Hi. . Have to uninstall Avast from a notebook that I haven't used much lately. Tonight I found I couldn't update it. It keeps giving me message of "Failed to update. The Avast Service is not running". And the Current version, Release date, and number of definitions are stated as unknown. But in program update part it states program is v6.0.1367.
Anyway, went into the Add/Remove part of Windows Control [running XP SP2], and it won't remove the program. Message pops up: "Error reading product data from C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast 5\setup\part-setup-ais-557.vpx. Setup cannot continue". I don't want to 'setup' Avast, I want to remove it and install latest free version. Any suggestions pls, cheers