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I want to install Avast on my mom's pc but not sure if I should. My problem is what do I not install

Q: I want to install Avast on my mom's pc but not sure if I should. My problem is what do I not install

She already has Emsisoft Anti-Malware but I am guessing that is not enough and runs as a limited user on Windows 10.

My problem is all the options in Avast. Like the web shield, etc. Does she need all of that? If not can anyone post a screenshot of what to check off and install and what not to please? Thanks. It would really help.

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A: I want to install Avast on my mom's pc but not sure if I should. My problem is what do I not install

If she runs Emsisoft Anti-Malware (paid version of course, not on demand), I think she is already safe without switching to Avast.

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I recently uninstalled ESET Smart Security to switch to Avast, and Online Armor for firewall protection. After installing either one of these my PC won't boot properly - when logging in the, desktop doesn't even load - so I've had to boot in Safe Mode and do a recovery.

Anyone know what could be the issue? I don't believe I have any other security applications installed, so I don't really know what the problem is. I've been told that a HijackThis log might be able to help, so I'll attach one.


A:Can't install Avast

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Can anyone show me a picture of what to keep checked off when installing Avast please? Thanks.

A:Best way to install Avast?

That's a very good config from the user Evjls Rain

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So I downloaded Avast today and I keep getting this error message

"Fatal error: current avast! installer is not trusted by avast! Self Defense module. Try to launch the installer again."

I called avast and they said sounds like an infection but I had just done a fresh install, nothing pirated on this computer. I had done a scan with malewarebytes pro and defender and nothing found.

I also disabled both for the installation and still same error, any suggestions?

A:Avast won't install

Temporarily uninstall MBAM using the removal tool, reboot.Then install your AV, and get it updated, configured, activated, etc.
Reinstall MBAM.

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Ok, not exactly sure if I should post this here, or in the XP forum? Anyways, I just built a new computer, and I use XP 64bit, which I have for years. Before I formatted and all that, Avast worked fine on XP 64bit, but now, I can't get it to work. It will usually install, and will want a restart, then after the Windows screen, the screen will be black, and a window will pop up saying something about Avast is changed, or something, and do I want to allow it, and whether I pick yes or no, the screen will just stay black. Restarting just brings it right back to the same black screen, and I have to go into safe mode and do a system restore to before I installed it. I have tried the latest version, and old versions I had from backing up my files before formatting, all resulting in the same problem.
Also, not sure if anyone could help with this other problem. I use Firefox, with adblock, and for some reason, the easylist filter causes my Yahoo search autocomplete to disappear when I mouse over it. It doesn't happen on the home page, only once I start a search, for example, I type in "bleeping" and hit enter, and it brings me to the list of searches it found. Then I put my cursor in the search bar, and it brings down a list of stuff related to "bleeping", and I go to click on one of them, the whole list just disappears. If I turn adblock off, or the easylist off, it doesn't happen, but with easylist off, it doesn't really block any ads. Is there any way around this?

A:Can't install Avast on XP 64bit

There is no mention of XP 64-bit support for avast! 2015System requirements for Avast Free Antivirus 2015Recommended system requirements to install and run Avast Free Antivirus 2015 on your computer:Windows 8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows Vista SP2 or higher, except Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows XP SP2, any Edition.As for your browser issue, you can start a new topic and ask in the Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications forum. This forum is only for issues related to Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software.

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I have been trying to install avast on a sony Vaio vista laptop. every time i try it stops and i get an error message saying that the external installer has failed, etc. What is the problem? this is the first time i have ever had this problem? What if i try and install it while in safe mode? Any help would be great! Thanks!

A:Avast will not install on Vista?

Well I have Avast on the Vista laptop and my WinXP desktop and they always install after a rebuild.Because its saying external installer has failed is because it probably needs an internet connection to download additional files, is it connected?

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Avast hast notified me that my registration has expired.  I don't think I'm in any immediate danger because my virus definitions are still being updated.
My problems are that -
1. Since my registration has expired I can't update the program.  A new version came our a few days ago but I can't manually update.  The "update" box is greyed out and inactive.
2. I can't register.  Every button for registration brings up the message, "The online content is unavailable.  Please check your internet connection and try again."  The only solution seems to be to download and install the updated version.
Can I install the new version over the old one or should I completely remove the old version first?

A:Avast repair install

For avast I would recommend you uninstall the old version and install the new version. If you use the stub installer you may wind up with Dropbox. That happened to be once. You can get the full download of the free version here. You can also use their uninstaller to remove any remnants left behind. Watch out for any optional software download requests. Also, with the new version avast includes their optimizer called Grimefighter. I would use the custom install method and uncheck that so it does not install.

