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Tried to delete "AVG.8"; then major error

by rmblnrd / December 25, 2008 3:52 PM PST

Downloaded "AVG.8"; after 30 days tried to get rid of it. Didn't do something right.
Getting error message: installer initialization failed due to following error ERROR: @AvgErrorCode_0x0253 %FILE% = "C:\Program Files\
System is XP Home Ed.; Version 5.1 Service Pack 3 Build 2600, HP Pavilion 061,Sys Type (X86 Based PC). Now when I'm on internet this stupid lil window appears, and I have to keep deleting it every page.
Anybodies help would be greatly appreciated

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How did you "delete" it?
by Tarq57 / December 25, 2008 5:58 PM PST

The normal way to uninstall a program is via "add/remove programs" (or manage programs and... in Vista) via the control panel.
What I'd try is a re-install, reboot, then disable the program from the system tray icon (down the bottom right), then uninstall it via the control panel.

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by rmblnrd / December 26, 2008 4:25 AM PST

I've tried everything; add and remove , etc. The thing is it is my best bud's Computer, so it looks like I'll be taking it in to a shop real soon Happy

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Surely you can get AVG * out...
by glenn30 / December 26, 2008 4:40 AM PST
In reply to: AVG.8

Try re-installing it and then follow Tarq57's advice by disabling before uninstalling through Add/Rem in the Control Panel. If that does not work ask AVG how to remove it.

If all else fails, try an uninstaller such as "RevoUninstaller". Goggle for it and download.

Trip to the shop can be costly... and then they may not know what they are doing so you pay for the time.


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P.S. - You could try Safe Mode...
by glenn30 / December 26, 2008 4:46 AM PST

also check for malware... run "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware".


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Try this tool by Grisoft
by Tarq57 / December 26, 2008 4:48 AM PST
In reply to: AVG.8

if the re-install/uninstall doesn't work. (DO try re-installing/uninstalling first.)
It should be the first tool on that page. Don't take it to a shop, yet. There are more things that can be done.
It would be helpful if you could be a bit more specific..saying "I've tried everything.." doesn't tell us a thing. Not a criticism; just look at it from our end.

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