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[Problem]Action Center

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    [Problem]Action Center




    This Appears for a Second only

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    Posts : 124
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    I seen that msg quite a few times with 3rd party anti virus. at least for "Spyware and unwanted software protection (important)" msg.
    I think this happens with all anti virus that are 3rd party it did with me anyways while having Avast.

    Trust This PC msg I never got this. Is this machine authorize as trusted?
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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Sometimes the warning happens because the anti-virus has not yet fully started, so you see it for a second then everything is good. I wouldn't worry about it unless you see other evidence of a malware problem.
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    If you have a password to logon to your system wait a few minutes after booting before typing the password to log in. Then your pc can finish booting all the important systemfiles, as well as the virusscanner.

    You also might want to try a full scan for virusses.

    BTW, why are you using Windows Defender AND ESET? Having two virusscans onto your pc will most likely create more issues than solve them. I'd say, stick to the best, stick to Windows Defender.
    You will want to read this thread ==> Best antivirus / firewall / antispyware

    Good luck!
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    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit


    Try the following, if you like. A missing or infected service file might be the issue.

    Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the problem.
    • Make sure the following options are checked:
      • Internet Services
      • Windows Firewall
      • System Restore
      • Security Center/Action Center
      • Windows Update
      • Windows Defender

    • Press: Scan
    • When done, it creates a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory where the tool is run.
    • Please provide the FSS.txt in your reply.
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