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Way To Detect Antivirus Programs Already Installed?


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#1 zombiewhacker

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:22 PM

Sometimes recently purchased PCs (both new and refurbed) come with antivirus/antimalware software pre-installed.

 

Is there a single screen in Win 7 or Win 8 telling you what security programs are already on your system -- so you don't make the mistake of installing, say, a new antivirus on top of one you already have?



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:25 PM

Please run this for me :

 

Download Screen317 Security Check from Here or Here and save it to your Desktop.

  • Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
  • Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
  • Please Copy/Paste the contents of that document.


Note 1:: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to
Note 2. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message, (or similar) restart computer and Security Check should run


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:55 PM

You could do this in the Security Center, but this has changed since Windows 7.

 

I suggest you open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items.

Then look for icons like Windows Defender.

And then go into Programs and Features and review the installed programs.


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 06:07 PM

I would suggest Security Check like post #2, as it shows all security programs and is easier to use (just download and run a file, what could be easier?)

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:57 PM

FYI: If you use SecurityCheck, be aware that some anti-virus and anti-malware scanners may detect it as suspicious, a Risk Tool, Hacking Tool, Potentially Unwanted Program, a possible threat or even Malware (virus/trojan) when that is not the case. Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove them. In these cases the detection is a "false positive" and can be ignored.

Another option is to use MiniToolBox to generate a list of all installed programs by checking the box...List Installed Programs....or even CCleaner.
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