new security centre wont recognise my new macafee virus software

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by katy, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. katy

    katy Guest

    Well the subject title says it all ....I recently got
    this new groovy security centre from microsoft.My virus
    software ran out I have just updated it with mcafee 2004
    v8.All installed fine but the security centre says I have
    no virus protection??Should I be worried ?
     
    katy, Sep 28, 2004
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  2. katy

    Chek Guest

    As far as I know, mcafee is up to v.9 now, so v.8 will be
    pre-SP2.
    Have you updated your new installation at the mcafee site?
    Never rely on an install out of the box to be up to date.
    Alwaysd check for newer
    definitions online immediately.
    There is almost certainly a patch available to ensure
    compatibility.
    I say almost, not being a mcafee user myself, but most other
    softwrae does.

    Hope this helps,

    Chek
     
    Chek, Sep 28, 2004
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  3. katy

    Guest Guest

    thankyou for bothering to reply i appreciate that.I did
    actually try to update but it seems to be all fine.It
    just doesn't seem right that it hasn't recognised it...Im
    wondering if my disk is dodgy....oh well Ill soon find
    out when I get hit with a worm!
     
    Guest, Sep 28, 2004
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  4. katy

    Malke Guest

    Even if your version is not the absolute latest, if you have renewed
    your subscription and kept your virus definitions updated, you will be
    fine. If you *haven't* done this, of course you are at risk. Just go
    into the Security Center applet in Control Panel and click on "Change
    the way Security Center alerts me". Uncheck the alerts for antivirus
    protection.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Sep 28, 2004
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  5. not really no, the XP security centre doesn't see all of the anti virus
    software out there so as long as its defintions are uptodate and working
    they i woun't worry about it.

    roger
     
    Roger Merriman, Oct 1, 2004
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