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marcos24ab

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Uninstalled Avast successfully, but there´s still one problem
« on: January 03, 2009, 12:20:18 AM »
I have uninstalled Avast.4 Professional, but every time I boot my computer it appears an error message "can not find file C:\PROGRAM~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ASWREG~1.EXE "C:\Program files\Alwil Software\Avast4\AhAScr.dll"

I looked for this file in the registry and erased it, but it seems to appear again every time I delete it. I have done everything, but I still can not deleted without it appears again.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Re: Uninstalled Avast successfully, but there´s still one problem
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009, 12:37:46 AM »
Welcome to the forum! :)

Try this utility:

http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.html
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Re: Uninstalled Avast successfully, but there´s still one problem
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 02:05:57 AM »
Welcome to the forum! :)

Try this utility:

http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.html

I have uninstalled the program with that utility, but the problem persists

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Re: Uninstalled Avast successfully, but there´s still one problem
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 03:09:48 AM »
Did you reboot after running the utility?
Did you run the utility in the computers' safe mode?
If so, (or if you now try it, and still no luck) try reinstalling the Avast program. Reboot as prompted, then disable the program from the tray icon, (stop On-access protection), there should be a confirmation prompt, click yes, then try uninstalling it again, in the usual way, from "add/remove programs".
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Re: Uninstalled Avast successfully, but there´s still one problem
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 03:32:05 AM »
marcos24ab,

Do you have some type of hips software on your computer?

When I update a program to a new version that I have in WinPatrol's Startup Delayer I will get a "can't find the file" on boot up.  I just delete that entry from the Startup Delayer & put the updated version in Startup Delayer.  No more "can't find the file".

If you have a hips program, delete avast! entries from it.

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Re: Uninstalled Avast successfully, but there´s still one problem
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009, 12:23:30 PM »
Please, boot in Safe Mode and run the avast uninstall from there.
If there isn't an avast folder, create a new folder, empty and run the uninstalling pointing to this empty folder.
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Re: Uninstalled Avast successfully, but there´s still one problem
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2009, 02:25:20 AM »
marcos24ab,

Do you have some type of hips software on your computer?

When I update a program to a new version that I have in WinPatrol's Startup Delayer I will get a "can't find the file" on boot up.  I just delete that entry from the Startup Delayer & put the updated version in Startup Delayer.  No more "can't find the file".

If you have a hips program, delete avast! entries from it.

Excuse my ignorance, but what is a hip program? I have never heard something like that before

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Re: Uninstalled Avast successfully, but there´s still one problem
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009, 02:45:13 AM »
SSM is an example of a hips program.  It's hips not hip.

Host Intrusion Prevention System

Thank you, DavidR  :)

« Last Edit: January 04, 2009, 02:58:02 AM by rdmaloyjr »

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Re: Uninstalled Avast successfully, but there´s still one problem
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2009, 02:48:27 AM »
Host Intrusion Protection System, a form of monitoring behaviour on what might be considered suspicious/malicious behaviour/action on your system.

http://acronyms.tfd.com/Hips
« Last Edit: January 04, 2009, 02:51:48 AM by DavidR »
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Re: Uninstalled Avast successfully, but there´s still one problem
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2009, 05:34:51 PM »
Unfortunately I couldn´t solve this problem, but I want to thank you to every person that tried to help me, because I have looked for help in other sites and nobody helped me. Thank you very much.

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Re: Uninstalled Avast successfully, but there´s still one problem
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2009, 06:18:05 PM »
You're welcome.

I'm sorry you can't resolve your problem. avast has a self-defence module and if there are remnants of avast (possibly including the self-defence module) it is important to run the Uninstall Utility from SAFE MODE, several people have asked if you did that ?

If not I would try that as there is something in registry which is trying to run these files on'y to find they aren't there.

Have you tried a registry search values/data for the values you mentioned in your first post:

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I have uninstalled Avast.4 Professional, but every time I boot my computer it appears an error message "can not find file C:\PROGRAM~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ASWREG~1.EXE "C:\Program files\Alwil Software\Avast4\AhAScr.dll"
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 22.12.6044 (build 22.12.7758.768) UI 1.0.741/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security