Anti spyware and windows defender

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by joe, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. joe

    joe Guest

    when running a test in performance under control panel at the end of the
    test it told me i had no anti spyware program but i have windows defender ,
    does this not count as an anti spyware?
    joe, Sep 24, 2009
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  2. joe

    Malke Guest

    Are you sure the message said "anti spyware [sic]" and not "antivirus"?

    Malke, Sep 24, 2009
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  3. joe

    joe Guest

    yes defiantly says it under performance information and tools, it says
    the security center reports that there is no anti-spyware product actively
    protecting this computer.

    though defender is mentioned along with my anti-virus further in the report

    under root\ *from antispyware product

    joe, Sep 25, 2009
  4. joe

    Malke Guest

    What antivirus/security package is installed?

    Malke, Sep 25, 2009
  5. joe

    joe Guest


    joe, Sep 25, 2009
  6. joe

    Malke Guest

    [sigh] You will find that providing one or two-word answers and no details
    will not get you help. I'm not going to spend my time trying to drag the
    details out of you. So here are links to show you what you need to provide
    in order to get focused help, as well as the First and Second Questions of
    Troubleshooting for you to answer. Come back with all pertinent details and
    we can go from there. Or take the machine to a competent local computer tech
    (not a BigComputerStore/GeekSquad type of place).

    How to Post: - How to Ask a Question - How Not to Get Technical Help on

    The First Question Of Troubleshooting: If the problem is new, what changed
    between the time things worked and the time they didn't?

    The Second Question of Windows Troubleshooting: what is the malware/virus
    status of the machine? If you think it is clean, what programs (and
    versions) did you use to determine this?

    Be sure the computer is clean:

    And if you think your computer is completely fine except for Windows
    Defender, there is a dedicated newsgroup for it:

    If you choose to post there, you should provide the necessary information
    for the WD experts to help you.

    Malke, Sep 25, 2009
  7. joe

    Questor Guest

    I agree with Malke on the brevity of answers, but I also think you will
    find that AVG does NOT make itself known initially to the operating
    system. What you have to do is tell the operating system that you HAVE
    an antivirus suite (AVG) and that YOU will monitor it. Then, the
    operating system will quit bugging you about it.

    The place to do this is the Security Center of the Control panel.


    Questor, Sep 25, 2009
  8. joe

    Malke Guest

    This is incorrect about AVG (Windows Security Center recognizes it) and the
    OP isn't asking about his antivirus status; he says the problem is with his
    anti*spyware* status, i.e., Windows Defender.

    Malke, Sep 25, 2009
  9. joe

    Questor Guest

    Maybe for you, but not for me. I had to tell Vista that I had AVG.

    Questor, Sep 25, 2009
  10. joe

    joe Guest

    I was being Reticent. You asked me what anit-virus i had so i answered, no
    idea what else you expected me to say.
    As for the security centre it is listed as on and working under malware. The
    same goes for AVG.

    Avg 8.9.405 says i am fully protected. Windows defender is not in the
    notification area but does popup if its been a whiles since a scan to say i
    need to scan.

    I cant find it under running programs or services but maybe i just cant see
    it, it is set to run under startup programs and under services in msconfig.

    joe, Sep 26, 2009
  11. Hello Joe,

    Since you are running Vista, navigate to the shortcut for the
    Command Prompt from the Start menu and "right click" the shortcut and select
    "run as Administrator." Then, enter the following command:

    winmgmt /verifyrepository

    Let us know the result displayed.

    Ǝиçεl, Sep 26, 2009
  12. joe

    joe Guest

    Sorry i meant i wasn't being Reticent

    joe, Sep 26, 2009
  13. joe

    joe Guest

    It says WMI repository is consistent. Hope thats good.
    joe, Sep 26, 2009
  14. Hi Joe,

    Sure, this is a good news
    I'm really surprised by that result. I expected it to tell you that your
    repository is NOT consistent.
    Ǝиçεl, Sep 26, 2009
  15. joe

    joe Guest

    Thats good, so it is active then :) just wonder why the performance test is
    saying there is not anti spyware doesnt make any sense to me.

    Thanks for the Help anyway, youve put my mind at ease :D

    Big thanks
    joe, Sep 27, 2009
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