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Former Member
Message 1 of 5

Windows Security No virus Scanner Detected

Greetings Folks,

I'm running McAfee Security Center on XP SP3.

Ocassionaly, I get message and icon fron Windows Security telling me there is no antivirus scanner detected. When I check McAfee modules they are all on and running. If I rightClick McAfee icon and click "Check For Updates", the "no scanner" message and Windows Security icon goes away.

Is there a way to clear this "false alert"?

Many Thanks

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Former Member
Message 2 of 5

Re: Windows Security No virus Scanner Detected

Could you please check status of virus protection in the Security center?

Goto control panel>SecurityCenter> under virus protection , Click on recommendations and make sure that "I have an antivirus program that i'll monitor myself'.

is checked.

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Thanks & Regards,

Raja Gopalan S

Former Member
Message 3 of 5

Re: Windows Security No virus Scanner Detected

In security center it is red and says virus scanner is off or not detected, I forgot which it says. But it says there is no virus scanner and background is red.

As stated above, after checking for updates, the Windows alert is cleared. This happened on two different boxes running XP Pro SP3.

Message was edited by: homerbedlow on 11/3/10 7:42:06 PM CDT
Former Member
Message 4 of 5

Re: Windows Security No virus Scanner Detected

Its actually a bug in Windows security center - Repository that causes, it not to recognize any of the antivirus installed in the machine. As far as you have McAfee installed and enabled, you ccan ignore the warnings from windows security center.


Dinesh K

McAfee Online Community Moderator

Former Member
Message 5 of 5

Re: Windows Security No virus Scanner Detected

Just in case you didn't see how I cleared it, I did a manual  "Update" on McAfee and the message cleared.

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