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]
> Elephant Boy Computers
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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.