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Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« on: December 10, 2011, 10:05:16 PM »
Hey Hoe :)
First post in wee while and I hope I'm not missing something. :-\
There is no AVAST folder in C:\Program Files\???
Have been using Avast AV Pro for few years now with other Firewall. Have recently upgraded to AIS update to date version and went to find the installation folder.
Have I missed where the default install location is these days ??? ???
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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 10:08:11 PM »
Search for "Avast" on your system.
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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 10:11:39 PM »
It's \Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast for me try opening Task Manager and right click on one of Avast's processes (AvastUI.exe is one) and then click 'Open File Location' would be the fastest way of finding the install folder.

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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2011, 10:13:51 PM »
Search for "Avast" on your system.

Thanks Asyn;
First thing I did. Search shows Avast Folder (389mb)that's about right in Program Files. But when I go to Program Files there is no Avast Folder.
Isn't that a bad thing?  ::)

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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2011, 10:21:21 PM »
First thing I did. Search shows Avast Folder (389mb)that's about right in Program Files. But when I go to Program Files there is no Avast Folder.
Isn't that a bad thing?  ::)

Does your avast work..? If so, everything should be ok. ;)
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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2011, 10:26:49 PM »
First thing I did. Search shows Avast Folder (389mb)that's about right in Program Files. But when I go to Program Files there is no Avast Folder.
Isn't that a bad thing?  ::)

Does your avast work..? If so, everything should be ok. ;)

Ya, no worries there. But it's wiggin me out. I don't understand why there isn't an "Avast Software\Avast Folder visible. ???
Have you heard of anything like this? Man, Computers eh
Thnx again Asyn  ;)
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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 10:33:29 PM »
First thing I did. Search shows Avast Folder (389mb)that's about right in Program Files. But when I go to Program Files there is no Avast Folder.
Isn't that a bad thing?  ::)

Does your avast work..? If so, everything should be ok. ;)

Ya, no worries there. But it's wiggin me out. I don't understand why there isn't an "Avast Software\Avast Folder visible. ???
Have you heard of anything like this? Man, Computers eh
Thnx again Asyn  ;)

Well I did find "Avast Software\Avast  Folder in Document and Settings\All Users\Application Data.
Very weird.
In any case, will it mess anything up if I moved the Folder to C:\Program Files......or would you just leave it  Mmmmm ::)
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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 10:36:55 PM »
In any case, will it mess anything up if I moved the Folder to C:\Program Files......or would you just leave it  Mmmmm ::)

Leave everything as it is..!
Never manually move any Avast folders..!!!
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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 10:39:08 PM »
Yes, you definitely would.
There are two folders - one in Program Files (or wherever you installed the program to), the other one in Documents and Settings\All Users (fixed location).

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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011, 10:47:33 PM »
Yes, you definitely would.
There are two folders - one in Program Files (or wherever you installed the program to), the other one in Documents and Settings\All Users (fixed location).

Thanks Igor: Well that't the quandry ??? I simply used the Installer and it chose the location ( I made no alteration to thr install process.
Search says there is a "Avast Software Folder in PRogram Files BUT not visible.
Now there was An Avast Folder a version ago or so. Whatever, just has me concerned!!
Thnx guys, appreciate the input :)
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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2011, 10:49:04 PM »
Thnx guys, appreciate the input :)

You're welcome..!
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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2011, 10:56:28 PM »
If you have avast! icon on desktop (or in Start Menu), you can rightclick it and select properties to find out where the link points to.
If it points to a location you don't see (but it still works), the problem is most likely in the tool that cannot show it for some reason :)

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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 11:03:24 PM »
If you have avast! icon on desktop (or in Start Menu), you can rightclick it and select properties to find out where the link points to.
If it points to a location you don't see (but it still works), the problem is most likely in the tool that cannot show it for some reason :)

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Thanks Igor, sounds reassuring ;)
The "tool" must have worn out ;D
It's late for you and early here so again, thanks  :)

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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2011, 12:23:46 AM »
When you say that you can't see the folder, are you using Windows Explorer? Have you reviewed the settings for hidden and/or system files/folders? Which type of view do you use for the parent folder (when you have the inside of "Program Files" being displayed)?
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Re: Location of Avast! Installation Files???
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2011, 01:44:28 AM »
When you say that you can't see the folder, are you using Windows Explorer? Have you reviewed the settings for hidden and/or system files/folders? Which type of view do you use for the parent folder (when you have the inside of "Program Files" being displayed)?

Thanks ady4um>
Yes I use Explorer and always 'view' all hidden/file/Folders.Nothing hidden. :-\
All input appreciated.
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