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Offline Philo

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Windows Security Center No Longer Recoginizing Avast!??
« on: June 06, 2010, 07:47:13 PM »
Hi guys and gals,

I have Avast! free home edition, version 5.0.545. I've never had any trouble with it. It runs like a champ. BUT, I noticed that after the last "update" the Microsoft Security Center is "red shield, white X'd".
When I open the security center, it says I don't have any anti-virus or malware protection. When I check Avast! it shows all my real-time shields are on and according to Avast!, my PC is secured.

So, it would seem that for some reason the security center has stopped recognizing  the Avast! program.

Can anyone help me out with this?

Philo
HP compaq pressario with a intel pentium dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80 GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.49 GB
System type 32-bit OS
288GB HD with about 88GB unused
Windows Vista Home Premium

Offline Lisandro

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Re: Windows Security Center No Longer Recoginizing Avast!??
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 07:55:13 PM »
1. Check your system time and date.
2. Repair your avast installation through the Control Panel.
3. Boot twice.

Seems odd, but, most of the times, it's the cure.
If it fails, maybe reinstalling avast.
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Offline Philo

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Re: Windows Security Center No Longer Recoginizing Avast!??
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 09:42:52 PM »
Thanx Tech.

I ended up having to do a complete uninstall, then a complete reinstall. That seems to have done the trick. Did a complete boot-time scan afterwards and didn't pick anything up.

Wonder why that happened?? I always get concerned when things change on their own in my PC....
HP compaq pressario with a intel pentium dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80 GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.49 GB
System type 32-bit OS
288GB HD with about 88GB unused
Windows Vista Home Premium

Offline Lisandro

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Re: Windows Security Center No Longer Recoginizing Avast!??
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 10:26:27 PM »
Security Center (or Actions Center) miss, from time to time, the correct behavior.
It's an insane war trying to figure out what happens... Also a lose of time imho.
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