# McAfee Mystery. - Geeks to Go Forums

## McAfee Mystery.

### #16phillpower2

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:51 AM

Thanks again for the screenshot
As the AVG is not on either the boot or recovery partition the AVG uninstaller tool should remove it if run on the D: partition with no problem but like I said I will get this confirmed for you and post back.

### #17Wrinkly Pete

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:01 AM

OK, thanks. I'll wait and see.

I wondered if I could just delete the AVG file, as it has never been installed.

Revo un-installer suggested as much didn't it, when it said "No installation Package Found! Tip: Get more information for the application from the main windows and try to uninstall it manually!"

### #18happyrock

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:51 AM

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I wondered if I could just delete the AVG file

yep...first try deleting the whole folder...
nojoy go into the folder and select a bunch of file then delete them...
if it fights you get moveonboot

### #19phillpower2

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:07 PM

Thanks happyrock

### #20Wrinkly Pete

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:16 PM

Right, I'll give that a go.

I'll set a Restore Point and just delete the AVG file and its contents.
Then I'll restart the PC, and provided I get that far (joking), I'll carry on as normal.

IF I encounter a problem I can then either restore the AVG file from the Recycle Bin or Restore the PC to my Restore Point, but it's fairly unlikely to be a problem as AVG 9 was never installed on this PC and I use M.S.E. now anyway. I really can't see losing the file/folder making any difference.

Thanks for the support everyone - you're great!

### #21phillpower2

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:43 PM

You are welcome, good luck and let us know how it works out.

### #22Wrinkly Pete

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:01 PM

Hopefully, that's it all done!
You guys are really appreciated. I don't know what I'd do without you.
With luck you won't hear from me again - until my next panic!

### #23phillpower2

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:07 PM

How did you get rid of it?

### #24Wrinkly Pete

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

Just deleted the AVG folder in (D:) manually.
I've got the Restore Point I set, should I require it, and I'll leave the deleted folder in the Recycle Bin for a few days, so I can recover the folder from there too if I needed to.

### #25phillpower2

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:26 PM

You can guarantee that if you had not taken the precautions that you have it would have gone wrong.

### #26Wrinkly Pete

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:34 PM

Don't I know it!
I think I was Bill Gate's test pilot for Windows XP when it first came out.
I only had to glance at my PC sideways and it would crash.
Good job my favourite colour was Blue, as that was the main colour of my monitor a lot of the time.

### #27phillpower2

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 01:39 PM

### #28happyrock

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:13 PM

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I think I was Bill Gate's test pilot for Windows XP when it first came out

we all were...