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Will Avast 4 Pro Uninstall Sophos?
« on: February 18, 2004, 03:02:24 PM »
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During install of Avast Pro 4. Will Avast uninstall Sophos antivirus? or can you supply a script which will do so?

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Re:Will Avast 4 Pro Uninstall Sophos?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2004, 03:56:40 PM »
I'm sure that avast! will not uninstall any other software (except for an older version of avast! itself maybe) - it would be quite rude to do so.

Can you simply uninstall Sophos from the Control Panel / Add/Remove programs?

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Re:Will Avast 4 Pro Uninstall Sophos?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2004, 05:35:02 PM »
It would not be rude to do so if you have sold a client 25 user license and they wish an easy migration to Avast.

Many vendors offer this facility including Sophos.

I think it would be a good option to add for multi user installs.

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Re:Will Avast 4 Pro Uninstall Sophos?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2004, 06:12:42 PM »
The problem is that we don't quite know what it takes to nuke Sophos (or any other AV)... Doing this 'by hand' can be quite dangerous - so the only viable solution would be to invoke their own uninstaller I guess...

BTW nice picture ;)
« Last Edit: February 18, 2004, 06:13:01 PM by Vlk »
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Re:Will Avast 4 Pro Uninstall Sophos?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2004, 12:34:50 AM »
Ok fare enough. Would it be of any assistance to you if I provided a basic script to you which did the uninstalls/ or at least identified the keys and files needed to disable the competitors product on install?

I could get one of my seniour guys to look into it. If you wish? No offence if your not interested  ;)

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Re:Will Avast 4 Pro Uninstall Sophos?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2004, 12:38:17 AM »
OK, I agree. :)
Thanks James. ;)

PS. Is that the pub by Hever castle?
« Last Edit: February 19, 2004, 12:39:01 AM by Vlk »
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Re:Will Avast 4 Pro Uninstall Sophos?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2004, 02:10:45 AM »
That would be a great option....would save so many peeps troubles. In regards to like nuking Norton and other hijacking av's.

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Re:Will Avast 4 Pro Uninstall Sophos?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2004, 04:03:39 AM »
That would be a great option....would save so many peeps troubles. In regards to like nuking Norton and other hijacking av's.

If it helps, in the future, your technicals could take a look here for 'cleaning' a Norton installation  ;)
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Re:Will Avast 4 Pro Uninstall Sophos?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2004, 10:14:31 AM »
Thanks. We have submitted a comprehensive script to Alwil for the removal of most desktop and some server AV.