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Re: Windows Defender is turned off

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Old 12-07-2006
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Re: Windows Defender is turned off
Crossposted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security

Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for Windows Defender support
and comments. This is not one of them.

See
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...s/default.mspx
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)


jbrinkman wrote:
> I am running Vista RTM (build 6000) and the Windows Security Center keeps
> giving me a warning that "Windows Defender is turned off". I have the
> Windows Defender Icon in my taskbar, and it appears to be running, however
> I
> cannot get the warning to go away in the Security Center. There is a
> button
> to "Turn on now", however this only searches for a new definition file,
> and
> when it doesn't find one, it just returns with a message telling me no new
> definitions exist.
>
> I don't know if it is relevant but I removed Norton Internet Security from
> the machine, since I am careful and only run in a restricted account, and
> I
> am tired of anti-virus programs sapping limited CPU resources for
> essentially little gain (my AV has not detected a single virus in the last
> year). So i currently do not have an anti-virus program and rely
> completely on the firewall, LUA and Windows defender to keep me safe.


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