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Microsoft Security Essentials Closes Immediately After Starting

Q: Microsoft Security Essentials Closes Immediately After Starting

Hey,
When I open the MSE User Interface, it closes immediately. Maybe after 1 second or so. There is no error. However, the Antimalware Service Executable (MsMpEng.exe) is still running. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, following Uninstalling MSE - Microsoft Community, using Microsoft Fix It, and using AppRemover.

Please help! Thanks!

A: Microsoft Security Essentials Closes Immediately After Starting

Have you tried running other A/V or anti-malware programs? Malwarebytes etc?

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Good afternoon -

Whenever I try to open Microsoft Security Essentials the GUI briefly appears but then immediately closes, and the system tray icon disappears. If I try to reopen it the same thing happens. If I right click and choose Run As Administrator it opens and stays open. I am running MalwareBytes but have no other AV software running or installed (nor has there ever been). I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling MSE with the same results. I've done full scans with MBAM and MSE and no issues were found.

This is a relatively new PC, only been assembled and running about a week. Not sure what is going on here.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials immediately closes after I open it

Installed Avast, it runs fine. Also no threats detected. I'm sure it's just some goofy setting or something causing MSE to crash. But if Avast works I'll just use that from now on in place of MSE.

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My computer has crashed a few times in the last few days. I was looking into hardware issues until I noticed that MSE wasn't running. When I try to open it, it opens for less than a second then closes. Windows defender does the same thing. As I was trying to look into this issue I suddenly couldn't connect to the internet anymore. When I run the windows troubleshooter it says "the wired network adapter is experiencing problems". I have no problems connecting to the internet on other computers in the house or through wifi. I'm running windows 7. What should my first steps be? Thanks in advance.
 
Update: I was able to connect to the internet by using a usb ethernet adapter that I had so that may be a hardware issue.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials closing immediately and no internet

Bee24:
to the Bleeping Computer Am I Infected Forum. My name is Phil, and if you would permit, since we will be working together, I would like to address you by your first name, if that is alright with you.
I am sorry to hear of the issues you are having with your computer. It does sound like something is interfering with your security software, so I suggest that we run a few preliminary scans to determine how seriously your computer might be compromised.
ESET Online Scanner using Internet Explorer:Note 1: These instructions are for Internet Explorer only! If you're using Chrome or Firefox, you will need to download and install the ESET Smart Installer tool before it can scan. See instructions here.Note 2: You will need to disable your currently installed Anti-Virus, how to do so can be found here.
*Click this link to open ESET OnlineScan.
* Place a checkmark next to "Yes, I accept the Terms of Use", then click the button.
* When prompted allow the Add-On/Active X to install.
* In the new window that opens, tic the radio button next to Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
* Then click "Advanced settings", and make sure there is a checkmark next to only the following items (uncheck everything else):
Remove found threats
Scan archives
Scan for potentially unsafe applications
Enable Anti-Stealth technology
*Then click the button and ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can t... Read more

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When I try to run Microsoft Security Essentials it opens but close instantly after.

I have that little white flag with a red X on the bottom right of my screen. It says that I have to turn on Windows Security center service, but when I try to do so by clicking on the message, a window appears saying that The Windows Security center service can't be started. When I go into the Action Center and I click on "Turn on now" (Windows Security Center Service) it does the same thing.

Help me out with this
thanks in Advance,

A:Microsoft Security Essentials Closes as soon it opens...

What other security do you have on the pc such as antivirus?

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It seems many people are having this issue, but I haven't seen any responses on topics with the same symptoms I have so I decided to post a topic.

I run 64bit Windows 7 and starting a couple of days ago, links I click from google or bing on Google Chrome, Firefox, and IE9 have all been redirecting me to a plethora of random websites, such as scour and others.

When I tried to open Microsoft Security Essentials to scan, I discovered that it wasn't running. Any time I try to open it, the window pops up with a red button (saying that it's turned off) and then automatically closes after a second or less. The Windows Defender and Security Center services had been set to disable, so I started them and made them Automatic.
Only a couple of minutes later, the services were disabled again.

I installed avast! just to have something running and to scan with, but it found nothing.
I've tried running scans in safe mode as well, but both Microsoft Security Essentials and avast! found nothing. I've since uninstalled avast.
I have run the ESET Online Scanner but it hasn't found anything, either. I've run Microsoft Safety Scanner as well, with no results.

I'm not sure if it's related, but starting last week I also have had a notification for Windows Updates and any time I downloaded & installed them, I got an error saying my computer was not updated after restarting.

Here is my DDS log:

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Run by ... Read more

A:Help: Google Redirects & Microsoft Security Essentials Automatically Closes

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I have tried to remove it with SE clean, quarantine and remove. I then immediately run the scan again and it reports the same problem. Detected item Virus:DOS/Rovnix.GG.
 
I followed the prep guide to the letter, Please help. TIA
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521
Run by Chris at 10:46:43 on 2014-04-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3325.1656 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Tablet\Wacom\WTabletServicePro.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\App\SaibSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\App\BService.exe
C:\Program Files\BUFFALO\NASNAVI\nassvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Link\Samsung Link.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Link\Samsung Link.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLI... Read more

A:Security Essentials reports Rovnix.GG even immediately after cleaning it.

Good evening. Pay a visit to the ESET Online Scanner. Click the Run ESET Online Scanner button.
If you are using any other browser than IE, you will be prompted to download and run esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe and the scan will run from within the window that the executable opens.
Regardless of which browser you are using, you will be shown some terms and conditions and you will need to accept these to continue.
If you are running IE for this scan you will then be prompted to allow an ActiveX component to be downloaded, unless you already have it installed, and the scan will run inside IE.
When you see the Computer Scan Settings window, you will need to make the following changes:

UNCHECK Remove found threats - this is important. Check Scan archives Click on Advanced settings Check Scan for potentially unsafe applications Once ready, click Start to begin - not a surprise really! The anti-virus definitions will now be downloaded, so don't forget to allow them through your firewall if prompted. The above will take a little time, so now is a good time to fire up the kettle and open the biccies. Once the scan has completed you will be shown the results - assuming that the scanner has found anything. Click List of found threats and then Export to text file... and save the log somewhere convenient. You can then close out the scanner - don't bother uninstalling it as you may need to use it again. Please post the contents of this file in your next reply, or let me know that nothi... Read more

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Hi!

Need help with my computer that is infected with something. I cannot start Securitycenter or Microsoft Security Essentials that is my antivirus.
When i try to start Essentials, its just beeing terminated without any error-message.
And security-center is giving the error "Windows cannot start security-center".

Any ideas?

