i removed avg now none of programs work

September 7, 2016 at 08:46:39
Specs: Windows 10
Conflict between Windows 10, AVG & McAfee on my HP Envy.
Used Revo uninstall on all AVG files & now none of programs work. Says no exe. files found.

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#1
September 7, 2016 at 09:21:55
If it lets you the best bet is to do System Restore because it sounds as if Revo took out something it shouldn't have. Using System Restore rests with whether you have previously turned it on or not. For some weird reason MS turn it off by default (when upgrading to it anyhow).

For future reference the trick with Virus Checkers is to first turn off real time monitoring then use an uninstall from the supplier.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
September 9, 2016 at 12:58:21
Thanks Derek,
But Isn't that last option solution? iTunes, office seem to be only programs not working as far as I can see.

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#3
September 9, 2016 at 15:11:15
"Isn't that last option solution"
Not sure I understand what you mean. I was just pointing out that before uninstalling an anti-virus program first stop it working in real time. You then use their provided uninstall.

This also confused me:
You said earlier that none of your programs work but now you seem to be saying just iTunes and Office are not working.

Note that you should never have two Antivirus programs running together in real time. If you do then they start checking each other and produce conflicts.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
September 21, 2016 at 13:01:26
In my experience, McAfee creates more problems then it solves. The only antivirus I have found that is worth anything is Malwarebytes. There is a free version and it actually works. Uninstall the other two. If the problem is just office and itunes, then uninstall them and then reinstall them after running a full virus scan.

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#5
September 21, 2016 at 13:19:12
Re #4

MalwareBytes is good but the downside of using the free version and nothing else is that it does not scan your computer in real time. You have to remember to do the scan, or tell it too do so when you suspect you have a virus (maybe too late).

Ensure that MS Windows Defender is invoked as that does work in real time - good or bad. It does not conflict with MalwareBytes freebie because that only occurs when more than one virus checker runs continuously in the background at the same time.

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#6
September 22, 2016 at 19:18:29
Thank you Derek, did system restore, uninstalled Office, reinstalled after first failed attempt, it failed too.
When i try open programs i get this code: this is for office of course;
C:\Programfiles(x86)\MicrosoftOffice\root\Office16\WINWORD.EXE
I installed AVG remover & re-uninstalled AVG Internet Security , no help. Tried installing PC Tuneup (since i already had renewed in Feb) it would not install.
I think i need to get thru current problem before installing malwarebytes.
Thank you again for help,
PR

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#7
September 22, 2016 at 21:10:07
Restart into Safe Mode and install Malwarebytes there. There are malware that try to prevent programs from installing and trying them in Safe Mode and scanning in Safe Mode may make it easier to suppress the malware during the install. If it is malware causing your problems Malwarebytes may be able to help significantly.

Another possibility is to initiate a System Restore, check off 'show more restore points' and choose a restore point a long time back, weeks or months before the issues started. Then cleaning the system should be easier. The only thing of note here is programs installed since the restore point will need to be reinstalled and programs uninstalled may need to be cleaned out of the registry. Ccleaner should be able to clear out most remains but for the antivirus programs, their uninstallers are probably best for this.
After cleaning, this may help solve many issues remaining with Windows:
http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...
(Use 'Direct Download' link towards the center of the page, NOT the big green one which is an ad for junk)

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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