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Before you install avast! Run This!
« on: July 29, 2012, 03:48:20 PM »



"AppRemover will find and uninstall any security applications on your system, such as virus protection programs and spybot removers. Sometimes antivirus programs do not uninstall completely, so if you're replacing one security application with another, AppRemover can help you remove the old program so you can start fresh with the new one. This free program works well and installs and uninstalls with no problems. It is useful for ensuring that there are no remnants of old and outdated security software lurking in your PC."
AppRemover requires no installation. Simply download and run.AppRemover recognizes the programs from all of the current OPSWAT Certified Partners
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« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 03:51:42 PM by bob3160 »
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Re: Before you install avast! Run This!
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 03:54:05 PM »
yea....Essexboy used it...... but have not seen it in use for some time now  ???



it works on all these...... see anyone missing ?

http://www.opswat.com/certified/opswat-certified-partners
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Re: Before you install avast! Run This!
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 04:06:59 PM »
I just tried to save / run it from the links you supplied Bob and windows smart screen simply blocks it outright ???

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Re: Before you install avast! Run This!
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 04:14:15 PM »
Seems to have a lot of supported applications http://www.appremover.com/supported-applications.

@ craigb
I guess smart screen isn't that smart ;D

Are you actually trying to download and run in one action, rather than just save ?
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Re: Before you install avast! Run This!
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 04:17:04 PM »
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it works on all these...... see anyone missing ?

http://www.opswat.com/certified/opswat-certified-partners

I think this list is different to what it works on (though it would make sense that it did), there are the opswat-certified-partners, e.g. if you are going to choose a security application choose one from this list. The link I gave is I believe what is incorporated in the tool.
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Re: Before you install avast! Run This!
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012, 04:27:04 PM »
Thanks Bob, this little app is exactly what i needed. :)

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Re: Before you install avast! Run This!
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 04:27:33 PM »
Seems to have a lot of supported applications http://www.appremover.com/supported-applications.

@ craigb
I guess smart screen isn't that smart ;D

Are you actually trying to download and run in one action, rather than just save ?
Tried running and saving - Just tells me that AppRemover.exe is unsafe to download and was blocked by smartscreen filter.

Found and older version at CNet that allowed me to run until once the program started it then tells me its outdated and directs me straight to Opswat where smartscreen refuses to allow a download from Opswat.
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Re: Before you install avast! Run This!
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 04:38:16 PM »
Craig,
You must have used the alternate download I originally posted and what it didn't like was the so called free scan
which is why I removed that link.


I've made a video of the program in operation :
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-vSic0iJgyeaVZ6SjJlTTZiYmM


You'll notice that it failed because you need to remove the avast! self protection module.
The second run worked like a charm after I unchecked that feature in avast!
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Re: Before you install avast! Run This!
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2012, 04:47:30 PM »
Here's the follow up video showing AppRemover doing it's job with a little help:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-vSic0iJgyeZ0tCRERLUGVPZlU
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Re: Before you install avast! Run This!
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2012, 04:48:05 PM »
Craig,
You must have used the alternate download I originally posted and what it didn't like was the so called free scan
which is why I removed that link.


I've made a video of the program in operation :
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-vSic0iJgyeaVZ6SjJlTTZiYmM


You'll notice that it failed because you need to remove the avast! self protection module.
The second run worked like a charm after I unchecked that feature in avast!
Its not avast blocking it, its windows smartscreen, cant download on either of the computers.

I'll turn of smartscreen and see what happens :-X

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Re: Before you install avast! Run This!
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2012, 05:00:44 PM »
With smartscreen it works on how common the file is .. I usually have to disable smart screen to download some of my more esoteric tools

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Re: Before you install avast! Run This!
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2012, 05:06:50 PM »
Final report:
AppRemover requires no installation. Simply download and run. AppRemover recognizes the programs from all of the current OPSWAT Certified Partners.
Click here for full details and download link of AppRemover
It did it's job once I disabled the avast! self defense module in the troubleshooting section of the settings function.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 05:08:36 PM by bob3160 »
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2012, 05:08:58 PM »
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You'll notice that it failed because you need to remove the avast! self protection module.
The second run worked like a charm after I unchecked that feature in avast!
can it be run from safe mode?

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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2012, 05:11:21 PM »
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You'll notice that it failed because you need to remove the avast! self protection module.
The second run worked like a charm after I unchecked that feature in avast!
can it be run from safe mode?
There's one way to find out..... Try it.
I've already removed avast! once and have just finished re-installing it.  :D
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2012, 05:13:23 PM »
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You'll notice that it failed because you need to remove the avast! self protection module.
The second run worked like a charm after I unchecked that feature in avast!
can it be run from safe mode?
There's one way to find out..... Try it.
I've already removed avast! once and have just finished re-installing it.  :D
difficult for me as i am on vacation.....with ipad.  ;D