Saturday, 26 February 2011

How to remove Avast! Gadget permanently in Windows 7?

Do you like new version of avast! (avast antivirus 6.0)? If you ask me, I like it specially autosandbox feature but the only thing I don't like is avast sidebar gadget and most frustrating part is,  if I close/remove from sidebar and even uninstall it--it comes back, every time I reboot my machine.

You'll not face any problem if you are not using sidebar at startup but what for those who are using windows sidebar like me. If you are here and reading this, may be you are looking for an answer of above question. So no more crap, here is what you are looking for...

How to get rid of Avast! Sidebar gadget?

1. Go to Control Panel
2. Select Program or click on uninstall program

avast program and features

3. From programs list select avast antivirus and click uninstall/change

avast antivirus setup-change 

4. Select Change-> click next

avast sidebar gadget checked avast! sidebar gadget removed

5. Uncheck avast! gadget

6. Click on next again and finish

That's it.

Do you know another way of doing this? What feature do you like in avast 6.0? You also don't like/want Avast! gadget like me? Share with us via comments.




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