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What is causing this registry Change, Please?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by dee1810, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. dee1810

    dee1810 Byte Poster

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    Please, can I just Pick your brains a moment?

    I have several anti-spy/malware/pop-up blockers installed on my PC.
    I also have McAfee Security Suite on here too!
    When I first boot up, I get a dialogue box from Spybot - Search & Destroy every time, asking me to confirm that my Mcafee has been updated. (at least, This is what I THINK is happening) :D

    I run Spybot and get this security warning about The Windows Security Center:

    Windows Security Center.AntiVirusDisableNotify
    Windows Security Center.FirewallDisableNotify

    These are registry changes.

    Any ideas about what I'm doing wrong. As I don't want to disable any of my security.

    many Thanks
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Hi,

    I think this might be a case of "too many cooks".
    It sounds like you have the "tea timer" set on Spybot which warns you of registry changes it considers a threat.
    Disable the tea timer and once all your software is how you want it then by all means enable it.
     
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  3. dee1810

    dee1810 Byte Poster

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    I think that you just might be right, as I do have tea-timer activated. Thanks mate, I try that. :D

    thank You.
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Glad to help. Let us know how you get on. :D
     
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  5. dee1810

    dee1810 Byte Poster

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    Hi Boyce

    I've just uninstalled my version of Spybot 1.3, and deleted its folder in Program File, and then re booted and installed Sypbot 1.4.

    I did notice on installation the check box for Tea timer and made sure that it wasn't checked.
    I ran Spybot, and the problem is still there.

    I'll have a "play" over the weekend, and see if I can suss it out.

    Thanks
     
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  6. Fergal1982

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    In all honesty. I HATE spybot. Violently. initially it was ace. But the newer version keep spybot running in the background, even if you turn everything off. And even once i uninstalled the bugger, i kept getting errors at bootup caused by it.

    Once a rebuilt my machine, i didnt bother putting it back on, and, to be honest, i never will.
     
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  7. dee1810

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    Thanks Fergal

    I first installed it about 18 months ago, and really liked it. I honestly think that in an attempt to improve it, it has inadvertently got too fussy.

    I'm doing a serious cleanup, as we speak. Not sure whether Spybot is staying, though :blink
     
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  8. Fergal1982

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    trust me, short of a rebuild? its almost certainly staying! lol.

    You never know i suppose, might get it off. Personally, i like Bazooka Spyware Scanner. It has a small footprint, has no automatic services, and doesnt actually remove the spyware. But if it finds some, it will direct you to a webpage telling you how to MANUALLY remove it. I think its great, if you hit the delete button on a reg key, and it goes, at least you know its gone!

    Fergal
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    I have been very pleased with SpySweeper (clickable link). :)
     
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  10. dee1810

    dee1810 Byte Poster

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    Hi Gents :D

    I have managed to sort out this problem. I have Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed, so Windows Security Center is also included.

    I also have McAfee Internet Security Suite (so, obviously, Firewall and VirusScan included)

    that means that I'm running two firewalls, so just to see what happens I have turned the Windows Firewall off, and Spybot isn't declaring it anymore. Also all the annoying dialogue boxes, requesting permission for everything has stopped.

    I'll try it out over the weekend, but I think it has stopped it for now.

    Thanks again, to everyone for their help.
     
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  11. tripwire45
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    Makes sense, dee. Good job getting it sorted. :)
     
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  12. dee1810

    dee1810 Byte Poster

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    Oh, the thing is back again. The Windows Firewall is off too!
    More tweaking, me thinks! :D

    Don't know how I will find time today, Only Fools & Horses and Footy is on later... :eek:
     
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  13. eyeball

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    The
    Windows Security Center.AntiVirusDisableNotify
    Windows Security Center.FirewallDisableNotify
    are most likely caused by the Security center being told that you have a virus and firewall package you will monitor yourself.

    Have a look in CP - Sec Center, and tell it yourself that you will monitor them yourself, see what happens.
     
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