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Remove Gaget from Desktop
« on: March 09, 2011, 07:13:17 PM »
How can I remove the Avast Gaget from my desktop?  The orange ball is in the taskbar tray, and that's okay.

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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 07:18:19 PM »
Avast Gadget removal - 1. Control panel -> Programs and Features -> avast! -> Change -> uncheck the box "avast! gadget"

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

Many such topics if you had browsed the forums or used the forum search for remove gadget, etc.
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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 07:23:24 PM »
Thank you done.

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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 07:26:30 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 08:36:32 PM »
Sorry,when I shut down the computer and restarted it, the Gaget was back.  I use windows 7.  On my other pc's with windows xp, I am able to take out in the startup section.  Can't do it with windows 7.  It's really annoying, I can close it when I want, buy just appears again with restart.

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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 08:49:47 PM »
Option 1 should work for all OSes both XP and win7.
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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2011, 08:56:17 PM »
I uninstalled in Gagets.  Windows 7 gives no options in Avast.  The only option it gives is to uninstall Avast which I don't want to do.  There is no check mark indicator.

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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011, 09:16:47 PM »
If it comes back after uninstalling in gadgets you need to do as suggested in option 1 of my first post and that is in win7 I have done it on my win7 netbook.

Control Panel, Program and Features, Uninstall or change a program, select avast and click on the Uninstall/Change link, see image. That should display another window, select change, it should now show the avast shields and functions, uncheck the avast gadget, click Next and OK your way out.

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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2011, 09:17:32 PM »
Or just right click the desktop - select gadgets and do it from there


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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011, 09:24:54 PM »
He has tried uninstalling form gadgets and it just comes back on reboot in win7.

Sorry,when I shut down the computer and restarted it, the Gaget was back.  I use windows 7.  On my other pc's with windows xp, I am able to take out in the startup section.  Can't do it with windows 7.  It's really annoying, I can close it when I want, buy just appears again with restart.
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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2011, 09:26:20 PM »
Ah OK I am using 6.1021 which has resolved that problem

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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2011, 12:03:11 AM »
Thanks again.  It finally worked.  When I went to Programs, initially I was afraid it would uninstall Avast.  But the option came up, CHANGE, when I clicked that, as you said another window did come up, and I removed Gagets. 

Thank you again very much, it was such a pain. :)

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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2011, 01:16:54 AM »
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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2011, 11:15:59 PM »
Registered with this forum just so I could say thanks for this thread!  Darn thing kept reappearing and DavidR's replies got it sorted for me. Thanks!   ;D

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Re: Remove Gaget from Desktop
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2011, 12:17:50 AM »
Welcome to the forums.

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