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TXJerry

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aswUpdSvc
« on: July 30, 2010, 03:50:05 AM »
Updated from Avast 4 to Avast 5 sometime ago and now running the latest version of Avast 5.  After running a register cleaner, I found an entry as follows
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\aswUpdSv which includes the name image path with a value of C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe.  This entry always gives an error because the image path points to a file that I assume was deleted when Avast 4 was uninstalled during the upgrade.  My wife's PC utilizes Avast 5 and the registry does not contain this key. Should this image path be pointed to an Avast 5 location or should it be deleted completely?  Either way, I have not been able to delete or modify this entry and the registry cleaner does not seem to be able to fix this problem either.

Any information would be appreciated. 

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Re: aswUpdSvc
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 04:21:25 AM »
When does this give the error ?

I don't have that key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\aswUpdSv either, so I don't believe changing the path to reflect avast5 would make any difference as that file isn't in avast 5.0 it is ashUpd.exe which is used I believe.

I suggest you try a clean reinstall (this download is for the free version of avast, if you don't have that ask):
- Download the latest version of avast free, 5.0.594 http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free.exe and save it to your HDD, somewhere you can find it again (if you didn't save your last download). Use that when you reinstall.

- Download the avast! Uninstall Utility, aswClear5.exe find it here and save it to your HDD (it has uninstall tools for both 4.8 and 5.0).
  • 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 from safe mode, first for 4.8 if previously installed and then for 5.0, once complete reboot into normal mode.
  • 3. install the latest version, reboot.

Of course you could have the registry cleaner clear that entry, but I don't know if there might be anything else, so it may be best to go the long route.
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Re: aswUpdSvc
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 11:30:52 PM »
Issue resolved - Thanks DavidR.

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Re: aswUpdSvc [Resolved]
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 12:10:34 AM »
No problem, glad I could help.

What option did you choose to resolve it ?
You can click the Modify button to the right of your first post and change the Title, adding [Resolved], etc. it will let people viewing the list of topics know that. As I have done in this post, but that won't carry forward into the main title.

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