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    Event viewer 7006

    Anyone have any idea of this 7006 ScRegSetValueExW appearing twice in event viewer.
    I run MSE updated. I did try AVG 2015 free but removed it and went back to MSE.
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    From what I can find it is related to some third party A/V programs such as AVG. When you uninstalled it did you use the AVG removal tool?

    Is the event still being created after the uninstall?

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    Hi Joe, I did use the AVG removal tool, and the event is still being created.
    On Search Everything I found the files as per attachment, but these cannot be deleted as it says I need
    permission. Would these files be a problem?

    avg.png

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    The files themselves should not be an issue. It would only be a problem if they are still being used.

    Have you double checked the services applet to see if a service related to AVG is still running?

    To delete the files you may need to take ownership of the files. See Take Ownership of a File or Folder for steps to take ownership.

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    Cannot find a service related to AVG still running.
    Took ownership of the files as you suggested and deleted them.
    Rebooted and the 7006 event errors have not shown up. Will monitor on next start up.
    Many thanks.
    Dave

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    Today I started my PC and the 7006 errors did not appear. I then had to restart and
    the errors appeared again. I then decided to shut the PC down. Then restarted again and the
    errors were gone. So it seems a reboot shows the errors again.
    Is there a difference between a start up and a restart?

    Note, after the start up, after 10 minutes I see the errors have reappeared, so there appears to
    be no difference between start up and restart.
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    "Is there a difference between a start up and a restart?"
    --- I believe there is but trying to find the answer to that has been very elusive for. Googling that topic just resulted in confusing answers.

    "Today I started my PC and the 7006 errors did not appear.
    I then had to restart and the errors appeared again.
    I then decided to shut the PC down.
    Then restarted again and the errors were gone.
    So it seems a reboot shows the errors again."
    --- That indicates to me that a normal shutdown does a more thorough job of than a restart

    Edit: I suspect a normal complete shutdown closes out all applications, a restart doesn't close out everything meaning active applications have not been closed out

    But I suspect what is happening that even though a normal shutdown doesn't produce the "the 7006 errors" something is in the computer and will still be present on a restart because it doesn't do as thorough a job of a normal shutdown/start back up procedure

    Anyway it appears to me that whatever is causing "the 7006 errors" isn't gone
    --- There is some remnant I suppose of AVG and/or maybe Grisoft still hanging in there
    --- In your search box, see if there anything AVG and also Grisoft

    Run www.belarc.com and see if there are any pointers to AVG
    --- it's been a long time since I've dealt with AVG but I have removed Grisoft items back then also

    Consider CCleaner also https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
    --- Note whether or not AVG is included in their Applications list
    --- Run the cleaner with it's default settings
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    cmptrgy, I will try what you suggest and see how it goes

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    Does ScRegSetValueExW only refer to AVG?

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    No luck with these event 7006 errors, so must I just ignore these?
    Thanks
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    "Does ScRegSetValueExW only refer to AVG? "
    --- According to Google it doesn't only refer to Google

    "No luck with these event 7006 errors, so must I just ignore these?"
    --- I believe you can

    Just make sure to keep the computer well protected and maintained

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    On a related note, I used to use AVG but recently uninstalled it to use Avast. Even though I used both the AVG uninstaller and the AVG Removal Tool, I was surprised to find only today that an AVG service still remains... even though it doesn't show in the Services management console.

    I was only able to spot it by using the Everything tab of SysInternals' Autoruns (using Run as Administrator...).

    autoruns.png
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    Could this AVG service still be active on your system and being called from the registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servi ces\avgtp)?

    Hope this helps...

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    Rick I keep saying it but I haven't done it yet: I've got to learn how to use AutoRuns.

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    Thanks Rick, I did find that yesterday and removed it.
    I also found an unused file extension avg with CCleaner.
    I will just ignore these errors.
    Regards
    Dave

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    Rick I keep saying it but I haven't done it yet: I've got to learn how to use AutoRuns.
    Another nice feature of Autoruns is the VirusTotal.com scan results that show for each entry...

    Options > Scan Options > Check VirusTotal.com

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