On Tue, 6 May 2008 08:42:05 -0700, Bruce Wilkinson
>Malke, I've been seeing Security Center report multiple antivirus programs
>for a month now. I used your advice about verifying the repository, then
>rebuilding it when the repository is consistent. As I said, it works for a
>while, but the next time I restart, the security warning is back.
>I have used uninstall (in Add/Remove), the Windows Install Clean Up tool,
>and the specialized remove tool for Prevx, the previous antivirus. The
>current antivirus is ESET NOD32.
Have you tried cleaning any and all Previx entries out the Registry?
Eset's offerings are the best by far for both home users and
I really don't know much about Prevx, anyway. From my understanding,
it is more of a root-kit removal/malware removal product than an AV
package anyway. I certainly wouldn't use it to keep protected from
Viruses or Trojans.
>> Bruce Wilkinson wrote:
>> > I've seen posts describing the /verifyreposition /salvagerepository
>> > switches
>> > for winmgmt. Verify has always show the repository is consistent. Using
>> > the netstop, rename repository, net start approach initially works, but
>> > within a day Security Center is reporting multiple antivirus programs
>> > again.
>> > Any ideas how to fully resolve this issue?
You might try installing Vista clean, then settle on installing a
SINGLE AV product, such as Eset's latest NOD32 offering.
That should fully resolve the issue for you.
>> I've never seen Security Center report multiple antivirus programs after 1)
>> the ren repository repository.old business is done; and 2) when there is
>> really only one antivirus program installed.
I have, especially when using AV packages which were not fully Vista
compatible, or which used their own Security Centers, such as Symantec
or McAfee. It's just too bad that their "security centers" are really
just SALES tools, rather than actual Security Centers. And they have
no plans for working exclusively through the Vista Security Center any
time soon. In fact, these two really fought Microsoft tooth-and-nail
in the Media when Microsoft required all security products to register
themselves with the Vista Security Center. And they are STILL
fighting them in this arena.
The results of this anti-Microsoft attitude are very apparent, as
you've found out for yourself.
>> Look again at the security programs you have installed. If you had
>> previously installed/uninstalled something like a Norton or McAfee product,
>> use their respective specialized removal tools to more thoroughly uninstall
>> them. Otherwise, post the names of the antivirus programs that Security
>> Center thinks are installed.
>> Elephant Boy Computers
>> Don't Panic!
Donald L McDaniel
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