Malware protection no longer visible in security center

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Johan, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. Johan

    Johan Guest

    I've just installed Windows Vista Ultimate. On top of it I installed McAfee
    Virusscan 8.5i. After installation the Security Center kept warning about the
    AV and asked if I would like to activate it and so on. Until I explicitly
    said yes to the question regarding activation there was a little re ring with
    a slash on the Viruscan shield in systray. I continued and managed to get the
    VPN working and joined the company domain. After joining the domain

    a, I can't anymore manage all aspects of security through the security
    center. The Help function in Vista informs me that I should 1, Click to open
    Security Center. 2, Click Malware protection .. well that is not there

    b, I've disabled every single security feature in the computer. Before
    joining the domain I got warnings about that with Window poping up shields in
    the systray warning me about various security measures not working

    c, I'm unable to activate the on-access scan feature of Virusscan 8.5i. The
    little red ring with a slash is showing on the Virusscan shield in systray.

    What is this? As far as I know, there is no GPO affecting my computer.
    Where did Malware Protection go? Why am I not able to run on-access scan?

    best regards
    Johan, Dec 16, 2006
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  2. Johan

    Mike C. Guest


    Under a domain there is very likely ALWAYS a GPO affecting your computer.
    With that said, you should probably not have joined vista to your company's
    domain. You should have contacted the IT administrator to see if it was
    Mike C., Dec 16, 2006
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