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Re: Avast Removal tool (avastclear.exe)
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2020, 09:16:04 AM »
I had mention that the new way of using the registry for the settings would adversely effect the removal of Avast when that change was originally made. I was told at that time that an update to the removal tool would be released. I guess that never happened. When you create the new tool, please create a tool that finally removes all of the product, not just some  as has been the case for a long time. Thanks
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So the final verdict is that there is no way at this time to completely remove Avast ??? Very professional indeed
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Re: Avast Removal tool (avastclear.exe)
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2020, 10:30:48 AM »
See if this helps: https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/94
As far as I'm concerned, I use the advanced mode of Revo-Unistaller if I want to uninstall avast and I never need to delete the remaining folders or Avast Firewall Driver or ......
nb:of course the software can't delete all traces (folders and registry keys) when windows is mounted, but they are by rebooting before the session is started ,so before avast (or what's left of it) is started.

On the other hand, I have not yet tried with the new way of using the registry for the settings but as Revo has the habit of going deep into the registry for traces,I don't really see why it wouldn't do the job as usual, probably better than avastclear ? (this is my feeling from my experience so far  :) , I may be wrong for the new versions  :-\ )

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Re: Avast Removal tool (avastclear.exe)
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2020, 01:55:01 PM »
See if this helps: https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/94
As far as I'm concerned, I use the advanced mode of Revo-Unistaller if I want to uninstall avast and I never need to delete the remaining folders or Avast Firewall Driver or ......
nb:of course the software can't delete all traces (folders and registry keys) when windows is mounted, but they are by rebooting before the session is started ,so before avast (or what's left of it) is started.

On the other hand, I have not yet tried with the new way of using the registry for the settings but as Revo has the habit of going deep into the registry for traces,I don't really see why it wouldn't do the job as usual, probably better than avastclear ? (this is my feeling from my experience so far  :) , I may be wrong for the new versions  :-\ )
Sorry, but I would not allow a third party app start digging deep into the registry.
One wrong move and no system boot.
This is an Avast problem. They need to remedy the problem. Our speculations aren't really going to solve the problem.
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Re: Avast Removal tool (avastclear.exe)
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2020, 02:11:50 PM »
I agree 100% with bob3160's opinion.
The result remains the same though: There is NO way to safely & completely remove Avast from a Windows system.
If someone from Avast team has a solution, please elaborate.