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Windows Defender Event Viewer Warning
« on: May 25, 2011, 07:10:58 AM »
Vista Ultimate x64
Avast free addition
Windows Defender (running real time protection)

This warning keeps turning up in the Event Viewer. I don.t know what this is or it's source, so I'm unable to stop the Windows Defender warning? Could someone please help? Yhank you.

Event ID: 3004
Windows Defender Real-Time Protection agent has detected changes.

Path Found: service:avastTestService
Alert Type: Unclassified software
« Last Edit: May 25, 2011, 06:15:19 PM by glatzfront »


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Re: Windows Defender Event Viewer Warning
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 07:55:40 AM »
Here is more information about the Event code 3004:

Although Windows Defender (WD) and Avast do co-exist, Avast is a strong AV that picks up more detections.  I would recommend that you change WD to on-demand (when you need it), reboot, and test it out and see if this error goes away.  Should you need WD in the future, you only need to update the definitions and turn the resident part back on.  But there really is no need to have 2 resident AV's running.

Are you running the current version of Avast, which is 6.0.1125?

If you would like an extra back up, I would suggest an on-demand scanner like Malwarebytes (MBAM) either free (on-demand) or Pro (one-time paid resident) that most of us use here and does not conflict with Avast.

Let me know if you have any other questions.  Thank you.


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Re: Windows Defender Event Viewer Warning
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 06:33:28 PM »
Yes, running the current version of Avast, which is 6.0.1125.

I didn't realize that Avast was also Anti spyware!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUH

For now;

I disabled WD's Realtime protections.
Installed an old favorite, "Spywareblaster"
Will check into other protections similar to SpywareBlaster.

Thanks for your help and quick response!

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Re: Windows Defender Event Viewer Warning
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 07:05:29 PM »
Well spywareblaster is a passive immunisation tool and you won't find may such equivalent program.

I ended up having to drop it as it ceased to function as it should, after applying the various updates they didn't take for firefox and since I very rarely use IE (rare as rocking horse droppings) I couldn't see the point in keeping it.
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