Also have the google-redirect problem.
I paste the log from DDS below:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457
Run by Carina at 9:43:39 on 2013-02-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.46.1053.18.3884.1949 [GMT 1:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\FBAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Pac... Read more

A:Securitycenter or security essentials not starting

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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Problems:While googling it redirects me to sites - "http://directagain.net/in.php?source=7777&q=&suid=1101&rnd=3xz%2B1mgzFz9AZ7RtJ0%2Bx2w%3D%3D"and"http://www.ihavenet.com/?search=&n=1355828587"(there are some more redirections, but at the moment these are the most frequent)After copying "http://www.ihavenet.com/" from address bar or search bar it pastes "google.com" (I'm using Firefox atm).Bigger problems:Microsoft Security Essentials starts only for the moment on the boot-up and after that is gone.I can't turn on Windows Security Center Service.I tried:Starting WSCS from services.msc and setting it to "Automatic (Delayed)" and after restarting PC..same.Reinstalling MSE didn't work.I used CCleaner. And please tell me is cleanpcguide.com valid site?Did the scan with AdwCleaner and deleted all the threats.Did the scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and deleted all the threats.Did the scan with TDSSKiller and deleted all the threats.I've made "Windows Defender Offline" Bootable USB and did the scan. It only found keygen that I've never used. Deleted it.I did a little "house cleaning" (nice, yeah) but the problem is still there!If someone have an idea what's the problem, please help. Thanks in advance.Sorry for this big post, and I appreciate for you time.

A:Can't turn on Windows Security Center Service, Microsoft Security Essentials is also off

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Rogue security product claims to be Microsoft Security Essentials.

F-secure reports:
This malware is distributed via drive-by-download attacks as hotfix.exe or mstsc.exe (md5: 0a2582f71b1aab672ada496074f9ce46).Click to expand...

-- Tom
 

A:Rogue security product claims to be Microsoft Security Essentials - Oct 22, 2010

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Following on from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1928024. C:\Windows\Temp\reoD7D.tmp (Rootkit.Dropper) shown by MBAM, along with some trojan results. I think the trojans have gone after telling MBAM to remove them, but apparently the rootkit is still there.GMER crashed a few times and caused some blue screens, managed to get it to finish eventually but only in safe mode.Thanks for any help.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Andy at 22:00:20.77 on 15/09/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17037 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_06Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.44.1033.18.2046.1357 [GMT 1:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *disabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe ... Read more

A:Trying to recover from rootkit , Security Suite and Fake Microsoft Security Essentials

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open wit... Read more

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Hi, I could use some help. When I try to open msconfig it closes immediately. When I search for a file on my pc the search closes to. When I uses the internet it will close when certain words are searched for. some of the words are; virus, trojan, avast. I'm using Firefox for the browser fyi. When I turn on my pc and sign in I get a message saying install NETframe.com v4.0  Honestly though, I think I uninstalled this myself by accident
 
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16686  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.55.2
Run by Sparks at 16:54:59 on 2014-05-12
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8152.6622 [GMT -4:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\AUDIODG.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Program Files\HitmanPro\hmpsched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork... Read more

A:msconfig closes immediately internet closes to

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hey guys, i just heard about this recently after reading another thread and it sounds great.

main points:

- free
- low system use
- created by microsoft (good or bad i guess)
- updated regularly

what do you guys think? i heard it only uses 5 or 6mb of memory and isn't plagued with the bloat and slowdowns other AV software create.

i'm just worried about giving MS too much information on my PC.

right now i'm running avast and this has been pretty decent for me so far, but this MSE sounds like it has promise.

edit: i'll be formatting soon so i thought i'd try it out with a clean system. im considering trying it out soon though.
 

A:Opinions of Microsoft's free 'Microsoft Security Essentials'?

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hey guys, i have some sensitive information on my machine regarding work.

does anyone know if it's possible for Microsoft Security Essentials to report data back to Microsoft on filenames etc?

it just seems like i'm giving microsoft a lot of control. i'm using a microsoft firewall, OS and now, their AV.

thanks guys
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials: Can it report back to Microsoft?

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So I stumbled across this today, first I'd heard of it so far. I've been using MSE, and now on Win 8 Defender, for ages...... Am I going to ditch WD this weekend? Dunno, maybe...

So what are your thoughts? Time to ditch MSE/Defender? Blown out of proportion?

I still say the best AV is common sense, but for the likes of those who click blindly, would you still recommend or install MSE?





How's this for corporate transparency and honesty? Microsoft is now saying that, yeah, its built-in Security Essentials antivirus program will "always be on the bottom" of antivirus software rankings, so you should use an additional third-party program on top of it.

PC Pro reports that Microsoft has decided to turn Security Essentials into a "baseline" program and it does not intend to be the best antivirus program in the business. Instead the company is just sharing its virus tracking findings with the security industry so they can develop better antivirus programs.

Um, okay. So what does this mean for Windows users? Basically, if you want better virus and malware protection, look elsewhere than the built-in program offered by Microsoft. I'm using the free program Avast, based on reliability ratings. (Sometimes the program pops up annoying notification windows, but it isn't a system resource hog, at least, and usually unintrusive while offering peace of mind.)

Microsoft Security Essentials has been failing independent s... Read more

A:Microsoft's Security Essentials isn't the best antivirus program, according to Microsoft

Despite seeing MSE at the bottom of 'that' list, I was quite amused at how many other big names were as mediocre.

MS bought a good AV company, one of the top in it's day, seems like, as many others before, they've let it slide. Shame.

On the fence myself, I really don't like Avast, will probable look for some alternative, when I have more time. May try out Bitdefender.


oh, well that was easy enough, done!
 

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Hello guys (and girls),I don't give up very easy, that's not really my thing.But this here, is really out of my league.I feel like giving up at this point and leave the Digital Western World to go live in a cave.I am trying over a week now to get rid of Microsoft Security Essentials.I even suspect that there are two different Trojans/Programs running (Security Tool & Microsoft Security Essentials.I think I really tried everything. Running Rkill.exe to stop processes. Ran malwarebytes at least 50 times, threw the outcome away, but it will pop up right after restart. Ran Spybot S&D, threw stuff out of the registry. Nothing seems to help What the programs do is that everthing is considered a virus by one of them (MSE/ST), the Pop-up will say: "firefox.exe is a virus", ctrl+alt+delete+ a virus, etc;* Websites as: Trendmicro Housecall and SuperAntiSpyware are being bloked;* Programs like Ad-Aware and TweakXp are impossible to install;I read a lot of post from people that said that after they ran MalwareBytes, everything was nice and clean again... IMPOSSIBLE! It keeps on popping up, no matter what I throw away. I really am out of possibilities right now.I really am thinking about ditching my laptop (even though I am very attached to it).Especially when I read some scary stuff.When I tried to run Combofix.exe (without helper, figured I have nothing to lose) the .exe removed itself from my desktop saying:"maybe you have some sort of Virut-Virus?&... Read more

A:Microsoft Security Essentials / Security Tool = Mission Impossible!

have you tried Superfreeantispyware you can get it at download.com.when scan is finished and you press next (eg 57 items found)make sure all boxes are ticked.

