Author Topic: My avast quit working on XP  (Read 2814 times)

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Russ223

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My avast quit working on XP
« on: April 01, 2012, 01:00:09 PM »
I can not uninstall avast free verison from my pc.  and it is not running

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Re: My avast quit working on XP
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 01:14:04 PM »
follow instructions on website

uninstall with this and reboot   http://www.avast.com/en-eu/uninstall-utility

install again and reboot




OBS: important, alway remove previous used AV before installing a new.....if you did not
use a removal tool to clear any leftover files that may conflict
run and reboot - Uninstallers - Security software  http://singularlabs.com/uninstallers/security-software/


« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 01:18:56 PM by Pondus »

Russ223

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Re: My avast quit working on XP
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 11:18:19 PM »
Pondus I thank you very much it worked and had been driving me nuts. :)

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Re: My avast quit working on XP
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 11:21:41 PM »
your wellcome   ;)


just curious...what worked.... you did it all or ?

Russ223

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Re: My avast quit working on XP
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 02:03:20 AM »
The 1st link was the  http://www.avast.com/en-eu/uninstall-utility.   I was surprised because I got parts of it deleted and was try to use reg edit to no avail because of the write protection.  I use avast, and malwarebytes and Ccleaner, all the free versions and they have kept this 10yr old desk top pretty snappy.   I have the Verizon fios for internet and it really has a steady speed.  Usually 38 to 40 mbs  on dwn load and 24 to 28 mbs on upload.

photomama13

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Re: My avast quit working on XP
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 03:00:41 AM »
What if my computer will not go into safe mode?  I can't run the utility because I can't get my computer to boot into safe mode.  Are there any other options to uninstall?  I can't even do a system restore because it tells me that my antivirus software is blocking it from doing so, even after disabling the avast anti virus.

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Re: My avast quit working on XP
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2012, 04:09:31 AM »
What if my computer will not go into safe mode?  I can't run the utility because I can't get my computer to boot into safe mode.  Are there any other options to uninstall?  I can't even do a system restore because it tells me that my antivirus software is blocking it from doing so, even after disabling the avast anti virus.
Would this help? http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/repair-windows-safe-mode-when-corrupted-with-safe-mode-fixer/
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