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Re: Avast install breaks windows 7
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2016, 04:26:48 PM »
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The above two programmes may be interfering with Avast

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Re: Avast install breaks windows 7
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2016, 05:12:00 PM »
Uninstalled both....going to give it another shot :)

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Re: Avast install breaks windows 7
« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2016, 06:35:11 PM »
Ok, so here's the deal....I ran REvo again, and it found a bunch more Avast stuff...so I deleted everything, rebooted, did it again.  It found more stuff again...deleted, rebooted again...did it again, and it didn't find anything.  Rebooted, did it again, didn't find anything.  Rebooted.  Installed Avast (I accidentally used the online installer instead of the full installer) BUT it worked...installed in about 2 minutes.  Inserted the license file without an issue.  Rebooted again...took quite a bit longer to reboot this time, but it finally did and I think we are in business!

From what I can tell - the update installer failed a few days ago and for some reason, there were two instances of the software - one being the main instance and one being a reference for the updates or something? I'm not really sure -either way - the update failed....but after all this it is working now

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Re: Avast install breaks windows 7
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2016, 06:37:39 PM »
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP!

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Re: Avast install breaks windows 7
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2016, 07:21:45 PM »
Two installs would cause these types of problems, although I did not see evidence of that 

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Re: Avast install breaks windows 7
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2016, 09:16:18 PM »
I didn't at first...when I was looking into Revo tho...the second time, the registry pointed to a different folder....almost like Avast tried to recover itself or something - I can't really explain it and I am not 100% sure either.  Wish I knew what caused it int he first place but as the old Italian saying goes: if it ain't broke, don't fix it...

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Re: Avast install breaks windows 7
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2016, 09:29:59 PM »
Is all well now ?

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Re: Avast install breaks windows 7
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2016, 08:37:25 PM »
Yes!