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Offline Shiw Liang

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Hi guys,
I think people are rather having trouble after the installation of avast 5
So, I decided to create this topic instead of repeating and repeating the same thing to users who got the same problem :)

If you have avast 4.8,
1.Download avast 5 here:
http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?tag=contentMain;contentAux
(This is a safe place to download avast so don't worry if there are malwares or not  ;) )
2.Download aswclear.exe from here:
http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
3.Read well the instructions in the page(save the file to the desktop)
4.Uninstall avast from the control panel (Add/Remove Program) (Change/Remove avast) (Uninstall) (Next).
5.Reboot
6.Enter the safe mode
7.Run the aswclear.exe
8.Reboot again(After this you may delete the aswclear.exe because you won't need it anymore :)
9.Run the avast 5 installation ^^
« Last Edit: March 14, 2010, 08:51:47 AM by Shiw Liang »

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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010, 04:24:57 PM »
Hello Shiw liang,

Good job. But, Put number 8 on top. I mean that should be number one.
Keep it up.

Thx
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« Last Edit: March 13, 2010, 04:27:26 PM by nmb »

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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 04:40:27 PM »
I don't think the above procedure is necessary, at least with the latest version 5.0.462.
I believe that all upgrade scenarios are now covered correctly (without the need to uninstall v4.x).

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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 04:45:15 PM »
Just to make things clear,

I just wanted the procedure of clean install to be right, thats it. whether it is from 4.8 to 5 or anything of that sort.

Thx  :)
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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 05:02:28 PM »
I have installed Avast 5.0 over Avast 4.8 on my 2 computers, both XP and my mom's XP.  All 3 installs  went well and no problems.  I didn't not uninstall 4.8 before hand.  I did this a month ago.  All three computers are having no problems.

Before install, I did make sure all 3 computers were free of spyware and defraged them if they needed it.

I just wanted to report my experience.

Thank you, Avast!  My mom and I are very appreciative of all the work being done, by your team, to keep our computers safe.

Becky

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Dell Netbook: Windows XP home, sp3, Avast 2014(free) ,Win.firewall,MAB(free), SAS ,SpywareBlaster.
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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 05:08:20 PM »
Hello,

In fact I have done the same thing on many computers, that is, install 5 over 4.8 and have had no problems. But I just wanted the clean install procedure to be right and shiw is learning things, I guess, and I just wanted to help him out.  :) and I know you have not said anything against me.

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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 05:20:25 PM »
No disrespect from me.
I just wanted to report my experience, installing 5.0

Iam barely above a beginner computer user.  I just wanted to let other beginners know that it doesn't have to be complicated, to update from 4.8 to 5.0.

I followed the directions offered on the Avast website and all went well.  Sorry if I stepped on any toes.  It wasn't my intentions.

Becky





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Mom's Emachine,WinXP(home)x64,sp2,Avast 8.0.1497(free),SAS,MAB,WinFirewall,spywareblaster

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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2010, 06:00:21 PM »
@ speckledbird

Nothing to worry. Your views are welcome.

Thx for the feedback.

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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2010, 06:07:09 PM »
Yup it's okay I understand but everytime I go to facebook many people complaining about errors or what :)
Oh if it is like that then everything is fine I think people won't have to pass these steps in install avast 5 or else that would have been long for them ^^

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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010, 06:09:21 PM »
@ shiw

In any case you are asking a person to install from scratch, please modify your first post : 8 is number one, that is, download the latest full setup file first.

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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2010, 07:12:54 PM »
+1
You definitely don't want to be "out here" without a-v protection, so make sure to download the new installer first, i.e. before disabling 4.8.
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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 06:18:08 AM »
I originally attempted to upgrade from 4.8 to 5. To be fair it was when Avast 5 first came out and there were a lot of problems to work through. I attempted to do a upgrade and was left with a OS with a damaged Avast installation. I rebooted and ended up uninstalling 4.8 out of frustration. I rebooted again even though I wasn't prompted to and installed Avast 5 and then rebooted again. LAWLZ! Except for my current problem with the exclusions in the Web Shield Avast 5 is working perfectly for me. So either their was a upgrade installation file that I wasn't aware of. Or Avast was having one of those days. But I like Avast 5 I just have a few minor suggestions.

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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2010, 08:49:59 AM »
@ shiw

In any case you are asking a person to install from scratch, please modify your first post : 8 is number one, that is, download the latest full setup file first.

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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2010, 03:22:41 PM »
I don't think the above procedure is necessary, at least with the latest version 5.0.462.
I believe that all upgrade scenarios are now covered correctly (without the need to uninstall v4.x).

Thanks
Vlk

Hi Vlk,

Does it now remove the _avast4_ folder in TEMP?
I found that I had to delete this myself.

Also, does it remove the entires in the sounds dialog that are from avast! 4?
This has confused some users about how the sounds work in 5...

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Re: Precautions to take for avast 4.8 users before installing avast 5.0!
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2010, 02:59:41 AM »
lol when I uninstall avast I delete the temporary files left do a registry scan.
Go to regedit again delete the awill software folder.
Restart and run the aswclear!^_^