Can't Remove AVG software - SP2 problem ?



not sure if i am in right place but have just bought new mcafee antivirus
suite. To install I must remove an old free version of AVG Antivirus. I have
tried to do so from the add/remove programs but get the following error

c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. the system file is not suitable for running
ms-dos and windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the applcation.

i have tried to google for answers but most i can get / understand is that
it is a problem with SP2. not sure if it was wise but i uninstalled SP2 but
still cannot remove "AVG 6X Anti-virus system".

any ideas - many thanks

Wesley Vogel

Seems to be an epidemic lately....

This can be caused by a trojan/virus/worm.

Get rid of the trojan/virus/worm.

Update your antivirus software and run a full system scan.

Update whatever anti-spyware applications that you have and run a full
system scan with each one.

Copy the autoexec.nt file from C:\Windows\Repair to C:\Windows\System32
And set Attributes for autoexec.nt to Read-only.

Or %systemroot%\Repair to %systemroot%\System32

[[Specifies whether this file is read-only, which means that it cannot be
changed or accidentally deleted.]]

1. Right click the file.
2. Properties.
3. Select: Read-only.
4. Click: Apply.
5. Click: OK.

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem error while installing or running a DOS application

MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based program Error Message

Error message when you install or start an MS-DOS or 16-bit Windows-based

"16 Bit MS-DOS Subsystem" Error Message When You Install a Program;en-us;314452

Hope this helps. Let us know.

MS-MVP Windows Shell/User



thanks everyone - unfortunately it is my moms PC and i dont have access now
for a few weeks but will try all your advice. sounds like a pity alright i
bought mcafee. problem was using dialup so downloading anything from the net
takes ages and often doesnt work because always losing connection after 5 or
so minutes so decided to buy cd to try to clean up system

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