Windows XP/Avira program
I am not exactly sure of what I did in detail, but I was in the process of updating the anti-virus program offered by Avira. When I found out they wanted me to pay money I quit reloading it. Some place in all this some of the program files got erased and the program no longer runs. Meanwhile I can not get rid of what is left of the program because windows refuses to get rid of it, apparently because of missing files.
I can manually erase files as per directions at the Avira website, but that still leaves my directory (I am guessing) with stuff in it. I get a notification of missing files at start up.
At this point I am running without virus protection. I suppose I could buy the new version of Avira and perhaps remove the whole thing in a year if I want to, or load another anti virus program (AVG?) and leave the traces of Avira where they are?
Anyway, I wonder if you could offer me a little advice about this.
Merry Christmas John,
The registry needs to be fixed, the start-up settings as well require a bit of doctoring and the bits of files left behind by this Avira thing require complete dry cleaning.
CCLEANER would the job for you by clicking on HERE
. Run it and diagnose every corner of it to ensure that your machine is cleaned up.