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Removing AVGFree software

By vomacka ยท 7 replies
Dec 6, 2017
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  1. I am going to be removing AVG FREE from an older (Win95) system. However, I read that I also have to remove a program (that AVG installed) called "Visual Studio 2012 X86 Redistributables".

    Has anyone had any trouble removing these two programs before? I have heard that I also should use the AVG program remover tool to remove all traces of AVG.

    Any advice before I start removing these programs? Which one should I remove first?

    Scott
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,992   +934

    IMO, the Redistributable can remain w/o any adverse effects.
     
  3. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 677   +98

    Hi I highly recommended a program called "Everything" It will find any files left over after you use the AVG removal program.
    https://www.voidtools.com/
     
  4. vomacka

    vomacka TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 108

    Since I don't have any use for Visual Studio, I will remove it.
    Right after I remove AVG.
    Scott
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,571   +384

    I use revo to remove any program(s) I get rid of. Never any problem :)
     
  6. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 677   +98

  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,571   +384

  8. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 677   +98

    Hi! @learninmypc Thanks for the link. Everything is a great program. It will find files on your External drive also. I have used it for a long time, to clean up files left behind after REVO, which is a excellent program also. I'm a clean PC freak. When I uninstall a program, I make sure it's all uninstalled. I even go into regedit and remove all left over entries, but I don't recommend that unless you are a experienced Computer user. Give everything a look. I'm sure you will really like it. Here's a screen shot that shows all CCleaner files. Capture25.JPG
     

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