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Pum.disabled.securitycenter – Virus or False Positive

What is pum.disabled.securitycenter?

It is an acronym for Potentially Unwanted Modifications security centre disabled message. It is a very rare warning message shown by Malwarebytes, although it has nothing to do with virus or other malicious program.

What is Reason for this error?

The reason for this error is simple – The Windows Firewall settings have been modified and it will not notify you about which program is currently managing this aspect.

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Is this a Virus Alert?

No. In most cases it is found to arise during conflicting situations where users have installed 2 or more Antivirus program. Either of the programs feel the other one to be managing the Firewall settings. In reality, however, the Windows Notification for Firewall management is found to be turned off. Hence, no Firewall is activated for the system.

How to fix this problem?

You should never keep 2 or more Antivirus program at once. This is what you need to do –

  1. Uninstall any of the Antivirus Programs
  2. Restart your Computer
  3. Now Press Start — > Control Panel
  4. Go to All Control Panel Items — >Windows Firewall
  5. Select the “Turn Windows Firewall On/Off”
  6. Select “Turn On Firewall”
  7. Also select “Notify Me”
  8. Press Ok
  9. Restart your computer

Now run the Malwarebytes again. You should not get any error messages now.

If you are still unable to fix this problem you can ask for help by using the comment section.