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avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« on: August 19, 2012, 01:24:05 PM »
avast! Cleanup Tool is a small program that will clean the remaining registry entries and files still left behind by avast! Antivirus uninstaller.

I was not satisfied with avast! uninstaller or aswClear so i made this one. It cleans everything official avast! tools leave behind. You still have to uninstall avast! first using official ways. Running this tool while avast! is still installed will NOT do anything!

As for the future, i sure hope that avast! team will improve uninstaller so that it will clean everything by itself without the need for my tool.

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http://www.rejzor.tk/2012/08/19/avast-cleanup-tool-1-0-released
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 01:52:26 PM »
Nice .... i will bookmark that
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 02:09:29 PM »
I take it you have sent a copy to some of the avast team, to see what needs to be sorted.
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 02:36:18 PM »
That'd be RejZoR. Taking care of what ordinary sheep leave behind!
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 02:54:19 PM »
I take it you have sent a copy to some of the avast team, to see what needs to be sorted.

Anyone can unpack it and check the BAT files.

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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 03:14:15 PM »
Yes they could, but that would rely on someone actually reading the topic and downloading it. A bit like updates push rather than pull.
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 04:15:13 PM »
RejZoR, Danke for sure!!

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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 02:29:10 PM »
Hej RejZoR
It might be worth adding a note: "Not tested on XP" or something similar, rather than having to respond to every question.
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 05:58:33 PM »
You can run it on WinXP, it might not clean everything but it can't do any harm either.

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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 06:20:15 PM »
Hmm Awesome. One thing I wonder is why don't the avast uninstaller remove all the avast registry entry's? I always thought it did..
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 06:28:23 PM »
Bookmarked!  :)

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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 06:37:31 PM »
"How good is avast?? check this link out! :
http://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/AV/VirusWeeklyStats"

from my understanding, Gdata uses the avast! engine, and they are both at the TOP of the list!
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2012, 06:39:56 PM »
Yes they could, but that would rely on someone actually reading the topic and downloading it.
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2012, 06:51:46 PM »
Thank you for this tool RejZoR, nice work! :) I had an avast! folder(in user profile) that this tool cleaned out along with a few leftover registry keys.

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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2012, 06:53:01 PM »
Hmm Awesome. One thing I wonder is why don't the avast uninstaller remove all the avast registry entry's? I always thought it did..

That makes me wonder as well. If i can make a cleaner, why can't avast! uninstaller do the same by default? Stuff that it leaves behind is useless and has absolutely no purpose...