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Hello good day to all.
I went to install Avast free this morning,I uninstalled the MSE and upon the first few seconds of installation of Avast I got this message on scree.
I'm running windows 7 home premium.I downloaded the avast from here...AVAST 2014 | Download Free Antivirus Software for Virus Protection
I have malwarebytes installed & Superantispyware.
Any help Please.

Error box...

A:Failed to install Avast

Update on my posting.

Problem solved,I had to disable ''Self protection module'' in advanced settings in Malware Bytes.After Avast was up and running I enabled the settings in Malware.
Now all went well with Avast.
Now shall I run the free version or would it be advisable to buy the pro version??

Many Thanks.

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I've been trying to install Avast Free 5.0.677 on Windows 7 x64 and keep getting :

"error 82 (00000052) has occured. Last performed operation was extracting main exe"

Windows Error 0x00000052 - 82
The directory or file cannot be created.

I wondered if this had anything to do with moving the TEMP and TMP folders off my SSD Drive C:\ and onto the Hard Drive F:\

I've not had problems like this installing any other software.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:trying to install Avast Free 5.0.677

Move the folders back, reboot and try to install again. Then you'll know if it is or not.

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Avast Free/Pro/IS/AP?

What modules you install?

I use Avast Free & IS.

File Shield
Web Shield

File Shield
Web Shield
Safe Zone

I use default settings.
PUP enabled & HTTPS under WebShield disabled.

A:Avast Custom Install

File Shield is enough, do not install webshield also you do not need many of bundled tools with it. They use those tool to advertise their products.
In IS installation, you again do not need webshield. Webshields are useless in my opinion. You can make some research about it on google.
Other features I never tried.

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These cause a slow pc
I posted as in the link above about Avast.
During reinstallation, the first pre-selected option was for Google Chrome.
I then selected the 'Custom' option and this was what I got:-

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I am trying to install Avast on my XP machine but it stops with "Avira detected etc....." and refuses to install.

I have uninstalled Avira via Control Panel and with Avira removal tool to no avail.

Any suggestion what else I can do to remove Avira completely?

Attached find hijackthis.log


A:Avast refuse to install...

What did Avira detect?

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These cause a slow pc
I posted as in the link above about Avast.
During reinstallation, the first pre-selected option was for Google Chrome.
I then selected the 'Custom' option and this was what I got:-

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I downloaded Avast due to a nasty problem on my laptop. After a boot scan failed, I am getting blue screen and %hs missing. I have tried the AVG recovery disk fix, with no luck. I ran FRST.exe, and here is my FRST.txt. I am in need of a fix file for this.

A:%hs missing after Avast install

I have asked a Non booter specialist to look here. It may not be today.

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os ,windows xp home edition sp 2.0 iam trying to avast and i am having a problem i get it to download,but when i hit run it showes files going from one folder to another folder.but it does not install the program need help thanks

A:avast download will not install

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I have checked other forums about the problems trying to install avast and the ones ive found aren't working for me...
I am cleaning up a computer it was pretty badly infected...here are the steps I took...
I took out harddrive and ran it as secondary on another computer.. scanned with MBAM Pro, Superantispyware, AVAST, MSE
Put harddrive back in computer started in safemode did a clean up to startup. rebooted. didn't have internet access so fired up D7 and cleaned out all temp files, proxy and system restore, Then did repair to network option. got back on internet. Ran Combofix (which ive done hundreds of times  ) after that was done I installed MBAM, Superantispyware & Hitman and cleaned up more stuff..
after that I ran adwcleaner, fix tdss, tdskiller, JRT, MBAM rootkit, Roguekiller (which detected a cryptolocker) luckily the cryptolocker didn't lock the files down...maybe I over killed on scans I don't know but that's how I rolled this time...dealing with someone else comp not mine...wanted to make sure was clean...
everything appears to be working just fine including windows updates. I just cant install avast. It "the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more details."
Ive also run sfc /scannow 3 times...reboot after each time
and that's where im at now...thanks

A:cant install avast after virus removal

What operating system is on the infected computer?What anti-virus was originally on the infected computer?If it was avast, run the Avast Uninstall Utility, reboot and they try your reinstall.If it was a different anti-virus, then you may need to run the vendor's clean up tool for that program.Eset's List of Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus softwareSingularLabs: Uninstallers – Security SoftwareMicrosoft Wiki: List of anti-malware product removal toolsAntivirus removal toolsRemoval Tools and Methods for Uninstalling Major Antivirus ProductsComprehensive List of Uninstallers or Removal Tools for Antivirus Software

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I am attempting to install Avast antivirus. When I try to install avast I get a 'process trust' error. It says that is not trusted by avast self defence module. I have no antivirus currently listed in my control panel. 
Help please?
thank you for your time

A:Can't install Avast 'Process trust'

Do you have malwarebytes installed? If it is the paid version with real-time detection, it may conflict with avast.
What version of avast are you trying to install and where did you download if from?

