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Offline Ge0m3tRiC

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windows security center virus protection out of date.
« on: January 28, 2009, 09:37:05 PM »
Ok so I just switched to avast home from avg free, however the annoying red shield has come up. I am running windows vista x64. I checked the system day month and year and it is correct. I also tried deleting the repository folder in my wbem directory and letting it regenerate. Still stupid red shield. What could I be missing gais?   
« Last Edit: January 28, 2009, 09:45:07 PM by Ge0m3tRiC »

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Re: windows security center virus protection out of date.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 10:13:52 PM »
which VPS version is installed?
did you already restart your computer?
how did you remove avg?

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Re: windows security center virus protection out of date.
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 10:19:50 PM »
Hi,

I started vista in safe mode and used the uninstall for avg under the control panel.

I have restarted now numerous times:T

I am using VPS version: 090128-0

I just ran the following .bat file to force refresh the repository and rebooted:

echo off
cls
echo.
echo Stopping Windows Management Service - please wait ...
net stop winmgmt
echo.
echo.
echo Removing Repository folder - please wait ...
rd /S /Q %systemroot%\system32\wbem\Repository
echo.
echo.
echo Starting Windows Management Service - please wait ...
net start winmgmt
cls
echo.
echo Done!

Now the genius security center says I am not running ANY anti virus-_-

I also just ran through regedit looking for things related to avg. I found a few entries and promptly deleted them. So kind of avg to clean up after themselves when running their uninstall utility.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2009, 10:25:02 PM by Ge0m3tRiC »

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Re: windows security center virus protection out of date.
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 11:20:48 PM »
So I went ahead and uninstalled avast.

I then re-installed avg free. I then ran the avg setup again and uninstalled through there.

Next I went and cleaned my registry again.

I then re-installed avast home again.

Now it at least recognizes I have avast however it still says it is out of date.

So I am back to square one.

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Re: windows security center virus protection out of date.
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009, 12:56:57 AM »
This is a bit of a long shot but worth a crack. AVG provides an uninstall utility - it's not straightforward to find on their site - but here it is http://www.avg.com/download-tools the second one down, in your case. Might be worth going through all the steps to reinstall Avast to make it effective. (Uninstall Avast, run the Avast uninstall utility http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-uninstall-utility.html, reboot, run the AVG uninstaller, install Avast afresh.) Good luck.
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WindowsXP Home SP3,Avast Free 5.1.889,Windows Firewall, Autorun Eater,Firefox w/Noscript+ /Adblock+/Better Privacy, IE8 all zones except MS Update set to "untrusted" settings,MVPS Host file.SecuniaPSI.

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Re: windows security center virus protection out of date.
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2009, 03:14:34 AM »
Thank you! I will give this a try!

-Well its still there. Its says avast is telling the security center it is out of date. WTF this is so bs.

Thank you for trying to help me guys. I guess I am one of those users that gets to live wif a retarded bug that neither company will probably ever acknowledge much less find a fix for. w00t.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2009, 03:34:25 AM by Ge0m3tRiC »

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Re: windows security center virus protection out of date.
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2009, 05:50:28 AM »
Sometimes these things come right on their own, maybe with some restarts, but more often due to some unknown.
Good luck.
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Re: windows security center virus protection out of date.
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2009, 05:24:02 PM »
I went ahead and put security center into the yellow mode where I monitor it myself. Maybe after a few avast and ms updates things will start working well.