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How do I repair my PC to avoid to appears messages saying: "This is not a valid Win 32 application"

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Dear Sir:
My problem is:
A message that appears when I try to install an antivirus in my PC, saying:"This is not a valid Win 32 application" (See the attached I send with the present)
Please, I hope someone help me to solve my problem.
Waiting a reply a thanks in advance.
Symotom
Tuesday, 23 March 2010

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The file is probably corroutped so try downloading and reinstalling the avast! Antivirus software from http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download 
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Of course if you were installing the AntiVirus program to get rid of a suspected virus, then it is likely that the problem is caused by the virus which will need to be disabled first.
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Dear nicsaint::
Thank a million for your above assistance.
Now my problem is:
When I try to run the http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download, It  is blocked and it does  not open.
You say too  "the virus which will need to be disabled first", but lamentably I do not know how to do it.
Please, if possible, tell me how can  I  disable the virus  first.
Waiting yor reply I thanks in advance
Symotom
Thuesday, 23  March  2010
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Dear nicsaint:
Please, don't forget me, because I am weiting your excelent assistance.
Best regards
Symotom
Tuesday, 23  March  2010
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Restart the computer in Safe mode and when logged in click the Start then Run
Type MSCONFIG and click OK
Click the Startup tab and click Disable All and then click OK
Restart the computer and again and run the avast! setup program. (If possible use an avast! setup program downloaded using another uninfected computer).
If successful then restart the computer and run the antivirus scan.
Once the scan has completed again click the Start Button type MSCONFIG and renable the applications under the Startup tab.
Restart the computer.

If you were unable to install the antivirus program using the above method. Try running it whilst in Safe Mode
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Please provide feedback as to whether the problem has has resolved
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For the moment I solved the problem with your last advise, so,  please,  I ask you to close this question.
Regards
Symotom
Saturday, 24 April 2010
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Dear Sir:
My problem is that I do not know how to delete this abandoned question.
Please, tell me how I do it
Regards
Symotom
Thuesday, 04 May  2010
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