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Avast Uninstall Blues

  1. #1


    hogtowner Guest

    Avast Uninstall Blues

    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?

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  2. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: Avast Uninstall Blues

    hogtowner wrote:

    > 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]


    Malke
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    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
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  3. #3


    hogtowner Guest

    Re: Avast Uninstall Blues

    Thanks Malke! That did the trick.

    "Malke" wrote:

    > hogtowner wrote:

    > > 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]
    >
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Malke Guest

    Re: Avast Uninstall Blues

    hogtowner wrote:

    > Thanks Malke! That did the trick.
    Glad to hear it. Thanks for taking the time to post back.


    Malke
    --
    Elephant Boy Computers
    www.elephantboycomputers.com
    "Don't Panic!"
    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    basketballrusty Guest

    Re: Avast Uninstall Blues



    "Malke" wrote:

    > hogtowner wrote:

    > > 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]
    >
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    basketballrusty Guest

    Re: Avast Uninstall Blues



    "Malke" wrote:

    > hogtowner wrote:

    > > 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]
    >
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > Elephant Boy Computers
    > www.elephantboycomputers.com
    > "Don't Panic!"
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >
    I am having the very same problem! I uninstalled (so I thought) the
    pre-installed McAfee, installed avast....did not like it and uninstalled (so
    I thought). I'm trying to follow your instructions, but when I type the 2nd
    command, I'm told it's an invalid response. Anything else I might try?
    Thanks so much.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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