Anti Virus turns off in W 7

  Danny D 01:07 24 Jan 2010

I have been running W 7 Profesional 64 bit for nearly a month now. Every day or so I find that the Anti virus is somehow turned off. I was running M/Soft Essentials first and then I switched to the latest version of AVG (free) and it is still happening.

Anyone have an idea what is causing this?


  mrwoowoo 16:34 25 Jan 2010

If both of them kept shutting down, then i would suspect that malware could be responsible.
Try doing a scan with Malwarebytes (free) and see if it finds anything. click here
I take it that your not running both M/Soft Essentials and AVG as they may well conflict with each other.

  Danny D 21:50 25 Jan 2010


Thanks for the suggestion, I tried your advice it objected to Perfect Optimiser (a registry de-fragger etc) which I am confident is ok but nothing else. Microsoft have suggested that it might be a deamaged installation of the Anti Virus and also asked me did I have Norton on the machine. I was fairly confident that I did not have Norton / Symantec (dreaded rubbish)in there but did a search anyway. I know from previous experience Norton buries files deep in your system and they try force you to sign up to Norton and basically take the machine over. It found 4 small Symantec files. They were deleted straight away so now I will see what happens.


  auctions 19:38 27 Jan 2010

Install eset nod32 it works fine for me - earlier i too faced the same problem in win7 now it is totally solved when i installed nod32
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  mfletch 17:49 03 Feb 2010

It is most likaly that you still have part of a Antivirus leftover on the PC

Run this Norton removal tool click here

Also download and run this

AppRemover is a free utility that enables users to remove antivirus and other applications as well as left over files from incomplete uninstallations click here

  User-1229748 18:17 03 Feb 2010

perfect optimizer spelled with a z if that is what you have is a nasty according to this and may well be the source of your problems click here

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