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Disabled security centre option and Windows firewall


Phoenix21

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I run Windows XP, IE 8, and have recently changed my anti virus from AVG Professional to Microsoft Security Essentials. I am in the middle of running a scan with the professional version of SuperAntiSpyware, and so far it has found 7 Adware Epic Play, 13 Adware Tracking cookies, 3 TroganAgent/Gen-Nullo(Start), and Disabled SecurityCenterOption. I'm not very concerned about the Adware or Trojans as I know SAS will quarantine and remove them, but I am worried about the disabled security centre option. Is this something that I should "tick" and that SAS will put right when the scan has finished, or will ticking it mean that SAS will remove some critical safeguard on my computer? Also, might it have anything to do with my firewall?

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onthelimit1

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I'd be pretty sure one of the bugs has affected the security centre. As well as SAS, I'd download and run Malwarebytes. See what happens after those two have completed their scans,

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rdave13

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Have a look here.

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Nontek

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I would go ahead and tick ALL, Microsoft Security Essentials can be re-installed in necessary.

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Nontek

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If necessary !!

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Phoenix21

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Thanks,guys! SAS is still scanning, and has found another 2 Trojans since my last post!

onthelimit1 Thank you. I already have Malwarebytes and will run a scan when SAS has finished.

rdave13 Thank you for the link. That has reassured me a lot.

Nontek - many thanks for your input, too. I'll do as you suggest.

(All this because I allowed my daughter to use my PC to log on to her Facebook account, supposedly to check for messages, but in reality to play one of Facebook's (unprintable!) games!! Never again!!)

Thank you again, everybody - I am really grateful for your continual help and support.

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