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I just formatted my laptop with Windows XP SP2, and since I've misplaced my drivers CD, I downloaded the Ethernet drivers for my laptop, from my PC and transferred it using a CD-RW.
Having installed the ethernet drivers, I activated Windows, and downloaded avast 4.8 Home. I did not do anything else online.

After downloading the installer, when I double clicked it, it showed me the certificate and all, and then the installer started. I clicked Next once... the next screen appeared.. and it vanished before I could even read it. Same thing happens everytime.
I even tried running it as administrator, but it doesn't help.

Please help me. Thanks a lot in advance.


Edit : Also, my Ctr + Alt + Del says "Disabled by administrator", even though I didn't do it. It's just been 2 minutes since I installed Windows.

A:Unable to install avast! 4.8 Home

You seem to not have the correct Windows Installer for the application. The first thing you should do is to run Internet Explorer and type in the address bar: http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate and make sure that you click Express to scan for the highest priority updates. It will also look for hardware updates for you. It could take quite a while to download all the updates and install them. After you have everything installed, then try the install for Avast! again.

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I have started getting a message in message centre that I have no AV software installed, I have had Avast installed since i installed the OS but there is no way to tell Windows to ignore the problem.
I can turn off notification but do not want to.
I have system images from earlier dates that i can restore to but do not want to do that if there is an easier option

A:Windows can't find my Avast install


re-install avast

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Hi, I recently purchased a Dell Optiplex 755. I performed a clean install of Windows 7 professional, 64-bit, for my parents to use. I tried to install Avast, and at a point in the installation, the computer restarted. The computer turned back on, and running the setup again, it installed correctly, without rebooting. BUT, when I put it to sleep, and tried to wake it up, and it just restarted.

I was having the restart from sleep problem before, but after making a few tweeks to the power options, I fixed that problem. I am at wits end on this; I've never had a computer fight me this hard! Thanks for any help.

A:Computer restarts while trying to install Avast

Are you having any problems installing other software? Like malwarebytes or any other software? What happens when you try to install another AV like antivir or panda?

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I am doing a custom install because I don't want it installing things I don't need and I want to keep things simple

I don't know what all the options mean so I don't know what to un-tick in some cases. Here is where I am up to...

Web rep - unticked

Avast gadget - unticked

File shield - not sure what it is?

Mail shield - unticked - I use Gmail only

web shield - firewall? Don't want it if it is.

P2P shield - don't need

IM shield - I use Yahoo messenger sometimes but don't really feel I need a shield, how does it work anyway?

Network shield - sounds like something I need, as long as that is not a firewall

Script Shield - javascript? good idea to have?

behaviour shield - no idea what this is

Can anyone help me understand what these shields are and if it is a good idea to use them please? The ones I have done in red font are the ones I really don't understand/need to decide whether to use them.

A:Avast custom install - what are the shields?

So this is what I am currently thinking sounds like a good install for me, without unnecessary stuff. But some of it is guess work.

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Hey all...

Was running AVAST 7.x fine for years, then just updated W7 with SP1 (and all subsequent updates and patches) and afterward AVAST was causing lagged boot time up to 4 min. (Verified it was AVAST doing it by selective boot using MSCONFIG and by looking at diagnostics / event viewer.)

Have not wanted to update AVAST as I don't like the newer versions.

Uninstalled AVAST v7x and reinstalled with same result.

Uninstalled again and reluctantly installed newest AVAST, 2015 beta 10.something. (File & Web shields only, no cloud services, no participation, no streaming updates and no auto-program update.) Boot time about 1:08 but the computer is unusable for a couple minutes while AVAST hogs resources.

REALLY disliking the new AVAST, I used their uninstall tool in SafeMode to remove it, then used a reg program to seek out all instances of AVAST and ALWIL in the reg and deleted all those keys. Also cleared all left over folders, including in user/appdata. Rebooted.

Downloaded AVAST v6.01367 (last version of 6), got offline, then tried to install that. But it pops up a notice that I am trying to install an old version and it will download the newest one. It gives me no choice in the matter.

When I previously had reinstalled v7 a popup says I am trying to install an old version, but gives me the option to continue. But v6 has no option to continue.

Anyone know if a different older version won't do this, or how I can get around it? Thanks!

A:How to force install of old version of AVAST?

