avira free issues

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  1. Brocke

    Brocke Registered Member

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    I just installed avira free,

    then avira said after install that i didnt have admin rights to even start after it didnt start. then it wouldnt let me install again to repair or uinstall.

    i just downloaded the app. im running windows 7 home. has anyone had any issues like this?

    did a system restore to fix the issue.
     
  2. Brocke

    Brocke Registered Member

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    i try to install it it keeps saying im not admin. and when i try to delete the program files folder it says access denied. when even when i gave my user name security rights to the folder.

    i have no clue what the deal is with avira and windows 7. i have no other AV installed. or AS
     
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    When i try and delete the Program files folder i get this error

    access denied
    0x80070091.

    cant even delete the folder.
     
  4. Brocke

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    ok i had to rename the folder program files folder Avira to something else.

    i was able to install it now everything works.
    but i cant delete the origonal folder. it says access denied, the error is posted above.

    has anyone had this issue?
     
  5. CloneRanger

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    Brocke i feel for you, over 125 views and no replies :(

    Though i'm not a W7 user, i think trying again from scratch could be wise, as renaming the Avira program files folder might cause problems.

    I would uninstall, then reboot, then see if you can find any folders, try to delete, then use these tools provided by Avira to clean up, then try a fresh install.

    Avira AntiVir Removal Tool

    Then

    Avira AntiVir RegistryCleaner

    http://www.avira.com/en/support/support_downloads.html
     
  6. hari786

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    Hey. Just run the setup.exe again & uninstall it.

    After uninstalling restart ur system & do a fresh install in that same folder by running setup.exe as run as administrator
     
  7. Kees1958

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    Some TIPS

    1. Try whether you can take ownership back again see http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to...sions-to-access-files-folder-in-windows-7.htm

    2. Try Unlocker to delete locked files
    Download at, http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/ when it tells you it can not delete, see which dll's/processes are locking it. Try Autoruns ( http://technet.microsoft.com/nl-nl/sysinternals/bb963902(en-us).aspx )to see whether you can deselect these processes at startup (after checking your OS will run without them), retry with Unlocker

    3. Try to fix a corrupted directory and delete it after repair in safe mode

    Use Command Prompt & choose Run as administrator. Accept the elevated action prompt. (I am not on Win7, so can't tell you exact sequence) Type command: chkdsk c: /f /r ... you should get the message below.

    Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

    Choose Yes

    Boot into safe mode see whether you can delete it now
     
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  8. Brocke

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    tried it all guys, safe mode, command prompt, etc. the file is just been renamed until i figure out how to get rid of it.

    thanks you guys,
     
  9. Brocke

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    Thank you Kees1958!


    that unlocker program is kool. thanks again for you help and everything else!!!:thumb:
     
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