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Windows 7: Is an antivirus program required??????

27 May 2011   #1
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Is an antivirus program required??????

I am running Microsoft Security essentials on my lappie.

When I generate a System Health Report (Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools > Advanced Tools > Generate a system health report), the following message appears.

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Does this mean that apart from MSE, an antivirus program is required?




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27 May 2011   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

No - Just sometimes Windows Doesn't Recognise your Anti-Virus

It will go away sometimes and could come back - If you are sure you have an Anti- Virus installed then Set windows to not moniter your Anti-virus Status

Josh
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27 May 2011   #3
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Do you mean to say Microsoft Windows 7 itself does not recognise its own baby MSE as an antivirus program? I am sure I have MSE installed.
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27 May 2011   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

System Health report has done that since the beginning of Windows 7. Think even in Vista. Avast, MSE. Don't worry about it, if you have it installed, then it's installed and monitoring.


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Does this mean that apart from MSE, an antivirus program is required?
No, it does not.
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27 May 2011   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
Do you mean to say Microsoft Windows 7 itself does not recognise its own baby MSE as an antivirus program? I am sure I have MSE installed.

Yeah, I do too. I don't know why it says that, it said that in vista too, as long as you know.

Here's mine,


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27 May 2011   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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27 May 2011   #7
Sam The Techie

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

I had the same issue and i had to hide the notification to fix it.
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27 May 2011   #8
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
I am running Microsoft Security essentials on my lappie.

When I generate a System Health Report (Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools > Advanced Tools > Generate a system health report), the following message appears.

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Does this mean that apart from MSE, an antivirus program is required?
If you want to double check the status of MSE go to control panel > action center > security.

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27 May 2011   #9
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks to Airbot and others. That was quite an info. ( Vista - i discarded it after using it just for a few days. So I never knew it was present in Vista too.)
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