Yellow Security Shield Won't Go Away

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?T2xkIE1vdW50YWluIE1hbg==?=, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Sorry, I hit the Enter key by mistake and sent a blank Post with same Subject.

    Today, Security Update notified me I had an update for Windows Defender (I
    am on automatic update). I installed the update - successfully. The Yellow
    Shield disappeared temporarily. But, it keeps coming back. I've retried
    the install route several times, but it is already installed so it exits and
    the Yellow Security Shield returns in a few minutes. This happens after
    reboots, too. Someway it has not registered that the update has been done.

    How do I get rid of a false Security Shield?

    Many thanks.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?T2xkIE1vdW50YWluIE1hbg==?=, Mar 2, 2006
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    =?Utf-8?B?RXJpYw==?=, Mar 2, 2006
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  3. I have the same problem
    Eric
     
    =?Utf-8?B?RXJpYw==?=, Mar 2, 2006
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  4. The yellow shield doesn't disappear because Windows Update module is checking
    that these updates are not there . Hopefully Windows Update module is not
    beta and is working correctly whereas Beta2 (Defender) is beta ,which means
    not already completed and with bugs in them.

    You have two choices:
    1) Uninstall the products and use another one with either permanent or not
    permanent protection.
    Ad-Aware SE Personal is free , very popular and also good:
    http://www.lavasoft.com/software/adaware

    2) Continue fighting with Defender's bugs.
    Microsoft has established special groups for its antispyware beta products
    so if you choose 2) post there.

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.private.security.spyware.general&cat=en_US_9173989c-2d50-476c-b0dd-d72390cf0620&lang=en&cr=US

    Learn how to protect your PC:
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect


    Panda_man
     
    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Mar 2, 2006
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  5. It appears that this is a fairly common problem with Windows Defender (Beta
    2). So, I'll just hang tight until Microsoft comes up with a fix. In the
    meantime, I'll disable the auto update and auto scan.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?T2xkIE1vdW50YWluIE1hbg==?=, Mar 3, 2006
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  6. =?Utf-8?B?T2xkIE1vdW50YWluIE1hbg==?=

    PA Bear Guest

    Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for Windows Defender Beta2
    support and comments. See
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/newsgroups/default.mspx.
     
    PA Bear, Mar 3, 2006
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