Having Issues with Windows Security Center not seeing my Antivirus Program

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Michael B., May 28, 2007.

  1. Michael B.

    Michael B. Guest

    For some reason, I am now getting a "Security Center" pop-up when I start up
    my computer. I am using Kapsersky AntiVirus 6, and it was working without
    any problems. However, I am now being told that "Kaspersky Anti Virus" is
    reporting that it is turned OFF.
    And under the "Spyware / Malware Protection", I get a "Windows Defender and
    Kaspersky Anti Virus" report that they are turned OFF.
    I see that Kaspersky IS indeed running, but rebooting my Vista Ultimate has
    not solved the problem.

    I was advised to do the following:

    1. Temporarily disable the WMI service (Windows management instrumentation)
    in: Start >Run > type: services.msc and in there find/stop WMI
    2. Next delete the C:\windows\system32\wbem\repository folder
    3. Restart the WMI service & restart the computer

    That did not fix the problem, but I am now being told (by Windows Security)

    Virus Protection - Not Found
    Windows Defender is Turned OFF

    I try turning it on, but it doesn't do it. I want to make sure that Windows
    Defender IS running.

    Does anyone have any further ideas how to fix my inital issue?

    I am running Vista Ultimate.
    Michael B., May 28, 2007
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  2. Michael B.

    dmex Guest

    First dont disable WMI it will reduce the security of your computer and
    make a fair few programs fail.

    In security center on the left theres a option to change the way
    security center alearts you.
    dmex, May 28, 2007
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