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Offline 3guesses

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How to rollback to an older version of Avast Free
« on: October 29, 2012, 01:19:00 PM »
Yesterday I downloaded and installed Avast Free 7.0.1473.  This has caused my computer serious problems and reading http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=107722.0 I am far from alone.  I have uninstalled it and tried to install the previous version I was using (7.0.1426) with which I had had few problems, but unfortunately the installer states "You are trying to use an old version of the installer" etc, and won't install.  Not only does the Avast uninstall operation appear NOT to uninstall Avast completely but it is VERY STUPID to completely prevent users from rolling back to a previous version of the software.

Please could somebody tell me how to completely remove Avast from my computer as I really don't want to have to reformat the hard drive just because I installed a crap version of the software.

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Re: How to rollback to an older version of Avast Free
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 01:59:24 PM »
1.To download version 7.0.1466 use this link  http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php?old_avast=8127?download
2.Follow instructions: http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility (Run this tool for all prior installed avast! versions..!!)
3. Reinstall avast! with the downloaded installer from point 1.
4. Reboot.

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Re: How to rollback to an older version of Avast Free
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 02:03:35 PM »
1.To download version 7.0.1466 use this link  http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php?old_avast=8127?download
2.Follow instructions: http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility (Run this tool for all prior installed avast! versions..!!)
3. Reinstall avast! with the downloaded installer from point 1.
4. Reboot.
I already have the installer for version 7.0.1426.  I know that this version works without any major problems.  After wasting half a day, I do not want to install another version that I haven't previously tried.  How do I install version 7.0.1426?

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