not work. Once installed, could not get an internet connection to activate. Uninstalled and installed again, same problem. Programs that usually start up (weatherbug & Malwarebytes) were extremely slow in coming up. Used the windows uninstall to Avast off (no uninstall with Avast). This took quite bit of time to uninstall. Program is finally uninstalled, does not show up on desktop or in all programs. However, if I go to computer, drive C:, Programs, the files are still there. I am unable to delete them, indicates I need admin permission. I am Administrator with full rights. Even tried to delete at command prompt, gave me access denied. How do I remove the files?
Went back to Norton NIS 2010.
Hallo hotbowler, you can download the Avast uninsall utilility from here
avast! - Download Free Trial Versions of Antivirus Software
You have to run it in safe mode you can enter safe mode by repeatedly tapping F8 during startup.

Edit: list of anti virus removal tools put together by one of our members for Vista Forums
http://www.vistax64.com/system-secur...val-tools.html
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24 Jan 2010   #15
hotbowler

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It worked. Thanks. Not sure why Avast would not work. One of the few times I have had that kind of trouble. But its all cleaned up now.
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