Avast Oddity

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by Termingamer2-JD, Sep 22, 2015.

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    Termingamer2-JD

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    Hi.

    I uninstalled Avast long ago, however Security Centre seems to think I still have it installed.

    I have tried to delete every instance of 'Avast' from the registry, but it still appears. I think I found the key to delete 'LEGACY_AVAST_ANTIVIRUS' but it doesn't let me delete this particular key or edit it.

    It's not that much of an issue, as it doesn't appear if MSE is up to date, but I don't know why Avast is still viewed by the security centre.
     
    Termingamer2-JD, Sep 22, 2015
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    Elizabeth23

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    to delete a registry key:

    right click on desired key

    choose permissions

    choose everyone

    click ok then you can delete key

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    Ensure you are deleting the right key !!!!

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    I have noticed that a lot of antivirus do not want you to delete their registry keys, this is probably due to self protection so that a malware cannot delete the keys or change them :)
     
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