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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2012, 06:07:13 PM »
Well, if you enable hidden devices in Device Manager and uninstall those already uninstalled, system removes the entries in all ControlSet section. I just bypassed that and made it automatical because not many users are willing or be able to uninstal them one by one manually.
I don't really know why it shouldn't be removed from those as well. I've checked system folder for actual avast! drivers and there were none left after avast! uninstallation so references in registry to these (non existent) drivers make no sense.
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2012, 11:18:09 PM »
I will have this done by this time tomorrow, Pete has been delayed!
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2012, 04:11:55 PM »
I will have this done by this time tomorrow, Pete has been delayed!
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2012, 08:43:29 PM »
OK, now for Windows XP:

1) removed avast! from add/remove programs and rebooted (NIS 1426)
2) ran Rejzor avast! clean tool
3) HD search found an empty avast directory under C:\Windows\temp
4)  %temp% found another avast folder that was empty
5) Under Hkey, current user, software, was CLEAN
6) Under Hkey, local machine, software,  "avast, secure connect" LEFTOVER from clean tool, and was deleted.  ******


SO to recap, after Rejzor avast! Clean Tool,  there is 1 entry nder Hkey, local machine, software, "avast, secure connect" to delete!
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2012, 09:09:37 PM »
Just one very important question...is it safe? ???
I don't want to give another user this link if it has not been approved by Prague.
The final say should be from avast.  :)
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2012, 09:18:12 PM »
Safe and approved by Prague are two completely different things. It doesn't have to be approved as such in the same way ccleaner and other registry cleaners, uninstallers don't have to be approved.

RejZoR has a long history on these forums of building utilities, so I don't doubt this can be safely be used in conjunction with avast.
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2012, 10:15:42 PM »
Safe and approved by Prague are two completely different things. It doesn't have to be approved as such in the same way ccleaner and other registry cleaners, uninstallers don't have to be approved.

RejZoR has a long history on these forums of building utilities, so I don't doubt this can be safely be used in conjunction with avast.
That isn't exactly what I wanted to know. I was not aware of his abilities. Thanks!  :)
Personally though, for obvious reasons, I would still prefer some feedback from avast/Prague.  :)
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2012, 01:09:43 AM »
I know it wasn't what you wanted to know but that is the real world. It may be safe, but getting approval from Prague/Avast Software I think is unlikely.

You have had some input from petr_matrix, but I somehow doubt that avast would give any formal approval as such, as that would in effect have some form of implied liability if there were any adverse effect.
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2012, 02:49:37 AM »
If I understand reply #18 correctly and I was a little too cryptic. What I was getting at is if it's a good as advertised this tool could be incorperated into aswclear.exe.  :)
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2012, 11:31:42 AM »
Your not the only one that doesn't understand Reply #18 but I don't see how that relates to your question anyway.

Several of of have already suggested that the aswClear.exe could do with being updated to ensure it does remove all entries. This is why I suggested sending it directly to someone at avast rather than rely on waiting on someone to read the topic and download the tool.

However, as petr_matrix there are some registry entries that MS don't recommend removing, e.g. those not in the registries currentcontrolset branch. So since this is supposedly a MS recommendation (and I haven't the slightest idea why) then my guess is that avast would comply with that recommendation.

I haven't downloaded the tool to try and see exactly what it seeks to remove or what that is over and above what aswClear.exe does. The reason for that is that on the occasions that I have used aswclear it has done the job (as far as I can tell) to do a clean install. So my only question is one of necessity. is aswclear so bad as to need it and personally I don't know if that is the case, mainly because I can't compare the two directly.
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2012, 05:25:30 AM »
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Re: avast! Cleanup Tool 1.0 released!
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2012, 01:46:48 PM »
Thanks to all. Especially RejZoror!  :)
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