> "brufair" wrote:
>> When I look in my Vista Security area there are still 2 references to McAfee -
>> Under the firewall, it says both McAfee and Defender are both on.
>> Under Virus scan, it says both McAfee and Defender are both on and the
>> McAfee is out of date.
>> I have not ever installed McAfee, and I have even run the MCPR2.exe McAfee
>> "cleaner" that is supposed to remove all registry entries of McAfee.
>> Any suggestions???
> McAfee came installed on my new Dell running Vista Ultimate.
> I removed it after many problems.
> I've done the MCPR nonsense. Fix the stupid uninstall program already.
> The problem is that Windows Security Center, clever thing that it is,
> insists that both McAfee Viruscan and McAfee Firewall are present and
> functioning. I guarantee you, they are not. Anybody know how to clean this
Right-click Command Prompt and Run as Administrator. Type the following
winmgmt /verifyrepository [enter]
If the system returns "WMI repository is not consistent", run this command:
winmgmt /salvagerepository [enter]
The first time you run this it will fail. It will issue stop commands
to the services causing it to fail. It might take a couple minutes for
the services to shut down. Run the command again. You actually may
have to run it 3 times before it finally runs and completes on its own.
Reboot your system.
If the above doesn't work or you get "WMI repository is consistent", do
the following from an elevated cmd prompt:
net stop winmgmt [enter]
cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem [enter]
ren repository repository.old [enter]
net start winmgmt [enter]
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