Author Topic: Avast Free won't update and won't let me uninstall it... HELP!!!  (Read 787 times)

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Offline jschutts

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Hi Everyone,

I tried to update my definitions (for Avast) and it kept on TRYING AND TRYING AND TRYING. All to no avail. I then tried to uninstall Avast and it wouldn't let me do that either. Then I tried to install another copy of Avast over it and that also wouldn't work. I also tried to stop Avast using the TASK MANAGER and that too would not work.

Can someone (ANYONE) please help me to get Avast working again??? I have tried everything that I can think of to get the definitions updated and working and I am at my wits end...

Please help me...

Thanks...

Joe...

Offline MrDJ

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Re: Avast Free won't update and won't let me uninstall it... HELP!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2023, 01:09:44 PM »
Hi Joe

try the troubleshoot first https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Uninstall-Antivirus#idt_050

then if that doesnt help try the uninstall walkthrough using the uninstall tool here https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/10/?option=av#pc
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Re: Avast Free won't update and won't let me uninstall it... HELP!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2023, 01:22:01 PM »
@ jschutts
Before Uninstalling I would first try Repair followed by a restart.
- Have you tried an Avast Repair ?
AvastUI > Menu > Settings > General > Troubleshooting > Repair APP - Restart after completion.
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