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Virus protection is off according to Windows Security Centre


johnincrete

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I am running Microsoft Security Essentials in XP to protect my computer. Today, Windows Security Center window popped up to tell me that Virus protection is off. I am most confused! Am I protected? IF so, how do I getr rid of the WSC message? If I am not protected, what should I do? I regularly run Malwarebytes and find no problems. I also run CCleaner to tidy things up.

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Jock1e

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Probably MSE needing updating.

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difarn

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You may be interested in this article from the Microsoft Community Forum and how other users are getting round the problem.

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Pine Man

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I fixed this by turning off the WSC messages!

Whatever AV you run it should warn you if it is not working regardless of any messages from WSC.

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mikef.

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On an update last week MSE was temporarily switched off whilst it was installed but switched back on again after updating, if it is back on that is probably what happened

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johnincrete

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Thanks all. The normal quick scan sorted it. O how I love Microsoft!!!

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