Removing AVAST (Can't) ?


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Hello,

Trying to totally remove all of my AVAST free software as I "think" it is
preventing correct installs of some new programs.

Won't let me do it, as a msg comes up saying Administrator Required.

How do I do it, please ?

Thanks,
Bob
 
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Are you logging onto the computer as a User with Administrative Rights or as a Standard User? Windows needs at least 1 User with Admin. Rights which allows making changes while a Standard user can't do as much.
 
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Hi,

Thanks for help; appreciate it.
Not too sharp with this "stuff".

Where do i go (W10) to check or change my User to be sure it's set to having Admin Rights, etc. ?

Thanks again,
Bob
 
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Click the Start button, on the left click the "gear" icon for Settings then look in Accounts.
 

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Make note that the removal tool is intended to be ran in Safe Mode.
 
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Hello,

Trying to totally remove all of my AVAST free software as I "think" it is
preventing correct installs of some new programs.

Won't let me do it, as a msg comes up saying Administrator Required.

How do I do it, please ?

Thanks,
Bob
Download the cleaner from https://www.avast.com/en-gb/uninstall-utility and save the installer in your c drive

And run the same from safe mode.

How to boot to safe mode.
  1. Press the Windows logo key + R.
  2. Type msconfig in the Open box and then select OK.
  3. Select the Boot tab.
  4. Under Boot options, clear the Safe boot checkbox.
 
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also some programs need to be removed
1. ctrl+alt+del locate the program (Processes) and END TASK. many programs have more than 1 process.
2. control panel - programs and features is ran by Admin (default) which can uninstall.
 
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also some programs need to be removed
I'd make that read also some programs need to be removed from Memory/RAM, that's a feature of the Ctrl+Alt+Del and End Task, makes sure the program is completely closed.
 
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Greetings all ~

Just an FYI ..( having used avast for many years .. and used their removal tool .. many times ) You DON'T have to use it in Safe Mode .. the removal tool ( in my experience ) removes 99% of the traces of avast ..

If you want to be sure use CCleaner to remove the "extraneous " stuff .. but its really NOT necessary to do so ...


Good Luck.
~LoneWolf
 
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Due to some of my past exprience i always preffered the safemode , but i am glad we have other options.
 

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