I downloaded the oldest 6 version (6.0.1270) which installed without a hitch, unlike v6.0.1367. Weird. Only thing I did different before trying to install this version was cleaning my browser cache, which I don't see how that would have made a diff since I was offline anyway. IAC this is solved. Now just hoping it doesn't cause a 4min boot problem like v7!

EDIT: Argh..... 2min boot. Back to the drawing board.

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"Ashbase.dll was not found"

A:Avast Anti-virus won't start up or un-install

FuzzyWuzzy Hi,

You can find the right .dll here then copy it to system32 and/or system directories, or you can look for it on your install disk. Hopefully you don't have a viruse that has shut down your AV P/G.



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My Mcafee security installed by Dell runs out in Dec. 2008. I am thinking of- may be replacing it with Avast or something similar or even buying a new Mcafee package on ebay.
Do I uninstall my current version of Mcafee before installing new, and if so will my pc be unprotected and vulnerable to attack during this period.
Any advice or help would be appreciated-I am running Vista home basic.

A:Solved: avast install removal Mcafee

Hi d/load Avast to your desktop..and while offline then uninstall McAfee and install Avast.


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Installed Avast a couple months ago... changed from AVG Free.  Noticed my Lenovo Y550 Win7 laptop running slower.  We also had just hooked up a new smart tv plus another tablet to the network, so I didn't think too much about the issue.  
Last week we upgraded to AT&T Uverse 18Mbps.  Laptop is still slow.
Went to the tutorial "4 Simple Steps for Removing Spyware, etc"  and downloaded Trend Micro Housecall... after 4 hours, I cancelled.  
Today, I was doing a search and saw there are lots of AVG files still around, even though the program is no longer installed.
Went to "Uninstall Programs Database" and downloaded Revo Uninstaller, but AVG does not appear and there is not an exe.
Now I have decided to not touch anything else until I get help.  Not sure if the Avast is really working also.
Thank you!!

A:Help! Very Slow Notebook & recent install of Avast

It is not uncommon for some anti-virus programs to not completely uninstall itself using the usual method of Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features in Vista/Windows 7. In many cases anti-virus vendors provide clean-up utilities on their web sites to remove remnants left behind after unintalling or for a failed uninstall.In many cases anti-virus vendors provide clean-up utilities on their web sites to remove remnants left behind after unintalling or for a failed uninstall...you can download and use AVG's uninstall/cleanup utility instead of "mucking" around in the registry.AVG Remover eliminates all the parts of your AVG installation from your computer, including registry items, installation files, user files, etc. AVG Remover is the last option to be used in case the AVG uninstall / repair installation process has failed repeatedly.AVG Remover for 32-bit, 64-bit systemsalternate AVG Remover links

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I have Avast on my machine and would like to make a clean transition to Avira to avoid leftover traces. Any advice appreciated!

A:Want to uninstall Avast and install Avira (seamlessly)

Hello there,You will want to uninstall Avast the 'normal' way - via Programs & Features in Control Panel.If the installation process failed for some reason, use Avast Clear to remove it instead.Then install Avira.A word of advice: If you want to use Avira's Web Protection, do NOT remove the Avira Toolbar under all circumstances!Hope this helps.Regards,AlexEDIT: Emsisoft products do not target the Avira Toolbar... not sure about MBAM and other AMs - but probably not, since it'll break Avira.

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I just bought a new laptop and installed the comodo firewall and avast, both free versions. What other antispyware programs do you recommend installing?


A:Comodo fire wall + avast. What else to install?

Hello and welcomw!Install SpywareBlasterAs an on demad scanner I would have these handySUPERAntiSpyware FreeMalwarebytes Anti-Malware

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Hi All,
Just a heads up,it appears that avast is now installing szbrowser without warning or any indication of it doing so.
I only found out because I was looking process explorer at the time. A link to a few others with the same (in comments)
This just seems a bit odd because I "employ" avast to stop this sort of thing (no warning, no permission,not even a polite question as to weather or not I want it)
Unless of course this software is part of the EULA
Thanks for reading
Edit::-  Just looked on my girlfriends comp, hers came with a desktop icon(again no notifications)

A:Avast SafeZone Browser unwanted install

Bana da sormadan SafeZone Browser kurdu, kafasına göre iş yapıyor, böyle şey olmaz!!!

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somebody please help....i am not able to install avast 4.8 professional edition into my win7 ultimate build 7260..please help me soon

A:not able to install avast 4.8 in windows7 ultimate 7260

What exactly is happening when you try to install?
Have you ever installed it before on any other builds? Do you already have another AV program installed and running? Did you try right clicking on the setup and going to properties- Unblock- and Compatibility- Run as an admin?

