Best Way to remove Avira

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I am going to use a different AV program.

I currently use Avira and I am going to want to remove it.

What is the best way? I intend to go through Control Panel and do it. But is
there anything else I need to do?

Mel



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https://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/135

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On 11/08/2011 3:23 PM, MZB wrote:
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Yes, avoid the Control Panel uninstall, it's a dog. I use Revo (free)
and Your Uninstaller (trial version limited to 4 uninstalls per session;
I bought it.) Both start by calling the app's or Windows uninstall, then
search for left-over files and registry keys, and offer a list for your
approval/selection before deleting the junk. In some cases, an empty
folder will be left, which you can remove manually. Recommended.

HTH
Wolf K.

PS: Don't remove Avira until you've installed and started the other AV
program. If you can't start it without removing Avira first, physically
disconnect form the internet, then remove Avira, reboot, and
install/start the other AV program, shut down, and then, and only then
reconnect to the web. Reboot.

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I don't agree.  This is a very draconian POV.

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On 8/11/2011 6:29 PM, David H. Lipman wrote:
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David:

What don't you agree with? Is it the PS: remark?

Mel

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MZB wrote:
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I bet that's it. You can remove the AV and then install the new one.
Just don't surf or anything while no AV is running.



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1.  You can remove Avira from the control panel applet.  If there is a problem,
and it is
rare, you can obtain a tool from Avira.  You don't need Revo.  Albeit, you can
use Revo
IFF there is a problem.

2.  Don't install one AV on top of another and then remove the original.
Uninstall,
reboot, install new AV solution.

3.  You don't need to disconnect from the Internet.  It is AV software, not a
FireWall
application.  This is especially true if you are behind a NAT Router.


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Dave
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On 11/08/2011 8:34 PM, David H. Lipman wrote:
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All valid points, I agree, but let me indulge my paranoia. It's a
harmless hobby. As long as I don't veer off into conspiracy theories.

;-)

Wolf K.

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Paranoia -- a heightened sense of situational awareness ;-)



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On 11/08/2011 6:29 PM, David H. Lipman wrote:
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Paranoid, maybe? ;-)

Wolf K.

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Way.....



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Dave
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David H. Lipman wrote:

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Quite. A load of old cobblers thats likely to cause numerous problems. It is
perfectly acceptable to use the computer and browse the net with no active
anti virus, just dont be stupid.



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Tired wrote:
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I disagree. Being smart is no deterrent to contacting malware. The smart
thing to do is to not browse without active antivirus.

...unless you really really know what you're doing.

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FromTheRafters wrote:
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The presumption is you browse to an anti virus vendor and get an AV. Running
two AVs is far more likely to result in your machine getting messed up than
browsing with no av protection for half an hour.



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Tired wrote:
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There would be no 'messing up' by downloading the new AV's installer
prior to removing the old AV. No need to go outside naked at all. :o)


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The usual way should do. Come back should you encountered a problem. :)

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On 8/12/2011 8:26 AM, Man-wai Chang wrote:
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Well, I think Avira also has some kind of registry cleaner to remove all
remnants after Avira is removed via the Control Panel. I'm a bit
hesitant to use this registry cleaner.

This is what I'm talking about:

http://www.avira.com/en/support-download

Any thoughts?

Mel




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I have used the Register Cleaner several times to do a complete clean
re-install of Avira.
When you run it, it shows which Avira register entries are found for
deleting and then you can then decide which entries to delete or not.

https://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/135
5. Clean Windows Registry

Don't hesitate, but try, you keep control.
 ;-)

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Worst case: use System Restore.

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Its a FIFO cache.  If said product was installed a long time previously, their
may be no
System Restore point to restore the condition priot to said application's
installation.

It a good idea but only for a short term installation and removal.

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