Stop the security warning-Your computer might be at risk

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on December 15, 2007

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Problem:

How many times it happens that you start you windows xp computer and you see the warining as below on your task-bar?

I guess the answer is almost every time !

Security Warning

What does it mean?

It is simply a warning from windows security center service when you are using a third party anti-virus or firewall software and not using windows default services.

Solution:

To fix this warning you just need to disable the Windows security center service.

Below are 3 easy steps to do the same:

Step1: Go to Start > Run

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Step2: Type msconfig and press enter. This will open system configuration utility as shown below.

security center

Step3: Go to Services tab, un-check the Security Center service. ( BEWARE: Do not change any other service settings, as it can mess with your windows xp and it may never boot again)

Step4: Press Ok and restart your computer.

That’s it Its fixed.

Note: You should disable the security center service only when you are using some third party anti-virus or firewall, otherwise it may really risk your computer’s security.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

jugal March 29, 2008 at 9:05 pm

hey thanks that was a kool post…

venkat November 3, 2008 at 6:33 am

we can also disable this in security center by opening “change the way security center alerts me’ and disabling three options don’t you agree.

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