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Offline Charles50

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Cannot uninstall or install Avast AV
« on: October 14, 2022, 01:30:50 AM »
I'm running High Sierra on a Mac Pro 2012. I'm trying to reinstall Avast, unsuccessfully.
On macOS, all I should need to do is move the app to the Trash. There were other files that needed to be deleted and I deleted those, such as plists and those in the Application Support folder.
When I try to install again, the message tells me it cannot and I need to uninstall the previous version first. Instructions tell me I must open the app and select Uninstall from there. And I can't run the app coz it's gone.
So I'm stuck in AV limbo. How do I either complete the uninstall, or override the installer's inability to continue?

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Re: Cannot uninstall or install Avast AV
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2022, 02:12:27 AM »
Check the Avast MAC Security sub-forum there may be a related topic.

Sorry I can't help being a Avast for Windows user.
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