AVG 7.5 removal problem

May 19, 2009 at 09:12:54
Specs: Windows 98 SE
Because AVG 7.5 is no longer supported I decided to unintall it from my Win98 machine. It did not unintall properly, though it is no longer on the install/unintall list. I tried getting rid of it by deleting it's directory.

Now, when I boot I get a number of messages looking for a few files (AVG7CORE.VXD, AVG7RS.VXB AND AVGTDI.VXB). I hit enter and evenually Win98 loads. I would like to avoid this.

I don't seem to still have the original install file for AVG 7.5 and I can't seem to find any of the missing files on my backups. The problem is not fatal, but it annoying.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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May 19, 2009 at 09:29:39
Jerry, Try the "AVG Remover" which you can download at the link below.


Edited to add this link which I'd use. You want the 32 bit version.



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May 19, 2009 at 11:00:11
I just tried that and the program aborted with an "illegal operation" message.

Any other suggestions?

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May 19, 2009 at 11:48:00
Jerry, The only other thing to try is to do a file/folder search for AVG then Grisoft and delete all you find to the Recycle Bin. Then do a regedit, open regedit, click on Edit>Find then type in AVG, click Find and delete what ever comes up for AVG. After the deletion press the F3 key and anything for AVG delete. keep doing this until no more AVG entries appear. Also do the same for Grisoft.

Note: Prior to editing the registry make a registry backup to be safe.

See the instructions at the link below.
288:How to uninstall AVG (remove it permanently from PC)


You could also download the AVG Free Edition 7.5.524 at the link below. After you download it and when you double click the downloaded file I'm fairly certain that it should give you an Uninstall Product option as well as an install option. Choose the Uninstall Product option and it may get rid of your problem.



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May 19, 2009 at 13:15:07
Thank you. I deleted the registry items and the problem has gone away. I was hesitant to do it since I didn't know what bad side effects might result from the deletion. The registry is a mysterious and scary place for me.

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May 19, 2009 at 13:33:57
Jerry, Good job and yes the registry can be a scarey place that's why it's good practice to backup the registry prior to doing any registry editing. Thanks for posting back.


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