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Andrew Lee

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Recently, I uninstalled Avast! Antivirus and got McAfee Antivirus. When I uninstalled Avast!, it must not have uninstalled completely, so after I installed McAfee, I looked at Windows Security Center, and it said that two (2) antivirus programs were found running on my computer :tazz: Also, when I reboot my computer, the fan gets loud during startup, and takes a while to load. I am sure I do not have a virus(es) or spyware on my computer. Can anybody help me find a way to completely remove Avast! and make my computer run smoother? Thanks.

Edited by Andrew Lee, 16 February 2006 - 08:21 PM.

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Why oh why would you want to uninstall Avast and install Mcafee?
I know which one i'd sooner have and that's Avast.

Try installing Avast again and then remove it again.
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Since this is my parent's computer, they told me not to. But it seems that when I reboot my computer, Windows Security Center says that 2 antivirus programs are on my computer. After I put it on standby and reactivate it, WSC says that only McAfee is running (which I want). Also, I went on regedit (didnt change anything) and under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" and "Software", Avast is still there. Is it safe to remove this? Is there something else I can use to clear the registry? Will this help? Thanks

Edited by Andrew Lee, 17 February 2006 - 02:38 PM.

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Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then also from system tools, run disc defragmenter

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, (all files will highlight), right click any file, click delete, confirm then reboot.

Download, install and run
Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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My computer appears to run much smoothly now and Windows Security Center no longer says that there are 2 antivirus programs running. I appreciate what you did to help me. Thanks so much!
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and one thing...Is it ok to uninstall the software, or is it better that I keep it until the trial is over?
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Keep the trial until it ends, and keep using it to run I-Click maintenance every couple of days, more to give you an idea of how the PC is running, after a month, all you will get is a message saying you need to activate this if you want to continue using it, at which point you can uninstall it, though at 9MB it won't get in the way if you leave it on the drive
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