Re: Defender not showing correct status
I paused the WMI services, renamed the repository folder, and resumed the
WMI services. The Repository folder rebuilt itself, however, Defender still
seems to misreport its status. That is, turning it "on" results in a message
that there are no updates. The message box has only a cancel button. Telling
Defender that I will monitor myself makes the "red" bar "yellow", eliminates
the constant nag notices, and makes Defender report itself as off. However,
it appears that Defender is scanning anyway.
>Try this .....
>Scroll down to Windows Management Instrumentation and double-click it.
>Now click on the "Pause" button. Leave that window open and double-click
>My Computer. Navigate to %systemroot%\Windows\System32\wbem (where
>%systemroot% is the drive where XP is installed). Delete the Repository
>folder and *only* the Repository folder. Now go back to the WMI service
>window you left open and restart the service.
>This will rebuild the Repository and hopefully straighten out the
>incorrect entries for all your duplicates.
>In order to see the Windows files, you may need to unhide them:
>Make sure you are able to see all hidden files and extensions (View tab
>in Folder Options).
>Check "Display the contents of system folders".
>Check "Show hidden files and folders".
>Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" and click "OK" to the