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As soon as I try to install Avast Free Anti Virus my system(Win XP) reboots without giving any error message.

I have already ran Dial-a-fix, MBAM n Trojan remover.

A:Solved: Not able to install Avast Free Antivirus

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Hi, My niece just got a refurbed Acer desktop with Vista Home Premium 32bit. I uninstalled all of the crapware on it and installed Avast 5.0.418.

The problem is that at boot Vista blocks Avast from loading. Before I installed Avast I went into services and disabled Windows defender. Opened Windows Defender and unchecked everything so it isn't loaded or scanning anything.

Why would Vista stop my Avast from loading at startup, what good is it to have it not loading at start up when the computer is online at all time? UAC should not stop it from loading and the only way I could get it to load is by turning UAC off which I didn't want to do.

Windows 7 does not do this. Oh and I also have all of the windows updates installed.

How do I keep UAC from blocking my antivirus from loading at start up without having to click on "run this program" or whatever to get it running. I would like to keep UAC on but it's unexceptable to have to tell Vista to let run at every start up.

If she or one of her kids misses that ignores it then the computer is online with no antivirus running.

Thanks for any help, I don't remember this happening when I had Vista on my pc.

A:New Vista install blocking Avast from start up

Hallo kbz1960, this should not be happening and i would suspect malware is blocking it. If you try this first & set up Avast to run as Admin. just right click on avast in the start menu select properties & then compatibility tab and select run this program as admim. then apply/ok

If this does not work try running a Boot time scan with Avast & download Malwarebytes to your desktop;


Then follow corrine instructions on this page;

"Internet Security 2010" virus ... help!????

I hope this is of some help

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Hello everyone,
this is my first time here. Hopefully someone can shed some light on this problem, as it has made everything grind to a halt.
My main computer just died, so I figured I'd take my old computer, which was never hooked up to the internet (in order to always keep it clean as a baby's rear end), and use it to run either diagnostics and/or data recovery software on my malfunctioning C drive from my dead computer.
The old computer had XP pro sp2 on it, with a P4 3.4 processor, and an Intel board. The first obstacle, was getting it online. Simply plugging in the networking cable did nothing. After endless amounts of reading, it seems that because they computer was never meant to be online, the networking (or "LAN"?) drivers were never installed. After many tries and much confusion, I finally had someone find them online for me, put the drivers on a thumbdrive, and after a few attempts I was able to get this old girl connected. But I must say, for those who don't really know what they are doing very well, the procedure for setting up the network connections was anything but easy. The automated system for doing it failed every time. No reason way. So I finally managed to do it manually, somehow. To be honest, I don't even remember now. When you attempt to do something for 12 hours in a row, trying every possible solution, it's easy to forget specifics.
Anyway, I got hooked into the internet. The next step was upgrading to SP 3, which I had already p... Read more

A:Hi! Windows XP boot-up problem after sp3 install and network drivers install

After tapping F8 is there a selection called Disable Autorestart on System Failure? Select it and the next time you boot the BSOD will stay on the screen.

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Hello everyone,
this is my first time here. Hopefully someone can shed some light on this problem, as it has made everything grind to a halt.
My main computer just died, so I figured I'd take my old computer, which was never hooked up to the internet (in order to always keep it clean as a baby's rear end), and use it to run either diagnostics and/or data recovery software on my malfunctioning C drive from my dead computer.
The old computer had XP pro sp2 on it, with a P4 3.4 processor, and an Intel board. The first obstacle, was getting it online. Simply plugging in the networking cable did nothing. After endless amounts of reading, it seems that because they computer was never meant to be online, the networking (or "LAN"?) drivers were never installed. After many tries and much confusion, I finally had someone find them online for me, put the drivers on a thumbdrive, and after a few attempts I was able to get this old girl connected. But I must say, for those who don't really know what they are doing very well, the procedure for setting up the network connections was anything but easy. The automated system for doing it failed every time. No reason way. So I finally managed to do it manually, somehow. To be honest, I don't even remember now. When you attempt to do something for 12 hours in a row, trying every possible solution, it's easy to forget specifics.
Anyway, I got hooked into the internet. The next step was upgrading to SP 3, which I had already p... Read more

A:Hi! Windows XP boot-up problem after sp3 install and network drivers install

After tapping F8 is there a selection called Disable Autorestart on System Failure? Select it and the next time you boot the BSOD will stay on the screen.

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I usually use AV-Comparatives.org for my antivirus information, but I couldn't find any section within it where they show portable applications.
I would like an anti-malware scanner that I can fire up at a moments notice for a "second opinion", and doesn't stay resident on my system (Win7/64 Ult).
Whenever I see suggestion lists out there for such things, I'm always wondering if the site was itself a front for a malware program.

