Author Topic: Re-Installing Avast  (Read 2028 times)

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Re-Installing Avast
« on: December 22, 2006, 09:45:01 AM »
            Hello and Good Day,
                                             I just formatted my PC and want to install Avast again.  I downloaded the program and somewhere in the process of saving it I deleted some of its driver settings.  So, I thought I d remove the program and re-install. 
                                             However, when I go to Control Panel Add/Remove programs the program appears in the list as taking up no disk space.  When I try to remove I get a window saying:
 X Error loading \SOFTAWAR-2|SETUP\setiface.dll
 The specified module could not be found.

So, I know that most of the drivers I downloaded are not there (I deleted them ,maybe I shouldn t have) is there a way to remove the program completely or is it already removed and if so why does it appear on the Add/Remove programs on the list???

Additionally, I d like to ask if anyone could recommend  a good Spyware/Adaware blocking and removing program to complement Avast.

Thanx for your time,
Best Wishes for the holidays,


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Re: Re-Installing Avast
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006, 11:15:56 AM »
Hi, avast! has a repair option built into it I believe. This is an option that is  in the program that you can try instead of clicking uninstall. Hope this helps.


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Re: Re-Installing Avast
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2006, 11:24:25 AM »
         Thanx for your reply,
                                          The problem is that the program is not there.  The only place where it appears is in the Add/Remove section of the control panel.  And then it can not remove it because it can t find it , because its not there ( I deleted the drivers) but it still appears in the Add/Remove Programs. 
                                          How can I be sure that I removed it completelly?

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Re: Re-Installing Avast
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2006, 11:54:56 AM »
1. Uninstall avast from Control Panel first.
2. Boot.
3. Use Avast Uninstall for complete uninstallation.
4. Boot.
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