Author Topic: Windows Security Center says no Antivirus software detected with Avast!  (Read 2987 times)

Offline Ladydi1115

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why doesn't windows detect Avast virus protection?

Offline Tarq57

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Re: Windows Security Center says no Antivirus software detected with Avast!
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 05:38:40 AM »
But it does, if it's the real Avast.

From where did you download it? What is your Windows version? What was the AV in use prior to Avast?

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Re: Windows Security Center says no Antivirus software detected with Avast!
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 10:59:40 AM »
Have you tried this?

Solution when Windows Security Center does not recognize antivirus or firewall

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=23457.0
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Re: Windows Security Center says no Antivirus software detected with Avast!
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 04:20:38 PM »
I have this problem too - when Avast! 5 was first installed (Windows 7 64-bit), it was recognised by security center; however (7 weeks later) the system suddenly announced that there was no anti-virus software detected.  I have tried the repository files "fix" as suggested but this had no effect (the repository was declared to be "consistent"). This was on a new laptop which had a trial version of McAfee pre-installed, which was removed using the proper removal tool prior to installing Avast! 5.  As I said above, though, Avast! was recognised ok for the first 7 weeks.  Automatic updates to Windows and Avast! are working correctly.  

.NET framework 4.0 was the only new software installed anywhere near the time of the problem.

Avast! 5 itself appears to be working fine (as far as I can tell) - this seems to be a false report for some reason.  Could a recent windows update or Avast! update be responsible?  I see that Windows Update is now showing Microsoft's own "Security Essentials" package as a recommended update, is this coincidence?
« Last Edit: November 02, 2010, 04:27:56 PM by jabrocuk »

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Re: Windows Security Center says no Antivirus software detected with Avast!
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 04:41:50 PM »
to jabrocuk you should start a new tread about your problem so we can help you better.

but have you tried the solution above?

new computer
windows 8 Intel core I-3 64 bit
6 gb ram 500 gb hardrive. avast 9 MBAM

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Re: Windows Security Center says no Antivirus software detected with Avast!
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010, 06:11:57 PM »
I have tried the above, with no effect.  I will start a new thread as you suggest

 

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