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Jsch38
07-11-2011, 05:47 PM
I had installed AVG free Edition on a dell insprion 1521 laptop.
I then decidied to remove it using the AVG removal utility.
I ran the utility and restarted the system.
The screen still displays the AVG icon on the dektop and in the quickstart meun in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
I then found the AVG folder in Programs Folder and deleted it. I also tried the AVG removal utility again. & restarted the laptop. I still have the same issue.
Any Suggestions ?
Thanks In Adavnce For Your Help :)

homebase
07-11-2011, 05:52 PM
I've seen AVG removals fail if something (usually malware) has taken away your rights to modify the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows key. Remove the deny permission that was added and try the removal again.

johnrobert
07-11-2011, 08:10 PM
Check Msconfig see if it’s still in the startup if not it was probably removed
Also check services not used by Windows see if its there
You will have to deleted anything that shows up in a search
I don’t use AVG anymore it causes too many problems, I use Avast free not the best I’m sure
But works without a problem

commodore64
07-11-2011, 09:02 PM
We had one like this, avg wouldnt uninstall, and avg removal tool didnt work, We just reinstalled avg again over the previous install, then restarted, and removed it in add/remove programs. Hope this works for you.

Martyn
07-11-2011, 09:32 PM
We had one like this, avg wouldnt uninstall, and avg removal tool didnt work, We just reinstalled avg again over the previous install, then restarted, and removed it in add/remove programs. Hope this works for you.

Done this myself, install it with the latest version then uninstall it. Should remove the lot.

johnrobert
07-12-2011, 01:39 AM
Why didnít I think of that only problem is if old was ver 9 you install 2011?
Itís not going to work very well

bitznpcz
07-12-2011, 06:32 AM
Why didnít I think of that only problem is if old was ver 9 you install 2011?
Itís not going to work very well

You can download old versions from FileHippo (http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus_32/)

PC-Man
07-12-2011, 11:38 AM
Use revo uninstaller. The revo uninstaller will completely uninstall the AVG including all it's registry entries

ubuzz
07-12-2011, 12:04 PM
Use revo uninstaller. The revo uninstaller will completely uninstall the AVG including all it's registry entries

I would try Revo Uninstaller as well.

Jsch38
07-12-2011, 05:30 PM
I was using an older verison of uninstaller tool from AVG. I downloaded and ran the latest uninstaller from their site and ran it. AVG was completely removed.
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP :)

Martyn
07-12-2011, 06:15 PM
Great stuff. I had already tried Revo etc and the only way was installing the latest full version and using the uninstaller like you did.