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  • "Howard2222" started this thread

Date of registration:
May 3rd 2012

Version:
Avira Free Antivirus

Operating System:
XP Pro

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Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 3:11pm

How to remove or disable Avira free anti-virus?

I've tried the following, but nothing works:

1. rename or delete the folder containing the Avira software (I installed it in its own folder)
2. Use Task Manager to stop Avira from running.
3. Use a utility I have (WinPatrol) to stop Avira from starting at boot-up.

Any suggestions appreciated!

A.Novize

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Date of registration:
Oct 4th 2006

Version:
Avira Antivirus Premium
Avira Internet Security
Avira Free Mac Security

Operating System:
Mac OS X 10.6.8 / Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit auf Mac via Parallels VM/ Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit/ Ubuntu 14.04

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Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 4:37pm

Hi,

not sure, if i really unterstood the questions... :S

If you want to disable functions, just right-click on the umbrella in Systray and uncheck, for instance: real-time-protection;

If you want to remove the software -why don´t you proceed by System Control > Software (XP) > uninstall?

If, for any reasons, uninstall won´t work, there is a tutorial for manual removing:
http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home…detail?kbid=135
Gruß, Novize.

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  • "Howard2222" started this thread

Date of registration:
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Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 8:37pm

OOPS. I meant to mention that when I tried Control Panel > Uninstall, Avira does not show up in the list of installed software!


Thanks for the link, I will try what it suggests.