windows defender is turned off



Also have this problem.
Running XP pro SPK3 up to date. AVG 9.0.725 anti-virus, Comodo firewall 3.13
Windows Defender 1.1.1593.0.
I also use Ad-aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, and Spyware Blaster (all Free
Editions, so no realtime apps running).

First realized about a week ago, that I haven't gotten a defender update for
a while. So I tried to start Defender and it gave me a dialog about being
turned off. I clicked, in the dialog, to start it...all seemed well, Then I
noticed if I reboot, Defender was again turned off.
What lead me there, I can't remember, but, Security Center says: "The
Security Center is currently unavailable because the Security Center service
has not started or has stopped...." If I look at the services, it shows that
it is running. I stopped and restarted the service and all seems OK. But once
again, if I reboot Security Center gives the same dialog.

Thank's for Any Ideas,

Bill Sanderson

AVG turns off Windows Defender because it now provides equivalent
protection. This is normal--nothing to worry about.

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