Could not uninstall Avira without registry changes

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Just an anecdote, may be useful to some:

I wanted to eliminate Avira, something went wrong in the Uninstall (I
have no idea what), and Avira a) was still present in the \Programs
folder; and b) continued to do its thing even though it no longer showed
up as an installed program. I of course could not delete it, as its
files were all locked. I finally went into Safe Mode, and used regedit
to delete all references to Avira. Then I was able to delete the \Avira
folder.

However, removing Avira on my wife's laptop worked without a hitch.

Curious.

wolf k.


Re: Could not uninstall Avira without registry changes



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SWAG - it could have been the result of corruption in the uninstall
data. Most people will reinstall, then uninstall again to get a program
to uninstall correctly.



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Did you try to install again and uninstall?
http://www.avira.com/en/support/kbdetails.php?id=135
(there is a RegistryCleaner for removing Avira - see 5)

--
Fred W. (NL)

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Well if I had some problems removing stubborn  files I could use the
unlocker
http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/4105 /
and it often works(including the removal of antimalware remnants...

Roy

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On 29/08/2010 19:17, Roy wrote:
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Thanks for _all_ the replies, FFFR.

wolf k.

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