Security Center & Antivirus software

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Al Christoph, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Al Christoph

    Al Christoph Guest

    1. I had AVG (free) running with the August bits.
    2. I installed RC1 as an upgrade. Went in smooooooth. I didn't even have to
    use any grease.
    3. RC1 complained about not being able to talk to AVG and offered
    4. I've since uninstalled and reinstalled AVG and fiddled around with
    defender so that AVG runs properly. (Don't ask for the why of what I did. It
    was the first time I interacted with Defender. Before the uninstall, I had
    put Spynet into advanced mode. Before firing up AVG, I confirmed in Defender
    that the changes AVG made are ok. This was something in my ignorance i had
    not done before. My motto is "If you have to read the manual, the software
    is poorly designed.")


    Ever since the install, when I go to the Security Center I see absolutely no
    indication that Anti-Virus software is even a concern!!!

    I do Control Panel | Security | Security Center.

    What I get is a lecture and a choice in the left hand panel of
    Windows Update
    Windows Firewall
    Windows Defender
    Internet Options
    Get the latest security ...

    I've now explored Defender at length. It is sweet.

    But nothing about about AV software per se.

    Would someone please point me in the right direction? Suggest the right
    sledge hammer to use to get some indication that RC1 cares about AV
    software? etc.

    Al Christoph
    Al Christoph, Sep 13, 2006
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