Windows 10 Security Center does not detect 3rd party antivirus software

If Windows Defender Security Center does not detect or register your 3rd party antivirus or security software in Windows 10, then this post will help you. The Security Center in Windows 10 requires all 3rd party security software to run as a protected process. If it does, the Windows 10 registers it; if it does not, then, it will not get registered and so will not appear in the Security Center.

Security Center does not detect 3rd party antivirus

Security Center does not detect 3rd party antivirus

You need to disable the AV check. If you are using Windows 10 you will have to edit the Registry as follows:

Run regedit and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\Feature

Under Feature key, in right-side pane, right-click > New > DWORD. Name it as DisableAvCheck and change its value to 1.

Restart your PC and see.

If you are using Windows 7 or Windows Vista and have antivirus software installed on your Windows 7, and still the Windows Security Center or Action Center does not detect it as being installed, you may want to apply this Hotfix and see if it helps you.

Let’s say, you have a computer that is running Windows 7, and you have installed an antivirus application on the computer. You generate a system health report for the computer.

In this scenario, the system health report reports that no antivirus application is installed on the computer.

You may receive an error:

The Security Center has not recorded an anti-virus product. Cause: The Security Center is unable to identify an active anti-virus application. Either there is no anti-virus product installed or it is not recognized.

Additionally, the following message is included in the report:

  • Symptom: The Windows Security Center has not recorded an anti-virus product.
  • Cause: The Security Center is unable to identify an active anti-virus application. Either there is no anti-virus product installed, or it is not recognized.
  • Resolution: 1. Verify that an anti-virus product is installed. 2. If an anti-virus product is installed and functioning, configure the Security Center to stop monitoring anti-virus status.

This hotfix from Microsoft uses a new WMI namespace and may help resolve the issue. Head over to KB2482947 and request a Hotfix. Windows Vista users may want to check out KB952923.

See this post if Windows Security Center identifies old security software as installed.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

5 Comments

  1. Colin

    Win 7 article links to something about outlook.

  2. ^ Thanks. Link corrected 🙂

  3. hairybogwoppit

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2482947 is the correct fix. and it works. same link, but i thought feedback would be appreciated. glad someones taking time and effort to keep the remainder of us sane(well, we can’t all be backtrackers)

  4. Manuelg626

    i applyed hot fix didnt work

  5. Grumpigeek

    I had the same problem on Windows 7 64-bit yesterday.
    It didn’t detect Agnitum Outpost Security Pro x64.

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