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janharnish

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uninstall then reinstall
« on: January 18, 2010, 01:00:26 AM »
I am running vista home premium with windows defender, microsoft essentials, malwarebyte anti malware, advanced windows care, and have recently downloaded aswclear(to help me finish deleteing avast. But to no avail. I received a virus about a month ago and had avast, windows defender and advanced windows care. So I downloaded the microsoft security essentials to help. I have decided to go with avast again and keep my malwarebyte and windows defender. But I cannot finish uninstalling avast. I have the icon "a" with a red "not" sign through it. I have tried reinstalling avast but it will not let me. Error code 536870929. Can anyone help me? I have tried rebooting in safe mode but it still wont let me. Jan :-\

strawberry_is_back

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Re: uninstall then reinstall
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 01:05:45 AM »
 :-\
im having the same problem , and everything thats been advised to me hasent worked ... if you do find a solution , plz email me at : strawberry_is_back@yahoo.com plz and ty

janharnish

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Re: uninstall then reinstall
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 01:10:08 AM »
strawberry,
What programs are you running or were you? I really liked Avast but had heard that Microsoft Security Essentials was a very good program as well, so I decided to try it after I got my virus. So I figured I didnt want 2 of them running together as I have hughes net for my internet provider.. Not as fast as most.

Jan

YoKenny

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Re: uninstall then reinstall
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 01:25:06 AM »
@ strawberry

Stick to one topic:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=32888.msg454548#msg454548

Its not a good idea to post your email address in forums nor ask for email support.

This is totally the wrong area of the forum to be discussing this as this is for avast! 4 Server Edition

strawberry_is_back

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Re: uninstall then reinstall
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 01:27:49 AM »
 :-\ excuse me , but i thought it was the same topic , im trying to uninstall avast ..
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET THIS PROGRAM OFF ?

YoKenny

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Re: uninstall then reinstall
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 01:37:02 AM »

strawberry_is_back

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Re: uninstall then reinstall
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 01:39:58 AM »
IVE TRIED THAT , IT DOESNT WORK , STILL GETTING SETFACE ERROR 536870929

YoKenny

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Re: uninstall then reinstall
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 01:44:28 AM »

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Re: uninstall then reinstall
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 01:57:15 AM »
I have answered your other topic, it is best to stay in your own one, yes monitor other topics and see what is suggested but there is no need to also jump in.

@ janharnish
First since your using Vista Home Premium, we will naturally assume that you are using avast Home and not the server version of avast (which forum you have posted).

Download the latest version of avast http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html and save it to your HDD, somewhere you can find it again. Use that when you reinstall. Ensure that you scroll down and select the avast direct download link for the English version and not Cnet as that is for an on-line installation (not what you want to do). - Direct download for avast Home, English version, http://files.avast.com/iavs4pro/setupeng.exe.

Download the avast! Uninstall Utility, find it here and save it to your HDD.
  • 1. Now uninstall (using add remove programs, if you can't do that start from the next step), reboot.
  • 2. run the avast! Uninstall Utility, reboot.  If step 1 failed it may be necessary to run this from safe mode, once complete reboot into normal mode.
  • 3. install the latest version, reboot.
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strawberry_is_back

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Re: uninstall then reinstall
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2010, 02:04:56 AM »
it wont let me download the aswclear.exe. because it says , avast is in protective mode .
ugh

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Re: uninstall then reinstall
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2010, 02:38:53 AM »
Please stick to your own topic.
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janharnish

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Re: uninstall then reinstall
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 05:02:01 AM »
Did you run it in Safe Mode?

See:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=41526.msg348826#msg348826

 :DYoKenny,
Thanks so much. I finally got rid of my avast icon with the removal tool. I tried it again and I must've done something wrong in the safe mode before..