> I have tried to uninstall avast, using the control panel (seemed to work),
> and then using the uninstall tool from avast (seemed to work). However, the
> security screen in control panel still shows an avast antivirus running, or
> reporting at any rate. I do not find anything running that could be avast,
> when I use task manager to inspect processes.
> How do I put this bad, bad, bad dog to sleep?
Since it sounds as though Avast is really gone, you just need to refresh
the Security Center's information.
Right-click Command Prompt and Run as Administrator. At the command
prompt, type the following commands:
net stop winmgmt [enter]
cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem [enter]
ren repository repository.old [enter]
net start winmgmt [enter]
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