How to disable detection for virus protection in the Windows Security Center in Windows XP

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The Windows Security Center (WSC), which is part of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), monitors virus protection on the computer. However, in certain circumstances it can report an up-to-date copy of Sophos Anti-Virus as out of date.

You can disable the reporting of virus protection by the WSC, while retaining its other features.

What to do

  • Open the Windows Security Center
  • In 'Virus Protection' click 'Recommendations'
  • Select 'I have an antivirus program that I'll monitor myself'
  • Click 'OK'.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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