Thanks guys for responding. I would like to respond to both of you.
First, to dc3; Yes i did uninstall avast before using the uninstall tool. When avast did not completely uninstall, i thought the uninstall tool would act as a clean up tool and remove any left over files or data links. One thing i did do after the uninstall was to re-install the program and delete it again using revo uninstaller. No luck there either. Secondly, i am familiar with registry editing to a moderate degree. I removed all avast headings i could find under 'software' folders, and i am now going thru the class id files (this is no fun) looking for any avast links.
And now for quietman7; Thank you for responding as well. Man that program looks scary. Just looking at the webpage made me go on red alert! (lol) Have you used that program? any issues after its use?