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  • Hello All
    I don't know whether my question is related to this forum or not. Sorry, if it isn't.
    As I know, Microsoft Security Center, uses two different methods to report the status of Anti-Virus and Firewall programs:
    1) Through WMI (Which requires that the program's manufacturer provides a WMI provider.)
    2) Through the Registry (In the case that there is no WMI provider.)
    My question is about the latter case. How does Security Center get information about the Anti-Virus program when there is no WMI provider? Where, in the Registry, does it check? What entries are checked? Is(are) there specific entry(ies) which all the Anti-Virus programs use?

    Best Regards
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 7:48 AM

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  • Hi Ali Majdzadeh:

    Well, if an Antivirus software does not provide a "WMI object" information in the
    Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), then the Antivirus manufacture will
    provided that inside the Windows Registry. Every Antivirus manufacturer, has their
    own paths, which they then gave to the Team of Windows Security Center.

    I personally think, that the team uses "hard coded" code for this.

    Antivirus manufacturers are also encouraged by Microsoft to use the Windows Security Center API.

    I have written a article about this, you can read it here.

    I hope this helps....

    Have a nice day...

    Best regards,
    Fisnik  

    Coder24.com
    • Proposed as answer by Fisnik Hasani Saturday, October 10, 2009 8:02 AM
    Sunday, October 4, 2009 1:12 PM
  • Hello Ali:

    Is this issue solved? How is the situation on your side?
    Please provide some information, thanks!

    Have a nice day...

    Best regards,
    Fisnik
    Coder24.com
    Friday, October 9, 2009 7:42 PM
  • Hi Ali:

    How is the situation on your side?
    Is this thread solved?

    Please tell me!

    Have a nice day...

    Best regards,
    Fisnik
    Coder24.com
    Friday, November 13, 2009 8:31 PM
  • Hi Ali:

    How is the situation on your side?
    Is this thread solved?

    Please tell me!

    Have a nice day...

    Best regards,
    Fisnik
    Coder24.com
    Thursday, November 26, 2009 12:15 PM
  • Hi again:

    How is the situation on your side?
    Is this thread solved?

    Please tell me!

    Have a nice day...

    Best regards,
    Fisnik
    Coder24.com
    Sunday, December 27, 2009 9:45 AM
  • Hi again:

    How is the situation on your side?
    Is this thread solved?

    Please tell me!

    Have a nice day...

    Best regards,
    Fisnik

    Coder24.com
    Saturday, January 2, 2010 2:56 PM