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    Member vasista's Avatar
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    Default Spybot S&D....

    Hai friends...
    A few days back, the Spybot S&D, while scanning my system has shown me a problem as:
    MS Windows Security Center Antivirus Disab
    When I looked for details it has shown me:
    [SBI $ 5509538C] settings HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mircrosoft\sec. Registry change.
    The other antivirus softwares like AVG, or AdWare did not show me this problem.
    What exactly is this and why only S&D has identified it. Is it that dangerous the S&D has identified it. However I clicked on the 'Fix the problem' button and it has fixed it.
    Please somebody respond and my sincere thanks.
    Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught

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    If the full message is this :-

    Windows Security Center.AntiVirusDisableNotify: Settings
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify!=dword:0

    It's not malware ... it's just for information ...

    Other security programs like McAfee Security Center or Norton Internet Security disable the Windows Security Center in order to take care of things themselves.

    The reason why the changes are flagged by Spybot-S&D is that there are also malware programs that disables the notifications so the user doesn't take note of his security tools not being effective.

    This explains it :-

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