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hm2k

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Buffer overrun detected!
« on: November 20, 2007, 04:54:18 PM »
Recently I used "convert" to convert a machine's file system to NTFS from FAT32.

Since the conversation has completed avast! has stopped working correctly.

It will not uninstall or reinstall, if you try, it produces the following error:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Buffer overrun detected!
Program: C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\...
[with information:]
A buffer overrun has been detected which has corrupted the program's
internal state. The program cannot safely continue execution and must
now be terminated.
[OK]

I am unable to uninstall or reinstall avast!, I have even tried downloading it fresh and deleting all files in my %tmp% dir before running the installer.

What I believe I need is some kind of avast! uninstaller which will remove all references to avast! so I can then reinstall it from fresh. Does such a thing exist? I know Norton has something similar.

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Re: Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007, 04:56:45 PM »
Yes there is. You can get it here:
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.html

It's wise to remove any system wide programs (especially those running in realtime) before performing such tasks.
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hm2k

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Re: Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2007, 05:01:23 PM »
Thanks for the tip.

I will test this, and get back to you.

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Re: Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2007, 05:03:11 PM »
Please wait a bit with the uninstallation, if you didn't to it already.
We'd like to get some info to look for the problem.

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Re: Buffer overrun detected!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007, 05:11:53 PM »
What's the name of program that generated this error message, is it avast.setup?
Please send file setup.log from avast4\setup folder to my email.

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