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Avast and Windows XP


norel

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I love that you added Avast to CCleaner, but I think there might be a bug when using Windows XP. It doesn't automatically detect Avast when you select "Analyze" or "Run Cleaner." Three other XP users have confirmed this on the Avast Forum.

 

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=64420.0

 

There was some speculation this might have something to do with the path to the Avast logs being different in XP from Win.7 & Vista, but it's just a theory. It seems to work great in Vista & Win.7. :)

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The Following is what is detected and cleaned by ccleaner for avast!

 

[Avast! Antivirus 4]
ID=2160
LangSecRef=3024
Detect=HKCU\Software\ALWIL Software\Avast\4.0
Default=True
FileKey1=%ProgramFiles%\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\report|avast.xsl;Resident protection.txt;Simple user interface.txt;Simple user interface*.xml
FileKey2=%ProgramFiles%\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\log|*.*

[Avast! Antivirus 5]
ID=2161
LangSecRef=3024
Detect=HKCU\Software\ALWIL Software\Avast\5.0
Default=True
FileKey1=%ProgramData%\Alwil Software\Avast5\report|avast.xsl;avast.xsl;Resident protection.txt;Simple user interface.txt;Simple user interface*.xml
FileKey2=%ProgramData%\Alwil Software\Avast5\log|*.*

Can you please tell us where to find the files listed in the "filekey" entries for Windows XP. You may need ask at the avast forum thread so as to get the info for both versions :)

If indeed these locations are different the CCleaner developers read each thread and your input would help in fixing this problem (if one does exist).

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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I believe what you're looking for is: C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/Alwil Software/Avast5. If not, let me know. :)

That looks like a lot of manual effort for the wrong result, i.e.

C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/Alwil Software/Avast5 I think you mean

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Alwil Software\Avast5\

 

Alan

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