Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Windows Security Center Fix


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 LaFemmeMichele

LaFemmeMichele

  • Members
  • 48 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:52 AM

Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:05 AM

I recently removed a security suite from my PC. Windows Security Center continued to recognize its presence. This wonderful & easy fix revealed what was actually running & alleviated doubt that I might, albeit asymptomatically, be in fact running two AV/FWs. I was given this by an Avast forum moderator "Tech" & in turn want to share it with you. I used it today while a Microsoft tech was on the phone with me! Microsoft now has a fix for its software! :thumbsup:

You'll want to do this in Safe Mode without Networking.

1) Go to the Control Panel & open Administrative Tools.

2) Click on Services.

3) Go to Windows Management Instrumentation & Stop the service.

4) Stop Security Center Service too.

5) Let them Automatically start.

6) Exit out to the desktop, click Start, & choose Explore.

7) Go to C:\windows\system32\wbem\repository.

8) Delete this subdirectory (the repository folder only!).

9) Exit & reboot. (You may need to reboot twice.)

This will rebuild the deleted folder & the database. Windows Security Center should show the correct information. Voila! The AV & FW should be recognized. :flowers:
O how I long for the days when a geek was merely a performer of the grotesque. -M

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 fleamailman

fleamailman

  • Members
  • 200 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:geneva switzerland
  • Local time:03:52 PM

Posted 23 October 2006 - 04:54 AM

thanks, I will use this tip in future
question
- one deletes the contents of the repository folder, or the folder itself here
everyday is a gift

#3 LaFemmeMichele

LaFemmeMichele
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 48 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:52 AM

Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:23 AM

Flea Mailman I'm a novice & asked to be certain, "Which part specifically is the subdirectory?" That's why I added "the repository folder only" to the instructions. You delete the folder. -Ciao, M
O how I long for the days when a geek was merely a performer of the grotesque. -M




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users