Author Topic: CAN YOU PLEASE WARN that aswclear.exe and avastclear.exe are selfdeleting!!!  (Read 13635 times)

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Offline Anacunga

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It could be the desktop settings have something to do with it.
e.g. cleanup unused things.
No, it's not – as desktop cleanup is turned off!!

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While it COULD have something to do with settings, it can't possibly be like a setting that gets rid of unused Icons / Apps because well ... the aswclear Utility just barely got through being used and BAMM!  It's gone after the Restart.
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The OP is actually correct...

If you run aswclear in normal mode (use the prompt to go to Safe Mode). Once your logged into safe mode, it automatically opens as the first program. Running the tool and rebooting causes it to get deleted. However, I think it remains in the temp folder.
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Offline Anacunga

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Btw: I first started in safe mode (I did not run aswclear/avastclear when still being in normal mode to be told to start in safe mode); and from within safe mode, I started aswclear/avastclear – and both were selfdeleted.

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Offline ManfromUN

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I can confirm the selfdelete. I downloaded both exe's on 2 different XP Machines and ran one from normal mode and then continuing in Safe mode. In Safe mode I ran the other also. After returning in Normal Mode for installing version 9, I noticed both clear.exe's had gone. First I thought, I must be wrong, but than it happened on the second PC again. And now I read this topic. So yes,  both exe's seem to be selfdeleting......

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Try using my program,

Antivirus Remover its free

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Im Brocke from wilderssecurity.

all you do is run my program and select the product you want to remove and it will download the tool each time. You don't install the app and it has a built in program update checker for it self.

thank you
Brock
Hello Brock,

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Try using my program,

Antivirus Remover its free

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Antivirus-Remover.shtml

Im Brocke from wilderssecurity.

all you do is run my program and select the product you want to remove and it will download the tool each time. You don't install the app and it has a built in program update checker for it self.

thank you
Brock
Hello Brock,

Nice Tool. Something many of us have probably been looking for since no one seems to have a list that's
up-to-date for the various 3rd party Antivirus programs.
We all know that if you don't remove what you currently have before you install avast!,
you'll end up with a mess.
Do you personally stay on top of the constantly chaining removal tools ???

Thank you. And yes I sure do. Sometimes I miss one or two link but all in all people help when they see a link that's old. My program just downloads two small texts every time you start mg program. So u never have to check for updates.

Thank you
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It is ofcourse just my opinion, but it looks like he is just a troll.
Almost anything he is complaining about is caused by the famous pebkac error.
There is a lesson to be learned here, know the facts before you go labeling avast users trolls.
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Not to take sides but, I just downloaded avastclear.exe to my desktop (Win XP) then ran it in Safe Mode to uninstall avast free 9.0. The shortcut was not on the desktop after I restarted my PC. "Product successfully removed" displayed before restarting.

Not to hijack the thread but, my PC crashed after I installed 9.0. I'm just an average at best user, surprised I was able to resolve this issue from online research. I'm thinking about re-installing 8.0 if it is available. What do you guys that know this software recommend?

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Just again on XP-SP3: copy avastclear.exe to desktop – restart in safe mode – start it – delete the stuff – make restart – and avastclear.exe is no longer on the desktop!

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Just again on XP-SP3: copy avastclear.exe to desktop – restart in safe mode – start it – delete the stuff – make restart – and avastclear.exe is no longer on the desktop!
Check your download folder.  :)
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What "download folder"? The original download place was on another PC and it was copied over the network onto volume D: on that PC. From there it was copied onto the desktop (vol. C:) to be started in safe mode (what was done). There is a folder "My Received Files" inside "My Documents" - but that folder is totally empty!

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What "download folder"? The original download place was on another PC and it was copied over the network onto volume D: on that PC. From there it was copied onto the desktop (vol. C:) to be started in safe mode (what was done). There is a folder "My Received Files" inside "My Documents" - but that folder is totally empty!

Hmmm, I can only suggest to copy it to a subfolder, as backup.
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