A:Have Avast Free, need good portable (non-install) 2nd AV scanner

Hi tgm1024 and
Kaspersky Virus Removal tool
ESET Online scanner
Superantispyware portable
Download,use it and delete,except ESET you must uninstall but keep the exe and next time again.
Thank you!

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The taskmanager is disabled, Not able to go to safe mode, whenever try yo go to safe mode, the system is rebooting itself.. Not able to uninstall AVAST anti-virus system to install a new anti-virus system. Please help me to fix this. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:45:33 PM, on 12/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exeC:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TpWAudAp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\tsnp2std.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\WINDOWS\vsnp2std.exeC:\PROGRA~1\THINKV~1\AMSG\amsg.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Lenovo\LENOVO~2\LPMGR.exeC:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\Client Security Solution\cs... Read more

A:No task manager / safe mode/ not able to un-install AVAST ..

Anybody help me regarding this ????
Please find the above hijackthis logs and let me know what would be the suitable solution to get the system right.
Please help me.

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i have read all the threads in this concern in this site...but my kaspersky setup still shows a avast antivirus installed on my system..i have tried uninstalling the avast from ADD/REMOVE Programs in control pannel...no results
i have tried REVO UNINSTALLEr..but no results..
i want to install kaspersky 2009 and i have tried everything for uninstalling the avast but when i install kaspersky it asks me to uninstall the avast installed on the system...
wat to do???

A:Solved: how to uninstall avast antivirus????and install kaspersky???

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I recently installed Planescape: Torment, which is an older game, and had no problems.
About 10 minutes into the game, my computer restarted without warning for security updates(the game was on fullscreen mode, so I just didn't see the warning).
After this restart, the game no longer worked, the .exe file no longer had an image for its icon, just a generic symbol. So I did the first thing I could think of, I uninstalled it. This went just fine.
Then I reinstalled it, or tried to do so. That's when I got this odd error about ikernel.exe. "iKernel.exe Could Not Be Installed (0x5)" see image here:
(Sorry for the large white space in the image, I copy-pasted the error into paint)
I googled this InstallShield issue, and found out that the associated file is ikernel.exe. I didn't find anyone with this EXACT issue (I saw a few with 0x20 but not 0x5). The closest solution suggested I download IKernelUpdate.exe, which tries to update InstallShield. When I ran this update file, it didnt install, giving me the same error as in the image above.
The next solution I found suggested I log in as an administrator to fix the problem. I am the only user of this computer, and have admin privileges, but I figured it was worth a try. After finding out how to enable the administrator profile through the command prompt, I logged off my normal account, got on the admin account, downloaded the IKernelUpdate.exe and tried running it. The same error popped up again. ... Read more

A:Install Shield ikernel.exe problem-can't update or install

Sorry to double post here- but this could be a registry problem, the more that I look into the issue. Could I get some help figuring out how to check my registry to see if that is the issue?

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Okahe here's the problem. I used yumi multiboot usb creator to put my windows 7 disk and ultimate boot cd onto my usb. I created a avast rescue disk with my avast and I found that this disk has a bootmgr and windows 7 install disk also has a bootmgr so I cant put them both on the flash drive. I've tried grub chainloading the windows 7 iso but when I try tp install it says "Load Driver" and when I grub chainload the avast iso it doesnt complete. I have tried making a partition and puting the windows files on the one partition and the avast files on the other and then grub chainloading the hiden partitions which does the same. Any help would be appreciated. Maybe Ive skipped something

A:Build multiboot USB to boot both windows 7 install disk and avast

I would use a backup image of your completed install with Avast (and anything else) already installed. This is the modern way to replace slipstreamed installers, although you can try slipstreaming Avast into the Win7 ISO using 7Lite.

To apply image to different hardware then you'd either first SysPrep to move HD to another computer before applying the image to new hardware, or once you've applied it if it won't then Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD

You can also create and apply the image with Acronis with Universal Restore. This is not the free version provided with any WD or Seagate HD which is also recommended.

Or you can use Win7 backup imaging or the preferred alternative here: Macrium - Image your system

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Installing Windows 7 64 bit home premium on a machine. This is the second machine of an identical pair. Computer One of the pair of machines works fine, no BSOD's. The second machine has had blue screens almost since the very beginning.

I installed windows 7 64 bit home premium on a SSD. Install went fine as far as I could tell.

I used double driver to copy all of non Microsoft drivers from the working computer to the second computer. This appeared to go fine except the Atheros Valkyrie BootROM driver won't install correctly using doubleDriver. The working The device driver installation Wizard says that the Atheros Valkyrie BootRom is ready to use but when looking at the hardware list there is a yellow warning sign next to the Atheros Valkyrie BootROM entry.

