Question How to delete AVAST Software key from Windows 7 Ultimate registry?

John Dohe

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Apr 2, 2017
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Hi,

I'm having a heck of a time getting rid of the "AVAST Software" key from my Windows 7 Ultimate registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\AVAST Software

When I click that key, I get this popup:

Error Opening Key
AVAST Software cannot be opened.
An error is preventing this key from being opened.
Details: The system cannot find the file specified.
[OK]

When I try to delete this key I get:

Error Opening Key
Cannot delete AVAST Software: Error while opening key.
[OK]

When I right-click and try to get to Permissions I get a popup:

Permissions for AVAST Software
Security
The requested security information is either unavailable or can't be displayed.

To date I've tried these methods without success to delete this key:
  • taking ownership
  • granting permission
  • renaming the key in the hope that I could then delete it: cannot rename it.
  • psexec -i -d -s c:\windows\regedit.exe
  • runassystem.exe
  • RegistrarHomeV8.exe
  • RegDelNull64.exe
  • procexp.exe
  • PCHunter64.exe
I followed this:

All to no avail.

Anyone got an idea of how to get rid of the 'AVAST Software' key sitting in my registry?

Many thanks!
 

Wolfshadw

Titan
Moderator
Format and reinstall Windows.

But seriously, why do you care? If you've uninstalled the software, it's just a blip in your registry. It's not causing any harm. Besides. It's not much of a security package if a simple regedit can disable it.

-Wolf sends
 

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