Avast messed my computer problem& solution

September 15, 2011 at 17:22:32
Specs: Windows 7
Avast messed my computer up. So last night after having had Avast installed for about a week on the free trial version, my computer does this automatic restart thing where Avast is checking for problems or what not. This morning when i went to get online, my computer would not load Internet Explorer or Google Chrome or any others. I decided to do a system restore and noticed that my system restore had been turned off so I turned it back on but still couldnt find a system restore point. I thought really hard about what last changes were made to my computer that could have it acting this way and than i remembered that ***king Avast file scan from last night so I went to my control panel and deleted Avast and as soon as I did, when it said it was finished I clicked ok and an automatic restart was performed and Ive been fine since. Really a shame since I was as avid LOVER of Avast. Wish it was this easy to get rid of wanted boyfriends ;)

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September 16, 2011 at 07:24:15
Was there a reason why you tried the Avast trial instead of just using Avast Free? It sounds to me like you didn't uninstall the previous AV properly and that's why Avast didn't work properly. Avast is still the BEST free AV on the internet, I've used all the others and stayed with avast for it's great features, best real-time protection and no scheduled scans. Here's some more good reasons:

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September 16, 2011 at 16:59:00
Just a tip, in case you don't already know, when uninstalling an Anti-Virus make darned sure you stop it from running first. Same thing goes for third party firewalls. Reboot to make sure.

Also some AV's leave a lot of junk around and most provide their own uninstall download to clear out the dregs.

Btw, hitherto Avast excluded scheduled scans from the free version (although they could be invoked by calling up ashQuick.exe via Windows Task Scheduler). Avast 6 free now has a "Wake up / Scheduled Scan" feature for running at night etc - if you like that sort of thing. Some folk do it seems:

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