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Is the above enough security or should I be going for an anti-virus program as well?

A:Is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall enough Security?

MSE is fine.
If you need extra security, Malware Bytes works well with MSE.

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Which is better? I have AVG 9 til 2018, full version, but I'm considering MSE. Which is better? Which do you use?

A:AVG 9 Internet Security v Microsoft Security Essentials

If it's working for you, it doesn't matter too much what everyone uses

Personally I use MSE as on access, with MBAM and Hitman Pro for on demand.
AV comparatives has some good info...

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hey guys, i read some reviews from earlier this year about MSE and how it failed alot of tests, but recently i have read some new reviews that microsoft was working on that and making MSE better since then. whenever i fix some computers up for family members and friends i usually always install MSE with malwarebytes to give them an initial free wall of protection to work with, should i not be using MSE?? should i be using avast instead, since i have read good reviews about avast, but also some bad. do you guys recommend something different or better? any input is greatly appreciated. i personally like MSE, but if its protection is crap, then of course id switch.
 
thanks everyone
alex

A:is microsoft security essentials really that bad?

You hear good reviews and bad reviews on nearly everything. I personally use Avast on my laptop. I have AVG on my desktop, and it runs great as well. I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on another computer, and you hardly notice it's running. I've read reviews as Avast being the best free AV, but I like AVG more than Avast. Avast does tell you, like literally through the speakers, that it updated virus definitions which can be cool sometimes, but could easily be disabled if you want. I probably didn't help much, but any free AV will work decently. I haven't heard anything bad about MSE though.

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Hi guys,

First time poster, long time reader, just wondered what do ye think of microsoft security essentials as an Anti Virus?

A:microsoft security essentials

Welcome to BCMicrosoft Security Essentials Overview is basically a stripped-down version of OneCare aimed at users who either can?t or don't want to pay for antivirus/anti-malware software.Microsoft Security Essentials Review: Installing and Using Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: MSE Installing and UsingReview: Microsoft Security EssentialsMicrosoft Security Essentials download pageMicrosoft Security Essentials Support - (Videos for Install-Scan-Fix a threat, Help & How To, Submit a case file, Report a Threat)Note: Before installation, MSE checks for a validated copy of Windows and will disable Windows Defender. You need to uninstall all other "Memory Resident" antivirus applications before you install Microsoft Security Essentials.I tried it but still prefer avast as a free alternative.

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i was wondering how good this program is and how it compares to norton...thx

A:microsoft security essentials

Use the search function. There are heaps of threads on this. We don't need another one

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I ditched my paid for KIS 2011 in favour of MSE, mainly because it was causing random BSOD.

Is it just me, or does MSE not do automatic virus updates?

Every now and then I will check for a Windows Update, only to find MSE definitions that need updating.

I have set MSE to do a daily scan. And to check for updates before running a scan.

I have set my Critical Updates and patches etc. to check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

I have always set my system to do this, because I hate being in the middle of doing something and the popup window "restart now or later" comes up.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

I have MSE, it will update automatically
It will come via the windows live update, or through MSE itself.
Windows update checks for updates once a day. If there is a MSE update, it will be updated the next time that Update checks.

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Please tell me would you recommend installing

Microsoft Security Essentials ?
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Please tell me would you recommend installing
Microsoft Security Essentials ?
 
Hi,
Only if I had no other security program installed that was running an active scanner.

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I keep getting re-directed to another website, usually a porn site. Spybot tells me that my Microsoft Securites Essentials has been disabled.

I think I am dealing with some kind of hack job called Babylon. I think I need to remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BABYLON registry key.

Do you agree? If so, how do I do this.

Thanks.

Birdiga
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

follow advice here and post the logs those programs make
 

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Microsoft has released MSE final version for those who are interested. It's pretty straight forward and easy to install.

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

A:Microsoft security essentials

Thanks for that info.
Suggest that next time you post this type of article, stick it in System Security - Security News. [ Check this section out when you have a chance.]

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Hello All
I may have a issue with MSE i just finished a fresh build an installed windows 7 x64 it has been up for about a 2 weeks now, the install went smooth with no runs drips or errors till i installed MSE.
Right after installing MSE i updated the virus def's manually then did a full scan wich at the i figured that the defs were up to date since they were no flags she was runnin in the green.
Followed by updating defender an installing the latest ATI drivers an control center and finally running windows update installing everything that windows recomended except the 34 language packs.

Now i did notice that MSE virus def's did update on auto the version number changed though it was below what was listed for download my protection status changed for a week now its been in a amber state as of tonight my defs version is 1.71.90.0 most updates have been manual an i have manually ran full scans after updates as well as let MSE do scheduled scans.
According to the Malware protection center 1.71.90.0 are the latest defs , i just finnished a full system scan an reboot an windows update an MSE still are flagging that the defs are out of date and that im potentialy un protected.

My scheduled scan settings are daily,around 2:00am,full scan.
default action settings are all recomended an the tic box checked.
real time protection all tic boxes are checked.
No excluded files & locations ,file types ,and file processes are listed.
Tic boxes under advanced are all checked.
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A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Installing MSE automatically overrides and disables Windows Defender. It takes over for it. If you have manually re enabled Win Defender, go back and disable it.

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I had it installed, although I could never get it to update so I tried to reinstall it and it would not install. Can someone please help me get this installed again.

Thanks
Snowbre
 

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New version released today! Existing users of MSE should may check for upgrade within the program. If it's not offered to you yet, and you wish to use a new program version, download from above link.

Download details: Microsoft Security Essentials

Thanks to Donna from > Calendar Of Updates Calendar

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Interesting, but Wikipedia may be wrong or right here:

Microsoft Security Essentials - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stable release 4 months ago.

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My laptop not install Microsoft security essentials , Why ? My OS is windows 8.1 32 bit . What I can do ?  

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first of all thanks for one of the best furoms out there, i've been through a few and this is by far the best/

could be a simple question, but i could not afirm it.
does "mse" scan snd protect in coming emails ?

and is there any reason to use any other av program ?

thanks again to all of you who have helped in the past, and of course in the future.

A:microsoft security essentials

No, it does not.

BUT, it will scan all the emails when it does a scan.






Quote:
There's no need to scan email, only attachments and that is done by all modern antimalware programs as the files are written to the PC file system.

All of the major AV vendors have been telling their customers for several years now that 'email scanning' is no longer necessary, it's a holdover from the early days of AV programs when Microsoft hadn't yet created the API (Application Programming Interface) sets that allow the AV programs to scan a file before any user access (including email programs) is allowed.

