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alec_t
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Posted on Sunday, 03 April, 2011 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've read that some anti-virus software doesn't allow itself to be uninstalled easily.
Does AVG Free 9.0 uninstall cleanly and completely using its own uninstall utility (or WinXP Control Panel), or is some additional tool needed to eliminate all traces of it?

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wizard
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Posted on Sunday, 03 April, 2011 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Alec,

I use Revo Uninstaller which not only removes a program using its own uninstaller but then goes on to check the registry and files for anything left over.

I seem to remember that when I tried to unistall AVG in particular I had to run Revo Uninstaller about three times as it kept finding leftover files.

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alec_t
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Posted on Sunday, 03 April, 2011 - 01:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the info, Wizard.

Alec
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atferrari
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Posted on Sunday, 03 April, 2011 - 03:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A former AVG user for several years in two PCs, I do not recall problems. For different reasons I had to uninstall AVG several times.

At the moment of changing to Avira, still with the same PCs, the decision was related on how "invasive" it seemed, blocking the processor too much, too often.

Is it Revo recommended to have? Cleaning register afterwards, isn't what CCleaner can do?
Agustín Tomás - Buenos Aires - Argentina
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twintub
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Posted on Sunday, 03 April, 2011 - 09:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

AVG have a seperate uninstaller if you think the built-in one doesn't (or won't) do a good job:
http://www.avg.com/download-tools
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wizard
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Posted on Monday, 04 April, 2011 - 05:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

>Cleaning register afterwards, isn't what CCleaner can do?

Yes it does but I don't know whether CCleaner removes all the file bits and pieces left behind after an uninstall.

I know Revo does as it lists them for you
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atferrari
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Posted on Monday, 04 April, 2011 - 09:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is it then Revo a replacement of some kind of CCleaner? I guess it isn't.
Agustín Tomás - Buenos Aires - Argentina
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twintub
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Posted on Monday, 04 April, 2011 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is what AVG say about their seperate uninstaller:

"AVG Remover eliminates all the parts of your AVG installation from your computer, including registry items, installation files, user files, etc. AVG Remover is the last option to be used in case the AVG uninstall / repair installation process has failed repeatedly.
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alec_t
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Posted on Wednesday, 06 April, 2011 - 11:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

More useful info. Thanks guys.

Alec
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arw
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Posted on Thursday, 07 April, 2011 - 09:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mind you, I have the same problem with F-Secure, one PC warns me that F-Secure 2007 is not functioning properly - that's because I removed it several years ago...
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