Re: Could not uninstall Avira without registry changes

Discussion in 'Anti-Virus' started by Roy, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Roy

    Roy Guest

    On Aug 30, 12:00 am, Wolf K <> wrote:
    > 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.


    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
     
    Roy, Aug 30, 2010
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