Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

253 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2

# 138985 23-Jan-2014 22:01
Send private message

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.

"Dance among the moonbeams, feel the magic in the air".

Registered Linux user #386597

Create new topic

253 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2

  # 973224 23-Jan-2014 22:05
Send private message

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. 

"Dance among the moonbeams, feel the magic in the air".

Registered Linux user #386597

BDFL - Memuneh
63609 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14085

Lifetime subscriber

  # 973228 23-Jan-2014 22:22
Send private message

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.


253 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2

  # 973230 23-Jan-2014 22:25
Send private message

Yes I knew spybot and antivirus were different.

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


"Dance among the moonbeams, feel the magic in the air".

Registered Linux user #386597

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20

New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09

ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05

New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35

Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39

TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18

E-scooter share scheme launches in Wellington
Posted 17-Jun-2019 12:34

Anyone can broadcast with Kordia Pop Up TV
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:51

Volvo and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:47

100,000 customers connected to fibre broadband network through Enable
Posted 13-Jun-2019 10:35

5G uptake even faster than expected
Posted 12-Jun-2019 10:01

Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games
Posted 10-Jun-2019 20:24

Trend Micro Turns Public Hotspots into Secure Networks with WiFi Protection for Mobile Devices
Posted 5-Jun-2019 13:24

Bold UK spinoff for beauty software company Flossie
Posted 2-Jun-2019 14:10

Amazon Introduces Echo Show 5
Posted 1-Jun-2019 15:32

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.