Author Topic: Avast! and Windows 7  (Read 9105 times)

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Spokane Dude

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Avast! and Windows 7
« on: March 09, 2010, 06:35:28 PM »
I installed the trial version of the FREE program, then decided to install the Pro version.  I tried to remove the FREE version, but apparently it didn't remove completely.

So, installed the Pro version, rebooted, did a scan, and then tried to shut the computer down (running Windows 7)... it wouldn't shut down (two cores out of 4 running at 100%).  Finally went into Safe Mode, removed (I thought) Avast Pro from the control panel, and now it shuts down.  However, looking at the registry, Avast is EVERYWHERE!

So, I have a few questions:
  • does this NOT support Win 7?
  • should I just re-install Avast Pro and see if it happens again?
  • any other ideas?

I would really like to keep it because it looks promising, but I can't have it misbehave!

Hermite15

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 06:44:11 PM »
uninstall anything you got completely, reboot, and install the version you want. Avast 5 (any version) is problem free in Seven  ;) (for most users)

Spokane Dude

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 06:45:42 PM »
I'll give it a try and get back to you.  Thank you for the reply.

Hally

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 06:46:23 PM »
Hi  :)


You Should...
1) Uninstall -Avast 5
2) Run The Avast Uninstall Utility From Safe Mode: http://www.avast.com/en-gb/uninstall-utility
3) Delete Alwil Folder From - Program Files ( Note: You will need to Show.. Hidden Files & Folders )
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looking at the registry, Avast is EVERYWHERE!
Take it that you're more confident with the registry than I am  :-[ So...
4) Use CCleaner ( Optional! ) Just To Clean Out Avast Keys
5) Reinstall - Avast 5

Hally

Hermite15

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 06:50:48 PM »
@ Hally: please don't make things sound more complicated than they are. You've already posted your CCleaner solution a few times, this is just unneeded  ::) the uninstall utility will serve if things go really bad with the  normal uninstall procedure, otherwise it doesn't have to be used either. The normal uninstall procedure does its job as it should. Also, Avast doesn't leave registry entries "everywhere" as you said. Ther OP is in Windows Seven, he doesn't need to unhide anything to show program files (like in XP), and program data (ie all users in XP) would also be a good place to check, but guess what, avast uninstall process cleans it well too  ;)
« Last Edit: March 09, 2010, 06:56:54 PM by Logos »

Spokane Dude

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 06:58:28 PM »
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Also, Avast doesn't leave registry entries "everywhere" as you said

Oh yes it does!  I have a registry to prove it!  And I don't understand why it requires a separate uninstaller, but at this point, I just want my system back the way it was before all this happened.

I'm going to give it one more try as you suggested, and I will post the results.

Hermite15

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010, 07:03:37 PM »
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And I don't understand why it requires a separate uninstaller

I never said that, another poster in this thread did, and I don't confirm it.

Spokane Dude

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2010, 07:08:06 PM »
Is there a 64-bit version for Win 7?  (I didn't see one)...

Hermite15

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2010, 07:11:31 PM »
Is there a 64-bit version for Win 7?  (I didn't see one)...

it will install as 64 if you're on 64, there's only one setup file for both architectures; and before you ask, you will notice that Avast main processes (seen in task manager) are labeled 32 bit. That's normal. Just the drivers are 64 bit and the install will go to program files (as opposed to x86).

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2010, 07:12:07 PM »
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Also, Avast doesn't leave registry entries "everywhere" as you said

Oh yes it does!  I have a registry to prove it!  And I don't understand why it requires a separate uninstaller, but at this point, I just want my system back the way it was before all this happened.

I'm going to give it one more try as you suggested, and I will post the results.

Hi, can you post a few registry keys that are left after uninstall. We will surely try to fix that.

Hally

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2010, 07:21:17 PM »
@ Logos

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Hally: please don't make things sound more complicated than they are.

Funny That!  >:(
Because the Avast Uninstall Utility is Very Often recommended on this forum .. To make sure a computer is clean and ready for a fresh install.

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You've already posted your CCleaner solution a few times,

This Is The 2nd Time!
  :P
Not that it's got anything to do with you.

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the uninstall utility will serve if things go really bad with the  normal uninstall procedure,

Spokane Dude is having problems getting a clean uninstall  ::)
So!
If Spokane Dude comes back and is still having problems... Your Fault!

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Avast doesn't leave registry entries "everywhere" as you said.

Show Me Where I Said It Did!
 ???
However!
Although Avast 4.8 didn't leave any Reg Keys behind on my - Laptop
Avast 4.8 did leave a few keys behind on my - Desktop

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Ther OP is in Windows Seven, he doesn't need to unhide anything to show program files (like in XP)

My God! - You Really Think You Know Everything
 ::)
I'm not even using - XP
My computers are - Vista


Hally
« Last Edit: March 09, 2010, 07:23:24 PM by Hally »

Hermite15

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2010, 07:24:37 PM »
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My God! - You Really Think You Know Everything

I do think that you don't know much and post useless and bloated posts, this yes  ;D ... and quit the shouting with bold characters all over the place  ;) ... and the "structured appearance" with paragraphs is also funny  :D
« Last Edit: March 09, 2010, 07:26:20 PM by Logos »

Hally

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2010, 07:38:26 PM »
@ Logos

And I Think...
You must have an absolutely wonderful life.
If the worst thing you've got to worry about in life.. The Way I Type!  ::)

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I do think that you don't know much and post useless and bloated posts,

Guess What?
I don't give a * what YOU or anybody thinks about me  :P

Hally

PS.
Now..  :-X
And let the OP get his problem sorted.

Hermite15

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2010, 08:14:22 PM »
check your keyboard... and your English (not the crude words I don't mean that, just ordinary words, spelling, wording etc... ;) )

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And let the OP get his problem sorted
no you do that  :D and STFU thanks  ;)
« Last Edit: March 09, 2010, 08:20:02 PM by Logos »

bong2x

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Re: Avast! and Windows 7
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2010, 08:19:34 PM »
 :o is this the way of helping people here? ??? ;D