Solved Security Center default spyware protection program

Frank C

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Hi,
I just installed Microsoft Security Essentials on a laptop with Vista Premium 32 bit. It does not show in the left pane of Windows Security Center. Instead, Windows Defender is shown as off, which is correct.
I ran;
C:\> winmgmt /verifyrepository
It reported VMI Repository as consistant.
How do I get Security Essentials in Security Center's left pane as the default spyware protection program?
Thanks
Frank C
 

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richc46

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Did you try going to search by the start button and typing default. Then select, set your default programs.?
 

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townsbg

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MSE doesn't show up on the left pane for me on my Vista virtual machine however if you expand malware protection it should show up there. It probably isn't designed to show up in that pane since it doesn't actually come with Vista. If it shows up under malware protection you should be good.
 

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Frank C

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Thanks RichC6,

I couldn't find a setting for Microsoft Security Essentials
in the Default Program in Control Panel. There is nothing there for Security Center.
Frank C
 

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townsbg

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Did you look in the malware section?
 

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Frank C

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Thanks Townsbg,

Yes, it shows Security Essentials On and Windows Defender Off
There is no functional problem I just wanted to have Microsoft Security Essentials shown instead of Windows Defender.

Frank C
 

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townsbg

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Well MSE doesn't show up in the left pane for me so that must be normal. Windows defender is integrated but MSE is not.
 

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