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Offline crexson

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Installer cannot open SFX archive
« on: May 04, 2014, 08:06:57 AM »
Hi all, wonder anyone can provide help for the error that i facing while installing the avast.
Issue start by my installed avast service was being turn off and unable to be turn on.
Hence i proceed to re-install avast.
But while i click on the setup file and it give me "The install cannot open the SFX archive" message. (code 0x3ee)
Anyone know how can i fix it?
Avast is the only anti-virus i have in my pc.

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Re: Installer cannot open SFX archive
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 08:08:39 AM »
- Which avast!..?? (Free/Pro/IS/Premier)
- Which version..??
- OS..?? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP..?)
- Other security related software installed..??
- Which AV(s) did you use before avast!..??
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.8.6586.IBC [UI.666] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.14 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 93.0 - Cleanup 21.3 - SecureLine 5.13 - Driver Updater 21.3 - CCleaner 5.84
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Installer cannot open SFX archive
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 09:20:16 AM »
- Which avast!..?? (Free version)
- Which version..?? (latest version)
- OS..?? (window 7 home premium)
- Other security related software installed..?? (none; only ccleaner)
- Which AV(s) did you use before avast!..?? (none; from the start was using avast for 2 years+ until now)

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Re: Installer cannot open SFX archive
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 09:21:32 AM »
1. Download avast! Free Antivirus: http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
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.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.8.6586.IBC [UI.666] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.14 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 93.0 - Cleanup 21.3 - SecureLine 5.13 - Driver Updater 21.3 - CCleaner 5.84
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Installer cannot open SFX archive
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 10:48:21 AM »
well, did i work?

Offline Patrick148

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Re: Installer cannot open SFX archive
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2015, 06:59:13 PM »
Hello,
it works. :)
Thank you for your ingenious solution.

I reinstall Win7 prof, an i have the same error.
Your install exe solve my problem.

Many thanks.

Cheers

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Re: Installer cannot open SFX archive
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 07:10:28 AM »
You're welcome.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.8.6586.IBC [UI.666] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.14 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 93.0 - Cleanup 21.3 - SecureLine 5.13 - Driver Updater 21.3 - CCleaner 5.84
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0