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Hi all, what a great site this is. Hard to beleive the knowledge that is floating around in this forum. To my point, I installed Microsoft security essential recently and now I want to run a malware scan on my pc. To run the scan it is recommended to disable any and all live protection you have on your pc. I have poked around trying to see how to disable MS Security Essential but no luck, only option is to uninstall for the scan and then reinstall MS Security Essential. So, is there a way to disable this software or do I just uninstall it?

Thank for your help in advance!

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Not sure why you'd want to disable it, but there are instructions on temporarily doing so here.

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Have a PC running Windows 7 Pro SP1 with MSE (ver. 4.9.218.0) on it that found a file it wants to examine- ACLM_GeneratedProxy.cs. We have never seen this before. The PC also has Malwarebytes Business Edition (1.80.1.1011) and it did not find this.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance!

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I have it and is it trustworthy for anti-virus? I just downloaded Comodo firewall.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hrydopanda


I have it and is it trustworthy for anti-virus? I just downloaded Comodo firewall.


MSE is pretty good. Just remember that no AV can really prevent infections. They are more of a band-aid than anything else. If you surf the Internet with a healthy sense of paranoia you can avoid most problems yourself.

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So far I am extremely happy with MSSE. Just for an example it detected a trojan horse that got downloaded in a song file from Limewire from 2009 that none of the other antivirus programs that I used ever picked up. It detected it and cleaned it. The use of it is so much easier than any other program that I have used, and I have used them all, and I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the auto update and auto scan. It has never missed a scheduled scan and its real time protection has been outstanding. I am extremely happy thus far with MSSE and would recommend it to anyone. I have gone ahead and have removed any of the other third party programs from my computers and use MSSE exclusively. Both of my laptops are 5+ years old and run better than they did brand new. I run XP on both of them.
 

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Hello All
My MSE is updating permanently is this right? , its been updating for 3 days, even when i shut down and then start up its still updating, is this right? or is there some reason for this?

Thanks
Allan

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Allen
MSE is updating current defintions. When you first download it may take time, lets say 30 minutes or so to update. After that intitial update it should update once or twice a day. Each update should take about 2 or 3 minutes. Anything that deviates greatly from the parameters that I have set should be investigated.
MSE is working real time to catch virus, but this is more or less silent, I do not even know that it is happening. The only event that may be noticed is an active scan. Check the schedule and make sure that your active scan is set for quick and only about once a week.

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I have been using MSE for some months on a Win 7 Pro x64 system.

Lately when I have tried to upgrade the computer connects and says its downloading and then gives me an error message saying the upgrade failed.

this morning MSE popped up a message windows saying that there was an upgrade available and Win 7 asked me if I wanted to allow it to make changes, etc., but when I said "yes," I got the same sequence and error message.

Anyone know what that's all about?

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DWFII


I have been using MSE for some months on a Win 7 Pro x64 system.

Lately when I have tried to upgrade the computer connects and says its downloading and then gives me an error message saying the upgrade failed.

this morning MSE popped up a message windows saying that there was an upgrade available and Win 7 asked me if I wanted to allow it to make changes, etc., but when I said "yes," I got the same sequence and error message.

Anyone know what that's all about?


Instead of upgrading download the whole 2.0 package and install.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

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I switched to Microsoft Security Essentials all seems well with the exception of it does not up date automatically, I am set to automatic and I am getting the regular updates. Any clue why MSE is not updating like it is suppose to?

Phil

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

What do you mean when you say it does not automatically update? Are you saying when you manually update MSE it still updates? If that's what you mean then the reason IIRC is that updates are released several times a day but the automatic update only updates once per day.

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I cannot update my Microsoft Security Essentials,please help
it shows error code 0x80070426

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Have you tried disbaling your Firewall or allow connections to the Internet for MSE

You may want to see this article because it has your error code

You may receive an error message during the license installation in Windows Vista when you perform a Windows Anytime Upgrade&#58; &#34;An error occurred during the license installation&#34;

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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Can't install MSE, error code:0x80070643

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hello and welcome.

Please go Here, scroll down and click on the Fix button

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I have windows 7 Professional. I used to have windows live one care. Windows 7 does not recognize windows live care so I use Microsoft Security Essentials.
With windows live one care all of my computers and printers could be shared, but with windows security essentials this is not possible.
Does anyone know how to get my different computers and printers to share on windows 7 with microsoft security essentials?

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Put them in the safe workgroup if you are sharing with XP and use gigabit ethernet via Cat 5e cables for speed.

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is MSSE a malware protector also or only an Anti-virus?

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hello Francis,

It's both wrapped up in one program.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

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Hi all, is anone running the trail version of Microsoft Security Essentials? If so how is it looking and is there a release date yet? Im not sure why MS have only released it to 3 countries. I have read some reiviews with very positve results.http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/market.aspx

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

So is no one using this software yet?

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With respect to all.

Microsoft has recently launched "MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS" a real time AV.
I wish to know whether it is worth installing or should wait for some time for now.

Further I have AVAST installed on my PC. Will it interfere with it? Is it advisable to
run both AVAST and "MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS"? If not, which one should
be given preference?

Thanks.

Manoj

A:Microsoft security essentials

You should only run one Antivirus program at a time. You could run into conflicts and false alarms running more than one. Here is an article on Microsoft Security Essentials: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2353447,00.asp. It is definitely better than nothing, but still has a little ways to go.

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i'm using windows vista home basic 32bit. i am using norton 360 v 4 and now microsoft security essentials also my question don't they do the same thing and which one is better and how do i get rid of microsoft security essentialsl?
 

A:microsoft security essentials

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Courtesy of Donna's Security Flash.





After a period of successful beta testing, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is final! MSE is independently certified by West Coast Labs and is backed by Microsoft's global security response team. Most importantly, MSE is built on the same core security technology used in Microsoft Forefront, the enterprise version for businesses.

MSE is free for personal use and can be downloaded directly from the dedicated Microsoft web site at http://www.microsoft.com/security essentials.

In the event you are replacing a security suite with Microsoft Security Essentials, it will be necessary to install a replacement software firewall or activate the Windows Vista or Windows 7 Firewall. Online Armor Free and Agnitum Outpost Firewall are free for personal use.



More good stuff here -
Microsoft Security Essentials ~ Security Garden

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Please advise. I am running Microsoft Security Essentials and that is all. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Should I be running any thing else such as a maleware program?? If so which one do you recommend and how do you install. Thanks again for all your help and cooperation.
Sincerely,
Rottikid

A:Microsoft Security Essentials???

You should use malwarebytes
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

Make sure that your Windows Firewall is activated.

If you are not happy with the Windows Firewall (activate from control panel) let us know and we will suggest others.

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My AMD Dualie 3.2Ghz XP machine had Antivir installed but it went flakey, kept shouting about 'Administrator rights' and did not automatically start Autoguard whatever it's called. So I thought I'd try something else.

