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I have a Dell DIM 4600 w/ XP SP3 and ASVAST! 5.1.864 free (latest). I have the WINDOWS firewall enabled as I don't think ASVAST free includes a FIREWALL. When quick scaning with (free) Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100 Database version: 5443, I get:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.

I don't understand the meaning and what to do (if anything)? Please help.

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:welcome:

That detection is a potentially unwanted modification,its a registry change, your security center notifications have been turned off

note: that sometimes AV & Firewall software will turn these off to avoid double notifications but many infections also change these settings that's why Malwarebytes detects it

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Can you clarify where in the XP UI are each of these set:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (PUM.Disabled.SecurityCenter)

NOTE: In COntrol Panel Security Center, I have Auto updates purposely turned off (I do it myself every 2nd Tues) and AV and FIREWALL are enabled.

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