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Windows 7: Remove stubborn Action Center warning registry?

28 Feb 2011   #21
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripprasternode View Post
Action nag can be removed completely, permanently and safely.

This post may trigger "warnings" spam from "experts", believe me these "experts" haven't tested this therefore their warnings are pure speculation(they are afraid of any non-ms approved modifications) just ignore them and enjoy nag free windows 7.
It's tragic what passes for "expert" these days.

-----=====THE SOLUTION=====-----

Get "Take Ownership" from here - Take Ownership Shortcut

right click and take ownership of c:\windows\system32\ActionCenter.DLL and c:\windows\system32\ActionCenterCPL.DLL

rename those files .bak and reboot.
The real tragedy comes from solutions such as this. The Action Center is designed to notify you of discrepencies in system stability and security that could cause problems down the road. You way well think that these warnings are nagging, and interfere with your computing experience, but they are there for a reason.

Instead of removing the warnings that your antivirus or firewall are turned off, or of maintenance issues such as backup, is it perhaps not a better idea to eliminate the need for those warnings? Such as keeping your anti-virus active and updated? Or performing reguslar backups?

I'm not saying your method does not work. What I am saying is that getting rid of Action Center entirely reminds me a little bit of driving a car without seat-belts. You may think you're a good driver and don't need them, but the day will come when you'd which you lisened.

We'll see you in a while complaing about some crazy error on your system that you can't fix, and think Windows is stupid because it never should have been allowed to happen. Except the problem would be PEBCAK, because you previously disabled the one Windows feature that may have been able to alert you of a possible problem before it happened.

Have fun re-installing Windows...


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28 Feb 2011   #22
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

In turn, I would comment that, whilst I am not denying your philosophy, many of the security measures which Microsoft have incorporated since XP, are warnings, not cures. I would hazard a guess that these have been bbrought about by the many complaints over the years, from users, regarding security "leaks" in the OSs.
These complaints are often based on private comparison with, mainly, linux products or, in some cases Mac. Every hacker in the world regards Microsoft products as a challenge to security. Who would wish to hack an open source product?
I would not recommend ripprasternode's method to anyone but an experienced user, as it can have fatal consequences. It is, in any case, cracking a nut with a sledgehammer!
Adapt one of the gui methods - for example as proposed in my post and another poster - that is how the GUI interface is meant to be used. Make sure you have good ant virus installed and a firwall running. From there on mere warnings mean nothing and can be turned off without fear of the consequences..
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28 Feb 2011   #23
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripprasternode View Post
Action nag can be removed completely, permanently and safely.

This post may trigger "warnings" spam from "experts", believe me these "experts" haven't tested this therefore their warnings are pure speculation(they are afraid of any non-ms approved modifications) just ignore them and enjoy nag free windows 7.
It's tragic what passes for "expert" these days.

-----=====THE SOLUTION=====-----

Get "Take Ownership" from here - Take Ownership Shortcut


right click and take ownership of c:\windows\system32\ActionCenter.DLL and c:\windows\system32\ActionCenterCPL.DLL

rename those files .bak and reboot.
This reads like a hacker trying to mass disable a last line of defense warning if infection turns off your AV or Firewall.

Do not listen to anti-"experts" with 2 posts who post hacks to disable your security features. Win7 is the safest yet because of these features. It is also fully interactive with Problem solutions (including driver and app fixes) cued in Action center.

I post this from a Security seminar being held on MS campus by the head of MS security, and will bring this up as an example of the kind of reckless nonsense which can send users astray.

Hacking or tweaking Win7 is counterproductive because it is already optimized as lean as can be. From two years experience we can tell you that it will always come back to bite you.
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28 Feb 2011   #24
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripprasternode View Post
Action nag can be removed completely, permanently and safely.

This post may trigger "warnings" spam from "experts", believe me these "experts" haven't tested this therefore their warnings are pure speculation(they are afraid of any non-ms approved modifications) just ignore them and enjoy nag free windows 7.
It's tragic what passes for "expert" these days.

-----=====THE SOLUTION=====-----

Get "Take Ownership" from here - Take Ownership Shortcut


right click and take ownership of c:\windows\system32\ActionCenter.DLL and c:\windows\system32\ActionCenterCPL.DLL

rename those files .bak and reboot.
A perfect example of 'Social Engineering'.

James
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01 Mar 2011   #25
lopati

7x64u
 
 

Quote:
Hacking or tweaking Win7 is counterproductive because it is already optimized as lean as can be. From two years experience we can tell you that it will always come back to bite you.
Greg, I agree that hacking, as in removing or patching DLL's is a bad approach, particularly in this thread where all the original poster wanted was a way to 'get rid of the nag,' not the detection.

2 proper solutions were proposed, either fix the issue, or remove the action center from the bar (using menu bar properties, this is not not a hack/crack/patch/tweak).

But the: "already optimized as lean as can be"
- now that's fiction, it's hype, in a word: false.

There are documented measurements of speed/response improvements from tweeks thougout the net. (I'm assuming readers here are smart enough to google for this themselves.)
But again I'll add the caveat: very few people, [beyond benchmarks] will notice any improvements from tweaking, just like tweaking your car to go 250mph when you would never go more than say 20mph over the speed limit anyway.
(And I agree that for many less proficient users such hacking can "come back to bite you." is apt, and from 25 years experience I can tell you not "always." 'Too much' or 'a lot' - yes, but not 'always.')
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24 Dec 2011   #26
flemur13013

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote:
rename c:\windows\system32\ActionCenter.DLL and c:\windows\system32\ActionCenterCPL.DLL
Thanks! Renaming it to "original.dll.bogus" works too! (I use ".bogus" because it's easy to find later).

Quote:
The real tragedy comes from solutions such as this. The Action Center is designed to notify you of discrepencies in system stability and security that could cause problems down the road. You way well think that these warnings are nagging, and interfere with your computing experience, but they are there for a reason.
No, the real tragedy is that MS thinks their customers are as stupid as their programmers. I have far better security SW than MS provides, but their crappy actioncenter doesn't recognize it and apparently can't be told what it is, and so it constantly and misleadingly complains about something that's definitely not a problem (which just shows that you shouldn't trust what the actioncenter says, so you might as well turn it off). And we're reduced to renaming system files to fix the obnoxious MS software that gives wrong answers.
I sure wish Linux had better video apps...
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24 Dec 2011   #27
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Actually it is a matter on interpretation and knowing what to do rather than blaming MS. If there's a message I don't need to see Agni I click the link in the box and voilą!
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26 Dec 2011   #28
flemur13013

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote:
Actually it is a matter on interpretation and knowing what to do rather than blaming MS. If there's a message I don't need to see Agni I click the link in the box and voilą!
Nope, the messages continue, depending on what it's complaining about, whereas renaming the DLL actually stops it from continuing to give misleading warnings.
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26 Dec 2011   #29
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

flemur you may need this in the future... https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tml#post836073
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26 Dec 2011   #30
gregrocker

 

Seems we always have one thread where we're entertained with new ways to ruin your OS.

It's especially hilarious when the OP is insistent about it as though we're just not getting his wisdom, even after helping birth Win7 from beta.
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