Solved Windows Defender Warning Window

July 26, 2011 at 23:16:36
Specs: Windows 7/XP Dual, ?/3gig
For some unknown reason this window ( http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v... ) has started to appear on my desktop on boot-up. This has only occurred within the last three days and I can't get rid of it. I gather from a search around the Net that the fact that I use Microsoft Security Essentials this is turned off by that programme. I have checked in the Services and it is in fact "Disabled". Even if I enable the service I still cannot get rid of the warning and regardless of the prompt within the window to turn it on I cannot do that from there either. I have checked in my MSCONFIG and it does not appear in the Services section of that either. It is no great problem to CLOSE the window with a click but what irks me is why I can't do anything with it.

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#1
July 27, 2011 at 02:19:31
If it's only started in the last 3 days I would try a System Restore to a date just before the problem started.

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#2
July 27, 2011 at 20:19:29
Thanks for your answer... tried that with no luck

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#3
July 28, 2011 at 15:00:35
✔ Best Answer
Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials.

Uninstall Windows Defender if you can find it.

Re-install Microsoft Security Essentials.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
July 28, 2011 at 17:54:24
Thanks Derek, after searching around fruitlessly for Defender, I checked up the "Start-up Manager" in a programme I have called "Ace Utilities" which I have had for years and there it was bold as brass. I unchecked it and the warning no longer appears. It appears to reside here:

%Program Files%Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe.hide

I'm happy to have stopped the damn warning so I'll leave things as they are. Thanks for your help.

Regards.


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#5
July 28, 2011 at 18:31:26
Good to hear you found it and thx for popping back to let us know.

Although WD is not longer used in its own right, I believe some of its components are still used in some way by MSE - possibly never renamed. Obviously these components should not show themselves, so presumably something is a bit awry. Anyhow, I understand your preference to leave well alone (often the wisest move) so lets hope you never run into it again.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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