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Thread: Security Center: Virus Protection Not Found

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    MSPJeff Guest

    Security Center: Virus Protection Not Found

    I've just installed Vista Ultimate and Norton Anti-Virus '07 on both my PC
    and laptop.

    Security Center on my desktop recognizes Norton under Malware Protection,
    but it doesn't on my laptop:
    "Windows did not find antivirus software on this computer."

    How can I tell Vista essentially to "look again"? Norton has blended itself
    seamlessly on my desktop, but I can't get Vista to recognize its existence in
    either the Virus Protection section or Spyware And Other Malware Protection
    on the laptop. (Norton IS running and updated on both systems.)

    Same OS, same software, but two different situations. If not a front-end
    fix, I assume there's a registry entry or some other back-end solution?

    Thanks!

    --Jeff

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    Donna Buenaventura Guest

    Re: Security Center: Virus Protection Not Found

    I have Norton 2007 too (but the Internet Security) in a laptop. It's also
    recognized by Vista's WSC.
    How about try to restart the service of Windows Security Center? See if
    that will make it 'recheck' the status for antivirus software.

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    Octavio Guest

    Re: Security Center: Virus Protection Not Found

    I have the same problem with my computer, I get the same messages, so I am
    posting this so I could keep track of the responses.

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    derekwied@gmail.com Guest

    Re: Security Center: Virus Protection Not Found

    I am having this exact same problem. It came preinstalled on my dell,
    so I have security center ignoring it right now. not sure if there is
    an update to this yet or not cuz I really don't care as long as it is
    running and actively blocking thigns which it is.

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    sunilchopra Guest

    Re: Security Center: Virus Protection Not Found


    ISSUE: Vista not recognising antivirus program and defender won't turn
    on

    SYMPTOMS Customer has installed Mcafee antivirus and also turned
    on Windows defender but when he opens up windows Vista Security center
    then security center is not detecting anitvirus and even windows
    defender it says it is off

    Soultion
    Step 1 Goto safe mode (may be with networking) Click on Perl and in
    start search box type in services.msc and then in menu right click on
    services and click on "run as administrator"
    Step 2. Double click on "Windows Management Instrumentation" and click
    on STOP button and stop this service
    Step 3 Goto c:\windows\system32\wbem\repository and rename the
    repository folder
    Step 4. Then goto "Windows Management Instrumentation" and click on
    START button and start this service
    Step 5 Restart the computer and issue will be resolved


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    sunilchopra

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    XPS_Corey_182848 Guest

    Re: Security Center: Virus Protection Not Found


    Solution:
    1. Restart windows in safe mode.
    2. Delete all files in the folder C:\WINDOWS by selecting the files and
    then holding down the shift key while you press delete. (It may give you
    an error message, just keep clicking continue).


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    XPS_Corey_182848

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    Nonny Guest

    Re: Security Center: Virus Protection Not Found

    Thread is over a year old. Find something more recent to post to.

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    Re: Security Center: Virus Protection Not Found

    The simpler solution is just to disable and enable the Security Center service in Windows Vista:
    1. Run services.msc or in Control Panel click on the Services icon in Adminstrative Tools
    2. In the list of Services, Right Click on Security Center > Properties and select Disabled
    3. Reboot your Computer
    4. Run services.msc or in Control Panel click on the Services icon in Adminstrative Tools
    5. In the list of Services, Right Click on Security Center > Properties and select Automatic (Delayed Start)
    6. Start the Service.

    Your antivirus software should now be recognized by wscsvc

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