Defender Keeps being Turned Off

Posted: 01-24-2009, 08:02 PM
Hi All,

Every time I boot up I get an alert telling me that Defender has is not
turned on. I turn it on an everything is hunky dory until the next time I
boot up and we have to go through the same process again. This is only a
recent thing and as far as I can tell the system is clear of viruses and
spyware.

Can anyone offer me any insight?

(It may or may not be relevant but anti-virus software (Kaspersky 7.0) is
suddenly not visible to the Security Centre either. It runs ok but is Vista
thinks I'm running without anti-virus software..... )

Thanks for any help.

Defender Keeps being Turned Off


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Brink
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Re: Defender Keeps being Turned Off
Posted: 01-24-2009, 09:34 PM

Hello Endulini,

Doing this may be able to help you with the problem you are having as
well.

'Unable to enable Windows Defender application in Windows Vista'
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555962)

Hope this helps,
Shawn


Endulini;949367 Wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Every time I boot up I get an alert telling me that Defender has is not
> turned on. I turn it on an everything is hunky dory until the next time
> I
> boot up and we have to go through the same process again. This is only
> a
> recent thing and as far as I can tell the system is clear of viruses
> and
> spyware.
>
> Can anyone offer me any insight?
>
> (It may or may not be relevant but anti-virus software (Kaspersky 7.0)
> is
> suddenly not visible to the Security Centre either. It runs ok but is
> Vista
> thinks I'm running without anti-virus software..... )
>
> Thanks for any help.

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Re: Defender Keeps being Turned Off
Posted: 01-24-2009, 09:56 PM
From your description, there's an issue with WMI being inconsistent or
the system is infected.

WMI inconsistency
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555962

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Endulini wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Every time I boot up I get an alert telling me that Defender has is not
> turned on. I turn it on an everything is hunky dory until the next time
> I boot up and we have to go through the same process again. This is only
> a recent thing and as far as I can tell the system is clear of viruses
> and spyware.
>
> Can anyone offer me any insight?
>
> (It may or may not be relevant but anti-virus software (Kaspersky 7.0)
> is suddenly not visible to the Security Centre either. It runs ok but is
> Vista thinks I'm running without anti-virus software..... )
>
> Thanks for any help.
Endulini
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Re: Defender Keeps being Turned Off
Posted: 01-26-2009, 10:02 AM

"Brink" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:4b47a782f8c175afd7e312e6a784ebd7@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Hello Endulini,
>
> Doing this may be able to help you with the problem you are having as
> well.
>
> 'Unable to enable Windows Defender application in Windows Vista'
> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555962)
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> Endulini;949367 Wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Every time I boot up I get an alert telling me that Defender has is not
>> turned on. I turn it on an everything is hunky dory until the next time
>> I
>> boot up and we have to go through the same process again. This is only
>> a
>> recent thing and as far as I can tell the system is clear of viruses
>> and
>> spyware.
>>
>> Can anyone offer me any insight?
>>
>> (It may or may not be relevant but anti-virus software (Kaspersky 7.0)
>> is
>> suddenly not visible to the Security Centre either. It runs ok but is
>> Vista
>> thinks I'm running without anti-virus software..... )
>>
>> Thanks for any help.
>
>
> --
> Brink
>
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
> them.*
> '*Windows 7 Forums*'
> (http://www.sevenforums.com/) *and* '*::Vista Forums::*'
> (http://www.vistax64.com)
> *Please post feedback to help others.*
Thanks, this sorted it.

Brink
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Re: Defender Keeps being Turned Off
Posted: 01-26-2009, 10:21 AM

You're welcome Endulini. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted

Shaw

Endulini;950610 Wrote:
> "Brink" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in messag
> news:4b47a782f8c175afd7e312e6a784ebd7@xxxxxx-gateway.com...> > >
> >
> > > Hello Endulini
> >
> > > Doing this may be able to help you with the problem you are having a
> > > well
> >
> > > 'Unable to enable Windows Defender application in Windows Vista
> > > ('Unable to enable Windows Defender application in Windows Vista
> > (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555962)
> >
> > > Hope this helps
> > > Shaw
> >
> >
> > > Endulini;949367 Wrote:> > > > >
> > > >> Hi All
> > > >
> > > >> Every time I boot up I get an alert telling me that Defender has i
> > > no
> > > >> turned on. I turn it on an everything is hunky dory until the nex
> > > tim
> > > >>
> > > >> boot up and we have to go through the same process again. This i
> > > onl
> > > >>
> > > >> recent thing and as far as I can tell the system is clear of viruse
> > > >> an
> > > >> spyware
> > > >
> > > >> Can anyone offer me any insight
> > > >
> > > >> (It may or may not be relevant but anti-virus software (Kaspersk
> > > 7.0
> > > >> i
> > > >> suddenly not visible to the Security Centre either. It runs ok bu
> > > i
> > > >> Vist
> > > >> thinks I'm running without anti-virus software.....
> > > >
> > > >> Thanks for any help.> > > >
> >
> >
> > > -
> > > Brin
> >
> > > *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not as
> > > them.
> > > '*Windows 7 Forums*
> > > ('Windows 7 Forums' (http://www.sevenforums.com/)) *and
> > '*::Vista Forums::*
> > > (http://www.vistax64.com
> > > *Please post feedback to help others.* > >
>
> Thanks, this sorted it
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