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Windows overiding my antivirus? wtf?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Dix, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. Dix

    Dix Bit Poster

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    hey all - was just doing a spybot scan and and i noticed two strange entries - can anyone tell me what they actually do and why? (if they do what they say they do, then it's just a mite bit worryng.. :blink )

    Windows Security Center.AntiVirusOverride: Settings (Registry change, fixed)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusOverride!=dword:0

    Windows Security Center.AntiVirusDisableNotify: Settings (Registry change, fixed)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify!=dword:0
     
    Certifications: MCSE win2k
  2. Jamin.

    Jamin. Nibble Poster

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    Just had a look and I think it is to disable the annoying bubbles that pop up by the clock warning you that your antivirus is off / out of date, firewall is off etc. dword:0 means than the disabling is disabled, or the feature is on.
    Jam.
     
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