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Offline xsteveuk

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Error has occured Spawning?
« on: March 09, 2012, 08:06:00 PM »
Hi,
I hope on the correct board :)

I am having a problem trying to download avast free version 7
Each time I try I get as far as self Exctract Then it says
An Error 0 (0000000) has accured Last perforemed operation was spawning
And I can't seem to download and install the avast free

Not sure why or what spawning means - But can't seem to install avast 7

I have tried deleting temp files & cookies and tried to download again
But I get the same error again...

Greatful for any help or sugguestions on how to fix so i can download avast free

Thanks

Steve :)

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Re: Error has occured Spawning?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 08:51:38 PM »
Are you trying to download and run in one action and not save the download to your hard disk and then install it later ?

You also appear to have had this problem before, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=73110.msg610376#msg610376, can you recall how it was resolved ?
If not try a quick browser through that topic again.

EDIT:
Though it seems that topic was only loosely related (as in you had the same version), so it may be best to do a clean install:

- Download the latest version of avast, 7.0.1426 http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe and save it to your HDD, somewhere you can find it again (if you didn't save your last download). Use that when you reinstall.

- Download the avast! Uninstall Utility, aswClear.exe find it here and save it to your HDD (it has uninstall tools for 5.x, 6.0.x and 7.0.x).
  • 1. Now uninstall avast! (using add remove programs, if you can't do that start from the next step), reboot.
  • 2. run the avast! Uninstall Utility from safe mode, first for 6.x if previously installed and then for 7.0, once complete reboot into normal mode.
  • 3. install the latest version, reboot.

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« Last Edit: March 09, 2012, 08:54:14 PM by DavidR »
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
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Re: Error has occured Spawning?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 03:47:15 PM »
Hi, David :)

A BIG Thank you for all your help
I removed any instances of avast/folders by going start/mycomputer/programs and removed any folders avast
I also ran CCleaner to clear any files - then I did a restart of my PC
 I downloaded avast free 7 and I saved the avast 7 free exe file to my desktop!
Then clicked to install avast 7 by clicking on the avast exe desktop icon -
and had no problems installing avast 7 free

And have had no problems - Once again Thank you :)

Steve

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Re: Error has occured Spawning?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 04:00:19 PM »
You're welcome.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 1909 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.2.2401 (build 20.2.5130.565) UI-1.0.502/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro