I screwed up uninstalling AVG

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Honeycat

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I had to uninstall AVG Free Edition 7.289 from my PC and messed up.

I could not find the "uninstall" feature on the program, so I used my computer's "Add/Remove" controls. However, this did not remove ALL the AVG files from my computer. When I power up, my PC alerts me that it can't start Windows because it cannot find drivers associated with AVGTDI. VXD, AVG7CORE.VXD and AVG7RS.VXD.

I still have several components on my PC that may be associated, and I don't know whether to delete them or leave them alone. They are:

AVG&QT C:\
AVG7DB C:\
$VAULT$.AVG C:\
AVG7CORE.SYS C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS
avg7rsw.sys C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS
avg7rsnt.sys C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS
avg7rsxp.sys C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS
avgtdi.sys C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS
avg6254 C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
avg7inst.log C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
avg6255 C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
AVGINET.LGC C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG
AVGW.LGC C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG
AVGCC.LGC C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG
AVGEMC.LGC C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG
AVGAMSVR.LGC C:\WINDOWS\APPLOG
(folder)AVG7 C:\WINDOWS\All Users\Application Data
CAVGLK32 C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\HRVVTD4E
SAVGOL.DLL C:\QUICKENW
avg70free_289a392 C:\My Download Files

I don't want to delete ALL of these because I don't know if any are unrelated to AVG and are essential to the PC's operation.

AVG's FAQs tell you to go through AVG7 and use SETUP.EXE to delete components, but I can't figure out how to do that. Besides, I don't think I have entire "components" left to delete.

I am using a Sony F520 VAIO notebook running (yes) Windows 98.

Please let there be a solution other than reinstalling and then uninstalling, which would introduce two problems: I just installed NAV 2005 and don't want to have to uninstall and reinstall it also; and, I would still have my original problem, which is not being able to figure out where the heck on the AVG to uninstall.

I pretty much had similar problems trying to remove McAfee and you would think that I would have learned something by now.

THANK YOU.
 

Honeycat

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Thus far I've posted this on two other forums and have only gotten non-serious answers.

When I previously had this problem with McAfee, I posted here and got extensive expert help & it was extremely helpful. I would still appreciate anyone's advice.
 

Triple6

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If you are looking for an easy way out you may just want to try installing it again and then uninstall it again. You don't have to uninstall Norton to install AVG. ADD/REMOVE in the Control Panel is the proper way to uninstall a program. You can also uninstall it from Start -> All Programs -> AVG and then there should be an Uninstall option.

If not you will need to remove the files and registry entries manually or with a third party registry cleaner. And thats not that easy and may not work that well to remove all traces of AVG - not that uninstalling a program the proper way does but enough not to break other things.

You should try uninstall Norton - there's a headache.
 

Honeycat

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I did try uninstalling Norton once, and you're right. It was a real pain.

I actually did start out by using Add/Remove to get the AVG off, but then when I ran RegCleaner, it showed some elements didn't get removed. So I removed them with RegCleaner but apparently there are STILL some items left. I guess these virus programs are so hard to uninstall because they pervade so many sectors.

If I don't have to uninstall and reinstall Norton - which I have been trying since December to get installed successfully - then I may just re-install the AVG and uninstall it.

*THANKS* again.
 

Triple6

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If you are comfortable using the registry, back it up and search and remove all entries matching the files in the error messages. But deleting a wrong entry can cause serious problems.
 
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