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Re: Best Way to remove Avira

On Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:57:20 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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It is a good idea, full stop.
(as I found out by using the cleaner tool.)
It only proposes to remove left-over registry entries for Avira Antivir.
(after a "normal" uninstall.)

It shows the user what entries are found and the user can select (or
not) to have the proposed registry entries removed.
Nothing stops the user from checking the proposals before removing.


P.S.
For restore I have my weekly backup.
I do not trust the (MS) System Restore function of Windows,
in my opinion it is totally inadequate compared to a complete back-up
(image).

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Re: Best Way to remove Avira

On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 01:08:41 +0800, Man-wai Chang

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Apparently you never used the Avira Registry Cleaner!

It is not the type of registry "cleaner" as other "cleaners"
(=snake-oil), but only finds the left-over registry entries for the
(previously removed) Avira AntiVir.

Please try the software before you make a silly comment.

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Fred W. (NL)

Re: Best Way to remove Avira [OT]

On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 01:08:41 +0800, Man-wai Chang wrote:

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*yikes*

System Restore is one of the first things I turn off when installing a
new system. (Second thing I do is making an image. |-)

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Re: Best Way to remove Avira [OT]

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Well... used wisely, could be very handy than trying to find out what
registries are modified by a certain installation.


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Re: Best Way to remove Avira [OT]


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Yes it is handy because System Restore restores orginal Registry hives that
existed at the
time of the Resore Point was created.  However, as I noted, it is only good for
short term
period installations and removal.



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Re: Best Way to remove Avira [OT]

On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 11:42:29 -0400, "David H. Lipman"
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This is the first time, I find out that System Restore is (also?) about
Registry hives.
It was always very unclear to me what System Restore does and what it
does not.

For a copy of the register, I run Erunt daily at the start-up of my
computer.
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt /

Restore of the register may be considered useful after a failed
install/uninstall of software.
But a restore of the register does not take care of left-overs from the
failed install/uninstall.
I tried it once, but noticed that a lot of files of a failed uninstall
were left behind as orphans on the C:\-partition.

Therefore I prefer an image for a complete and clean restore.
Because the functions of System Restore are very unclear to me
and because I found out that it does not work as complete as a restore
of a previous image, I turn it off a.s.a.p.
For me System Restore just occupies useless space.

Of course, YMMV

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Re: Best Way to remove Avira [OT]

On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 22:31:40 +0800, Man-wai Chang wrote:

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I must have used/tried System Restore once or twice; it leaves unused
files/folders behind. An image doesn't do that.

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