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    Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    I am using windows Vista Home Basic on my Samsung R510 laptop. Couple of days ago,i got a setup file of Avast free edition from my friend and i installed it. Later on,I installed McAfee security center,which i had got with my laptop. After that i also installed Microsoft Security Essentials. After that, Avast stopped working and started flashing an error that its side by side config is incorrect so i uninstalled it.However i reinstalled it again and it started working agin. It was working fine until i updated McAfee and MSE. Now the same error message appears again and again.Now i am not able to uninstall the avast as well because it is not visible in control panel. Although i am able to see its file from Program Files in C drive.



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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    I am unable to understand the reason why you installed more than one antivirus on your computer. It is not recommended to install and use two or more antivirus utilities on one computer.These two can collide when both of them try to scan at the same time. You will get an error message from both of these softwares.You mentioned that you are using a free antivirus. It is always recommended that you install a free antivirus directly from internet rather than using a pirated version that might be outdated or compromised. To fix your issue,restart your computer in Safe mode and uninstall Avast from there. You can start your computer in safe mode by continously pressing F8 after restarting before the display of windows logo.
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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say.............

    1.Firstly i want to ask that by installing many antivirus software's you can be aware from antivirus.

    2.It is wrong but installing multiple antivirus one will other to not work.

    3.That's what is happened in your computer.

    4.Not all the files some files of the avast are still in your they are working in your computer.

    5.If you want to delete that software then you simply move the Avast files in the Program files to 'Recycle bin'.

    6.If it is not possible ti delete those files then you re-install in the same location.

    7.Now you go to 'Uninstall a Program' and uninstall that software from there.

    That's it by doing as i said you can solve your problem.

    Have a nice day.............

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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    Hello Friend,

    Just Follow Some Steps Are :

    >> Firstly Restart The PC And Press The F8 Key In The Boot Time
    >> Than Access The Windows OS In Safe Mode
    >> After That Sign In By The Admin Username And Password
    >> Than Open The Control Panel Than Open The Program And Features
    >> And Uninstalled The Avast Antivirus From The OS
    >> Than Restart The PC And Installed Another Antivirus.

    I Hope That Info Is Usefully

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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    You should know that you should not install or keep more than one antivirus program at a time in your system. Give a try to following steps to get rid of your problem:-

    > First of all uninstall McAfee antivirus software from your system as particularly this antivirus software creates a lot of problem if being run with any other antivirus program.

    > Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials also.

    > Directly delete all those Avast program files you can see in C drive. If you can not do that then log into Safe Mode and try to uninstall it from there.

    > Since you are using Avast free edition so it must be time limited after which it will stop working automatically and will ask for registration to buy it. My suggestion is that you should go with Microsoft Security Essentials as it is free for home users and also compatible with all Windows versions being a product of Microsoft.



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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    If you have installed Avast antivirus and did tinker with it and other antivirus. it will definitely teach you a thing or two.

    Avast or so to say any antivirus they are sticky and really hard to remove and especially free trial versions they leave traces which disturbes a lot.

    Safe Mode Removal is the way for you, if you are not thinking of any third party uninstaller found over the internet.

    Press F8 multiple times once POST check is over and booting starts.

    In safe mode , uninstall the Avast Antivirus which will be visible.

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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    HELLO FRIEND ,

    Wel thats no problem the program must not have registered itself in the registry..

    if you want to remove it you can manually delete it that will be the simplest solution....


    ALL THE BEST

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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    never install more than one antivirus in your computer .....................

    How to uninstall our software using aswClear:
    1. Download aswclear.exe on your desktop
    2. Start Windows in Safe Mode
    3. Open (execute) the uninstall utility
    4. If you installed avast! in a different folder than the default, browse for it. (Note: Be careful! The content of any folder you choose will be deleted!)
    5. Click REMOVE
    6. Restart your computer

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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    Hello

    To uninstall Avast antivirus Windows 7 system you can try these steps...

