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Posted 15 August 2005 - 07:02 PM

Hi,
I know I read something about this somewhere, but either I don't know how to use the search feature or it just doesn't work the way I thought it would!

when I run spybot I get 2 things I can't figure out:

HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Security Center\Antivirus Disable Notify! = dword.0

and a second very similar one

I have xp, I use mcafee, and ad aware, etc.

I never know whether to have spybot "fix" these or not....when I do have spybot fix them, I think it causes some other problem?, and the two things keep coming back, but if I don't fix them, then I keep getting these 2 things listed!

I have read about this somewhere, but I just didn't understand the explanation....It was just too technical for me.........can anyone explain it simply? and tell me what I should do?

I have mcafee set up to automatically download updates........I think that has something to do with it

thanks! : )

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 09:05 AM

Spybot's just telling you that your MS Security Center isn't set up the way MS likes it.
Windows likes to do things a certain way, and if it isn't done that way, Windows tends to whine about it.
Next time you get one of these entries, right click it, and choose to Ignore it in future scans.
You shouldn't get these entries again, because Spybot will simply ignore them on future scans.
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 12:58 PM

thanks so much!

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 01:29 PM

You're welcome, help!.
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 02:17 PM

I spoke too soon,

ok, I've read everything and did further research and I'm still confused about one thing...........

if I let spybot "fix" these 2 things (which I thought was what I needed to do if I want to have the mcafee active and on all the time and alert me when there's changes), then when I reboot, xp says it's "allowing the changes" and then I get a box that pops up that says "select your security center" and it says "mcafee recommends you click yes to select mcafee as your default security center" so I did that--I checked yes.

but I think that when I check yes, it automatically then is telling spybot that the xp security center is "changed", because then if I run spybot again, I get those 2 entries again! so it's a vicious circle!

so what's the best thing to do? if I want the best protection from mcafee all the time; isn't it better to pick mcafee as the default?

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 03:12 PM

Don't have Spybot "fix" them.
The next time they come up on a scan, do this for each one:
Single click it, to highlight it
Then right click it
In the menu that pops up, select Exclude this detection from further searches
That should keep them from showing up in future scans, while keeping mcafee as your default AV.
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 03:31 PM

thanks again!

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 11:30 PM

No problem.
Glad I could help.
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Posted 20 August 2005 - 05:35 AM

Just d/l spybot s&d ver 1.4 and I got the same two entries. After looking at the Spybot forum the definations dated 7-30-05 was supposed to correct that problem but I still got the entries. As TG1911 suggested, I left clicked the first entry first to highlight then right clicked to Exclude this detection from further searches for both entries. Ran a scan again and those two entries no longer appear.




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