Author Topic: CAN YOU PLEASE WARN that aswclear.exe and avastclear.exe are selfdeleting!!!  (Read 13627 times)

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

That is what I do. I have a copy of the latest version in a folder where I keep all my installers. If I need to run it, I copy it to desktop and run it, and yes it removes itself afterward.
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Hmmm, I can only suggest to copy it to a subfolder, as backup.
That is what I do. I have a copy of the latest version in a folder where I keep all my installers. If I need to run it, I copy it to desktop and run it, and yes it removes itself afterward.
Sure – but that's not normal behaviour; it should not selfdelete without warning; maybe something got wrong – then you'll have to rerun it ... but it's gone ... :(

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Hmmm, I can only suggest to copy it to a subfolder, as backup.
That is what I do. I have a copy of the latest version in a folder where I keep all my installers. If I need to run it, I copy it to desktop and run it, and yes it removes itself afterward.
Sure – but that's not normal behaviour; it should not selfdelete without warning; maybe something got wrong – then you'll have to rerun it ... but it's gone ... :(
It's supposed to remove all of avast! that includes the tool used to do the job of uninstalling. It's called cleaning up after yourself.
Something we teach our kids who never remember. At least avast! does what it should do. :)
If you want to keep a copy than follow the instruction outlined by iroc9555. :)
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It's supposed to remove all of avast! that includes the tool used to do the job of uninstalling. It's called cleaning up after yourself.
Something we teach our kids who never remember. At least avast! does what it should do. :)
If you want to keep a copy than follow the instruction outlined by iroc9555. :)
OK, I can accept that philosophy – but in that case, a warning window (with the info that also the a..clear.exe itself will be deleted) to click away should be mandatory!

Btw.: if you copy both aswclear.exe AND avastclear.exe onto the desktop, only the tools you were starting is gone; and the installer itself (and all the backup installers in some different places) are still there. ;) ... But that would really be offensive if that stuff would be deleted too!

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hello,

same "selfdelete" on 2 wxp since near 1 year . Now , I just set the file's properties to "read only"

@Eddy:respect , maybe 7 times turn tongue into your mouth before creating lots of troll even with your 9000 posts actif  ;)

@bob3160:in your philosophy , why when you ask v9 cleaner to remove all avast , it doesn't remove v8 cleaner and others avast setup files  ;D  it forget few crumbs at least
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hello,

same "selfdelete" on 2 wxp since near 1 year . Now , I just set the file's properties to "read only"

@Eddy:respect , maybe 7 times turn tongue into your mouth before creating lots of troll even with your 9000 posts actif  ;)

@bob3160:in your philosophy , why when you ask v9 cleaner to remove all avast , it doesn't remove v8 cleaner and others avast setup files  ;D  it forget few crumbs at least
Technically, there should only be one removal tool. A job that still needs to be completed by Avast. :)
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Technically, there should only be one removal tool. A job that still needs to be completed by Avast. :)
Effectively and dreaming, there should only be no removal tool. A job that when will be completed by Avast , no more need help on this forum  :)

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Technically, there should only be one removal tool. A job that still needs to be completed by Avast. :)
Effectively and dreaming, there should only be no removal tool. A job that when will be completed by Avast , no more need help on this forum  :)
Not needing a removal tool has nothing to do with needing this forum. :)
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Technically, there should only be one removal tool. A job that still needs to be completed by Avast. :)
Effectively and dreaming, there should only be no removal tool. A job that when will be completed by Avast , no more need help on this forum  :)
Yep – there should not be the necessity of an removal-tool – as the "built-in uninstaller" (that was installed at install) with the complete uninstall routines should be able to do the work; a restart (and remove the rests befor next system restart) is not forbidden.