Uninstalling AVG antivirus trouble-maker


  1. Posts : 564
    Windows 10 Pro 19042 x64
       #1

    Uninstalling AVG antivirus trouble-maker


    Hello,
    Finally have decided to remove AVG antivirus software, too many troubles recently (posted to you my story this week).
    But first I have some questions:
    1. Uninstall from control panel
    2. Uninstall with CCleaner.
    3. Uninstall using AVG remover tool (AVG_Remover.exe), have it downloaded.
    After uninstalling, will win defender start ? now it is 'on' but not operating (Grayed), have also microsoft 'malware removal tool' installed in the past and update it each time by checking ms for new version.
    To clean traces of this AVG from the registry, use CCleaner or manually.
    And after all this operation:
    A. Make full (macrium) backup ?
    Then I plan to install 'bitdefender'
    Please be patient for too many questions.
    Answers will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Motim
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  2. Posts : 944
    Win10 Version 21H2 19044.1645
       #2

    Get more opinions than mine, but I recommend just using the AVG remover tool. Then manually check your registry (regedit) and system folders for leftover entries.

    You may also want to download RevoUninstaller to look for any remnants. (forced uninstall, type in AVG)

    WD should automatically activate with the removal of AVG.
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  3. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
       #3

    AVG Remover, then CCleaner, then rummage around with File Explorer looking. If you still have an issue go for the REVO.
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  4. Posts : 124,608
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #4

    CWGilley said:
    AVG Remover, then CCleaner, then rummage around with File Explorer looking. If you still have an issue go for the REVO.
    No need to rummage around using file explorer ....that is really lame.
    Use the free program Everything Search, it will find any trace of AVG just by typing in what your looking for. (AVG)
    One of the best search programs around...:) I suggest to choose the BETA version....Runs great.
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  5. Posts : 124,608
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #5

    If you want to check your registry for leftovers of AVG, you could use CCleaner, its a very mild reg cleaner. :)
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  6. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
       #6

    "No need to rummage around using file explorer ....that is really lame..."

    LOL, lame or not, I found two Norton folders still hid out after the exercise I went through to get rid of Norton. Truth be told, they probably wouldn't have bothered anything leaving them in place though. And you are right about CCleaner being easy on the registry.
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  7. Posts : 124,608
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.739
       #7

    CWGilley said:
    "No need to rummage around using file explorer ....that is really lame..."

    LOL, lame or not, I found two Norton folders still hid out after the exercise I went through to get rid of Norton. Truth be told, they probably wouldn't have bothered anything leaving them in place though. And you are right about CCleaner being easy on the registry.
    Point being...Everything could and can find it faster....even in hidden folders....MUCH BETTER than using File Explorer. :)
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #8

    Use Revo uninstaller its works
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