Author Topic: no avast in add/remove prgrams?  (Read 5416 times)

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Offline eastwick56

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no avast in add/remove prgrams?
« on: April 01, 2012, 04:19:14 AM »
I need to uninstall old avast and do a clean install of the new version. I just saved the new version and the aswClear to my desktop and then opened add/remove programs and there is NO avast listed. WHERE is my current version? WHY is it not in add/remove programs?
Should I just use the aswClear in safe mode to get rid of old version 5?

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Re: no avast in add/remove prgrams?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 04:29:06 AM »
I would say go ahead.. and reboot into safe mode..
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Offline norel

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Re: no avast in add/remove prgrams?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 06:16:53 AM »
All the programs in Add/Remove Programs have a corresponding registry entry. If the program's installed but it's not showing in the list, the Avast registry entry may have been deleted for some reason. Some registry cleaners will do that. I agree with Coolmario, go ahead and boot to safe mode and run aswClear. Before you install the new version, you might check in C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast and see how many files and folders are there. If it uninstalled correctly there should only be a few (if any). I've got 50 files and 6 folders with Avast installed.

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Re: no avast in add/remove prgrams?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 06:34:47 AM »
Should I just use the aswClear in safe mode to get rid of old version 5?

Yes, please do so.
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