Avast Throwing Errors?

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Avast abends - both when trying to update it's virus profiles and when I
try to re-install it.

Since Chrome was also coughing up it's guts, I guessed it's something
with my PC.

I've re-imaged, run MemTest+, run Prime95 (CPU stress test)... but
nothing jumps out at me.

Moved the paging file from a media drive to the system's SDD, and Chrome
seems to have stopped abending.

Could this be something Avast-specific?   i.e. maybe the Chrome thing
was a coincidence....

Anybody been here?
--  
Pete Cresswell

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Uninstall and reinstall using the following Alwil uninstall utility to  
remove Avast.

http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear.exe





--  
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


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Per David H. Lipman:
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Thanks David!... that did the trick.

For anybody else that is going here:

- Copy AswClear.exe to C: before starting and run it from there
  because it will prompt you  to reboot into "Safe" mode and  
  "Safe" will hose your LAN connections.

- If you have multiple monitors, don't get excess stomach acid  
  when the Safe mode boot brings up your desktop totally hosed
  and scrunched into a single monitor.  It will revert to the
  way it was once you reboot into regular mode.

- If you get stuck in Safe mode, Start | Run | msconfig.exe
  and un-check the necessary options.  Google for details.

- When doing the install,  I missed some option and wound up with an
  unwanted installation of Google DropBox on my PC - and the install
  took a looooooong time, most of it around DropBox.    

  If I do it again, I will take care to tell it (hopefully there's an
  option...) not to install DropBox.
--  
Pete Cresswell

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(PeteCresswell) wrote on 6/18/2013 :
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Damn I hate it when they do that crap. Well, free isn't always free I  
guess.



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On Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:26:22 -0400 FromTheRafters wrote:

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Desktop Resetter <http://preview.tinyurl.com/mjut29h is nice to have when  
shortcuts get stacked five deep.
--  
Ernie B.

Communication:  The art of moving an idea from one mind to another, hopefully  
without distortion.

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YW Pete and thanx for the update.



--  
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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If you do ever end up with a scrambled desktop, there's a little app
<http://www.midiox.com/index.htm?http://midiox.com/desktoprestore.htm
that can be used to snapshot and, later, restore the desktop
locations. His web site looks a little out of date but I've been using
the app (shell extension, actually) on Win7/64 with no problems.

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