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Old 12-10-2010, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mmmk. I need help.

Please.

SO, installing a new security system on the computer, removing the old, expired one, AVG. Installing McAfee. McAfee says remove all AVG shit. Couldn't do it in add/remove programs, so I used an uninstaller from the avg site. McAfee starts to install again, and says it's still finding avg on the computer. I don't know what the fuck. Where's the AVG I can't find?
*sigh*

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Old 12-10-2010, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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probably in the registery.
Use regedit.exe and do a search for avg and delete what you find.
Be careful of words with avg in it that has nothing to do with avg itself.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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my hero!

searching now! i didn't realize i had so much stuff with the letters "avg" in it. however, there's a ton of actual AVG stuff i have to delete!

THANK YOU DAN!!!!
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Mooooother fuck.
Ooook. Still have issues. I used the regular search feature on the computer first and deleted all of the AVG stuff that found. THEN, I went and used the regedit.exe and deleted the two avg things that found. THEN, I restarted and fucking McAfee says it's still on the computer!! I can skip that warning, and continue to install, although it appears to not be recommend. I'm not sure what else to do. I don't want to keep using my fucking computer if I'm not protected....buuuuut I want to use the damn computer!!!!!
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Lol I've had a similar thing for like 2 yrs now except I can't get rid of Mcafee.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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great.
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Mcafee and Norton are hogs.
Sophos is somewhat better.
Just install it. Mcafee is just jealous it was not your first

Mac is so much better in that way... but waaay worse in others.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i use kaspersky. it was a bitch to get to work at first, but now ive had it for 2 years and have literally no problems with viruses/ malware. and i have probably only had to click one or 2 update windows, its pretty much all automatic
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Old 12-11-2010, 04:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You could have some AppData in a hidden folder. Enable hidden folder viewing in folder options and go into [depending on your windows version] your user folder and look for AVG.

Get Avast!

It's what all the e-pirates use to protect ourselves.

The free version is pretty robust, and the pay version is amazing.
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and while you've got your hidden files opened......
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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And for god sakes, never just open your registry and begin deleting...that's the fast track to a crashed O/S.

Horrible, horrible advice, dude.
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another good program for finding random extra shit is called hijackthis

just search for it on google, its a pretty useful little prog that shows all sorts of hidden stuff and explains what is is and lets u delete it, dunno if that thatl fix this but its worth a shot
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also windows security essentials seems to work pretty well these days.

and its free, so is windows defender
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