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#138985 23-Jan-2014 22:01
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I keep getting a message that my spyware and virus protection isn't activated.

I have spybot, and I click the update button, it tells me it's updated, but I still get the message I'm not protected.

Secondly I get the message I have no virus protection.  I click the activate Windows bitdefender (or whatever it's called), but nothing happens.  I did have AVG installed but the one year free trial has run out, so thought I may as ell use the Windows 8 protection, which I didn't realise I had until recently.

Many thanks.

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  #973224 23-Jan-2014 22:05
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Okay - I've done a little more investigate on my computer, and it seems i may be getting this message because i haven't updated to 8.1. 

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  #973228 23-Jan-2014 22:22
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Nothing to do with Windows 8.1 upgrade or not.

Make sure you uninstall AVG otherwise Widows Defender won't start. Spybot is not antivirus, it's anti-spyware. Different things.


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  #973230 23-Jan-2014 22:25
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Yes I knew spybot and antivirus were different.

I have uninstalled AVG - I thought, but will go back and check.


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