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bilby

Un-installing 8.2 also un-installed Avira Antivir Desktop

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Hi,

This is really weird but after becoming sick and tired of the ongoing problems with 8.2 I un-installed it for the second time using Revo Uninstaller and the Lavasoft Un-installer. During the procedure however the Desktop component of my real Anti Virus program (Avira Antivir Premium) some how got tangled up in the un-install process and also got removed.

No idea how or why this could happen or be possible but while I am checking with the Revo people I hold Lavasoft 8.2 responsible for this mess.

So, anybody else out there considering removing 8.2 should be extra careful.

Back to 8.1.4 for me and now to reinstall Avira Antivir.

*&%$#@@*#

bilby :angry:

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Did it wipe out Avira completely, or just an essential file required for Avira to run? I'm surprised since Revo has been used successfully. It's a bit suspicious since the antivirus component of Ad-Aware used to be Avira, but I'm not sure if it still is in the 8.2 version. Also, I'm not sure if Ad-Aware's antivirus components are installed initially or only after you register for Plus/Pro.

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Hi,

No, it just removed the "desktop" component. I was able to fix this with an Avira re-install "repair". Did not know about the Avira / Ad-Aware Anti-Virus link .... makes one wonder.

My version of Ad-Aware in a licensed Pro version (now 8.1.4) and for Avira it is a licensed Premium version (9.0.0.457). I have been using both programs for, seems like centuries, but 8.2 is starting to give me that 2007/2008, pre Anniversary Edition, vibe. The reason I joined the forum in the first place on 2007.

Folks at Revo have been very quick and very good but have not been able to reproduce the problem yet. I have been using Revo Uninstaller for years and never had a problem with it before this 8.2 issue.

I put the blame on 8.2 and Lavasoft.

Thanks for the insight and info.

bilby


[quote name='visitor' post='117269' date='Feb 24 2010, 03:05 PM']Did it wipe out Avira completely, or just an essential file required for Avira to run? I'm surprised since Revo has been used successfully. It's a bit suspicious since the antivirus component of Ad-Aware used to be Avira, but I'm not sure if it still is in the 8.2 version. Also, I'm not sure if Ad-Aware's antivirus components are installed initially or only after you register for Plus/Pro.[/quote] Edited by bilby

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