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Guest10

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Error trying to open avast free
« on: April 24, 2014, 08:51:17 PM »
Hi,
On having opened Avast free me there appears the following mistake
"OTHER_AV_ERR"  and below" Sophos_err"

Someone can help me.please. Thank in avance.

Offline specimen9999

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Re: Error trying to open avast free
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 03:21:54 AM »
Correctly uninstall the other AV software.

Guest10

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Re: Error trying to open avast free
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014, 02:00:37 PM »
Thank for the reply. But already you ininstall. Do not know what else.

Offline specimen9999

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Re: Error trying to open avast free
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2014, 02:57:11 PM »
It probably wasn't fully uninstalled, hence I said "correctly". Refer to the software vendor for the correct uninstall procedure.

SafeSurf

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Re: Error trying to open avast free
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2014, 09:17:30 AM »
Did you use their uninstaller tool PRIOR to uninstalling it or did you just drag it to the trash bin?

Here is a link that may help you get rid of traces of Sophos, which others of had to deal with as well: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=780504.  Reboot your machine after doing this.  You may have to uninstall Avast and reinstall since you had 2 antiviruses running on your machine at the same time and this can create conflicts.  If you do this, use the Avast Uninstaller tool http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility - works for Macs as well, then reboot and do a fresh install.

In real stubborn cases, there are third party app. uninstallers for Macs that you can look up and use as a last resort, but I do not recommend it for Avast.

Let us know if you have any questions.  Thank you.