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I can not get the new avast to run. Error says " Failed to start, side
by side configeration is incorrect"
I removed Avast 4 using their unstall program.
Can anyone recomend a free anti-virus program that I can try ?
Thanks for any and all help.

Re: Avast 5.0



From: <touch>

| I can not get the new avast to run. Error says " Failed to start, side
| by side configeration is incorrect"
| I removed Avast 4 using their unstall program.
| Can anyone recomend a free anti-virus program that I can try ?
| Thanks for any and all help.

Avira AntiVir.
http://www.freeav.com /

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Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: Avast 5.0



Hello, David!

You wrote on Sun, 2 May 2010 09:30:04 -0400:

  |> Thanks for any and all help.
 |
 | Avira AntiVir.
 | http://www.freeav.com /
 |
<grin>
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On Sun, 02 May 2010 09:23:03 -0400, touch wrote:

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Try Microsoft Security Essentials

Steve

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Stephen Wolstenholme wrote:
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I wouldn't advise MSE.  I tried it and it bogged down my system to the point
of being unusable.  YMMV but for me it was awful.  I removed it after a day
and went with AVG9.  My XP Pro XP3 system with a 1.6GHz CPU and 1G RAM went
back to its happy quick self immediately.



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Hi jch,

I have installed MSSE on several machines with no obvious or noticeable
performance hit. So, as you stated "YMMV".

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After testing MSE on a XP PC for a few month I installed it on many
other PC's varying from XP to W7 and have never had a problem. In fact
it works better than every other anti-virus application that I have
ever used and I have used most.

Steve

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| After testing MSE on a XP PC for a few month I installed it on many
| other PC's varying from XP to W7 and have never had a problem. In fact
| it works better than every other anti-virus application that I have
| ever used and I have used most.

"...better than every other anti-virus application..."

Based upon what criteria ?


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Hello, Stephen!

You wrote on Sun, 02 May 2010 22:39:54 +0100:

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| After testing MSE on a XP PC for a few month I installed it on many


XP... the "Swiss cheese " of OS's IMHO

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On Sun, 2 May 2010 18:24:24 -0600, gufus wrote:

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I see you're still using OE, so I'm wondering, what OS are you using?

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Hello, s|b!

You wrote on Mon, 03 May 2010 20:41:08 +0200:

 s>
 FL>> XP... the "Swiss cheese " of OS's IMHO
 s>
 s> I see you're still using OE, so I'm wondering, what OS are you using?
 s>

XPP SP3

Wel l close,  I'm using Fidolook and GoldED for newsgroups.
And I'm staying with XP until 2014, I have no interest in Win7 at this time,
also...

" Friends don't let friends drive Vista "
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Stephen Wolstenholme wrote:

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I read this somewhere important...

"Why would you trust a security application that was written by the same
people whose operating system *requires* one (or more)?"

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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(easy answer)
Because those authors best know their own operating system
and can most likely best address the malevolent attempts of others
to thwart or corrupt it.

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ASCII wrote:

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<LOL!>

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Re: Avast 5.0



On Sun, 02 May 2010 09:23:03 -0400, touch wrote:

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You should have used Add/Remove Programs. Their uninstaller is only
advised when that doesn't work.

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Why don't you ask for help in the avast! webforum?

<http://forum.avast.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=5765c0b5ac56ec9ecf5e29b35b0de135&board=2.0

It helps if you mention which OS you're using, which firewall (version
number) etc.

I did a search for 'side by side configuration' and got some hits. Could
be you'll find an anwser there.

| This problem really sucks.... but there is a solution (This works on a x86
Vista. x64 should be similar).
|
| 1. Download the Visual C++ 2008 redistributable package from Microsoft at
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b2da534-3e03-4391-8a4d-074b9f2bc1bf&displaylang=en#Requirements
| 2. Attempt to execute it. It should extract the files and install it.
| 3. Now try to start Avast. If it doesn't work and you get the side by side
error, continue.
| 4. Create a folder called "ms" (without the quotes) on your root directory of
your hard drive ex. c:\ms
| 5. Copy the file you downloaded into that directory
| 6. Go to the command line with administrator privileges.
| 6a. If you don't know how to do it, go to All Programs > Accessories. Find
Command Prompt. Hover over it. Right click and click on "Run as administrator".
| 7. Type the following and press enter: cd \ms
| 8. Type the following and press enter: vcredist_x86.exe -x
| 9. It will ask you for a directory to save extracted files. Type in
c:\ms\extract and click OK.
| 10. Files will be extracted. Close the command prompt window.
| 11. Using file explorer go to c:\ms\extract
| 12. Double click on vc_red.msi (if you have extensions hidden, execute the
vc_red that has a type "Windows Installer Package").
| 13. Installer package will install.
| 14. Delete c:\ms as you will no longer need it.

And there's always Google...

<http://www.google.com/search?&q=%22side%20by%20side%20configuration%20is%20incorrect%22>

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s|b

Re: Avast 5.0



Hello, touch!

You wrote on Sun, 02 May 2010 09:23:03 -0400:

 | I can not get the new avast to run. Error says " Failed to start, side
 | by side configeration is incorrect"

Try...
http://www.revouninstaller.com/index.html

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Re: Avast 5.0



On Sun, 2 May 2010 13:49:42 -0600, gufus wrote:

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This link leads to Revo Uninstaller portable freeware:
<http://www.revouninstaller.com/download/revouninstaller.zip

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s|b

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Hello, s|b!

You wrote on Sun, 02 May 2010 22:32:58 +0200:

 |
 >> Try...
 >> http://www.revouninstaller.com/index.html
 |
 | This link leads to Revo Uninstaller portable freeware:
 | <http://www.revouninstaller.com/download/revouninstaller.zip
 |
Bee /careful/ with this tool
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