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Windows 7 Action Center

As shown below, I have a message asking me to turn my security protection on. But, when I go to my virus protection directly, I see that the protection is on is already on.
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Why you think there is a conflict like this? Is it possible some male-ware has taken over my "WindowsActionCenter" functionality and want me to proceed by clicking on it and possibly harming my computer even more?
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Mike Eghtebas
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Mike Eghtebas
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
This is an old bug in the way Windows and WebRoot talk to each other - I thought it had been resolved.

Try the following

Open an elevated command prompt with "Run as Administrator"

Halt the Windows WMI process

NET STOP WINMGMT /Y

Rename Webroot's repository file (this will be recreated on reboot)

REN %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\WBEM\REPOSITORY REP.OLD

and restart the computer

That should keep Windows happy - Webroot is already OK but for reassurance run a full scan.
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