I have Vista Home Premium with SP1 and SP2 - BitDefender Internet Security 2009
The following steps worked for me to get rid of the Windows Security Alert
which was telling me my spyware was turned off. I am going to share it in
hopes it will also work for others.
1. Go to Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services
(Switch your Control Panel to Classic View so you can easily locate
2. Under Services, scroll and find Security Center, right click and stop --
Then find WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation), right click and stop
3. Go to C/Windows/System32/wbem (this is a folder way towards the bottom).
Open this wbem folder and delete the folder labeled "Repository"
After following these steps my security alert was gone. I opened the Windows
Security Center and it showed my BitDefender spyware module as on. Hope this
helps someone else.