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cant uninstall avast
« on: March 27, 2010, 12:25:27 AM »
sir/mam    i cant uninstall the avast antivirus program even if i uninstall it un user control panel and when i try the aswclear.5exe it doesnt work either pls help me pls

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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 12:31:45 AM »
Why doesn't aswclear5.exe work, e.g. what errors are you getting ?

Did you run it from safe mode as recommended on the page that you downloaded it from ?
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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 05:28:40 AM »
why do you wish to uninstall avast in the first place?
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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 09:11:52 AM »
sir/mam, when i install the aswclear5.exe theres a notice that says "the avast! self protection module is enabled. for these reason. the operation cannot be completed.? i really dont know what im gonna do now?pls help, i wanna uninstall it because i want to install the new avast system? is there any programs or device you can advice for me to use?, to clean up some errors in my pc? i cant either open the avast system? i dont know whats goin on?

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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010, 10:34:55 AM »
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Welcome to the forums, johnnedia   :)

Did you try to use aswclear5.exe in safe mode? From the avast web page ...

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How to uninstall our software using aswClear:

1. Download aswClear5.exe on your desktop
2. Start Windows in Safe Mode
3. Open (execute) the uninstall utility
4. If you installed avast! in a different folder than the default, browse for it. (Note: Be careful! The content of      any folder you choose will be deleted!)
5. Click REMOVE
6. Restart your computer


Quoted from this link :

http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility


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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 03:27:23 AM »
i wanna uninstall it because i want to install the new avast system?

Will the Avast! v5 Uninstall Tool work on v4?

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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 07:36:42 AM »
sir do you have any ahm some kind of software/system cleaner, i wanna 1st clean up my pc, just to make sure that my pc dont have any errors that may cause some malware or somethin, i mean free system w/out paying any charge?

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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2010, 07:48:15 AM »
sir do you have any ahm some kind of software/system cleaner, i wanna 1st clean up my pc, just to make sure that my pc dont have any errors that may cause some malware or somethin, i mean free system w/out paying any charge?

Check your computer for Malware with

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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2010, 01:30:34 PM »
i wanna uninstall it because i want to install the new avast system?

Will the Avast! v5 Uninstall Tool work on v4?

The aswclear5.exe has a number of uninstall utilities for the avast 4.8 and 5.0 range of applications. It has a drop down list to select which version to uninstall when you run it.
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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2010, 01:32:08 PM »
Thanks DavidR. I downloaded both uninstallers, which are different, but didn't launch them. Good information for the future. :)

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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2010, 02:12:34 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2010, 10:16:43 AM »
thanks alot for the info you gave me sir! i'll try this as soon as i can.

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Re: cant uninstall avast
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2010, 02:05:31 PM »
You're welcome, let us know how you get on.
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