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Offline gillest

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Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« on: February 23, 2011, 10:06:36 PM »
Win7 x64. Even if I close the gadget (and delete it from the gadget window) it comes back every time I reboot the computer. Can`t find anywhere in the Avast parameters where to have this stop.  Help please  :-[

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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 10:13:15 PM »
I like the gadget.
It was one of the most frequently asked for enhancements for avast! V6.
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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 10:13:15 PM »
Two ways to get rid of it:

1. Control panel -> Programs and Features -> avast! -> Change -> uncheck the box "avast! gadget"

- OR -

2. right-click the desktop, select Gadgets, right-click the avast! gadget and select Uninstall.


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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 10:17:06 PM »
VLK Thanks!

Used #1 and it worked fine.

Love Avast but not the gadget... ;)
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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 10:43:16 PM »
@ Vlk
Is there any reason why the gadget doesn't appear in the Gadgets Gallery from the desktop right click menu.

Mine was on the desktop but not in the gadgets folder but the shared gadgets folder, so option 2 isn't available uninstall from the gadgets gallery and would reappear on reboot, if just closed. This is on my win7 starter netbook.
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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 10:45:32 PM »
David, I'm afraid it's a remaint of an earlier beta that was installing the gadget in a "less supported" way.
Normally (with a clean install of v6.0.1000) the gadget should be accessible through the gadget gallery.

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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 10:55:57 PM »
OK, I had used the UI update in my beta/RC version.

I didn't do a clean install as I couldn't get the 6.0.1000 setup file.
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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 11:03:42 PM »
Two ways to get rid of it:

1. Control panel -> Programs and Features -> avast! -> Change -> uncheck the box "avast! gadget"

- OR -

2. right-click the desktop, select Gadgets, right-click the avast! gadget and select Uninstall.


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Sorry, number 2 option there doesn't work.

Clean install of Avast 6.0.1000.

It acts like it uninstalls from the gadget pane, but as soon as you terminate and re-enable sidebar.exe, the gadget comes back onto the desktop.

Even though now, it isn't in the gadget pane anymore after choosing to "uninstall" it from the pane.


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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011, 11:19:02 PM »
Uninstalled gadget through the Avast "Change" option. It uninstalled the gadget, but gave me one of these afterwards. Windows 7 x64 SP1.




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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011, 02:00:56 AM »
The gadget removal process posted here worked for me as well...Although i think it would be better for all users if the gadget control was available in the Avast GUI...My issue with the gadget was that it was too big...I keep 6 gadgets running in the sidebar at all times monitoring CPU usage, network and other things...and i thought the Avast gadget was just too large...To run it in my sidebar wiped out 2 of my other gadgets...It might be more appealing to me if it could be sized smaller.

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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011, 12:58:54 PM »
Those who have or had the problem with reappearing gadget please open registry editor and check if there is a registry value named
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AVAST Software\Avast\bIsGadgetInstalled
and what's its value.

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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2011, 05:39:38 PM »
Those who have or had the problem with reappearing gadget please open registry editor and check if there is a registry value named
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AVAST Software\Avast\bIsGadgetInstalled
and what's its value.

In Russian sub-forum user ShVonDePP wrote that he has the following value: 01 00 00 00
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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2011, 09:43:26 PM »
Okay, maybe I'm the only one on the planet who doesn't know ...
What the heck is this Gadget that I've been hearing about?
Where is?  Is it on the GUI?  WHERE?  What does it do? 
At this second I have no opinion on it since I can't even find it?
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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2011, 09:46:56 PM »
Okay, maybe I'm the only one on the planet who doesn't know ...
What the heck is this Gadget that I've been hearing about?
Where is?  Is it on the GUI?  WHERE?  What does it do? 
At this second I have no opinion on it since I can't even find it?
As you have Windows XP Home SP3 there is no gadgets!
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Re: Avast 6.0.10000 How do you get rid of gadget
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2011, 09:49:38 PM »
Ahhh!  Okay, then.  Thanks for clarifying, Kenny.
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