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Replaced McAfee with avast - Security center thinks its off


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I was starting to get annoyed by mcafee asking me to register, and i don't really like mcafee, so i uninstalled it, then installed Avast Home Edition, now security center says my antivirus is out of date + it says i have no antivirus, anyone here got any help to reset security center?

EDIT: It's a new Vista Business laptop so i don't get why it is having problems
EDIT: I had the same problem with my last laptop which came with mcafee too! is this a problem with McAfee or vista!?

Edited by stupidhomer, 27 February 2009 - 04:18 PM.

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I can't help you too much with the Windows Security Center... But I do know that McAffee can be an annoyance to get rid of; often leaving behind bits and pieces of itself... The McAffee Removal Tool should do a better job... Removal Tool
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It Not Vista or McAfee.

Read this, If you have problems, let me know.

To install or update your anti-malware software
Click Start, control panel, Security Center.

Click Malware protection, click the button under Virus protection or Spyware and other malware protection, and then choose the option that you want.

Note
Windows does not detect all antivirus and antispyware software. If you are sure that you have anti-malware software installed, it is turned on, and it is up to date, you can click I have an antivirus program that I'll monitor myself or I have an antisypware program that I'll monitor myself to stop receiving notifications from Security Center about your anti-malware software. If you do this, Windows will not monitor your anti-malware software status or alert you if it is off.
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It Not Vista or McAfee.

Read this, If you have problems, let me know.

To install or update your anti-malware software
Click Start, control panel, Security Center.

Click Malware protection, click the button under Virus protection or Spyware and other malware protection, and then choose the option that you want.

Note
Windows does not detect all antivirus and antispyware software. If you are sure that you have anti-malware software installed, it is turned on, and it is up to date, you can click I have an antivirus program that I'll monitor myself or I have an antisypware program that I'll monitor myself to stop receiving notifications from Security Center about your anti-malware software. If you do this, Windows will not monitor your anti-malware software status or alert you if it is off.

Avast always works with my security center's, it works with my xp which had no previous antivirus , and it worked with my old laptop with the security center, but i had to stop some services and delete a folder or a file for the laptop which used to have mcafee, i don't know where the file is, but the mcafee support told me to delete something called repositories, after i restarted it detected my avast and everything again, i'll tell you if the mcafee removal tool works next time i restart
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It "sort of" worked, but now it doesnt recognize what antivirus i'm using, but it knows about avast as an antispyware though, this is a pic of what my security center looks like now:
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why does the antispyware section recognize avast, but not the antivirus?
EDIT: Just disabled avast, security center noticed, but still just calls it " " i'll re-enable it now

Edited by stupidhomer, 28 February 2009 - 08:08 AM.

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Windows does not detect all antivirus and antispyware software.
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Windows does not detect all antivirus and antispyware software.

Then why does it detect it on my last laptop with vista? and on my normal xp computer?
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Since I wasn't familiar with Avast, I was having difficulty understanding what you were trying to explain.

I've uninstalled my AV/Spyware and installed Avast.

NOW,I understand your problem.

I'm going to Remove Avast, Install McAfee, Uninstall McAfee, then Install Avast.
To see if I can reproduce your situation.

I'll let you know what I find.
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I did the steps above and ran the McAfee tool unfortunately, All went normal.

Windows, see's Avast as as the antivirus and Malware.

I haven't given up yet, just wanted to let you know I'm still working on it.
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I Found the Problem. = McAfee Support.

Do this, let me know how you make out.

Click Start
Right-click Command Prompt
and Run as Administrator. Type the following
command:

winmgmt /verifyrepository

If the system
returns "WMI repository is not consistent", run this command:

winmgmt /salvagerepository

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.
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I Found the Problem. = McAfee Support.

Do this, let me know how you make out.

Click Start
Right-click Command Prompt
and Run as Administrator. Type the following
command:

winmgmt /verifyrepository

If the system
returns "WMI repository is not consistent", run this command:

winmgmt /salvagerepository

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.

It said it was consistent. so it wouldnt let me use the salvage part

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C:\Windows\system32>winmgmt /verifyrepository
WMI repository is consistent

C:\Windows\system32>winmgmt /salvagerepository
WMI repository is consistent

C:\Windows\system32>

but i just chcecked it still leaves avast as a " " blank space
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OK, That means the repository isn't corrupt. Doesn't mean it has the right entries.

Do this:

1. Stop Avast On Access Protection.

2. Click start, Right click Command prompt, click run as administrator

3. In the Black window
Type: net stop winmgmt

(You'll get a message that says two other services also need to be stopped)

Type Y, then hit enter

(The Services will stop)

Type: cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem

Type: ren repository repository.old

Type: net start winmgmt

Type: net start wscsvc

Type: net start iphlpsvc

4. Start Avast On Access Protection


Let me know how you Make out.
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Completely broke now, took 5 minutes for the security center to work again after i started those services again, now security center says i have no antivirus at all:

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edit: looks like no antispyware detected either

Edited by stupidhomer, 03 March 2009 - 09:49 AM.

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Well, i've just installed COMODO Firewall and it was detected fine, but avast still isn't, i'm starting to think avast is the problem, oh well, atleast if it detects comodo i can be safe.
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When you installed the Comodo firewall, I assume you included the antivirus it has - did you uninstall Avast? Even if it says it's not detected, you don't want 2 antivirus programs on your PC.
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