i installed 'avast! Linux Home Edition' on Ubuntu 8.04 using following commands
sudo dpkg -i avast4workstation_1.0.8-2_i386.deb
sudo ./install-desktop-entries.sh install
it installed successfully, but it is taking too much time to start also the CPU usage increases to nearly 100%.
It is not shown in 'add/remove applications' so i am not able to remove it from here.
Please guide me how i can remove or uninstall it completely...
(Please help as i am new to Linux)
removing applications = removing their data, binaries and config files.
Ubuntu's "add/remove applications" is few levels above this desired functionality (dpkg and some kind of a package-selector is usually between) and might not show correct state.
Anyway, when you used the *.deb package for installation, you can use it for de-installation as well. From terminal, type:
dpkg --get-selections | grep avast (will give list of avast-product installed on your system)
dpkg -r product-name (will deinstall product, you must be root to do this)
so, dpkg -r avast4workstation should solve it.