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Why does windows security center show that my anti virus isn't working when it is. I don't have a green light.

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It does that when your virus definition has not been updated recently. Check your antivirus program to make sure it's got the latest virus definition.

Also, some antivirus programs are not recognized by Windows security center, such as ClamAV. In these situations, you can go in to security center and disable monitoring of antivirus.

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Go to control panel and tell it you have a virus protection you are using instead of Windows...

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What OS and what Anti Virus program are you running?
The OS will recognize some AV products and not others. You can tell the Operating system you will monitor the Anti-Virus software yourself.

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Windows security center doesn't start


My suggestion is to use Malwarebytes; a far better security program that updates daily when you computer is active. The good thing about MALWAREBYTES is it can check Incoming and Outgoing intrusion. You can pay for the program or Use it FREE non-commercial use. Http://:Malwarebytes.com

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To Remove ?Your Computer Might Be At Risk? Message from your computer tray


Continuing our HOW TO series,we’ll look at how to remove ‘Your Computer Might Be At Risk’ alerts coming up in the tray icon on Windows XP based PCs.
If you disable/turn off the default ‘Windows Firewall’ or if you turn off Automatic Updates(Not Recommended) or if you don’t have any updated anti-virus program running on your Windows XP based computer,you would see some annoying message/alert coming at the tray icon of your PC.
It is actually intended to alert the user,however many PC users find it annoying.
So follow the below points to turn it off.
Navigate to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Security Center
Once you’ve launched the security center,look at the left hand side of the window.
Look for the ‘Change the way security center alerts me’ under ‘Resources’ tab.
Uncheck all the options to completely turn off the security center alerts.That’s all,You’re done.
Note:However,it is Always highly recommended to turn on your firewall/automatic updates and update your anti-virus program.
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Antivirus wont turn on in settings


Is your Anti Virus Up-To-Date? Will it update? Depending on the Brand of software(you didn't post), Anti Virus, that's installed. The windows Security Center may not recognize it. Open Security Center and change Notification of Anti Virus. First make sure it hasn't been compromised, if you are infected the infected file will shut down your Anti Virus. Use this freeware program to verify a clean system , MALWAREBYTES: http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/ In the install, UNCHECK the Trial Pro version, you want the freeware version, Run a FULL scan, delete ALL results, reboot. Depending on the size of your HDD, it may take hours. Post results and your Anti Virus Software Manufacturer.

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WINDOWS SECURITY CENTER ENABLE FIREWALL


Unistall it and google Microsoft Security Essentials.
or click on this link
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows/security-essentials-download
Its free as long as your Windows XP is valid and not a pirate copy

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Windows Security Center alert ?


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Download and install a legitimate free anti-malware program, such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (malwarebytes.org), on your computer. Restart your computer and hold down the "F8" key for a few seconds before the Windows logo appears to start the computer in safe mode. Run the anti-malware program and allow it to perform a full scan of your system. This may take hours, depending on a number of factors, but allow the anti-malware software to do its job so that you will be able to fully remove fake Windows Security Center from your computer. http://www.malwarebytes.org/ rather than pay for it http://corbitek-antimalware.soft32.com/free-download Free reliable antimalware solution with realtime protection and automatic update Click to put a check mark next to all of the malware files detected in the scan and click "Delete." Download and install CCleaner (piriform.com/ccleaner). http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner This free program will scan and clean out all temporary files on your computer. Run the program, and when it finishes, your computer should be free from the fake Windows Security Center. Restart your computer to exit safe mode.

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How do i remove infected files in my system? there is an option to activate security center but i cannot perform it because it requires a purchase of something. what should i do?


Theres plenty of free anti-virus programs out there. I use Avast anti virus and have found it great so try it ok. Download it from www.avast.com.au and give ya system a full scan. please vote ty

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Unable to open word document attachment in e-mail. Shows a square with numbers inside.


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Test the file with your anti-virus program, or better yet, simply DELETE it. Since you don't know what program it is, there is no reason to open it and risk damaging your system.

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Windows security center can't be started and when i turn it on in the security center to automatic, it's solved but after a minute, it seems disabled agai. please help me! are this sort kind of viruses?


Windows security center monitors checks if you have a firewall and anti-virus solution and also checks if automatic updates are on. Below is a screen capture of what it should look like, if it is titled different or looks quite different except for options being off instead of on you have a bug.

I have removed plenty of bugs from computers with users who use lots of Facebook apps.

If your anti-virus software does not find anything try these steps.

Run system restore and pick a restore point before problem started.
If system not working (which is likely if you've got a bug) you will need to restart in "Safe mode" to do that keep hitting F8 when computer restarts

Once restored run windows update, update antivirus definitions (if you don't have one microsoft have a free one "microsoft security essentials") and then run the windows Malicious removal tool. To this go to start menu select run and enter "mrt" and hit enter do a full scan.

If security center still not working go to control panel - Administrative Tools > open services. Find the security center service double click to bring up properties check service status; If not "Started" then change startup type to manual then press start button and then exit out.

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Window sercurity say's there's no anti-virus running.


If you are positive you have any anti virus installed, you can disable the notification.

Click Start, then go to Control Panel. In Control Panel, open Security Center.

On the left hand side of the window, click " Change the way security center alerts me"

Uncheck Virus Protection and click OK.

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