2 Anti Virus Programs running???

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  1. gismo999

    gismo999 Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am running XP Home sp2 and it appears I have 2 anti virus programs running and I can only find 1.

    I'm told this thru Windows Security Center and by another program called
    "Active Security Monitor" this program is from AOL, anyway...

    I am running Avira Antiver PE, Boclean, Spyware Terminator, Comodo FW and Windows Defender as Start up Programs....


    On Demand ........SAS Free, A2 Squared, AVG AS....

    I can't seem to find 2 AV programs....Any Ideas?



    TY in advance
     
  2. 19monty64

    19monty64 Registered Member

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    1-Open control panel 2-select performance and maintenance 3-select administrative tools 4-doubleclick services 5-locate windows management instrumentation,rightclick on it and select "stop" 6-go to c:windows\system32\wbem 7-locate the "repository folder" and delete only the "repository-folder" 8-repeat steps 1-5, but this time select "start" 9-reboot your comp This will solve security center "seeing" two a/v's, one being an uninstalled a/v more than likely... ASM reads the same thing windows security-center does...the repository folder!
     
  3. gismo999

    gismo999 Registered Member

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    Thanks, thats exactly what I needed :)


    Now let me ask....how much faith do you have in ASMo_O

    because now its telling me my anti virus is only fair, and I'm running Avira,

    is this just to get me to use AOL's antivirus?
     
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    19monty64 Registered Member

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    I use AOL-AVS, but AntiVir is just as good if not better...(depending who you ask) As far as ASM goes, I would dump it and try this, http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html as it won't try to sell you their security package. It links to microsoft-pages that can help solve any issue you may have with patches, etc., and other white-papers to help you improve your security. Hope this helps!
     
  5. gismo999

    gismo999 Registered Member

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    Thanks for your help and your time!
     
  6. 19monty64

    19monty64 Registered Member

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    You're welcome!!! Just paying it forward.:D
     
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