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Offline RonKern

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Windows 8 Security Center - Turn On Virus Protection
« on: November 20, 2012, 10:42:58 PM »
W8 Pro Action Center is indicating that I have no virus protection or spyware protection.  I turned off Windows Defender earlier and have a fully updated Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.1474 installed.  I tried http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=23457.msg193534#msg193534 which instructed to delete the repository which I did to no avail.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Windows 8 Security Center - Turn On Virus Protection Message Avast Is ON
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 05:51:37 PM »
When I click on the White Surrender Flag with the Red X for "Spyware and unwanted software protection (Important)" or "Turn on virus protection (Important)" an explorer window pops open at C:\WINDOWS\system32.  If I open Action Center, and click on either Turn On Virus Protection or Turn On Spyware Protection buttons, I get the same window popping open. 

1).  Is there a specific file I need to each aim protection at? 

2).  Where is it located?


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Re: Windows 8 Security Center - Turn On Virus Protection
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 08:18:21 AM »
I have the same problem as  RonKern.
Does anyone has a solution for the same.


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Re: Windows 8 Security Center - Turn On Virus Protection
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 11:56:41 AM »
Have you tried a reboot ?