Solved: Red Sheild w/ white x after AVG uninstall

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MJN22

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Recently I downloaded AVG free from c-net and after realizing how much it slowed down my start ups I uninstalled it with revo-uninstaller. The next time I powered up my computer, I noticed a red sheild with a white x in my system tray. Its labeled as a 'Windows security alert' and when I open it I have a choice of choosing 'Open security center' or 'Go to Microsoft security web site'.
I read several posts on a similar matter and ran Malaware-byte and SuperAntiSpyware. I also ran CCleaner and Glary Utilities. None of these actions removed it. Then I decided to reinstall AVG free and after the install I noticed the red sheild was gone! A coincidence or not? I ran a scan w/ AVG and then uninstalled it again this time using revo and the AVG uninstall utility.
Soon as I uninstalled AVG, the sheild was back! Need help.

Note: I am familiar with computers but not at a programing level.
I'm running XP home w/sp3.
I have the Windows firewall on, SuperAntiSpyware(free) is on, Malaware-byte(free) I run as needed and I have Spy Sweeper9(paid ver., expires 8-2010) installed but it is no longer operational. I did run it in the background but a few days ago I was unable to access it. I get an error message 105. (with regards to SpySweeper, I recently tried to disable some of the files that were starting at startup. I may have screwed up the program by doing that. I use a startup delayer and was delaying the start of SuperAntiSpyware(which works fine) and delaying the start of SpySweeper(which no longer works fine)) I have HijackThis if a log file is needed.

Thanks for any help at all.
 

leroys1000

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Security center is notifying you that an antivirus is not installed.
Might want to install something like microsoft security essentials.
It's easy on system resources.
http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
AVG scan may have nessed up spysweeper.
You might want to uninstall and reinstall it if you think
you really need it.
I think malware bytes does the same thing.
 
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