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My e: drive deleted automatically

I think that my e: drive deletes due to avg antivirus program. avg antivirus installed in my computer is not able to uninstall so i wanted to know the proccedure to unisntall the avg antivirus

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Re: my e: drive deleted automatically

You should download the latest AVG release, install it, reboot, then uninstall, then reboot again.  This should work, but is not guaranteed.  AVG won't delete your E: drive, you probably have something else going on...

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I'm trying to uninstal AVG, but it says there is 1 problem and will not uninstal the program. can you help me uninstal this program?

Hello darrinmoen,

You Havn't specified, What is the problem exactly. I mean you have not specified the error Description.

But still The problem could arose while uninstalling Antivirus Program would be:

1. Any *.dll file missing from antivirus directory.
2. system file of antivirus missing from System32 directory of windows.
3. Any file that belongs to antivirus are not able to load while installinfg like uninst.exe.
4.Windows installer 3.0 is not installed on ur system
(Check out all the above including reviewing ur antivirus directory for uninst.exe file)

To solve this error you must do the following:
1. Run AVG antivirus setup program to repair. some times it doesnot give you the option if half of installed program have been removed from system.
2. Go to run type "regedit" and press enter
3. go to hkey_local_machine ->SOFTWARE -> and select AVG
expand trees of AVG.
4. Check for data path and its contents in AVG directory of program files, and also For UninstPath to varify that the uninst.exe in avg directory of program files is not missplaced
5. After doing the specified solution 60% are the chances that ur program would be uninstalled. else if it doesnot uninstall the program and gives the same error then Choose system restore tool.

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4. Click next to restore.

Note: Your system will restart after choosing the restore point and clicking next. It takes some time to restore.

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Remove it's entry from registry by Going to run type "regedit" and press enter
go to hkey_local_machine ->SOFTWARE -> andright click AVG
and select delete option to delete.

Gimme acknowledgement after removal

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I can think of several reasons why AVG may not install properly:

1) Make sure that you fully uninstall any old versions of AVG,
as well as any failed or partial installations of the current

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back-up the registry, before making changes.

iv) Download and install these products.

2) Use the task manager to stop any AVG processes
that can be stopped, if you still have any.

3) Open the "services" applet and stop and disable any AVG
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Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services

4) Run the AVG un-installation program from, if the link
still exists:

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5) Remove all AVG related files and directories, including
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"...Program Files..."
"....Program FilesCommon Files..."
"....Documents and Settings... "

Check all subdirectories, user profiles ... etc.

i.e. Search the hard drive for AVG or GRISOFT
Delete everything with these names.

5) If the file unlocker window pops up, choose:

"unlock all" for any files locked by explorer.exe
"kill process" for any files locked by other processes
"delete" if no locking process is found

If the file cannot be delete, set it to delete on re-boot.

6) You may want to backup the registry before you proceed:

Open the registry workshop and search the registry for

Delete all (complete) sub-keys and values containing these

Just to be sure:

If a registry key contains the words AVG, GRISOFT in its
name or if it contains values pointing to the path where AVG
used to be, delete the entire key, including any values or
sub-keys it may contain,

Do NOT delete its parent that is NOT related to AVG !!!!

Also make sure the AVG refers to the antivirus, and that it
is not a sub-string of a name belonging to another product
or some unrelated product abbreviation.

The registry workshop does have an UNDO facility, that
remembers the edits form the previous session, even after
you close it, but don't count on it. Backup the registry first,
or export the keys you are changing/deleting to a *.reg file
first, that way you can put them back just by double-clicking
the saved *.reg files.

7) Remove or disable all (resident) competing anti-virus
products, which may conflict with AVG.

Note: Non-resident malware scanners are fine, its just
the resident shields you want to avoid. Things
like Norton's, McAfee etc...

Running multiple resident shields is a very bad idea,
because they really slow down your machine, as well
as conflicting with each other.

Norton's is a very bad idea, period: Very slow, contains
serious spy-ware that silently scans you machine for pirated
products and reports your personal information (if it finds any)
to affected software manufacturers and law enforcement.

This was CONFIRMED by a high level Symantech employee,
who shall remain anonymous. Yes I am 100% certain.

8) Now run CCLeaner to remove any orphaned registry keys
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9) Reboot the machine and try to re-install AVG

10) IF you still have problems, and if your AVG is legit,
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designed to remove and/or block the installation of A/V

Scan your machine with:
Rootkit revealer: from Winternals/ Mark Russinovich
Black light: from FSECURE
Kaspersky AV
McAffee AV

Like I said Norton's is bad news,
(except for threat specific removal tools)

Also beware of phoney websites with rogue scanners that
come up with false positives and than try to extort you for

11) If all else efforts fails, you may have to save your data,
reformat and re-install everything.

I have experienced such a root-kit, that took down my entire
network in minutes. Once infected, all attempts to remove it
failed, as the virus spawned a multitude of process that rapidly
healed each other, faster than you could shut them down or
remove bad registry keys. It disabled safe mode, corrupted
the windows kernel to prevent it from detecting its files, created
filenames with illegal charters and hundreds of registry keys
with embedded nulls which made them difficult to remove

The virus also detected products like AVG, and instantly
deleted them upon installation. After a week of lost
productivity and tens of hours wasted with Microsoft tech
support I finally reformatted the affected hard drive.

Good luck, please rate my answers.

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and install it to your computer because you cant use taskmanager to terminate the virus(the virus automatically close taskmanager).

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