Have Avast on the Win 7 machine and Antir working well on the Vista machine so thought I'd try the offering from Redmund.

The first thing it done was check my copy of Windows XP was legal. I hate that. AVG, Avast and Antivir don't do that. I wondered why the hell I was bothering with an MS product, albeit free.

Installed it and the first thing I noticed was everything had slowed down. Was just about to uninstall it, wondering whether it would be a clean uninstall, when decided to give a reboot. That cured it, back to normal.

Started a full scan, 5 HDD's on this machine - 250Gb; 750Gb; 320Gb and a pair of 120Gb's.

Four hours later it was one third of the way through the 250Gb drive (C Drive) and had identified Diskeeper 7's update scheduler as dangerous. WTF? maybe MS are right, I dunno, but seemed odd to me, I've been using that program for about 9 years now within Win 98 & XP, no other protective software has ever identified it as dangerous.

I aborted the scan as I wanted to play a little CoD 1 online and didn't fancy a slow ping.

When I went to shut down I noticed auto-update had been enabled. Within XP I have NEVER had auto-update enabled, always custom update, I like to see what ... Read more

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

I've used MSE on a few machines and found it surprisingly good . That and Avira Antivir both do very well in comparative tests, so I'd stick with it for a bit and see how it does for you .

On the older machines I've stuck it on (2.8Ghz P4, 1.3Ghz Pentium M) it runs much better than other choices that I've used in the past and it's done well so far.

The Diskeeper 7 file may be a false positive - so you could try running it through this and see what happens:

http://www.virustotal.com/

It checks any single file with all of the major AV scanners - quite clever
 

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I assume this is a virus of some sort.

A red dialog box appeared stating Microsoft Security Essential Alert detected potential threats appeared on my computer. I closed it and came here to find out what to do.

So, what do I do?

This is a PC running Vista. I do have Avast running and up to date.

Thanks for your help.

FP

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is a valid anti virus program.See here for screen shots of the program.If that is what you have let it fix the problem if it can and upload a log or any info you can on what it found. Run a boot scan with Avast as well. Post all results.

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I have just found this article relating valuable information about MSE; installation, features and a review. It should be of interest to all who use MSE and those thinking about switching.
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...-640587/review

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Thanks Rich, didn't have time to read it all but it certainly looks interesting, I use MSE and I'm happy with it and I know it works.

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Good afternoon. I have a problem with my computer. I was using Norton Antivirus. Unfortunately this got expired and apparently my computer got a virus. I Download the program MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS but I can not open it for any reason. I deleted it and re-installed and I still having problems to open it. How do I can open this program? Thanks so much

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Run this then try MSE again.. Norton Removal Tool

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I have At&T U verse for internet connection. They offered Free Mcafee but said I must uninstall Microsoft security essentials first. Which I did, however everytime I tried to install it again, it keeps detecting Microsoft Security essentials. Ok I know better now, I DO NOT WANT MCAFEE, I want Mse back on here. However I am concerned that I have a Fake MSE in the registry somewhere. So I want to make sure before I do a Clean install.Microsoft helped me & had me do all the steps listed below in Blue to completely remove it, but I still see the balloon saying MSE firewall off? I uninstalled malwarebytes- comodo firewall, Everything, I plan to do a clean reinstall of that in seconds. I want to first make sure I am not Hijacked in some way.Seems strange that Mse has not caught anything in months, Nor has Malwarebytes and yet I get infected anyway? Furthermore, Every time I try to update my Malwarebytes (says 14 days out of date) it Always wants me to completely reinstall the program! I know that is messed up.This is a nightmare right now, this is my work computer, & do not have a lot of time. I want this all reinstalled (Except McAfee) but 1st want to make sure they are not getting mirrored before downloading agian & again.Thank youBelow are the Microsoft steps they provided me. Please follow steps mentioned below, as you can use batch file to remove previous version of Microsoft Security Essentials completely from your computer. I have attached the scree... Read more

A:microsoft security essentials

<<However I am concerned that I have a Fake MSE in the registry somewhere. So I want to make sure before I do a Clean install.>>

If I understand correctly...this is a non-issue since a clean install of Windows...wipes out everything, by definition. Any previous Windows installation, including the registry, will be deleted if user does a clean install.

Louis

If your intent is NOT to do a clean install of Windows...please confirm exactly what you are talking about when you use the phrase "clean install."

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After it has been released on Sept 29th has anyone being using it on a vista machine? What are your thoughts?
 

A:Anyone using Microsoft Security Essentials

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I have Microsoft Security Essentials. Lately it has remained in the orange ( stays potential threat status). It says the computer hasn't been scanned lately when in fact, I just manually ordered full scan yesterday. I have it set to auto updates & scans.I am sure I have a malware invasion as my computer is running EXTREMELY slow (snail crawl), Every morning I find an error about Animalware executable not being able to run or something like that. My Outlook Express mail was the first thing to go - it just froze up totally (cannot perform any function there) this was about 3 weeks ago and I've tried EVERYTHING from Microsoft Fix it, PC Unleashed and everything in between to try and fix problem to no avail HELP!!! HELP!!!

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

As for the MSE staying in the "orange", if you are using CCleaner or any other 3rd party disk cleaner, make sure the boxes for "MS AntiMalware" and "MS Security Client" or anything else that looks like it has something to do with the antivirus, are NOT checked, as this will erase logs every time you run the cleaner and tell Windows that a scan hasn't been run. As for ("an error about Animalware executable not being able to run or something like that") - check in "services" that it is set to run "automatic" - Right click "my computer" - "manage" - "services & applications" - "services" - scroll to"Microsoft Antimalware" - right click it - click "properties" - under "startup type" click the down arrow to drop the menu & click "automatic" if it is not already set as so - click "apply" & exit.

As for malware itself, here are links to 3 great tools. There are lots of others out there, but, in my case, these 3 are the only ones that find anything. The Comodo CE is especially good for rootkits because it prompts you to restart during the process so it can access & scan "locked" files that can't otherwise be accessed while Windows is running.But feel free to try others if you think there are still problems. A few more are:

IOBit Malware Fighter (free)
Adaware (free)
Spybot Search & Destroy
(withou... Read more

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Do I need both Microsoft Security Essentials and another antivirus software program? - Security Tips & Talk - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

A:Do Ii Need Both Microsoft Security Essentials and another AV

... and yet how many people run more than one av?

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If I have Microsoft Security do I need another malware remover?

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

There's no harm in occasional scans with MalwareBytes and / or Super AntiSpyware. You should also install SpywareBlaster and update the definitions weekly. It is passive protection (does not use any resources) and blocks certain websites from your browser(s).

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How Essential are they. It stopped working on my comp? Said it needed to upgrade. i upgraded, now it wont even install? any help?

A:Microsoft Security Essentials?

