Unable to uninstall AVG Anti-Virus free 8.0

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Hello, so I just installed this new AVG Anti-Virus free edition 8.0 thinking it would actually work.
Well, after I installed it I then did the scan and everything seemed to go smoothly. Then, after about a minute a pop-up says WARNING there is an attack on your computer. At first, I tried the activate now (block attack), but apparently you need to buy the damn thing, which apparently led me to a screen with no way to exit out, so I was forced to reboot my comp. The next time I got the message I clicked the other option which was to continue unprotected. about a minute later the samne message appears again and again. I try to uninstall it by going to the add/remove programs but it's not even there. Next, I try installing a new one and then uninstalling it, however, that only uninstalled the new one. How the heck do I get rid of this pesky thing?

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first u should click the START button..and go to the RUN....and type REGEDIT in small letter..the a folder wil be open...the left side of that folder u can see hds key n users key like that...maximize that + signs n u can c software there..click on that software n u can see avg 8 there...u can delete avg from there.n check all hs keys n software there n delete avg frm there...after that u can install new antivirus....
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thanks this worked GRRRR-EAT!!!!
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Thanks so much..that did the job for me...
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Thank You Nasir...You saved me about $40.00 for a software download to accomplish the same
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Thank You Nasir...You saved me about $40.00 for a software download to accomplish the same
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Cheers Nazir, your solution seemed to work and AVG ias no more!
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omg finally avg its gone thx alot
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HOW DID YOU DO IT. STEP BY STEP PLEASE.
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Thank you so much! That worked perfectly!
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My avg 8.0 worked great for a while, then I started getting the error messages. I could not reinstall nor uninstall nothing worked until I read your message which worked beautifully. Thank you so very much I am finally rid of this problem. Thanks.
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> Lady C
how did u uninstall pls tell me at shwethanayaka@gmail.com
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> shwetha
i want to unistal my avg 8.0 but I cant because its corrupted. I need help
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i cant remove avg free 9.0 frm my control panel instead of removing it reinstall grrrrrrrrrrrr thanks Ross
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thank u this finaly worked for me=P
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how will I remove Avg anti virus from my pc. I uninstall it but if want to install another anti virus it keep telling me I need to remve Avg first,and I have done that
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Hello, so I just installed this new AVG Anti-Virus free edition 8.0 thinking it would actually work.
Well, after I installed it I then did the scan and everything seemed to go smoothly. Then, after about a minute a pop-up says WARNING there is an attack on your computer. At first, I tried the activate now (block attack), but apparently you need to buy the damn thing, which apparently led me to a screen with no way to exit out, so I was forced to reboot my comp. The next time I got the message I clicked the other option which was to continue unprotected. about a minute later the samne message appears again and again. I try to uninstall it by going to the add/remove programs but it's not even there. Next, I try installing a new one and then uninstalling it, however, that only uninstalled the new one. How the heck do I get rid of this pesky thing?
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Hi There
I dont know much about Vista but cant you do a system restore. if that wont work I think you might of been hit by a virus maskarading as a AVG program???
Kindest Regards Tony B.
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i have a probalem my computer everytime I open my ym friendster stooped my connection I dont know why.
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hi you can go to download.com and get AVG for free,if you have and USB memory you can download a antivirus portable,that may work.
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i tryto install new kaspersky full option but they show me a avg file is not removed from my system but I didnot get that file at my laptop .How can I do now no anti virus in my system
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I'm having the same problem. I cannot install kaspersky because my computer says I have avg installed but when I go into control panel to uninstall the program, avg is not there. so im pretty much working with an invisible problem here.
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> Blackmamba
Everyone on this thread is nuts!!!
I have been using AVG Free since Win98, to WinXP, to Vista (piece of c**p OS, but that's another story!).
AVG Free works great on every Win version. Better than semantic, McAfee, and other pay A/Vs.
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> John
Hi,

The regeidt thing really worked out.
thank you for the funda.
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AVG firewall screwed up my network settings. Everything was working fine until I starting using AVG firewall. Maybe I did something wrong but I'm a well-experinced PC user and even AVG was difficult for me to use.
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John Dont EVEN try to dsparage others problems with this software until Youve experienced the same exact problem...If You see 50 people with the same problem , it stands to reason its a valid issue....Its easy to be an Idiot....just put cotton in Your ears to start with..
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Hi, I had the same problem - I ran the AVG uninstaller tool from their website but it didn't fully uninstall the product. I followed the instructions that EdinWV provided on this website and IT WORKED PERFECTLY! Thanks! I am re-copying the instructions here:

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EdinWV Feb 14, 2009 7:24pm GMT
If the removal tool doesn't work (I could not get it to work on a friend's PC running XP recently) here is an (almost) foolproof way of removing AVG:

download and install CCleaner (www.ccleaner.com) This is a free and very effective cleaner (you can contribute later if you feel so moved, but the program is fully operational in its downloaded form -- and I have no interest whatsoever in this program.)

run the reg cleaner -- I have been using this thing for months and it has never caused me any difficulty whatsoever.

reinstall AVG.

