MS Security Essentials and WSC

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Tabvla

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A PC that I am working on today has Microsoft Security Essentials installed as its AV program.

The MS Security Essentials Icon is visible in the Taskbar and when clicked MSE opens and options such as Scan and Update all work as expected.

However, in the same Taskbar the Windows Security Centre Icon is also visible which when clicked reports that "Your computer is at risk...Microsoft Security Essentials is turned OFF...."

Updating, restarting several times and numerous cups of coffee have not resolved the problem. MSE says it is ON while WSC says that it is OFF.

Any opinions as to which of these services is reporting correctly..:confused:

TiA

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Tabvla

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Ouch ! :eek: Sorry about that Phantom, OS is XP Pro SP3 with Jan 2013 updates.

MSE was updated today.

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1. Click on Start > Run > type services.msc and press Enter.

2. Locate and stop Windows Management Instrumentation & Security Center. By default, the Startup Type on both should be Automatic.

3. Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem.

4. Only delete the Repository folder.

5. Reboot your computer.

This will rebuild the deleted folder and the database.


If no luck,

It might not hurt to reset Security Center registry settings with Wscfix.
 

Tabvla

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Phantom, thanks for the instructions.

I will be working on that computer again on Thursday and will update this post then.

Tks

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With XP machines it can be a resource issue (Security Center starts before MSE)
Quick fix to clear WSC warning is toggle MSE RTP.
 
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