Windows security centre/ spyware?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by cloussau, Nov 12, 2005.

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  1. cloussau

    cloussau Registered Member

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    is it possible that spybot would detect ms security centre registry key as spyware?? see pic
     

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  2. dog

    dog Guest

    Hi cloussau,

    Spybot is simply warning you that the Security Centres Anti-Virus alert/notification is turned off (ie. the notifications that your virus protection is not active or not up-to-date), it isn't something to worry about. If you wish to leave it that way, right-click the entry and select "exclude this detection from future scans".

    The reason why these changes are flagged by Spybot-S&D is that there are also malware programs that disable the notifications so the user doesn't take note of his security tools not being effective. But in many cases Anti-virus software disables these entries (ie, Norton, McAfee) because they handle the alerts themselves.

    HTH;

    Steve
     
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