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After a minute or so of Googling, I found the answer - awsclear.exe. Apparently, this problem is more widespread, so there is a tool to remove it in circumstances when the normal uninstall doesn't work.
Why would I want to remove a good product such as Avast you ask? There are numerous reasons.
- Corrupted virus signatures due to a bad update
- It just wont start properly
- Corrupted files are causing 100% CPU usage
- You want to replace it with another product that you want to try out etc...
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