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Nov 24th 2009

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Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 3:15pm

I just want to get rid of Avira, do I have to reformat?!

I tried a few anti virus programs out recently, Avira being one of them. However, I chose not to use Avira and uninstalled it but I have noticed I still have an entry in the registry for it despite having used the uninstall and reg cleaner programs.

I am now using Avast but I'm sure there is some kind of a conflift somewhere as the boot time is quite a bit slower than it used to be (I was using Avast originally). I am guessing this is because of Avira because this wasn't happening before I installed it and the reg entry is still there (and won't go away).

I've been seaching the net and the conclusions don't look to good. Is there really no way of getting rid of ALL of Avira completely without reformatting my hard drive?!

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Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 3:21pm


Please take a look here
Thanks for choosing Avira
Alexandru Manea
Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG


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Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 1:08am

Its very common to have registry entries left over from uninstalling software. In fact, MOST software leaves registry and file traces all over when uninstalled. Try this registry cleaner. Once installed, open the program and choose a Quick Scan (first option), only choose an Advanced scan if you know a lot about computers and how the Windows Registry works. Quick scan removes most problems though. Once scanning and removal of bad registry entries is done, reboot your computer. Let me know how it worked out.


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