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Offline stanleygrosse

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Changing the administrator password on a MAC
« on: June 29, 2015, 01:40:35 AM »
Have being trying to remove AVAST. But it asks for a username and password. This pair seems to be different from the one used to create an account online. I cannot remember setting one. How can either change it or remove AVAST all together without knowing that password... AVAST support provides a removal utility for a PC but not a MAC.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciate.

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Re: Changing the administrator password on a MAC
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 02:32:53 AM »
It's asking for the administrator password of your Mac, so it can delete files that are not accessible for delete at the user level, it's not related to your registration.

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Re: Changing the administrator password on a MAC
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 11:24:30 PM »
It's asking for the administrator password of your Mac, so it can delete files that are not accessible for delete at the user level, it's not related to your registration.

I will further add, that if you do not know this, boot from your OS X DVD or the recovery partition to do a reset. See here:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202860
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