Can't uninstall Avira

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Menno Hershberger

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an HP-Mini 210 laptop. It's a new
installation on a brand new hard drive. Everything went smoothly until I
installed the free version of Avira. After I got it installed I got an
Action Center alert that said "Turn on Antivir desktop". When I clicked on
that, I got a screen that says "turn on now". Then I get "do You want to
run this program (Avira)?. I click Yes. Then I get "This program will not
run. The program Antivir Desktop provided Windows to fix this issue did not
run."

So I give up and decided to uninstall it. Then... "You do not have
sufficient access to uninstall Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus.
Please contact your system administrator."

OK. You guys can be my system administrator. What do I do now?
 
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relic

Menno Hershberger said:
I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an HP-Mini 210 laptop. It's a new
installation on a brand new hard drive. Everything went smoothly until I
installed the free version of Avira. After I got it installed I got an
Action Center alert that said "Turn on Antivir desktop". When I clicked on
that, I got a screen that says "turn on now". Then I get "do You want to
run this program (Avira)?. I click Yes. Then I get "This program will not
run. The program Antivir Desktop provided Windows to fix this issue did
not
run."

So I give up and decided to uninstall it. Then... "You do not have
sufficient access to uninstall Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus.
Please contact your system administrator."

OK. You guys can be my system administrator. What do I do now?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=uninstall+avira+windows+7
 
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Nil

So I give up and decided to uninstall it. Then... "You do not have
sufficient access to uninstall Avira AntiVir Personal - Free
Antivirus. Please contact your system administrator."
You'd be best off consulting Avira themselves, as this is more of a
problem with that application than with Windows itself. They have a
user forum at <http://forum.avira.com/wbb/>.

In the meantime some things to try,,,

- Reinstall Avira over itself, then uninstall it.

- stop the two Avira services in SERVICES.MSC, then try to uninstall.

- disable the two Avira services in SERVICES.MSC, reboot, then try to
uninstall.
 
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Big Steel

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an HP-Mini 210 laptop. It's a new
installation on a brand new hard drive. Everything went smoothly until I
installed the free version of Avira. After I got it installed I got an
Action Center alert that said "Turn on Antivir desktop". When I clicked on
that, I got a screen that says "turn on now". Then I get "do You want to
run this program (Avira)?. I click Yes. Then I get "This program will not
run. The program Antivir Desktop provided Windows to fix this issue did not
run."

So I give up and decided to uninstall it. Then... "You do not have
sufficient access to uninstall Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus.
Please contact your system administrator."

OK. You guys can be my system administrator. What do I do now?
Enable the hidden admin account that has more power than your admin account.

<http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/>
 
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Leala

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an HP-Mini 210 laptop. It's a new
installation on a brand new hard drive. Everything went smoothly until I
installed the free version of Avira. After I got it installed I got an
Action Center alert that said "Turn on Antivir desktop". When I clicked on
that, I got a screen that says "turn on now". Then I get "do You want to
run this program (Avira)?. I click Yes. Then I get "This program will not
run. The program Antivir Desktop provided Windows to fix this issue did not
run."

So I give up and decided to uninstall it. Then... "You do not have
sufficient access to uninstall Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus.
Please contact your system administrator."

OK. You guys can be my system administrator. What do I do now?
Right click on the uninstaller and click on "Run as administrator"
 
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grylion

Welcome to Windows.
Hi
I believe the following info was about Avira, although cannot be sure.
I had a similar problem like that ..unable to uninstall something.
I tried to re-install again over it, and it gave me an option to
uninstall it , which I did.
There was no other uninstall option either in its folder or elsewhere.
I hope this is of some help.
Peter
 
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Menno Hershberger

relic said:
If nothing else, getting to see "lmgtfy.com" was worth the reply! I have a
similar Google redirect thing (JFGIt) but it a little bit obscene... :)
I had already done some Googling before I posted, but after your links
showed up I went to one of them and got my problem solved. When I
reinstalled Avira it was OK.

Thanks!
 
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Nil

I had already done some Googling before I posted,
but after your links showed up I went to one of them and got my
problem solved. When I reinstalled Avira it was OK.
After involving everyone else in your problem, why won't you share the
solution? That seems rather inconsiderate.
 
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Tester

Nil said:
After involving everyone else in your problem, why won't you share the
solution? That seems rather inconsiderate.

you are the most stupid homosapien around here. He has clearly said
that "When I reinstalled Avira it was OK". Now which word is difficult
for you to understand?

How's your daughter these days. Is she back to work doing what she is
good at?
 
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gaspin

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an HP-Mini 210 laptop. It's a
new installation on a brand new hard drive. Everything went smoothly
until I installed the free version of Avira. After I got it installed
I got an Action Center alert that said "Turn on Antivir desktop". When
I clicked on that, I got a screen that says "turn on now". Then I get
"do You want to run this program (Avira)?. I click Yes. Then I get
"This program will not run. The program Antivir Desktop provided
Windows to fix this issue did not run."

So I give up and decided to uninstall it. Then... "You do not have
sufficient access to uninstall Avira AntiVir Personal - Free
Antivirus. Please contact your system administrator."

OK. You guys can be my system administrator. What do I do now?
You might want to take a look at this:
http://uninstallers.blogspot.com/
I've used it in the past for other AV software, but I haven't used it
recently. HTH
 
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gaspin

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an HP-Mini 210 laptop. It's a
new installation on a brand new hard drive. Everything went smoothly
until I installed the free version of Avira. After I got it installed
I got an Action Center alert that said "Turn on Antivir desktop". When
I clicked on that, I got a screen that says "turn on now". Then I get
"do You want to run this program (Avira)?. I click Yes. Then I get
"This program will not run. The program Antivir Desktop provided
Windows to fix this issue did not run."

So I give up and decided to uninstall it. Then... "You do not have
sufficient access to uninstall Avira AntiVir Personal - Free
Antivirus. Please contact your system administrator."

OK. You guys can be my system administrator. What do I do now?
Another possibility. I recall using the following in the past for Avast5
and it worked as advertised.
http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility
HTH
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Of course not! Sorry. I was merely offering example but failed to make that
clear. Thanks.
Got it :)

OK, Menno - now you can take gaspin's hint and find out if Avira has an
uninstaller that you can download. Or follow Nil's suggestions.
 
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relic

Gene E. Bloch said:
Got it :)

OK, Menno - now you can take gaspin's hint and find out if Avira has an
uninstaller that you can download. Or follow Nil's suggestions.
He posted on 3/06 "Problem Solved"
 
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Gene E. Bloch

He posted on 3/06 "Problem Solved"
That doesn't stop me from sermonizing ;-)

But we don't seem to have convinced Menno to inform us what the solution
was.
 
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relic

Gene E. Bloch said:
That doesn't stop me from sermonizing ;-)

But we don't seem to have convinced Menno to inform us what the solution
was.
I accepted, "When I reinstalled Avira it was OK."
 
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Nil

I accepted, "When I reinstalled Avira it was OK."
It didn't seem to me to tell the whole story. But as it seems he's not
inclined to return here to clarify, I guess we have to leave it at
that.
 
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relic

Nil said:
It didn't seem to me to tell the whole story. But as it seems he's not
inclined to return here to clarify, I guess we have to leave it at
that.
I took it as certification of your suggestion: "- Reinstall Avira over
itself, then uninstall it."

That often solved "cannot remove" complaints over the years, and it was
predominately in the links he referred to.
 

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