Go to tools on CCleaner and run uninstall AVG. Works like a charm and removes all vestiges of AVG from your PC.

Good luck and a pox on AVG's house!
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Heres my two cents worth about uninstalling AVG. First off I would recommend that anyone thinking about installing it....DONT. It has caused me so many problems.


First off...I would not recommend trying to delete it from the registry unless you are an experienced PC user that is familair with how the registry works. If you try and delete it from the registry,and dont know what you are doing ,you might cause more problems for yourself.

I would recommend this -- https://support.avg.com/SupportArticleView?urlname=How-to-uninstall-AVG

This program works,but dont mess with the registry if you are going to use it. If you try and delete it from the registry and dont do it right,,the program wont work.

If that happens to you....Download and run Tune Up Utilities 2008...go to "maintain windows" then look for Tune Up registry cleaner and click below it "correct registry errors.


Tune Up Utilities is not free, but it is well worth the money to get rid of AVG and to use whenever your PC isnt running properly.
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that worked! thank-you
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but I haven't pls advise me
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That worked for me as well.
Thanks for the help!
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thanks a million. it finally worked
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If the removal tool doesn't work (I could not get it to work on a friend's PC running XP recently) here is an (almost) foolproof way of removing AVG:

download and install CCleaner (www.ccleaner.com) This is a free and very effective cleaner (you can contribute later if you feel so moved, but the program is fully operational in its downloaded form -- and I have no interest whatsoever in this program.)

run the reg cleaner -- I have been using this thing for months and it has never caused me any difficulty whatsoever.

reinstall AVG.

Go to tools on CCleaner and run uninstall AVG. Works like a charm and removes all vestiges of AVG from your PC.

Good luck and a pox on AVG's house!
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CCleaner didn't work for me, I've tried them all and everything else and AVG still exists on my system! Is there anyone who really knows what their doing? I'd normally be able to solve most problems I run into but removing AVG completely is something else! That's why it's FREE I guess!
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ive deleted avast many times and still I get pop-ups indicating it has trouble updating. when I go in my control panel, it says it can't find it, even though im clicking on its icon and trying to delete it. Then I found a folder with all the avg info in it. its located in my desktop folder in my OS(C:). (OS(C:)----desktop---alwilsoftware---avast4).
I ve tryed deleting it from there but it wont let me and ive tryed taking it off read-only in the properties but still no luck. I just want this crap off my computer. Please help!
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I feel exactly the same way.
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Unable to uninstall AVG Anti-Virus free 8.0 in add& remove also...........
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You may read this page. It has the total solution steps. I think this is the best solution:

http://set123.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-remove-or-uninstall-avg.html
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> xtraTiny
Thank you...I was finally able to instal Kapersky 2009 as it wouldn't let me saying I still had AVG 8, even after I thought I had removed it. Thank you.
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> Nature_doc
i want remove the avgantivirus now
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hello, after removed the avg 8 in my pc, I the try to install the new antivirus that I just bought..and suddenly after follow all the instruction,a notice appeared and told me that the avg 8 still in my pc and I have to remove it but when I checked it on the control panel it show me that the avg 8 is not in programme anymore.how to uninstall this???
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> benetty
in my laptop I had instaal avg 8.5 but some any problem I want to uninstall avg 8.5 asked me why I do to remove avg antivirus 8.5
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peice of S %^& didnt work for me I still have the troublesome AVG crap on my computer
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this is definetly not the avg yu downloaded. it couldnt be! I have the avg free edition, (actually just upgraded to full version) and it does not provide protection from hacker attacks! or atleast the free version. you probably still have some sort of other rogue software on your pc. avg free does not have those kind of protection,if you do want that protection, download avg internet security using this license code 8I3-NFRG0-QACG3-E64FA-99VNF-6R8U6-ACED that is my license code. you can use it though.
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hi...
removed AVG FREE 8.0 FROM REGISTRY after getting tried of its REPEATED uninstallation FAILURE .It is essentially requiered as I am facing problem after taking restore(RECOVERY) set up of my pc files.MS Office document is not opening AFTERWARDS DUE TO security option.Office document help is showing your file is not opening due to security reason .Your anti virus either old etc,,,,,,,,,,,,,,\
pls help ......I dont have any back up of office doc...............

AB
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Hi,
I have been unable to open attachments or download any files for some time, some suggestions was download AVGremover from the AVG site . Luckily I have an old computer so I downloaded AVGRemover on to that put it on stick and used on my new VISTA . This worked perfectly so far .
Best of luck
JW
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Hey there,
I assure you that this is surely a virus attack and it would be safer to download a new anti virus and do a complete scan .Here is a good tip, try the eset nod 32 antivirus, you wont regret it ;-)
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