Turn on button in security center

Compaq / PRESARIO SR1000Z
August 11, 2010 at 11:13:36
Specs: Windows XP
After updating win xp, I get security notification in the taskbar that pc security is at risk. So I go to the windows Security Center and click the Virus Protection button to turn it on again. It stays on off. Does anyone know how to turn these buttons back on ON?

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August 11, 2010 at 11:52:27
What AntiVirus are you using?

It might be necessary to re-install or re-active that program but we can't say much without knowing which one it is.

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August 12, 2010 at 10:06:46
Thanks for your reply. I have Microsoft Security Essentials and also Malwarebytes' Anti-malware.

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August 12, 2010 at 12:34:26
Sounds strange.

MSE should be your virus protection, MalwareBytes freebie only being run when required. If you have the pro (paid for) version of MalwareBytesit probably runs in the background. In which case you must decide which one to use for this purpose. MSE would be my choice.

If you have an icon for MSE then open the program and ensure that in the Settings tab you are ticked for "real time protection". See if you can get updates too.

If you have no MSE icon you can either open it from Start/All Programs, or copy this into the Run box and hit Enter:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe

I think that once you get MSE working as your primary virus checker there is every chance that you will be able to click it up in CP/Sec Center.

If you can't get MSE to work at all then uninstall it, download a new copy and install that.

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