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Windows Security Center does not detect the antivirus application that is installed on a Windows Vista-based computer

You have a Windows Vista-based computer that has an antivirus application installed. However, Windows Security Center does not detect that a valid antivirus application is installed on the computer. Instead, Windows Security Center displays the following statuses for firewall and malware protection:

  • Firewall: Windows Firewall is turned off.
  • Malware protection: Windows did not find antivirus software on this computer.
There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB952923.

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