I'm having BSOD upon booting up and logging in to Windows. It seems like I will get a BSOD, then power cycle the machine and then I won't have a BSOD until I reboot and login again. It seems like there is a pattern of login, BSOD, then reboot and login with no BSOD, then reboot, login and get a BSOD again.

I spent a long time just rebooting , loging in, getting a BSOD then rebooting, then loging in, etc to try and see if I could find any patterns.

I have tried a few things to try and isolate the problem which I think might be associated with AVAST (note: computer One (working comuter) has the same version of AVAST internet security with no problems at all). On reason I suspect Avast is that a few ... Read more

A:BSODs occurring on a fresh Win7 install - could be Avast related

Avast is causing the BSODs, for sure.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck FC, {fffff88003ea1811, 8000000220a0c963, fffff8800546b6f0, 2}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSnx.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSnx.SYS
Probably caused by : aswSnx.SYS ( aswSnx+3811 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Uninstall Avast using Avast Uninstall Utility. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Check that the INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GC is running with the up-to-date firmware.
Intel? High Performance Solid-State Drive — Update your Intel? SSD Firmware using the Intel? Solid-State Drive Toolbox

Let us know the results. You got lots of BSODs lately. These two steps will at least minimize the situation. Then we will work on the further issues, if needed.

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I've downloaded the newest installation package several times and changed even between Home and Pro packages. Error stays the same, and as far as I've found out it's due to a network error. Has anyone else experienced the problem?

Here is the error log that Avast installer gives:
19.10.2009 09:58:39 general: Started: 19.10.2009, 09:58:39
19.10.2009 09:58:39 system: Operating system: Windows Vista ver 6.1, build 7600, sp 0.0
19.10.2009 09:58:39 system: Memory: 33% load. Phys:2091832/2097151K free, Page:4194303/4194303K free, Virt:2035552/2097024K free
19.10.2009 09:58:39 system: Computer WinName: TONI-PC
19.10.2009 09:58:39 system: Windows Net User: toni-PC\toni
19.10.2009 09:58:39 general: Old version: ffffffff (-1)
19.10.2009 09:58:39 system: Using temp: C:\Users\toni\AppData\Local\Temp\_av_inet.tm~a00688 (920643M free)
19.10.2009 09:58:39 internet: SYNCER: Type: use IE settings
19.10.2009 09:58:39 internet: SYNCER: Auth: another authentication, use WinInet
19.10.2009 09:58:39 general: Install check: Program folder does NOT exist in registry
19.10.2009 09:58:39 general: SGW32P::CheckIfInstalled set m_bAlreadyInstalled to 0
19.10.2009 09:58:41 general: progress thread start
19.10.2009 09:58:41 general: Destination: C:\Users\toni\AppData\Local\Temp\_av_inet.tm~a00688
19.10.2009 09:58:41 general: Starting download: http://www.avast.com/go.php?verb=get...net&langid=fin
19.10.2009 09:58:41 general: Download finished from server avast! - Download antivirus software for spywar... Read more

A:Unable to install Avast due network error.(Win7 Prox32)

Problem still unsolved, any ideas for procedures? I've been able to install avast on my work machine where I run Win 7 Enterprise x64.

I've also tried to run the install as Administrator, but no result with that.

As you can see in the description, Avast tries to download files and there it fails.

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Thanks for your help. If you check my history you helped me before and I donated so I'm legit and not some leach. LOL.

Have a good one

A:slow, crashes, mouses changes form, mouse moves on its own, avast won't install

I just had a blue screen and a Critical Structure Corruption warning and a reboot. I wanted to put this into my original post but don't see an edit function.

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I use CCleaner and keep it updated. With the last few updates, I discovered at the bottom of the setup screen (where you click to install the update) an option to install Avast Free Antivirus application. The first two times I found this option, I unticked the "Yes".....as I did not want Avast Free Antivirus on my computer. The third time I missed that step and I ended up with the application installed on my computer. I had to download the Avast Free Antivirus uninstaller, restart my computer in safe mode to perform the uninstall.
Thus this post is to alert other CCleaner users to pay attention to this new feature (it was for me) when you install the update. 

Note: Sharing this discovery is not to imply that I do not recommend the application.

A:CCleaner v5.38 Update - Caution about Avast Free Antivirus Install Option

You may be offered another option, such as Google Chrome, presumably if your system does not already have Chrome installed. At least the option is clearly displayed in the dialog, you don't have to go into Custom Installation to find it like you do with some other free software.

