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Offline Yarden

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Cant Uninstall Avast
« on: April 19, 2019, 06:25:44 AM »
For some reason i just cant seem to get Avast off of my computer, I have been trying everything possible for hours already and nothing has been working. Not only that but when i try to open or delete anything in my avast folder It says i don't have proper permissions even when i try to do it in administrator mode. I have already tried what seems like everything from avastclear, safe mode, and other anti viruses.

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Re: Cant Uninstall Avast
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 06:50:32 AM »
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"I have already tried what seems like everything from avastclear, safe mode, and other anti viruses."

How are other anti-viruses going to help to uninstall Avast. ???
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Re: Cant Uninstall Avast
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 06:52:34 AM »
What operating system, what SP, what avast version?  What other antivirus programs?
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 1909 Avast Premier Security version 20.1.2397 (build 20.1.5069.559) UI version 1.0.460.

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Re: Cant Uninstall Avast
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 07:07:14 AM »
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"I have already tried what seems like everything from avastclear, safe mode, and other anti viruses."

How are other anti-viruses going to help to uninstall Avast. ???
Sorry for wording it strangely but what i meant by that is that i tried using this to delete it because nothing else worked https://www.iobit.com/en/advanceduninstaller.php.

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Re: Cant Uninstall Avast
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2019, 07:08:19 AM »
What operating system, what SP, what avast version?  What other antivirus programs?
Windows 10, SP?, Not sure what version because i can't open it and https://www.iobit.com/en/advanceduninstaller.php

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Re: Cant Uninstall Avast
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 05:12:08 PM »
If there is a restore feature in whatever product you've used, I'd use that to restore Avast back to where it should be (via iobit?).  Edit:]

Some iobit programs use Bitdefender, likely a conflict between antiviruses:  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=211973.0

Use avastclear.exe to remove:  https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility   (Follow directions, use administrator account)

Remove any old a/v's even if already uninstalled:  https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/11/#artTitle

Don't use a third-party uninstaller to uninstall an antivirus, use the vendor's uninstall utility.

Iobit has been caught before:  https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/29681-iobit-steals-malwarebytes-intellectual-property/

« Last Edit: April 19, 2019, 05:56:02 PM by mchain »
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 1909 Avast Premier Security version 20.1.2397 (build 20.1.5069.559) UI version 1.0.460.

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Re: Cant Uninstall Avast
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 05:48:51 PM »
Use a Live Linux CD to remove Avast.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 1909 Avast Premier Security version 20.1.2397 (build 20.1.5069.559) UI version 1.0.460.

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Re: Cant Uninstall Avast
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2019, 05:57:24 PM »
@    Avast Sucks
Tone down the language, e.g. edit it out, this is a public forum with no age limit on users.

If you are seeking help, people (other avast users) are prepared to help, if you have come to vent, I doubt it would be acceptable.
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Re: Cant Uninstall Avast
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2019, 06:27:50 PM »
If there is a restore feature in whatever product you've used, I'd use that to restore Avast back to where it should be (via iobit?).  Edit:]

Some iobit programs use Bitdefender, likely a conflict between antiviruses:  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=211973.0

Use avastclear.exe to remove:  https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility   (Follow directions, use administrator account)

Remove any old a/v's even if already uninstalled:  https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/11/#artTitle

Don't use a third-party uninstaller to uninstall an antivirus, use the vendor's uninstall utility.

Iobit has been caught before:  https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/29681-iobit-steals-malwarebytes-intellectual-property/
I have already tried using avastclear.exe before IObit but whenever i open it it just loads infinitely 

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Re: Cant Uninstall Avast
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2019, 06:40:40 PM »
If there is a restore feature in whatever product you've used, I'd use that to restore Avast back to where it should be (via iobit?).  Edit:]

Some iobit programs use Bitdefender, likely a conflict between antiviruses:  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=211973.0

Use avastclear.exe to remove:  https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility   (Follow directions, use administrator account)

Remove any old a/v's even if already uninstalled:  https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/11/#artTitle

Don't use a third-party uninstaller to uninstall an antivirus, use the vendor's uninstall utility.

Iobit has been caught before:  https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/29681-iobit-steals-malwarebytes-intellectual-property/
I have already tried using avastclear.exe before IObit but whenever i open it it just loads infinitely

There's always a 'Reset' of your Operating System.
Mchain has offered very good info and solutions.
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