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Cant uninstall Programs

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Cant uninstall Programs

Warwick05
I cant seem to see any of my programs listed in the Add or Remove programs screen, Before that i had installed Avast antivirus software, then my usb devices started malfunctioning , giving me an error message like, unknown device.

another thing in my task manager there are some programs running that i have never seen eg; snmp.exe i dont know how to solve this please can you help.
OS is Windows XP Service Pack 2, Version 2002

Thank you
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robo_dev
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If you have system restore enabled, revert to the time before you installed Avast.

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Slayer_
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Or maybe better, Delete Avast (if possible) then do system restore.

Lots of programs have the uninstaller in their local folder, usually called something like uninst.exe or uninst00.exe or uninstall.exe

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PurpleSkys Moderator
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Install sp 3 as well and all other relevant updates.

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dandaman2234
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SNMP.exe ( short for 'Simple Network Management Protocol') is a process which runs under Windows OS. It provides the facility to gather communication requests from network equipment and redirect the information to a place where it can be analsyed. This can then be utilised by Avast in some form of network usage monitor.

As for the usb device not working and Add/Remove Programs missing, this sounds like a security setting (much like a group policy setting) being applied denying you access to install or modify programs on your PC as well as denying access to USB devices that could potentially contain virus'/trojans. You may need to decrease the security level in Avast to enable you to access these feature once again.

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Warwick05
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Thank you very much your answer has shade some light to me , i have managed to solve the problem, you are the best .

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a.portman
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Download and install revo uninstaller. It does a much better, faster job than add/remove programs. It will allow you to see some things that are not in a/r. Then run your updates. Make sure of what you are uninstalling before you remove it.

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pdr5407
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Sometimes it takes 15 minutes or more for the Add/Remove program list to populate with your programs. It sounds like your Windows XP desktop has become very slow and almost unresponsive. I would suggest backing up all your data and reinstalling the OS. Also, adding RAM and running a good disk cleanup utility with registry cleaner will help out.