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Action Center says that Microsoft Security Essentials is turned off when it is enabled

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  • Original title: Action Center Snafu-MS Security Essentials

     

    I simply ignored the Action Center message, and will continue to do so.

    It says that Windows Defender is turned off....good.

    It says that MS Security Essentials is turned off...wrong.

     

    So this is just an FYI, for your use, if in fact you deem it useful.

     

    Cheers

    Windunce



    Saturday, January 28, 2012 3:10 AM

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  • On Sat, 28 Jan 2012 03:10:03 +0000, windunce wrote:

    I simply ignored the Action Center message, and will continue to do so.

    It says that Windows Defender is turned off....good.

    It says that MS Security Essentials is turned off...wrong.

    ?

    So this is just an FYI, for your use, if in fact you deem it useful.

    Did you manually install MSE? MSE and Windows Defender have been merged in
    Windows 8, renamed to Windows Defender, and is installed by default.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Forefront Identity Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Computer problems? Have you checked the loose nut in front of the keyboard?

    • Proposed as answer by Irfanfare Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by windunce Sunday, January 29, 2012 3:02 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by windunce Sunday, January 29, 2012 3:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by windunce Sunday, January 29, 2012 3:22 AM
    Saturday, January 28, 2012 4:27 AM

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  • On Sat, 28 Jan 2012 03:10:03 +0000, windunce wrote:

    I simply ignored the Action Center message, and will continue to do so.

    It says that Windows Defender is turned off....good.

    It says that MS Security Essentials is turned off...wrong.

    ?

    So this is just an FYI, for your use, if in fact you deem it useful.

    Did you manually install MSE? MSE and Windows Defender have been merged in
    Windows 8, renamed to Windows Defender, and is installed by default.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Forefront Identity Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Computer problems? Have you checked the loose nut in front of the keyboard?

    • Proposed as answer by Irfanfare Saturday, January 28, 2012 6:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by windunce Sunday, January 29, 2012 3:02 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by windunce Sunday, January 29, 2012 3:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by windunce Sunday, January 29, 2012 3:22 AM
    Saturday, January 28, 2012 4:27 AM
  • There's no need for MSE in Windows 8. It was merged into the system by overhauling the Windows Defender from Vista and 7 and rebranding it as Windows Defender. In other words, Windows 8 has MSE built-in.
    Saturday, January 28, 2012 7:24 PM
  • Hey Windunce,

     

    Microsoft Security Essentials does not list Windows Developer Preview as a supported operating system. You may want to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials and revert back to using the built in Windows Defender for antivirus protection.

     

    For more information on security in Windows Developer Preview, please take a look at the blog entry linked below:
    Building Windows 8 - Protecting you from malware


    Steven
    Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:31 AM
    Moderator
  • @paul/sato/steven

    Yes I did infact manually install that computer Program...errr App.

    "MSE and Windows Defender have been merged in
    Windows 8, renamed to Windows Defender"

    I was underwear of that! Hindsight is always so clear!

     

    "Computer problems? Have you checked the loose nut in front of the keyboard?"

    Truer words were never spoken...ha ha

    Alrighty then, uninstalling MSE and then heading to Services to turn on Windows Defender.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Cheers

    Windunce

    Sunday, January 29, 2012 4:06 AM