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  1.    12 Sep 2017 #1
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    Making AVAST Go Away?


    Updating the latest CCleaner installed AVAST even with me unchecking the box to install it. I ran the AVAST uninstall, then did a search for *avast*.* in Explorer and am still left with this:

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    A run of CCleaner Registry check came up clean. So, can I safely just delete all this? Or do I need another Uninstaller app, like REVO maybe? I need some help here and will appreciate your advice.
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  2.    12 Sep 2017 #2
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    In common with most other AV's, Avast provides a removal tool for those 'hard to reach' places...

    Sometimes it's not possible to uninstall Avast the standard way - using the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS in control panel. In this case, you can use our uninstallation utility avastclear.
    https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

    Never having had Avast I've not had cause to try it, but I have used the similar tools from AVG and McAfee before.
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  3.    12 Sep 2017 #3
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    where did you download your update from? I've just updated my free and paid for versions from the Piriform website and I haven't had Avast installed or seen any mention of it.
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  4.    12 Sep 2017 #4
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    Hmmm, now I'm trying to convince myself to do what's necessary to boot this thing in Safe Mode to run the "avastclear" utility. All this would be a lot easier if I knew what I was doing.

    The update came from the link provided in CCleaner to update. Dwonload file is cc_setup534.exe
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  5.    12 Sep 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWGilley View Post
    Hmmm, now I'm trying to convince myself to do what's necessary to boot this thing in Safe Mode to run the "avastclear" utility. All this would be a lot easier if I knew what I was doing.

    The update came from the link provided in CCleaner to update. Dwonload file is cc_setup534.exe
    It is per their forum.
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  6.    12 Sep 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheltieuk View Post
    where did you download your update from? I've just updated my free and paid for versions from the Piriform website and I haven't had Avast installed or seen any mention of it.
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  7.    12 Sep 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheltieuk View Post
    where did you download your update from? I've just updated my free and paid for versions from the Piriform website and I haven't had Avast installed or seen any mention of it.
    Same here , just updated my Pro copy with nary a word about Avast or anything else for that matter. Is Piriform bundling now?!
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  8.    12 Sep 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWGilley View Post
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    I see..................................... hmmmmmmmm maybe its just for new installs?
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  9.    12 Sep 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
    I see..................................... hmmmmmmmm maybe its just for new installs?
    CCleaner has been here since 03/14/2017 and maintained up-to-date with each new release.
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  10.    12 Sep 2017 #10
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    Piriform is now part of the Avast Family was announced a few months ago I think or at least a month ago not exactly sure. didn't see that on my systems though as all systems already use Avast for now til Fall Creators update then might decide not to use it, not sure yet
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