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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #60 on: June 09, 2012, 03:21:59 PM »
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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #61 on: June 09, 2012, 07:17:52 PM »


craigb,

I'm wanting to do the uninstall of MSE and am encouraged by the rapidity with which you say it can be done. But is that when MSE is the only antivirus program on the pc?

Remember, I also have avast free AV on my pc. Do you think it could take longer given that fact? Or could  avast also being on the pc present a removal problem?

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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2012, 07:20:57 PM »
1. I'm wanting to do the uninstall of MSE and am encouraged by the rapidity with which you say it can be done. But is that when MSE is the only antivirus program on the pc?

2. Remember, I also have avast free AV on my pc. Do you think it could take longer given that fact? Or could  avast also being on the pc present a removal problem?

1. No, it doesn't mind.
2. No - for both questions.
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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2012, 09:16:48 PM »
Ok--I uninstalled MSE via the Add/Remove Programs. Then I clicked on the link from craigb given to me in Reply #17, page 2, and chose Run.

It said the name of the file is MicrosoftFixit50535.msi and the Type is Windows Installer Package and that it's from download.microsoft.com.

How did that help with uninstalling MSE if it's an Installer package?

Am I supposed to do something with it now?

Since I chose "Run" did it do whatever it was supposed to do in relation to an uninstaller tool (per craigb) already?


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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2012, 09:22:52 PM »
1. Ok--I uninstalled MSE via the Add/Remove Programs.
2. Am I supposed to do something with it now?

1. Good. :)
2. Just ignore it until further notice.
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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #65 on: June 09, 2012, 09:29:05 PM »
Ok--I uninstalled MSE via the Add/Remove Programs. Then I clicked on the link from craigb given to me in Reply #17, page 2, and chose Run.

It said the name of the file is MicrosoftFixit50535.msi and the Type is Windows Installer Package and that it's from download.microsoft.com.

How did that help with uninstalling MSE if it's an Installer package?

Am I supposed to do something with it now?

Since I chose "Run" did it do whatever it was supposed to do in relation to an uninstaller tool (per craigb) already?


Thank you, Asyn, but could you or someone explain what I asked about in relation to the link mentioned. I would like to understand, please.

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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #66 on: June 09, 2012, 09:34:18 PM »
Thank you, Asyn, but could you or someone explain what I asked about in relation to the link mentioned. I would like to understand, please.

As said, ignore it for now. You most probably won't need it at all.
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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2012, 09:35:34 PM »
It's only a describtion of the file you want to download. Don't worry!

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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2012, 04:41:31 AM »
.msi files are applications that will detect the OS on the machine and run the correct version for either 32 or 64 bit installs. .exe files are usually specific to either 32 or 64 bit.
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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #69 on: June 10, 2012, 05:47:23 AM »

Am I supposed to do something with it now?

Since I chose "Run" did it do whatever it was supposed to do in relation to an uninstaller tool (per craigb) already?
It is an installer package for the program you were about to run ( MicrosoftFixit ), its very quick so if you told it to run then your finished and can run CCLeaner, if you only ran the clean tool and not saved it then it'll be removed from tempory files with CCleaner ( if you saved it then you can delet it ) After all that reboot  :)

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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #70 on: June 10, 2012, 04:44:28 PM »
Thanks so much for the detailed replies that explain things I asked about. Now I understand more.

By the way, I started this thread by asking if I needed to disable avast when I ran a Defrag. At that time when I ran a Defrag "Analyze," it said the system needed to be defragged.

But I waited to defrag when I found out that I should delete MSE so as not to have 2 AVs on the pc. So after asking a million questions and getting such wonderful help from all of you, I finally DL'd CCleaner, uninstalled MSE, and ran the uninstaller tool. Then I used CCleaner for general cleaning (I have not used it for registry cleaning, as I'm too hesitant about that yet. I may do so in the future if I feel more confident about it. But as bob 3160 says, the safest thing to do is not to clean the registry when you don't know what you're doing.)

Anyway, I then ran another "Analyze" to see about defragging, and it now says the system does not need to be defragged!! So does that mean that doing all of the above realligned files on the disk enough to change the need to defrag???

Also, some day I may switch from Spybot to SuperAntiSpyware as advised. But I need to move onto other activities now, so that will have to wait.

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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #71 on: June 10, 2012, 04:58:16 PM »

Anyway, I then ran another "Analyze" to see about defragging, and it now says the system does not need to be defragged!! So does that mean that doing all of the above realligned files on the disk enough to change the need to defrag???

Also, some day I may switch from Spybot to SuperAntiSpyware as advised. But I need to move onto other activities now, so that will have to wait.
The analyzing wont show that the disk needs to be defragged until the disk is at least 15% fragmented with the default windows defragger, wont hurt to run it anyway.

You dont really need either ( Spybot, SuperAntiSpyware ) if you already have Malwarebytes for backup scans.

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Re: Turning off avast to defrag
« Reply #72 on: June 10, 2012, 05:21:04 PM »

The analyzing wont show that the disk needs to be defragged until the disk is at least 15% fragmented with the default windows defragger, wont hurt to run it anyway.


Hi!

After you defragmented with the 'default Windows defragger', you should try to get information to download  'defraggler' here: --> http://www.piriform.com/defraggler
If you (after having downloaded) want to install, you are asked during installation to substitute 'windows defrag'. Answer 'NO' and after installation is complete, run 'Defraggler'. You'll see the difference!
Try it, you'll be astonished.

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« Last Edit: June 10, 2012, 05:25:34 PM by HDW38 »