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Leave it to Trend. Somewhere along the million upgrade paths they forgot to remove a previous version from the WMI so at this point all my XP Professional W/SP3 workstations are reporting that they have more then one virus package running.

   Is there any command or any utility that will "clean" the WMI of any programs or hardware that don't truely exist? i.e. bogus entries?
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I came across an article by rpggamergirl some time ago that deals with this.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Virus_and_Spyware/Anti-Virus/A_2088-Can't-Install-an-Antivirus-Windows-Security-Center-still-detects-previous-AV.html

Also found a .VBS script that you should be able to run for some more automation.  I haven't tried it myself but it should delete both entries, and the valid one will be recreated after a reboot.
http://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/184
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Thanks Gents. It actually turned out wasier to stop the wmimgt service, delete the repository and restart the service to rebuild it.
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