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Offline cboyles1

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Trying to install new version of avast and keep getting error 0 spawning tried to uninstall avast with no success.  Then tried to uninstall with aswclear and it says not a valid win32 app!  Does anyone have any advice?  Thank you

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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 08:11:06 AM »
Hello and welcome to the Forum :)

At first a few questions:
Which OS? (32/64 Bit - which SP)
Which avast-version? (Free, Pro, Internet Security)
Any other security related software installed?

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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 11:41:14 AM »
Os is Vista version 6 (build 6002 service pack 2)

32bit

Trying to install avast free and the only other security I have installed is Malwarebytes.



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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 07:42:14 PM »
Do you have the free version of Malwarebytes?
Have you tried to uninstall avast in safe mode or normal mode?

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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 09:12:06 PM »
Please go ahead and try to download the installation files through some other browsers ,other than internet explorer.... I recommend Google Chrome... Or the latest Mozilla Firefox

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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 11:54:53 PM »
Yes free version of malwarebytes and I have tried to uninstall it in safe mode and regular mode

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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 12:01:21 AM »
Do you had any other AV installed before?

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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 12:10:46 AM »
Mcafee when computer was new but uninstalled and have been through 2 or 3 versions of avast since then.

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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 12:24:10 AM »
Cboyles1

Error 0 spawning and not a valid win32 app! could be related to corrupted files because a bad download or an infection.

Download Avast! Uninstall Utility again from here:

http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

Download your Avast! from here:

http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe

« Last Edit: March 16, 2012, 10:07:05 PM by iroc9555 »
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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2012, 12:26:41 AM »
Then try the right deinstaller for McAfee from here to remove leftovers: www.singularlabs.com/uninstallers/security-software/

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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 12:32:34 AM »
Then try the right deinstaller for McAfee from here to remove leftovers: www.singularlabs.com/uninstallers/security-software/

DJBone
After that you can try this:
Cboyles1

Error 0 spawning and not a valid win32 app! could be related to corrupted files because a bad download or an infeccion.

Download Avast! Uninstall Utility again from here:

http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

Download your Avast! from here:

http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/avast_pro_antivirus_setup.exe
http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/avast_internet_security_setup.exe


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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 12:49:45 AM »
When I download there it tells me that it is not a valid win32 application

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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2012, 12:52:22 AM »
Do you use a Downloadmanager for downloading?

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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2012, 12:54:57 AM »
No but tried to download with ie8 and chrome same result both ways.

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Re: New install of avast and aswclear.exe not valid win32 application
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2012, 01:00:21 AM »
Is aswclear.exe 317 KB ?
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