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Offline Lateral

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Totally removing Avast Update Helper from Windows 10
« on: September 10, 2021, 02:25:56 AM »
Hi guys

I have totally removed/uninstalled Avast Update Helper from a Windows 10 PC but it appears to still be active as it is generating Warnings in the Windows error logs as per the attached images.

How do I absolutely permanently remove Avast Update Helper?

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Greg

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Re: Totally removing Avast Update Helper from Windows 10
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2021, 03:03:53 AM »
Until your post I couldn't recall the Avast Update Helper, so I did a google search on it https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Avast+Update+Helper which returns many hits.  Some of these hits are to sites I hadn't heard of so care would need to be taken, which is why I followed up one from the avast forum.

This brought up this forum topic https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=251492.0
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Re: Totally removing Avast Update Helper from Windows 10
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2021, 03:20:22 AM »
Thanks David

From my previous Googling, I had an inkling that Secure Browser may need to be uninstalled also.

I will uninstal it and see what happens and report back here as well.

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Greg

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Re: Totally removing Avast Update Helper from Windows 10
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 03:32:29 AM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Totally removing Avast Update Helper from Windows 10
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2021, 06:41:14 AM »
Hi guys,

A quick update.

I totally uninstalled the Avast Secure browser and the errors have now disappeared.

It looks as though you need to remove Secure browser in conjunction with removing the Updater in order to not have weird error records logged.

Thanks for everyone's help.

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Greg

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Re: Totally removing Avast Update Helper from Windows 10
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2021, 11:43:14 AM »
Thanks for the feedback.
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