Windows Security Center & Windows Defender & CIS

I’m grasping straws, so please bare with me.

I’ve got this odd problem that looks suspicious, just need to know if CIS (not using the Virus scanner on this machine) would cause what I am seeing.

First; I’m running XP pro SPK3 up to date. AVG 9.0.725 anti-virus, Comodo firewall 3.13 & Defense+
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, when launching, 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.

Any chance CIS would disable these other apps because they’re not really needed? ???

Thanks for Your Help,

Double post. Please check my reply in your other topic. I will lock this topic.