Windows 10: WD Security Center Solved


  1. Posts : 18
    windows 10 64 home premium
       21 Oct 2017 #1

    WD Security Center


    Just moved to win 10, have WD turned on and also using MS Security Essentials, why does it show "unknown" for virus and threat protection?ThanksRichard
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  2. Posts : 798
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.228)
       21 Oct 2017 #2

    I may be mistaken, but want to say I read somewhere that Security Essentials aren't used in Win 10. May be a possible cause? Others that know more than me will give you better answers.
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  3. Posts : 3,303
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       21 Oct 2017 #3

    You can try to run Enable WD.bat as admin, it will restart PC afterwards and hopefully restore WD.

    CWGilley said: View Post
    I may be mistaken, but want to say I read somewhere that Security Essentials aren't used in Win 10. May be a possible cause?
    Indeed, unless OP has mistaken WD for MSE, because of the identical GUI.
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  4. Posts : 8,160
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       21 Oct 2017 #4

    CWGilley said: View Post
    I may be mistaken, but want to say I read somewhere that Security Essentials aren't used in Win 10...
    You are not mistaken.

    the jimmy said: View Post
    ...have WD turned on and also using MS Security Essentials...
    @jimmy Exactly what do you mean by 'using MS Security Essentials'? It is not needed...

    Windows Defender for Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 10 provides built-in protection against malware. You can't use Microsoft Security Essentials, but you don't need toŚWindows Defender is already included and ready to go.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...tials-download


    ...in fact you cannot install it in anything above Windows 7 - the install will be blocked.

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  5. Posts : 18
    windows 10 64 home premium
    Thread Starter
       21 Oct 2017 #5

    >>@jimmy Exactly what do you mean by 'using MS Security Essentials'? It is not needed...
    I mean that it's running, icon in the task bar. I just did an upgrade from Win7 and apparently it has survived. I can open and run it.

    I'll delete this

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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       21 Oct 2017 #6

    the jimmy said: View Post
    Just moved to win 10 ... why does it show "unknown" for virus and threat protection?
    @the jimmy, Forget about the MSE/Defender confusion. This is the real question here.

    Click on the 'Virus & threat protection' shield symbol and it will show more details. It may just be that Windows hasn't been running long enough yet to know. Maybe Defender hasn't even had time to do a background scan yet. Try running a 'Quick scan' and see if the message changes.
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  7. Posts : 18
    windows 10 64 home premium
    Thread Starter
       21 Oct 2017 #7

    Bree said: View Post
    This is the real question here. Click on the 'Virus & threat protection' shield symbol and it will show more details. It may just be that Windows hasn't been running long enough yet to know. Maybe Defender hasn't even had time to do a background scan yet. Try running a 'Quick scan' and see if the message changes.
    I will do the scan, thanks for bringing this over to this post!
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  8. Posts : 18
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       21 Oct 2017 #8

    Bree said: View Post
    ...in fact you cannot install it in anything above Windows 7 - the install will be blocked.

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    Trying to uninstall MSE and I get the same message box as in your post #4, when I click "close" the message goes away. If I click uninstall for MSE the pattern repeats
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