Folder AVG Forums » Archive » Archive » AVG 9.0 Free Edition » AVG Installation/Uninstallation » AVG 9.x Uninstall / Re-Install Instructions
October 17, 2009 22:17 AVG 9.x Uninstall / Re-Install Instructions #24401
Top
rdsok

Avatar

Moderator
Join Date: 18.6.2009
Posts: 2549
First some things to remember...

Standard and limited user accounts normally do not have the proper rights to make changes to Windows so always log into a Windows with a user account that has full administrator rights when installing any software including AVG.

Most antispyware, parental control and process monitor types of protection software can block the required changes when installing any program, so make certain to disable them when installing or uninstalling anything.

How to uninstall AVG:
- Download AVG uninstall/cleanup utilty and run it ( if running Vista or Windows 7: remember to right-click on it and choose "Run as Administrator"):

For 32 bit Windows versions avgremover.exe

For 64 bit Windows versions avgremoverx64.exe

Also available.... 32 bit & 64 bit archive http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/support/avgremover_en.exe.


- After restart please remove these folders*:

Windows XP/2000
C:\Program Files\AVG or C:\Program files(x86)\AVG (for 64bit OS)
C:\Documents and settings\All users\Application data\AVG9

Windows Vista/7(Seven)
C:\Program Files\AVG or C:\Program files(x86)\AVG (for 64bit OS)
C:\ProgramData\AVG9
C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\AVG9

( Stop here if not re-installing )

- Then download the latest installation file from this webpage and run it: ( if running Vista or Windows 7: remember to right-click on it and choose "Run as Administrator"):

AVG 9.0 Installation files

Update AVG when completed, restart your computer and then re-enable any protection software you disabled earlier.

* Some files or folders could be hidden by default. This can be changed in Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View tab -> Show hidden files and folders.
(The location and names can vary, depending on the operating system version).



AVG Free Volunteer Moderator
AVG Free Forum member since - Nov. 12, 2004
My total posts at the old AVG Free Forums - 44,167


Plan A is always more effective when the device you are working on
understands that Plan B involves either a large hammer or screwdriver....