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but AVG will install, what's up with that? ive scanned my computer for viruses with AVG and SUPERantispyware, they only find tracking cookies?

If you need to know, I'm running comodo firewall (but wasn't was running windows when trying to install the things I listed) and I'm currently running AVG

A:Avira refused to update, so I uninstalled and attempted to install Avast! but it failed...

If you uninstalled Avira via Add/Remove Programs only, you might still want to run Avira's uninstall tool to be sure it has 100% uninstalled all tidbits scattered on your drive and in the registry to avoid possible future issues. Here's a link to the uninstall tool download site:http://www.avira.com/en/support/av7_upgrade_tools.htmlAfter running the uninstall tool, Avast probably would have installed OK for you. I run Avast and it sure is quick to notice those remnants of previous antivirus programs during installation. It just thought you might have two AV's on your system------a definite no-no. The AVG, if you're happy with it, could yet encounter problems if there are bits of Avira still in your registry or lurking elsewhere on your pc. I'd definitely run that Avira uninstall tool just to be sure. You might even want to do a search on keyword AVIRA and see if you have any files/folders Avira left, too, and delete them.

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Old (2004) Compaq Presario, Win XP Home SP3, MSIE 8, Avast! Internet Security.  WinPatrol, SpywareBlaster, MVPS Hosts file, frequent scans with Malwarebytes AntiMalware.
Some days ago I ran an offered "emergency" update of Avast! Internet Security and forgot to uncheck the Google Chrome installation.  It took a couple of tries before the update would go to completion.  Immediate result was inability to access the Internet via MSIE 8.  Temporary fix was to "Repair" the AIS install.  That worked a few times, but now it does not (after what appeared to be an unnecessary Adobe Flash Player install).  I've removed AFP altogether for the time being, but that did not fix the problem.  Google Chrome does not appear among my installed programs, so I cannot remove it - but bing.com is now at the top of the R1 section of the HijackThis log.  Could that be blocking MSIE?  I do not use Bing.
When I try to go online with MSIE the program opens, then indicates "this tab has been recovered" (only the first tab, of three) and then closes immediately.  When I try to click on any link, for example in an e-mail message, MSIE opens and immediately closes again (with the usual invitation to report the problem to Microsoft).
I can post the HJT log if desired.
I am posting this from one of the office computers, since I cannot get online at home (e-mail continues to function normally on the home computer).
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A:Unable to use MSIE 8 after Avast! update w/ failed Google Chrome install

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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OK. This has been going on for over four hours now.
I am an experienced shadetree builder.
When I say I've tried everything... I mean EVERYTHING! (That I know.)
Friends system. Asked me to come by and get it going. Says it always had probs, but nothing indicative sounding to me.
Presario S5030NX
The original H.D. (Barracuda 7200.7 80 Gbytes)
Was a fail at boot.
Replaced with identical "used" one they had.
(Before you ask...
Yes. Cleaned and reset all areas.
Yes. Cleared CMOS (both ways)
Yes. Am using just the H.D. and C.D. Rom
Yes. Jumper settings are correct. (Also tried various IDE M/S/CS options)
Yes. Both are recognized in the BIOS
Yes. BIOS does seem to hold settings during process
Yes. Boot sequence is set to boot from CD, then from H.D. in #2
UNKNOWN. If there might be a setting I missed. But I'll tell you, I literally tried everything
Yes. Have tried all setup defaults
Yes. Boots to XP "Press any key" (OEM XP Home (Mint cond)
Yes. Works all through setup. (Recovery console, partition, format, copy, loading Hive, restart

HERE's the problem. Instead of loading and booting into windows install,it loads back into setup.

No. I did not click to restart early
Yes. Have tried removing the disk It returns with a boot fail insert disk or ....
Yes. Have tried switching boot order mid stream here
Have tried Google (Seems somewhat common, but no similar "solves"}
Yes. Probably I have tried that too!
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A:Solved: XP Install-loops back to install from CD-during setup/install

If you're doing a clean reinstall Windows XP and booting from the disc, the setup/install process will involve 2 restarts.

If you press a key when the
Press any key to boot from CD
command appears during each restart, the setup/install process will start all over again.

Keep your hands off the keyboard during each restart.

Do NOT remove the disc until Windows completely loads after the second restart.

Here is a good pictorial and instructional guide to follow.


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I am trying to install the W8 CP using the tutorial provided on W7F. Instead of the install.wim file, install.esd is present. I attempted to use imagex on that file, but it did not work. Is there another way to install it fast?

A:Install Fast? Install.wim missing, found Install.ESD instead

Copyright, welcome to the forums

Please use link that i provided in this post to download installer as an .exe file

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...-download.html for tutorial

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview for .exe installer

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