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Real time protection is disabled in system mechanic pro

The antivirus is running but real time protection is disabled. It says that I have never scanned my system before which I have.

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    i have always had this problem with this product.

  • edwin cobb
    edwin cobb May 11, 2010

    make sure automatic or scheduled acanning is set and enable.
    also scan manually and check the windows alert security canter and make sure that it is enabled in the firewall list.
    let me know the outcome


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Perhaps the scan was interrupted. Run it again and let it finnish all the way and see if that changes anything. Also, check if there are any updates available for the product.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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Why the real time protection keep turning off?

I had the same problem. I had uninstalled my previous antivirus programme but there must still have been some traces left.I also was able to do a chat session with Microsoft and they said that my MSE is working the way it is suppose to and that it can take up to 3 minutes for MSE to turn on after re-starting my computer or turning my computer off and back on.
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Can i run system mechanic and norton 360 together

You can reinstall system mechanic but it will still cause conflicts with Norton.because Norton also offers a similar product to system mechanic called as Norton utilities.If u still want to install it without causing any troubles.Then u have to disable real time scanning of system mech. Go to>options tab>select dashboard>make tune updefinition status to hide permanently and save.Also SWITCH OFF IDLE TIME OPTIMIZER IN Norton. Then both will exist without any problem

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Why does virus scan always encounters a problem and closes system mechanic ?

Probebly because System Mechanic uses an engine that the Antivirus percieves to be a threat, remember that it goes quite deep in the system registry to modify and delete keys, the antivirus mistakes this for an invasion of the computer. You can "educate" the AV to accept and give it permissions, OR you can run the programme as administrator (vista)

Failing that, disable the AV whilst system mechanic is about its business

Dec 31, 2010 | Iolo Technologies System Mechanic: Windows

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I am using nod32...yest i got some virus in my system.....but when m tring to scan 4m es automaticaly closin every me out???

Well I don't wanna scare do but you are in a real **** bro. But don't worry try this solution.
First of all back-up all your data (somewhere else not your hard drive).
First option available to you is to RESTORE YOUR SYSTEM IN SAFE MOOD (you can go to boot to safe mode by pressing the F8 key at the system startup you might have to press F8 key more than 1 time).
If you are using windows xp then you can restore your system by going to START> ALL PROGRAMS> ACCESSORIES> SYSTEM TOOLS here you will find the SYSTEM RESTORE option (restore your system at any available date before which you got that virus).

you can try scanning via nod32 in safe mood. If nod isn't already running go to the installation folder (normally it is C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security) and run egui.exe after that try scanning your computer.

Third option
is that you can try online scan offered by many antivirus companies like mcafee etc (try googling with the Terms "free online scan" to get the complete list of online scan providers).

Fourth one
is to try the standalone virus removal tools like ones provided by the symantic corporation or try googling with the terms "virus name+ remover".

Fifth option is try installing a new antivirus (in this case i'll recommend mcafee) and try scanning your system with your new antivirus (but before installing any other antivirus first remove or disable NOD).

Sixth option: Remove your hard disk and scan it on another computer with an up to date antivirus (preferably nod or mcafee) This option worked for me a lots of time.

7th option: Get a portable antivirus copy it to your USB and up date it (do it on any other PC). After updating your portable antivirus go to your pc and scan it via portable antivirus. Before connecting your USB to your own pc please disable your computer from writting data to your PC you can learn how to do it here or send me mail at to get those reg files.

Here are the links from where you can download portable antivirus software:
or here

Last thing you can do is to install a fresh copy of operating system then install an antivirus update it and scan your PC thoroughly. But until you have scanned your PC twice DON"T OPEN ANY OTHER PARTION like Local D, Local E and even your USB
I've personally used all of these options at some stage of my life and they worked for me I hope the same for you.
If none of the above options work or you need any further guidence then contact me at
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I install symantec antivirus but its disable auto protect in tray show icon red round

You got a virus that designed to disable Norton. Do yourself a favour, uninstall Norton. Here a link to an excellent free piece of software for home users. Download it, install it, update it, schedule a boot-time scan, you wil be amazed by just how much it finds & it wont slow your system by being too labour intensive like symantec.

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if yow lookin' for the kaspersky virus removal, go to this link

this is not a real time protection, but just to eliminate 99% of the time the most viruses.

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Hello dar we have a purchased 20 user symantec antivirus Version 11.00. But my antivirus is not Detect any virus. Regards Neeraj 9769573430

hi, i

first check if your security software is not in Game Mode.
secondly, i will personally, recomment you to use Bitdefender
Internet Security 2009, its the worlds number one security software.

hope this helps

Kind Regard

Mar 10, 2009 | Symantec AntiVirus 10.0 with Groupware...

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