Author Topic: Cannot permanently uninstall Avast! Online Security.  (Read 2401 times)

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Bartleby

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Cannot permanently uninstall Avast! Online Security.
« on: May 08, 2014, 04:52:53 AM »
I've uninstalled Avast! due to the constant popups from Avast! Online Security...they just got old.  The bad part is the Online Security portion won't STAY uninstalled.  It keeps auto-reinstalling as a Chrome Add-On.  Is there any way to stop this?

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Re: Cannot permanently uninstall Avast! Online Security.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 08:13:59 AM »
when avast is/was installed......
controlpanel > ad/remove programs > avast > uninstall/change > remove avast online security....


Bartleby

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Re: Cannot permanently uninstall Avast! Online Security.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 02:43:00 PM »
when avast is/was installed......
controlpanel > ad/remove programs > avast > uninstall/change > remove avast online security....

I guess I can try and reinstall Avast! to try this, but I'm thinking it won't work.  I uninstalled all of Avast!, but the online security is a Chrome plug in, and I am successfully removing it.  It's just coming back when I reboot.

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Re: Cannot permanently uninstall Avast! Online Security.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 02:51:33 PM »
Be sure to do a custom install that way you can choose what you want installed.
The "avast online security" extension is called "browser protection" during set-up.
 To "not" see update pop-ups GUI>Update>scroll down to "Details">untick "show notifications".
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Re: Cannot permanently uninstall Avast! Online Security.
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 03:54:02 PM »
Uninstall Google Chrome. Uninstall avast via add/remove. Use the avast uninstall uitility (follow the instructions), and use this tool called avast cleanup tool via here http://rejzor.wordpress.com/avast-cleanup-tool/. Scroll down a bit and you will see a Zip file click on that and follow the instructions.

Note: Run the Avast Cleanup Tool in normal mode and when finished restart your computer manually.

After that reinstall a fresh new copy of avast. Restart again manually and re-register your copy of avast.
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