I am pleased, I suspect the problem to have been a combination of the two anti-virus programs, the Comodo firewall - I personally do not like the Comdo firewall, but many people think it is good, it is however very intrusive at times and the exceptions to what is allowed through the Firewall do really need careful setting.
It maybe that some installs when the Firewall was runnning, have been corrupted.
In respect of the chkdsk
Yes, because as files are being copied and moved to defrag, the ones that were during the power cut may have been corrupted -
run a chkdsk /r on the drives that were being deffragged
if you ran it at a cmd prompt simply change the cmd to readchkdsk I: /r
or right click that drive click properties
, click tools, click error checking, click check now, and then click to check both boxes, and click start.
Agree to run on restart and so so.I am pleased it has worked for you and thanks for expressing your appreciation.
In respect of AVG, it maybe a Speccy error.
Did you reboot after the uninstall of AVG before running Speccy.
These are the instructions from AVG for uninstalling that product
Go Control Panel
- Go to Start -> (Settings) -> Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Select AVG 2012 and click the Remove button.
- The following options will be displayed during the installation process:
- Speed up my PC - Choose this option to get a free PC TuneUp.
- Update my AVG product - This option runs AVG update.
- Uninstall - This option removes the AVG program from your PC.
If you experience any difficulties uninstalling AVG, please follow the steps below:
- Download the latest AVG Free installation file.
- When prompted, save the file to the Desktop.
- Double-click the downloaded AVG installation file on your Desktop.
- Click the Uninstall Product option in the Select Setup Type dialog.
- Complete the uninstallation process, and then restart your computer.
In case the uninstallation was not successful, please download the AVG Remover tool from following section
to your Desktop (tool is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems). Run the downloaded tool and follow the instructions displayed on your screen. IT may well be Speccy as you will have noticed that many processes for AVIRA
Process ID: 2448
Path: C:\Program Files\Avira
Memory Usage: 2.14 MB
Peak Memory Usage: 31 MB
contain avg terms - which is actually avgnt
Related to AntiVir
antivirus program which scans files transparently in the background. Note:
Located in \%Program Files%\Avira\AntiVirus
I think it will prove to be Speccy making the wrong assumption, but it may have been the windows installer, as that would be what was used to uninstall AVG via Add/Remove programs in the first place. - as of course you now know, when trying Comodo.
Becuase of the similarity in file names, even if we use other tools, such as autoruns etc, or Revo Uninstallerhttp://technet.micro...ernals/bb963902http://www.revounins...e_download.html
there is always a danger of removing the wrong item, or in the case of autoruns disabling it and I consider that a greater risk, than seeing how things run.
You can of course always come back if you perceive something is not correct. CAUTION
If you decide to use one of these, at the very least establish a restore point first and check that it is established.
In the case of Autoruns
To disable an auto-start entry uncheck its check box. To delete an auto-start configuration entry use the Delete menu item or toolbar button.
DO NOT DELETE if you do the registry entry has GONE, only uncheck the box to disable.
I provide those only mainly for your information. If all appears well and no more obvious signs of AVG are left, I would leave it and see how its runs.
Finally before making any changes that may affect the registry it is an excellent idea to have a registry backup such as ERUNT
ERUNT also installs NTREGOPT do NOT USE NTREGOPT it is a registry optimizer. Only use the ERUNT registry backup.