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Culpeper

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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2003, 05:35:18 PM »
Get that freakin' Norton off your computer and never ever ever ever ever install Norton again.  Never! :-\

Also, run the Avast virus scan on your entire system.  Use a thorough scan.  Just in case you have virus on your system. :(

Your problem isn't unique and it has been solved through this board with other users so bear with Avast and you'll be on the right road in no time.

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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2003, 09:33:32 PM »
Culpepper, you are so right! ;D
I remember the difficulty I had in the beginning because of Norton...
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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2003, 12:46:10 AM »
I used to have norton antivirus 2002, and I've uninstalled before the first time I installed it.  However for some reason when I install avast, it still thinks I have norton installed on my computer.  Could this be the problem?  I've already clean my registry, so I don't know why I'm getting this message.
I appreciate any help I can get with this matter.  Thanx =)

Try to follow this forum.

Anyway, if you have any doubt or trouble, as Igor said, just let me know  8)
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TheLittleGuy

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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2004, 02:14:22 PM »
Sorry guys, I've tried it and its still the same.  I have managed to get rid of Norton Antivirus, as avast no longer detects it when I install it but I'm still having the same problems mentioned earlier.  

However when going through the instructions to remove NA, I did notice that when searching through my registry for "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers" there was no folder for virtualdevicedrivers. There was nothing there for avast or norton, so I'm not too sure what the problem is.

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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2004, 06:21:08 PM »
Sorry, if you do not have this key into your registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers) in a XP system, you do not have avast! correctly installed if I'm not wrong.

If you uninstall avast and install it again, won't this key appear? If not, do you want I post it for you here in forums so you will be able to import it to your Registry?
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TheLittleGuy

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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2004, 02:20:13 AM »
Yep it doesn't show up even after uninstall and reinstall.  If you can post up the registry entries that would be really good... hopefully it'll work after that! *fingers crossed*

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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2004, 01:12:02 PM »
The content of the key is:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers]
"VDD"=hex(7):43,3a,5c,41,52,51,55,49,56,7e,31,5c,
53,79,6d,61,6e,74,65,63,5c,53,33,32,45,56,4e,54,31,
2e,44,4c,4c,00,43,3a,5c,41,72,71,75,69,76,6f,73,20,
64,65,20,70,72,6f,67,72,61,6d,61,73,5c,41,76,61,73,
74,5c,61,73,77,4d,6f,6e,56,64,2e,64,6c,6c,00,43,3a,
5c,41,72,71,75,69,76,6f,73,20,64,65,20,70,72,6f,67,
72,61,6d,61,73,5c,41,76,61,73,74,5c,61,73,77,4d,6f,
6e,56,64,2e,64,6c,6c,00,43,3a,5c,41,72,71,75,69,76,
6f,73,20,64,65,20,70,72,6f,67,72,61,6d,61,73,5c,41,
76,61,73,74,5c,61,73,77,4d,6f,6e,56,64,2e,64,6c,6c,
00,43,3a,5c,41,72,71,75,69,76,6f,73,20,64,65,20,70,
72,6f,67,72,61,6d,61,73,5c,41,76,61,73,74,5c,61,73,
77,4d,6f,6e,56,64,2e,64,6c,6c,00,43,3a,5c,41,72,71,
75,69,76,6f,73,20,64,65,20,70,72,6f,67,72,61,6d,61,
73,5c,41,76,61,73,74,5c,61,73,77,4d,6f,6e,56,64,2e,
64,6c,6c,00,00



The file must not have {ENTER} at the end of each line.
You can download the txt file bellow, rename it to Virtual Devices.reg and import the file to the Registry. Of course, if it does not work, you can delete the registry file later. Remember, two other keys with the same content but named 001 and 003, I mean, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers

Pray!  ;D
« Last Edit: January 02, 2004, 02:45:35 PM by Technical »
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TheLittleGuy

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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2004, 04:02:08 AM »
unfortunately it didn't work :(

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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2004, 12:08:41 PM »
Sorry... I'm confused. What can we do more for you? I cannot imagine that your first Norton installation brings all this trouble...  :'(
I have made a long jorney to be free from Norton (I posted it [here).
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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2004, 02:59:27 PM »
TheLittleGuy -- Norton's antivirus products invade the computer registry and many times (not always), while trying to uninstall Norton, registry files get corrupted.

I'm not as proficient on computers as some of the other forum members are (I'm getting there), but, if possible, the easiest thing to do may be to wipe your hard drive, reformat and reinstall your operating system.  At least that way, Norton's out of there and the registry will be clean.  There should be no Avast! difficulties after that.

If you need help reinstalling Win98, I'm sure there's someone on the board who can help with that.  I've never used it and I'm not familiar with it (I have XP).

Good luck...

Dave
« Last Edit: January 03, 2004, 03:02:29 PM by Dave50 »

TheLittleGuy

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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2004, 04:22:20 PM »
I'm probably due for a format, but its something I really want to avoid unless I really have to do it.  I think I'd rather try another antivirus first, before I head to a format.  Thanks for all the help though, much appreciated!

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Re:Resident Protection - Avast 4.1/Home Ed.
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2004, 05:58:46 PM »
The LittleGuy, Windows 98 'asks' for a format/reinstall from time to time, unfortunatelly... I aggree with Dave but, of course, you can make another test with other av. Remember, all other things in your machine will be good except that you won't have the best av  ;D

I have Windows 98 running smoothly with avast  :-*
I had Norton in the past but, for any reason, I was successfull to remove it  :-\
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