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Solved: uninstall AVG

Discussion in 'General Security' started by technomum, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. technomum

    technomum Thread Starter

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    Please can anyone tell me how to uninstall AVG free programme from a computer running Vista? I am trying to help someone as they have been provided with new antivirus protection from their ISP but AVG will not uninstall so both are running. I checked out on Google and have tried re-installing AVG then running the setup and clicking on uninstall but it always fails. Where do I go now? Is it possible to stop AVG running if I can't remove it?:confused:
     
  2. golferbob

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    did you goto the control panel and look under "add/remove " programs ? it is listed on mine .
     
  3. technomum

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    I wrote that it will not uninstall because I have tried using the Control Panel method - it runs the uninstall part but tells me it has failed every time. There is obviously a glitch in the AVG removal as lots of other people have found (they come up when you Google the problem) - I just need to know if anyone has found a different way round it. The AVG site tells you to reinstall then uninstall but the same thing happens.
     
  4. zacke

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    Try removing it in Safe Mode.
     
  5. DCLXVI666

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    Try this program out. I think you can find it on the Tuneup Utilities website for a free 30 day trial and it's only 30 bucks to buy. i Originally used it as a program to change my boot skins but after messing with all the other tools that this program comes with It has been a priceless addition to my software arsenal. One of the tools is a program removal tool that will remove anything and everything. I've had problems with various programs not wanting to uninstall via control panel>add/remove programs but this program will remove it all.
     
  6. technomum

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    Thanks for all help. Just to let you know someone told me to disable first by right clicking on the tool bar icon. When I did that I shut it down then it uninstalled ok.
     
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