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Offline iddawg717

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Avast causing blue screen
« on: September 22, 2009, 08:43:23 AM »
When i downloaded avast home edition and restarted my system I got a blue screen error.
I went into safe mode and uninstalled avast and no blue screen.
I have windows defender active so at least I do have some protection.
Please advise.
Thanking you ahead in this matter,
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Re: Avast causing blue screen
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 09:32:07 AM »
Please send me couple of your latest minidump files (\Windows\Minidump folder): kurtin [at] avast [dot] com
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Re: Avast causing blue screen
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 10:37:23 AM »
Did you run the Norton Removal tool, as suggested in your last thread?
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Re: Avast causing blue screen
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 09:36:37 PM »
Did not need to run the norton removal tool did not have any problems uninstalling norton.
Had to have some kind of security on the computer. When to Wal-mart today and purchased a disc.
I am a cosmetologist and I take appointments by e-mail. Could not wait if I had it meant loss of funds.
I have a years subscription right now. By then I will have updated to Windows 7 and will go from there. Please understand I harbor no hard feeling against any one here. But I had to do something.
I want to thank all who have helped me in the pass and I'll be back. So it not good bye just so long for now.
Again thank you.
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Re: Avast causing blue screen
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 09:43:56 PM »
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Hi Don -

It is not if you had no problems uninstalling Norton or not. When uninstalling Norton through Add/remove Programs, not all of Norton is removed. What Norton leaves behind will cause problems for any other anti-virus program. So, even if you use some other av program, you still need to use the Norton removal tool.


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Re: Avast causing blue screen
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 10:28:16 PM »
Charley is right... you have a blue screen and it could be caused by Norton.

1) Remove NAV or Norton 360 through Add/Remove programs from Control Panel. Boot.
2) Use Norton Removal Tool for Windows 2000/XP/Vista or Norton Removal Tool for Windows 98/Me. Boot.
3) Install avast! (or repair the installation) and boot.

The Norton Removal Tool uninstalls all Norton 2008/2007/2006/2005/2004/2003 products and Norton 360 from your computer.
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