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WinXP superfluous virus protectors

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by Steve Fabian, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Steve Fabian

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    HELP needed to remove "antivirus" programs:
    1/ AVAST. Operates annoyingly. No removal tools.
    2/ Microsoft Security Essentials. Keeps inactive red logo even when alternate antivirus active.
    This makes them viruses!
     
  2. Charles G

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    Control panel, Add programs, select aVAST, select uninstall or remove, finish process. Restart computer.
    Repeat for MSE....
     
  3. Steve Fabian

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    Not in "Add or Remove Programs"... The "Avast" directory contents are not removable in TCC. REGEDIT cannot remove parts of Avast, either. I presume what's left of the Avast virus is loaded on log-in to prevent brute force .
    removal

    BRW, I succeeded in removing the Microsoft Security Essentials.
     
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  5. Steve Fabian

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    That did it. I had to start my system in "safe mode" to do it, messages are not clear, but it worked. My brain had to be refreshed - it was months since I did that, could not remember F8...
     

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