Running Windows XP SP2
Previously had ZA Free
Tonight, I tried updating AVG Free to v.9 but it said that ZASS Antivirus was installed and I needed to uninstall that program (I proceeded without uninstalling ZAAV as it shouldn't have ever been installed).
I've never installed ZA Antivirus on this computer, though it's possible the user chose a free trial version of ZA Pro during an update he may have performed on his own.
The AVG update failed (couldn't write a registry key) so I uninstalled it and then uninstalled ZoneAlarm (hoping to start over from scratch).
The ZoneAlarm uninstall hung after several minutes so I killed the process.
I've run cpes_clean.exe (I'm not sure it applies to the free version or only the paid version, though).
I've run MBAM, SUPERAntiSpyware, Windows Defender, Ad-Aware and ccleaner -- none found issues.
Windows Security Center still shows ZASS AV as "up to date and virus scanning is on".
How can this be since the program isn't installed?
Is there any way to clear this fallacious entry in Windows Security Center?