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Windows 7: AVG8 Uninstall

20 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
AVG8 Uninstall

I found it to use to many resources and hog Windows 7 a bit too much so I decided to uninstall it, woah bad mistake got a horid screeching sound from my speakers and a BSOD, Windows 7 restarted but there were traces of AVG left I tried running the uninstall again but same thing happened, so I decided to manually wipe the AVG folder from my system and used Ccleaner to clean up the registry... pheewww No problems after that, restarted my PC and installed Avira instead, works very well and is very low on resources.

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20 Feb 2009   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Loud screeching sound? Resource Hog? I think you installed something that looked like AVG or simply had a bad install. AVG 8.0 is running smooth on the 32bit beta presently after one initial lock the first time it was run. Feedback was submitted on that.

A program like Norton is one to look at for any degree of "bloat" seen there. The latest build will going on the 64bit here next for a look there.

Important notice
  • AVG only runs on Windows 2000 SP4 + Update Rollup 1, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Pro x64 Edition SP1 and Windows Vista/Vista x64 Edition or higher.
  • The Anti-Rootkit component is not available on 64bit operating systems.
AVG Antivirus and Security Software - Supported Platforms
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21 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 build

Thats weird,
I know you have to pay for it, there is a 15 day free trial. But Vipre Anti-virus,anti-spyware is a great tool. its caught like 3 trojans and AVG scannned DEEP and never got anything. (note i put them there to test but they remained in a zipped folder) so i knew where they were.
As far as my vote goes Viper has my vote, not to mention is made by sunbelt software. Great Software company. and its got that kick -a name too haha
Give it a try for 15 days, see if you agree with me

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21 Feb 2009   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Give this one a look. You wouldn't spending anything for any antispyware program. Free spyware removal and spyware protection - Spyware Terminator That replaces AdAware by a storm there seeing an active guard on the registry plus finding what others miss.

The IE security toolbar will flag all kinds of trojan attempts before they get on the system while AVG will alert on any adwares//spywares that go on when trying out new downloads from unfamiliar sites with a ton of freewares without names like, snapfiles, majorgeeks, softpedia, and other trusted sites.
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