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Offline Pondus

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2013, 08:08:18 AM »
I've only had one topic, How do you turn it off?
this is not your topic......the answer is in the one you started

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2013, 04:45:00 AM »
Gosh, thanks for such fast reponses, you guys. The program is turbotax2010. I no longer need it. I normally don't have trouble installing anything with Avast running, but when I tried to uninstall using the control panel, I got a message saying the "directory" was full, and to turn off Avast, which might finish the uninstall.The uninstall had proceeded to its finish when the message appeared. Is this helpful?

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2013, 02:46:23 PM »
The following instructions from TurboTax should help you get rid of a failed uninstall:
http://turbotax.intuit.com/support/iq/Re-install-Product/Forcefully-Uninstall-and-Reinstall-TurboTax/GEN12679.html
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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2013, 11:37:30 PM »
Thanks. It occurred to me last night to go to Turbotax's website for just such a solution. I'll let you know if it works.

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2013, 02:45:12 PM »
I've only had one topic, How do you turn it off?
See reply no. 7  IMHO to turn off any real-time/resident protection is foolish at best.
Protection is the real reason you use avast, isn't it?  ???
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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2013, 08:15:07 PM »
The file that TurboTax wanted me to access to initiate an uninstall of remaining files wasn't on/in my computer. I'm going to assume the first uninstall was successful.
I do appreciate the input that Avast shouldn't be turned off/disabled to uninstall anything. It seemed odd to me, but I'm no expert. Thanks again to those who spend so much time helping others. :-* [ I'm a gal, so am sending an appreciative smooch]

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Re: temporarily turning off AVast to uninstall a program
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2013, 08:22:55 PM »
Glad to hear your problem is solved. :)
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