Security Center - "check your antivirus software status"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by AChung, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. AChung

    AChung Guest

    My home PC is preloaded with Windows Vista Home Basic edition (32-bit) and
    has AVG Antivirus Free v7.5.485 installed. I am puzzled by the recent pop-up
    message after the startup of my PC. It is reported that "AVG Antivirus is
    turned off. Click here to fix the notification", although the AVG icon has
    well displayed on the notification area (system tray). Meanwhile, as
    suggested by a member of the Discussion Group, I tried "winmgmt
    /verifyrepository" at the command prompt with a positive result "WMI
    repository is consistent". Appreciate if any suggestion will be given to
    improve the adverse condition.
     
    AChung, Sep 10, 2007
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  2. AChung

    dean-dean Guest

    You could try this:

    Right-click Command Prompt, and Run as Administrator. Type (or Copy and
    Paste) the following commands, pressing Enter after each one:

    net stop winmgmt
    cd %windir%\system32\wbem
    ren repository repository.old
    net start winmgmt

    This will rebuild the Repository, and by extension, rebuild the Vista
    Security Center. You may have to restart your computer to see a change.
     
    dean-dean, Sep 10, 2007
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  3. I have the similar problem with vista premium+norton internet security 2007.
    Is this solution can help?
    Thanks
     
    Kubilay Özun, Sep 10, 2007
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  4. AChung

    dean-dean Guest

    It can't hurt to try.

     
    dean-dean, Sep 11, 2007
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  5. AChung

    AChung Guest

    Hi, Dean-Dean

    Thank you for your prompt response.

    I have tried the command prompts and regret that they do not work on my home
    PC. It may be a problem on the Vista Security Center to detect the antivirus
    software status. As a result, I temporarily disable the Security Center to
    monitor my antivirus because of the annoyance arising from a false alarm on
    each startup. Hopefully, an update will automatically be made available from
    Microsoft.

    Regards.
     
    AChung, Sep 11, 2007
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  6. AChung

    AChung Guest

    Hi, Kubilay Ozun

    My problem is solved after I have changed to AVAST Home Edition.

    Regards.
     
    AChung, Sep 13, 2007
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  7. AChung

    chevin Guest

    I have just had the same problem which appeared after thev daily Vista update
    check - Windows Security Centre saying no anti virus and Defender turned off.

    I found a fix for the repository on the Kaspersky forum which involves
    manually deleting it and allowing it to rebuild.

    You first have to switch off the Windows Management Instrumentation which
    takes some finding.

    Anyway check
    http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showtopic=47473&hl=security+center

    Apparently its a common problem with Vista and all anti-virus systems.
     
    chevin, Oct 2, 2007
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  8. AChung

    R.j Guest

    Dean you and someone else suggesting these Ideas you could try this that or
    the other..i have tried everything possible the answer you should be giving
    people is
    the last windows defender or the security centre up date for Vista has
    bolloxed your system it is a fault ive even had microsoft on the phone
    talking me into stuff to try to resolve it...basiclliy the security centre is
    now haw do i say this without swearing
    Ficked put a u in the place of the i...untill microsoft come up with a
    solutution i have reinstalled tried aprox 5 diferent antivirus programs no i
    am not using onecare either before you ask...ive spent aprox £200s on
    antivirus programs b4 this was discuverd i refuse to pay for anymore software
    and i aint spending anymore
    sorry i am just another angry person Rick
     
    R.j, Oct 12, 2007
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