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Offline davexnet

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avastclear - version specific ?
« on: November 28, 2015, 07:27:17 PM »
Hello -
one of my XP systems is running an older version of the free product (shields only) 2014.9.0.2021.

I'm interested in uninstalling and trying the latest beta.

I don't have the avastclear associated with the old version.   Will the most recent avastclear
do a proper cleanup on this much older version ? 

Thanks for any info.
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Re: avastclear - version specific ?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 07:44:23 PM »
No, avast clear isn't removing any installation of avast completely.
If you want a proper removal, you will need to do it manually.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2015, 08:25:25 PM by Eddy »

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Re: avastclear - version specific ?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 08:17:16 PM »
As far as I'm aware the most recent version of the Uninstall Utility, avastclear.exe, should be backwards compatible. Obviously forward compatibility can't be guaranteed with an old version of avastclear.exe.

I think that this link gives the latest regular release version http://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avastclear.exe

For beta builds if you are intending trying the beta you would need this is you subsequently wish to go back on a clean reinstall http://files.avast.com/beta9x/avastclear.exe.
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Re: avastclear - version specific ?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 09:10:16 PM »
Will the most recent avastclear do a proper cleanup on this much older version ? 
Yes, it works for version 9/10/11.
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Re: avastclear - version specific ?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2015, 09:45:47 PM »
The answer is still no.
It doesn't do a proper cleanup.

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Re: avastclear - version specific ?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 12:06:24 AM »
The answer is still no.
It doesn't do a proper cleanup.

It is still better than a user trying to do this manually if they don't have the experience/knowledge.

As far as I'm concerned it does sufficient a job to resolve many issues which is seen in the many users that have done this on recommendation in the forums. I also believe it does a better job than the many so called cleanup tools out there.
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