Windows 10: Making AVAST Go Away? Solved

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  1. Posts : 790
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.228)
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       12 Sep 2017 #21

    May fool with this again after this Update finishes.

    Orphans is a good word. And NO I have no intentions of using Avast. Another episode like this and I will quit CCleaner too.
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  2. Posts : 35,308
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       12 Sep 2017 #22

    CWGilley said: View Post
    May fool with this again after this Update finishes.

    Orphans is a good word. And NO I have no intentions of using Avast. Another episode like this and I will quit CCleaner too.
    @CWGilley

    Clayton, I know this has irked you, understandably, but no reason to quit CCleaner, And the removal tool is quite safe. I've used it in the past. When the dust settles, have another look. TC

    Avast Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for Avast Removal
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  3. Posts : 790
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.228)
    Thread Starter
       12 Sep 2017 #23

    I did uncheck the box and clicked the "Not Right Now Button" only to come back in 10 minutes to find the install completing. Yea that irks me.

    Given time for this burr to get out from under my saddle I'll keep CCLeaner.
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  4.    12 Sep 2017 #24

    CWGilley said: View Post
    Given time for this burr to get out from under my saddle I'll keep CCLeaner.
    CCleaner is a good product I reckon.
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  5. Posts : 3,299
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       12 Sep 2017 #25

    ProgramData's data are used to store some config, logs and stuff like that, it is usually left in case of a reinstall. It is safe to remove. WinSxS files are left to avoid problems. You should not touch those.

    Clean Up System Files feature removes only those files in the WinSxS folder that it determines are no longer needed by the system. As a result, you may find that a lot of files have been removed from your system—or that very few files have been removed from your system. It all depends on how many files Windows deems are necessary.
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  6.    18 Sep 2017 #26

    about avast, i recently dropped it last week for norton..i just now deleted some residual files from registry...am i safe?
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  7.    18 Sep 2017 #27

    I was on line with Bank Of America and checked the chat button and MBAM notified me of trojen.nyetya. It was quarantined and later removed. That is when I thought I would have CCleaner have a go at it, was notified of an update. It went without issue, and AVAST was not an option. The update was labeled important changes so I wondered why. Read this: CCleaner compromised: better check your PC - gHacks Tech News.
    Last edited by meebers; 18 Sep 2017 at 12:45.
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  8. Posts : 35,308
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       18 Sep 2017 #28

    meebers said: View Post
    I was on line with Bank Of America and checked the chat button and MBAM notified me of trojen.nyetya. It was quarantined and later removed. That is when I thought I would have CCleaner have a go at it, was notified of an update. It went without issue, and AVAST was not an option. The update was labeled important changes so I wondered why. Read this: CCleaner compromised: better check your PC - gHacks Tech News.
    There's a whole thread going on this since early this morning. And all over other threads. CCleaner: A Vast Number of Machines at Risk - Windows 10 Forums
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  9.    18 Sep 2017 #29

    It always pays to do a custom install when your installing files so you can uncheck any unwanted "features".
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