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#1 Paulrenno

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:31 PM

Everytime I put my laptop on, the red shield comes up in the taskbar saying there is a security risk. When I go into the security centre, the Firewall is red, and so is the anti virus and malware, saying they are out of date.

Problem is, the windows firewall is switched off because im using zone alarm free.
The Avast anti virus IS upto date and so is the malware (being windows defender).

I have tried switching to 'manage your own settings' bit, but everytime i go out of security centre, it switches back to automatically letting me know.

Is there a way i can reset teh security centre so it keeps up with zone alarm and Avast? Or should I be doing something else?

EDIT: Moved from Vista forum to more appropriate Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 07 May 2010 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 05 May 2010 - 04:23 PM

Hi Paulrenno,

This may do the trick. :thumbsup:

Click Start > All programs > Accessories
Right click on the Command Prompt
Select run as Administrator

Type carefully and press enter after each line (or copy and paste is easier)

net stop winmgmt

cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem

ren repository repository.old

net start winmgmt

NOTE: It may take a minute or so to complete while WMI rebuilds the database.

When that's done, type exit and press Enter. Then go into the Security Center. You will be prompted to turn it on and it should now show the correct information.

Please let me know how you get on and if you need further assistance.

Edited by marktreg, 05 May 2010 - 04:24 PM.


#3 Paulrenno

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:36 PM

Thanks.

I tried it but it said 'access is denied'

Is there any other way?

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 03:31 PM

This problem can sometimes be a bit of a pain to fix. I once had to uninstall an antivirus and firewall and manually delete the repository folder using an MSDaRT boot disk. But let's not get too drastic at the moment.

Please try this:

Click Start > All programs > Accessories
Right click on the Command Prompt
Select run as Administrator

Type carefully and press enter after each line (or copy and paste is easier)

winmgmt /verifyrepository

winmgmt /salvagerepository

Then restart the computer.

Let me know how you get on. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 04:01 AM

Marktreg

Everythings working again!! Thanks for all your help.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:19 PM

You are very welcome. :thumbsup:




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