Hello GodDhead and welcome to TSF,

Microsoft Security Essentials is the Anti-Virus program. It is important to have one installed on your computer. MSE did put out an updated MSE, but you are not required to uninstall, you should be able to update from the MSE User Interface. (Big Update button).

There are viruses that pose as MSE and attempt to get you to install/update and then procede to wreak havok on the computer.

Did you recieve any error messages that you can relay to us?

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For those who are interested in trying it out, the final version is due to be released soon.

Here is some reading.

Here is the Microsoft site for it. As you can see, it's still in beta version.

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A:Microsoft Security Essentials

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Hi There,

I'm trying to install Microsoft Security Essentials on my computer. I have downloaded the Windows 7, 64 bit edition which suits my computer. I get past the geniune windows bit and then I get hit by: "Can't complete the Microsoft Security Essentials Installation Wizard - Eoor code: 0x80070643"

I am running build 7600 of Windows 7 If that helps,

Thanks Hamish

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

This thread might help.

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I am new so in advance I am sorry if I don't give enough info or too much.  For years I had microsoft security essentials and I got a pop up saying that I had a virus and needed to update microsoft security essentials, and when I did my computer crashed, I finally got it up and running again with my backup cd that I made when I bought my computer which is windows vista (I no old computer).  Reading online reviews how microsoft security essentials giving people false pop ups about viruses.  Now I have the free avg and with this new virus heartbleed virus I want to make sure I am fully protected.  
 
Thank you in advance. 

A:microsoft security essentials

You may want to read: Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware ToolsKeep in mind that no amount of security software is going to defend against today's sophisticated malware writers for those who do not practice safe computing and stay informed.Important Fact: It has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software. Therefore, security begins with personal responsibility and following Best Practices for Safe Computing.Knowledge and the ability to use it is the best defensive tool anyone can have.

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Hi,

I have noticed something happening regarding the above upon which I need some
advice.

Almost daily, it is stating the my computer is "potentially unprotected" and asks for a scan. I do this and all is o'kay. I have my settings at scan every Friday but this thing is a nuisance. Any advice ?

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

  
Quote: Originally Posted by BluePeter


Hi,

I have noticed something happening regarding the above upon which I need some
advice.

Almost daily, it is stating the my computer is "potentially unprotected" and asks for a scan. I do this and all is o'kay. I have my settings at scan every Friday but this thing is a nuisance. Any advice ?


Are you using Ccleaner?

I was having the same problem, MSE keeps telling me I haven't scanned in a while

You need to untick this box,

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I cannot update MS SEcurity Essentials.

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I have started to change some of my Protection programs.

Windows Essentials - Does this have A/Malware aswell as A/Virus and is it any good for both.

thanks
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

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I have Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on a HP 530 laptop. I have recently downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials. My problem is that, when I try to install it, it only gets as far as the validate windows page before stopping with the message "Microsoft Security Essentials set up has stopped working.....etc" I have a genuine windows installation and anyway, the program instantly stops working before it could validate my copy.
Does anyone else have this problem or know of a solution.

Thanks in anticipation

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hello,

First, try downloading a new copy from here: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials

You can also look in the Event Viewer to see if any errors are logged.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X4 620 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4093 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 912295 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 916523 MB; E: Total - 953765 MB, Free - 911534 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA74GM-S2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I had a stroke and lost my Hearing, Can't remember much, Can't talk very well, I can type slowly, very slowly when I can remember. Can't use my right arm and very little of right leg.

Microsoft Security Essentials

Virus and spyware definitions: Connections failed for 3 days now. Your PC is being monitored and protected.

The virus and spyware definitions didn't update because of an Internet or
network connectivity

I use Win 7 Professional.
MpCmdRun.exe C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
MpCmdRun.exe C:\winsxs\amd64_security-malware-windows-defender_31bf3...
MpCmdRun.log C:\Windows\Temp
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

I need a Administrator to downLoad to ccsetup407 and WiseCare365 and
Maxthon Cloud Browser and LibreOffice OpenOffice Writer and Launcher.

I have EMET 4.1 and Microsoft Security Essentials

Logged in as John66
 

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I have recently pick up this stupid virus, with no success in removing it. I have symantec anti-virus but it would not detect it. After multiple times of logging in under safe mode and trying to download some kind of anti malware spyware, with no success, my computer now freezes when trying to start up. I am pretty sure this has turned into some stupid major infection and i have no idea on how to fix it. It is currently freezing when starting right when it gets to multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance

sorry its microsoft security essentials alert. This is the virus i have picked up and i am pretty sure it is causing all these problems.

okay i finally am able to enter on my computer in safe mode. I read a thread earlier by ried and i have done what he asked. here is the information.

this is the dds

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 10:15:42.06 on Sun 09/26/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.715 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:microsoft security essentials

Hello and welcome. Please follow these guidelines while we work on your PC:Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until I?ve given you the ?All clear.? Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean!
Please do not run any scans or install/uninstall any applications without being directed to do so.
Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.
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Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this linkDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special r... Read more

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I can't find any changelog for now

Download it from Microsoft

Direct links
Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0 x86

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0 x64
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0

Thanks for info
 

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a friend of mine told me that microsoft has released a free anti spyware/virus security
suite...called ms security essentials

apparntly its free...has anybody used it...?

is it any good?

would i be better off sticking to AVG 8.5
and using other spyware packages
 

A:anybody used microsoft security essentials?

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I just noticed- when I examine the programs list under control panel (sorted by install date)- that my microsoft security essentials was automatically re-installed on 10-september. I say automatically, since I didn't intend to, nor install this consciously...so wondering 2-questions:
1) how to check the version of microsoft security essentials running (I can't find this anywhere under the program screen; and
2) how to assure myself this wasn't some sort of rogue installation of a "dummy" copy that exposes my computer to future threats?

thank you
-pson

A:microsoft security essentials

To determine which version of Microsoft Security Essentials you are running, click About Microsoft Security Essentials on the Help menu. You can find the Help menu on the upper-right corner of the Microsoft Security Essentials Home tab.

Do you use Malwarebytes ?

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Icon will not show in task bar. Found some old info , but not sure how to correct this. I can click the program on my start menu and the icon is in the proper location. Next log-in and no icon. Thank you.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi log into what exactly ?
MSE does not require a login :/
Please post whatever info new or old so we might review it
Cheers.

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it starts trying to update around 11am, that's when i'm using my computer: can i change/control/stop this ? thanks

A:security essentials (microsoft)

Hi Little, yes you can set MSE to update at whatever time you want. Just go to start - control panel. Double click on the security center icon. You should be able to change the settings from there. Let me know if you need anymore assistance.

