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Can't uninstall AVG

by jayfin / March 14, 2006 12:35 AM PST

When I boot up my computer I receive the following message: ?Could not initialize AVG Anti-virus kernel interface. Application cannot run.?

I tried to uninstall the program by using the add/remove function and I received the following: ?Installation failed! Press the details to show the error details." Which then showed the following: ?Installer initialization failed due to the following error: Error: Initialization of the language file ?C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\setup.ins? failed.
General failure ?

Also tried to remove the program by using AVG uninstaller from the all program folder and received the same message.

Tried to delete the Gisoft folder from the C:\program files folder and received this message: ?Error Deleting File or Folder. Cannot delete avgamsvr.exe: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.?

I am using McAfee?s Anti-virus software but before installing it I was using AVG. I uninstalled AVG before installing McAfee but because of a computer problem had to use the restore function and restored the computer to an earlier time when AVG was installed and then I reinstalled McAfee since it was no longer installed. So it seems that somewhere a corruption took place with AVG and I would just like to get it out but I can?t seem to. I tried reinstalling AVG which became operational, but I still got the ?could not initialize?? message on bootup then I uninstalled it via the all programs function and the icons disappeared along with the folder but in the C:\Programs File the Grisoft folder is still there. And the folder is still in the control panel Add/Remove section and cannot be removed.

Any suggestions?

OS is Windows XP with SP2

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Link. Pretty amazing...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 14, 2006 12:38 AM PST
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Re: Link. Pretty Amazing
by jayfin / March 14, 2006 1:43 AM PST

Yes, it is pretty amazing. Very well spelled out. I did what it said up to the point of reinstalling AVG. All signs of AVG have disappeared.

Thanks for the link and very quick response.

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could not initialzie avg virus kernel interface
by annehargon / November 11, 2007 1:32 AM PST

I could not download AVG again.

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(NT) Have someone do that for you...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2007 2:42 AM PST
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avg fails to initalze
by kerry richard warwick / November 18, 2007 2:24 AM PST
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each time i time iwant to update avg or scan avg has message that reads avg anti-virus kernal interfaze self extract comes up can you help

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Try the usual fixes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2007 2:32 AM PST
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Download the latest, uninstall it, install the latest.


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can't uninstall avg
by betterthanbe4 / December 9, 2008 2:25 AM PST
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The same thing happened to me. I could have written the previous post. What does avg antivirus kernel interface mean? I just want it off my computor.

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Yes you could have written the same.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2008 3:27 AM PST
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