Author Topic: Avast Free unwantendly installed as sideload - Overseer not deleted by Cleaner  (Read 605 times)

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Offline Augur

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Hi,

Avast installed liked a malware and I had to use the cleaner in Windows in save mode. The virus scanner was deleted then but it leaves a file C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avast Software\Overseer\overseer.exe

I checked the avast cleaner but there is no option to delete this as well. How can I delete the rest of avast free as it seems the cleaner is not working fine.

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Nils

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Hi Nils, have you tried removing it in safe mode..!?
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.11.6787.IBC [UI.681] - EEK - Firefox ESR 91.3 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.3.2
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 96.0 - Cleanup 21.4 - SecureLine 5.14 - Driver Updater 21.4 - CCleaner 5.87
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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According to his post, he has.
Quote from: Nils

Avast installed liked a malware and I had to use the cleaner in Windows in save mode.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.9.2494 (build 21.9.6698.703) UI 1.0.672/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

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According to his post, he has.
Quote from: Nils
Avast installed liked a malware and I had to use the cleaner in Windows in save mode.
Sorry if I wasn't clear, I meant removing the remaining file manually in safe mode.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.11.6787.IBC [UI.681] - EEK - Firefox ESR 91.3 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.3.2
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 96.0 - Cleanup 21.4 - SecureLine 5.14 - Driver Updater 21.4 - CCleaner 5.87
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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No problem.

Seems like Avast CleanUp needs a rework, why would it leave anything in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avast Software\ folder.

For Nils - https://www.minitool.com/news/overseer-exe.html
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.9.2494 (build 21.9.6698.703) UI 1.0.672/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Augur

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Removed it manually now in standard mode. Was not sure if this is fine so I asked here before. Also found some entries left in the registry that I removed.

Are there other things that have to be deleted manually which are not removed by cleaner?

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In most cases the normal uninstall should be fine.  With the backup for that being the avast! Uninstall Utility, avastclear.exe, that you said you ran.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.9.2494 (build 21.9.6698.703) UI 1.0.672/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security