Reguards
Patmark

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I am having no end of trouble trying to get rid of this program. I have been reading for the last 2 days and still unable to get rid of.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 4 gig ram

Things I have tried are:
Tried to reinstall the application when I try that I get an error and am Installing as Admin
Tried Microsoft Fix it 50535. No Good get an error code 2203 (installer has encountered and expected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package.) I get this error with any application I try and install
Tried Microsoft Fix it Program Install and Uninstall. Ran manually and auto and same outcome.<LI xzf9="1">Tried to delete in regedit and tells me Can not delete error with keys
Have ran batch file and get the following


Code:
SUCCESS: The file (or folder): "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\S
cans\History\Results\Resource\{6D02ECF8-54B0-4A34-9CB9-40383BDC2AE9}" now owned
by the administrators group.
SUCCESS: The file (or folder): "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\S
cans\History\Results\Resource\{6D4026D4-8F72-4ECF-B51A-5A7C22F7559F}" now owned
by the administrators group.
SUCCESS: The file (or folder): "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\S
cans\History\Results\Resource\{882741A4-4C85-45B5-A253-7B36E5534C07}" now owned
by the administrators group.
SUCCESS: The file (or folder): "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\S
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A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by 1PW


You do not need to uninstall MSE. Any truly top rated successor antivirus application will simply disable MSE during its installation phase.


That may be a bit of an over-generalization?

For Kaspersky products, as an example, it is in fact always strongly recommended that other AVs be cleanly and thoroughly uninstalled prior to installing, using the vendor's removal tool, if available.

If the user does not do so, KIS/KAV/PURE/KTS will automatically attempt to remove (rather than disable) MSE and a host of other incompatible applications during its installation, as listed here (certain others must be removed manually).
If the existing AV installation is corrupted or broken, then KIS/KAV/PURE/KTS may have trouble uninstalling it, and that could lead to a KIS/KAV/PURE/KTS install failure.
Even if the install succeeds, Kaspersky products, as well as many other security products, can be finicky about leftover drivers and other remnants of other security products.
Cheers,

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I've just completed a clean install of an Acer PC using its Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade DVD (thanks to this community too: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version).

Now it's time to add few useful programs systems will use for security.

I've asked for a suggest on an other community where an expert user (seems he wrote also many wiki articles) answered me to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" only.

Now, I'm not a windows user since many years ago, but a friend asked me if I could re-install Win-7 on its pc, by now slowed down due to many bad apps and so on...
So, I don't know if MS security is a good choice or just it "sucks" compared to other third parties alternatives.

I'd glad if you could give me a feedback for that product.
Thanks in advance!

A:Microsoft Security Essentials?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Joe7


...an expert user (seems he wrote also many wiki articles) answered me to use "Microsoft Security Essentials" only...

...I don't know if MS security is a good choice or just it "sucks" compared to other third parties alternatives.


I know very few technical details in comparison to what that expert likely knows, but I whole-heartedly agree. I switched to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) quite some time ago and have never looked back. There is no such software that is perfectly able to catch absolutely everything, and there is no better security on the internet than in having good-and-safe clicking habits for staying out of trouble -- no click = no trouble -- in the first place. But MSE does as well as any in an overall sense and it can do that without dragging your machine down.

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don't wait for an 'update', go get it now, some very good improvements.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e1605e70-9649-4a87-8532-33d813687a7f


Sorry, XP users living in yesteryear will have reduced security.

No need to uninstall MSE1 as MSE2 will do it for you.




 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials 2 is out NOW

Perhaps V2 has already been automatically installed.
 

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I have loaded Microsoft Security Essentials onto my main Vista PC, I have removed (I think I have) all other AV programs.
When the PC boots up it hogs the processor (both cores) for some considerable time (can be up to 5 minutes)
I have run bot the quick and full scans from MSE and both have come up clean.

Does anyone have any suggestions please?
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

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Is anybody else here been using or had a look at Microsoft Security Essentials yet ?
I downloaded it and installed it on my other halfs laptop for her when I installed Windows 7 for her over the weekend. So fart I am really impressed. Very easy to setup. Easy to navigate your way around etc. Also there seems to be no lag on the laptop while running a full scan and still using the laptop. Before whe the computer had W7 RC on it and Kaspersky it was a nightmare to try and use while KIS was doing a scan. Scans also sem to fly by.
Anyway I will be having a good look around it voer the next week or so to see whats what in the pot and shall report back wiht anything I see that might be of interest..

 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Ye had it on the other halfs lappy, seems ok, though i have read something about it not being as good as first expected and that the free version is not as good as the paid one. (tbh i didn't know there was a paid for version)
 

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Microsoft Security Essentials misses 39% of malware in Dennis test - http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/securit...ssentials-misses-39-of-malware-in-dennis-test
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

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I read that if MSE is installed on a computer, it is not necessary to use antispyware/antimalware programs? True?

Thanks

A:microsoft security essentials

You should still also have programs like MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware as stand alone scanners. This will increase your overall protection.

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I want to find a good security program/programs that I can recommend to my friends. I have been checking out a website in reference to "Microsoft Security Essentials". Is this a good program to use? Would I need to run any other adware removal tools long with it? I just watched a video at www.microsoft.com/security/essentials. The video advised to uninstall all other antivirus before using. Does this include spyware removal tools like Spybot Search and Destroy, and Ad-Aware, or can these tools be used along side of Microsoft security Essential? Another question; is their any current tutorial on the removal tools given here on bleeping computer. The ones I see are all outdated. Thanks.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Id recommend Microsoft Security Essentials along side with Malwarebytes Antimalware, and Super Anti-Spyware.

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I have a question:

Is it recommended to run Microsoft Security Essentials and Norton Anti-virus on the same computer? Is Essentials an anti-virus program or just a spyware-malware program?

Thank you

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Both are AV programs. It's not recommended to run more than one.

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Hi,

How can I turn off MS Security Essentials firewall out of curiosity if I so choose or the program firewall is permanently installed? Thanks.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) does not control Windows Firewall, it is part of the OS.
It will however disable Windows Defender as it is a replacement for Defender.

Windows Firewall - Turn On or Off

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I have just found this article relating valuable information about MSE; installation, features and a review. It should be of interest to all who use MSE and those thinking about switching.
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...-640587/review

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Nice article! Thanks for sharing!

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My license for Nod 32 has recently run out.

I'm looking for a new security solution. My laptop is a few years old at this stage but it's been running nod 32 excellently for years and it hasn't got terrible specs. Its a toshiba equium with 2 GB of RAM with 1.6Ghz Intel Centrino Duo with a 250GB HDD running Win xp SP3.

I've tried avast and removed it after a day. I found it slowed down my laptop an awful lot. I was onlt running itunes and firefox and the thing was hanging like crazy.

I've installed Microsoft Security Essentials and it appears to be running fine at the moment. So basically should I trust micrsoft security essentials as my antivirus software. It comes recommended from a website I've always trusted with reviews howtogeek.com but I'd like to hear peoples oppinions and suggestions.

