Problem with windows Security and Windows Defender

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by kngcrbr, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. kngcrbr

    kngcrbr Guest

    Windows Security Center say that there is no Malware Detection softwar
    installed. This includes Windows Defender and AVG. Windows Securit
    Center say that Windows Defender needs to be turned on ( to turn o
    click here ) When I click turn on, it starts searching for Defende
    Updates... Then says there are no Updates for WD and goes back to sayin
    that Windows Defender needs to be turned on
    Windows Security Center also says there is no Anti-Virus. But AVG i
    installed and completely up to date also

    This all started occuring a few days ago... maybe 7 days ago
    Uninstall/ Reinstall of AVG causes no change, checking for updates fo
    Windows Defender thru Windows Update does not fix any problems either

    I previously have found of someone who discribed system restore an
    then installing the updates to office 2007 sp1, etc, afterward. This i
    unacceptable. It is quite obvious that this has something to do wit
    registry of the Windows Security Center. If someone knows how to fi
    this problem with a simple registry edit, I would truely appreciate th

    King Crabbe
    kngcrbr, Jan 4, 2008
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  2. kngcrbr

    Charlie42 Guest

    There are two general approaches that may fix your problem. All of the
    commands are typed in manually at the command prompt (type "cmd" and ENTER
    in your start menu). Run as administrator.

    Method 1:
    winmgmt /verifyrepository
    If WMI repository is reported to be inconcistent, run the following command:
    winmgmt /salvagerepository

    Method 2:
    net stop winmgmt /y
    ren %windir%\system32\wbem\repository
    Then restart.

    Charlie42, Jan 4, 2008
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  3. kngcrbr

    Charlie42 Guest

    That last command should be typed in one line, with a space between the

    Charlie42, Jan 4, 2008
  4. kngcrbr

    kngcrbr Guest

    Hey thank you very much for the knowlegable reply. I will try this out
    and get back with you ASAP as to how it went.

    Thanks again,
    kngcrbr, Jan 15, 2008
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