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Offline jose.tovar

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The stub cannot run installer/updater executable
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:25:12 PM »
Good morning,

I have a Windows 7 enterprise x64 with avast 8 free installed. I need to uninstall it but the uninstaller do not start.

If I try to reinstall I get the error:The stub cannot run installer/updater executable c:\program files\avast software\avast\setup\sfx\avast.setup (code 0x3)

The same error with aswclear.exe in safe mode.

Any idea how to solve the problem or manually uninstall?

Thank you in advance.

Offline alan80

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Re: The stub cannot run installer/updater executable
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 05:57:51 PM »
You are not alone with this one because I have exactly same happening on our W7 home edition. It's a pain! Everything else works fine so have just added alternative AV until can find solution. Would like to completely remove Avast and start again but won't want to do reinstall when so difficult to fix! When I rang the help line their solution was to pay for a costly support package, which I don't want either.

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Re: The stub cannot run installer/updater executable
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 06:11:28 PM »
You are not alone with this one because I have exactly same happening on our W7 home edition. It's a pain! Everything else works fine so have just added alternative AV until can find solution. Would like to completely remove Avast and start again but won't want to do reinstall when so difficult to fix! When I rang the help line their solution was to pay for a costly support package, which I don't want either.
see instructions here  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0
scroll down to Farbar Recovery Scan Tool .... attach the two diagnostic logs


Offline vaclav.malek

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Re: The stub cannot run installer/updater executable
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 04:02:09 PM »
Hello, I have the same issue. Unable to uninstall avast. Logs as attachment. Thank you

There you can find both files: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p45q5g6f768os2s/AABMx4KwuCcQW85ZQvrBmneOa?dl=0

Thank you!

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Re: The stub cannot run installer/updater executable
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 04:11:17 PM »
Hello, I have the same issue. Unable to uninstall avast. Logs as attachment. Thank you

There you can find both files: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p45q5g6f768os2s/AABMx4KwuCcQW85ZQvrBmneOa?dl=0

Thank you!
start your own topic and attach logs in that topic

below the box you write in you find  Attachment and other options   also see picture #4 in the logs guide