Making AVAST Go Away?

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  1. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
       #1

    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:

    Making AVAST Go Away?-avast.png

    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. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    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. Sheltieuk's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Version 1909 Pro(OS build 18363.778
       #3

    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. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
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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. Josey Wales's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 19043.928
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    CWGilley said:
    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. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
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    Sheltieuk said:
    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.
    Making AVAST Go Away?-capture.png
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  7. indianacarnie's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
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    Sheltieuk said:
    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. indianacarnie's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
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    CWGilley said:
    Making AVAST Go Away?-capture.png
    I see..................................... hmmmmmmmm maybe its just for new installs?
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  9. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
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       #9

    indianacarnie said:
    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. Posts : 1,323
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844
       #10

    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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