Should I just go back to Nod 32.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

If I were you I would either get Avast, AVG or Avira. (when were talking about free versions).Microsoft Security Essentials is good, however its lacking some features. You might want to check the reviews as well.http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/collection/5928/2011_free_av.htmlhttp://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/And you can google some other reviews out there.

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Hi all , i have just recently got spyware doctor onto my laptop but i see it says that it also has an anti-virus.I run security essentials and was wondering if it is ok to have the spyware doctor (as it as an anti-virus) running alongside it

cheers joe

A:microsoft security essentials

Absolutely not. Run only one of the two. Suggest MSE. Spyware Dr. is not too good in my book but can be used for additional scanning. Just make sure you get it out of the startups.

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So I notice MSE v2 is released. I have v1.0.2498.0 installed, and when I press UPDATE only the definitions are renewed.

I don't know whether to uninstal old one and instal v2.0.657.

Thing is I've never had any problem with the old one, and if it ain't broke....

Anybody got any thoughts / experiences on this?

A:Microsoft Security Essentials v1 Vs. v2

Most people have gone to MS and downloaded the new version and manually installed it.

I don't think it comes via update, but I could be wrong.

Mine new version installed right over the top of the old one.

It has a few new menu choices. I don't know what is different under the hood, but I don't see any reason not to go with the new version.

There's at least one long thread on it.

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It looks like it gets low marks for virus detection and high marks for malware detection.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Micr...ails-AV-Test-Loses-Certification-310715.shtml

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A:Microsoft Security Essentials

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Hi all,

Just lately I have noticed that evertime I login to my Windows 7, Microsoft Security Essentials is telling me that I may be potentially unprotected! This never used to happen....I scan my pc and it always comes back clean..... just getting this potentially unprotected warning everytime doesn't seem right... I think It's been like this since the flame problem and since microsoft pushed out many security updates on the last patch Tuesday

Is anyone else getting this?

Thanks

Sam

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Are you by chance using CCleaner? If so, you need to go to the applications tab & uncheck MS AntiMalware.

If that's not the cause, it probably wouldn't hurt to D/L Windows Defender Offline on another PC, make the disk & run it at boot up on your PC:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...fender-offline

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Hewlett-Packard HP G62 Notebook PC Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 10/28/2010 2:12:10 AM
Enclosure Type: Notebook
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon II P340 Dual-Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: Hewlett-Packard 1444 69.37
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Hewlett-Packard F.29 04/07/2011
new USB Storage Use in past 30 Days (mouse over last used for details) new Hosted Virtual Machines (mouse over name for details)
None discovered None discovered
Drives new ? drive encryption Memory Modules c,d
319.86 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
236.64 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

hp DVDRAM GT30L SATA CdRom Device [Optical drive]

SAMSUNG HM321HI [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 0, s/n S25WJDNZ903129, rev 2AJ10001, SMART Status: Healthy 2812 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'Bottom - Slot 1 (top)' has 1024 MB (serial number 61C4A309)
Slot 'Bottom - Slot 2 (under)' has 2048 MB (serial number 98E5103C)
Local Drive Volumes new ? volume encryption

c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 302.24 GB 234.02 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 0) 17.51 GB 2.53 GB free
f: (FAT32 on drive 0) 104 MB 94 MB free
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Hewlett-Packard F.29 04/07/2011
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A:Microsoft Security Essentials

did you put your CD key during setup? and did you go to Start---Control Panel--- System and at the very bottom it should say "windows is not activated"

30 days (or less) to activate windows.

This happens because even though you entered the key, microsoft still needs to activate your copy. by phone or online.

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Hi,

I recently purchased a lenovo laptop for home purpose around 1.5 months back. The laptop was having already microsoft security essentials (MSE) and mcafee antivirus plus software. Unfortunately, yesterday i was facing blue screen on death type of error (BSOD) error. On one forum, I found that it may be due to the mcafee antivirus software. So, I uninstalled the software as per suggestion.
My questions is :
Why MSE was not able to detect this bsod error ?
Moreover, why mcafee, which itself is a anti-virus software, was causing this issue?
Please help to know the exact issues in detail.

Morever, I want to install good free antivirus software. I am totally confused whether should I install the antivirus software or, the internet security software. Please throw more light on good free internet security software from longer perspective. (I just found that almost all free trials are only for 1 month only)? Moreover, why built-in windows firewall and microsoft security essentials (MSE) are not enough for detecting malacious software. Why extra internet security software or antivirus software is required ?

Thanks,
Ashish

A:microsoft security essentials

Hi,

Neither MSE (nor McCrappee for that matter) are designed to detect BSOD's - they are designed to detect malware, which is something totally different.

McCrappe is crap, thats why it is a known cause of BSOD, certainly in the many thousands of cases we see here.

MSE is good enough for the average user. If you are diligent about your internet surfing habits, it will be good enough for you.

If you need more help with your BSOD, read this:
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Regards,
Golden

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Howdy,

I have been using Microsoft One care as my anti-virus and Firewall protection for the last few years and have been happy with it.

I also have other programs running in the backround.

My subscription is up next month (OneCare will be discontinued) and I plan to switch to Security Essentials.

This program does not come with a firewall. A couple of questions.

Any opinions about Security Essentials, good/bad ?

Could anyone recommend a firewall that will work with it ? (Compatible)

I am thinking of going with the free Zone Alarm Firewall.

Any opinions/suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks for you time.

Dennis XP Home, I-E 8, SP- 3

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Comodo also has a free stand alone firewall that is very efficient. I have the free Comodo Internet Security and find it very effective and easy to manage.

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I installed microsoft security essentials 2.0 and I like it but every time I download a program mse cpu usage jumps to 100% and my computer freezes for about 1 minute. Then after that, at times pages will be a little slower to open at times and run smooth at times. For some reason mse doesn't want to play nice. I have run a virus scan and also ran malwarebytes and superantispyware and they all come up clean. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts as to what might be the problem. I uninstalled mse and am using avira but would like to figure out mse if possible.

A:Microsoft security essentials cpu at 100%

I just downloaded MSE 2.0 and am going to test it on my other computer. Will report back how it works

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Was running Norton 360 but subscrition expired. So have uninstalled and now want to use microsoft security essentials only it will only open for a second and then close. Suspect its a program conflict of some sort only don't know how to work it out.....Or I'm compleatly wrong and need even more help....
 

A:Microsoft security essentials

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hi,i try to download microsoft security essential in my notebook recently.my problem is it's hang at upgrade.how to solve this?tq

A:microsoft security essentials

it's hang at upgrade.I'm not sure what you mean by that so you will need to clarify.You can try downloading from another computer (family member, friend, library, etc) with an Internet connection, save to a flash (usb, pen, thumb, jump) drive or CD, transfer to your machine, then install and run the program(s).

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