Author Topic: Upgrade from Avast 4 to Avast 5  (Read 1944 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Skip H

  • Guest
Upgrade from Avast 4 to Avast 5
« on: November 28, 2010, 04:42:53 PM »
Should I uninstall Avast 4 before installing Avast 5?
If so, is there a special uninstall tool I should use?

YoKenny

  • Guest
Re: Upgrade from Avast 4 to Avast 5
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 04:52:07 PM »
I usually un-instal V4.

Download the install first:
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

avast! 5.x: Uninstallation methods:
https://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=504

Offline CraigB

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *****
  • Posts: 11160
  • No support PM's thanks
Re: Upgrade from Avast 4 to Avast 5
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 04:59:21 PM »
Should I uninstall Avast 4 before installing Avast 5?
If so, is there a special uninstall tool I should use?
You don't have to but i prefer clean installs as it lesson's the chances of something going wrong.
There is a removal tool highlighted just above your post, (avast 5 removal tool) it will also delet avast 4.
Download the new avast 5.0.677 and the removal tool and save to download's, then go to add remove programs and delet avast 4 and reboot into safe mode then you can run the removal tool, then reboot again. Now you should run a cleaning tool like ccleaner just to tidy up and your all clear to install avast 5.0.677 :)
You need to have window's 2000 or above to run the new avast and make sure your system is fully patched and updated.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2010, 05:02:22 PM by craigb »