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Windows Security Centre Showing No Anti Virus Installed

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Don B

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Hi Guys

Recently the Windows Security Centre is Showing No Anti Virus Installed, this is not the case as im running avg free, i have installed the latest updates and also uninstalled and reinstalled which has made no difference,

I have scanned the computer for spyware, viruses etc but nothing comes up

Any ideas?
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Hi Don B.

If AVG is up and running then you really don't have a problem.

However, you might be able to correct the message by:

Control Panel > Security Center > Click the "Virus Protection" tab to expand it.

Click the Recommendations button.

At the bottom of the popup window check the checkbox "I have an antivirus program that I will monitor myself..."

Click OK


If, for some reason the Virus Protection tab doesn't appear in Security Center, this means the Security Center service is turned off.

To re-enable it:

Start > Run > services.msc > OK

Scroll down the long list of services and locate "Security Center". Double-click the name.

Click the General Tab. In "Startup Type" choose Automatic. Also click Start. OK your way out of the windows.

Retry the instructions above.
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Neil Jones

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Security Center is a gimmick because it doesn't recognise all virus scanners. It should recognise AVG though, but Security Center isn't an essential part of any Windows PC so I'd just ignore it if you know your AVG is working happily.
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