Author Topic: avast has been removed  (Read 2391 times)

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etl7777

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avast has been removed
« on: August 02, 2004, 09:29:43 PM »
I installed avast 4 on a second pc about a month ago.  over the weekend avast disappeared.   there is no apparent virus infection but avast is no longer in the taskbar nor in programs.  however,  it does appear when one looks into add/remove programs.  It is not removable however.   Also over the weekend,  active x controls appear to have been turned off.   i redownloaded avast and reinstalled.

running on win98se with all updates applied.  also using ie6.
am behind hardware firewall.

Is there a virus/trojan/etc that can do this or is this most likely the work of someone messing on the computer and not knowing what they are doing?  this is not a home computer but is in what was thought to be a reasonably secure area.




Stephan123

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Re:avast has been removed
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2004, 11:51:58 PM »
Use Avast External Control to remove completely Avast ;)

neal62

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Re:avast has been removed
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2004, 04:42:04 AM »
Sounds like you may have hit the nail on the head. Might be another user on the pc causing what you have experienced.

etl7777

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Re:avast has been removed
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2004, 03:31:15 PM »
thanks for the opinion.  that is what i thought but i just wanted to check to see if that was a known problem with anyone else.  appears that the proper "fix" is to lock the office door.