    ====>Go to control panel and than click on Add and remove program.
    ====>After clicking you will get the Add and remove programs window.
    ====>Search and find the Avast antivirus that you want to delete under the installed programs list.
    ====>Now right click on that Avast antivirus and click on Uninstall.
    ====>After clicking the Avast antivirus will uninstall from the system.
    ====>After that come on Desktop screen and press Windows + R key combination to activate Run box.
    ====>Into the Run box type regedit and press enter to open Registry Editor.
    ====>Under the Registry Editor click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
    ====>Than click on Software and find the deleted Avast antivirus registry.
    ====>Select registry and delete it.
    ====>After doing so Avast antivirus will uninstall completely from your system.

    Try this i hope this will help you.,...

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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    Hi...........

    You can use the third party software to uninstall the program from you computer.This type of software easily uninstall the application from your system.So first download the software and install it .I give you a link to download the "Your Uninstaller" software download it and install then fallow the step:-

    Download Your Uninstaller - http://www.ursoftware.com/product/un...r/download.htm


    Step 1 :-open Your uninstaller
    Step 2 :-You can see a list of program i window
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    Step 3 :-Select Avast
    Step 4 :-Then click on "Uninstall" or "Quick Uninstall"
    Now your program will be completely Uninstall from your system

    All the best

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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    Hello friend,
    1st== installing many antivirus software's you can be aware from antivirus.

    2nd== installing multiple antivirus one will other to not work.

    3rd==That is happened in your computer.

    4th==some files of the avast are still in your they are working in your computer.

    5th==want to delete that software

    6th==then you simply move the Avast files in the Program files to 'Recycle bin'.

    7th==If it is not possible ti delete those files then you re-install in the same location.

    8th==Now you go to 'Uninstall a Program' and

    9th==uninstall that software from there.


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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    hello,
    go to control panel
    select add or remove files or uninstall a software
    here from the list find any update of avast is there or not,
    or any file containing avast keyword in it is there or not
    if there is file of this kind then uninstall it
    your problem will be solved.

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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    Steps to solve this problem:

    • Restart your PC
    • Open the Control panel
    • Choose "add or remove files or uninstall a software" option
    • A list of programs and files appear
    • Find avast here and click on uninstall
    • Restart your PC again
    • Your problem will be solved

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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    Uninstall avast from windows 7 is done by fallowing these steps
    uninstall avast from your computer while running in safe mode
    to run your computer in safe mode press f8 while turn on your computer before windows screen appears
    running more than one anti virus software may colloid while scanning files. i think this is the reason why you are getting that error

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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    Hello Dear Friend ...

    Kindly follow the below steps


    Go to the Control panel

    Then you need to go to " UNINSTALL " programs





    Now from the list you need to Select the " Anti Virus " option

    Then you need to go to the "" Uninstall / Change ""

    After that Click " Uninstall "

    Then you need to click " Next "

    Then Finish it


    GOOD LUCK




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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    Hi dear friend................the installation of Antivirus .....for the second time ....it might be not installed properly


    And Two antiviruses in the PC do not work properly because .....they are detecting each other

    However , follow the below guide lines and uninstall the AVAST from the PC

    first press windows key+r and type regedit in the run box

    then press ENTER key from the keyboard.........then click YES

    now expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE option ........and then expand SOFTWARE folder

    under the software folder ........ delete the AVAST software folder

    then close the window..........now go to C:\ drive and open the program files folder

    then delete AVAST software folder.....

    after that your problem will be resolve...............ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Unable to uninstall Avast from windows 7

    Uninstallation Of Avast From Control Panel

    1.Press windowskey + r and then Type "control"
    This will open control panel

    or follow pic
    other-win7_startmenu79b0146a214876371d66276af6681af62bcbcd652cc974af143a8d58c7ac6ec51b89cff4864b.jpg


    2 Click on 'Programs and Features ' option

    other-win7_cp_icons7538a31a151000d96aaf78d971851da3355334325136d725afa768dd8e7bd6637625cb8ecf0b0.png


    This will open list of all installed programmes in your PC



    3.select 'avast! Internet Security', 'avast! Pro Antivirus' or 'avast! Free Antivirus', then click on the 'Uninstall/Change' button in the bar above the listed programs

    other-04a-en_a7_win7_programfeatures_uninstalla95aca604076b9619192f30ac053ddf5fd115e3e472c4779d2.png

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