Why doesn't System Mechanic recognize my AV protection?
In very rare cases, some users are reporting an erroneous Recommendation within System Mechanic that informs the user that they do not currently have malware protection (which is sometimes referred to as "internet security software" in the message) when in fact they do have a third-party anti-malware solution installed. This is a bug resulting from recent changes to how Windows Defender and some third-party AVs are now recognized and classified. iolo is currently repairing this known issue. In the meantime, if you have determined that you do have an AV/anti-malware solution installed on your machine, you can hide this alert by clicking the down arrow to the right of the action button adjacent to it, and choosing Hide this recommendation