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Cannot remove Microsoft Security Essentials after malware removal

Question: Cannot remove Microsoft Security Essentials after malware removal

Hi All and Brian
I have moved my issue to the correct spot as requested.
All of a sudden I had Antivirus Security Pro flash up and tell me a had a whole heap of virus' and that people on the net could see me via my camera (my camera light was consistently on).  I suspect I got this from a dodgy site I visited (which obviously Microsoft essential did not pick up)
I following the instructions from this site which appear to have removed most of it but I still have the following issues.
No matter what I download the virus windows comes up and deletes the file and secondly
And I could not find Microsoft Security essentials to uninstall. 
I have tried a Microsoft programme to try and remove/rectify  Microsoft Sec Essentials but it seem to still be there because I cannot install any new anti virus program (I have tried reinstalling MSE and even Trend but to no avail)
When I try and install MSE I keep on getting the 0x80070643 error
I have been contemplating doing a complete reformat??

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Preferred Solution: Cannot remove Microsoft Security Essentials after malware removal

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Cannot remove Microsoft Security Essentials after malware removal

You are probably infectec with ZeroAccess rootkit.Open your topic here --> this guide -->

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Hi All
I don't know where to put this request, it kind of crosses over different topics.
I had that Antivirus security pro virus which has now been removed following the method from this site (many thanks for that, it has been a huge relief), however I still get the .exe file errors and deletion when I try and download something and I cannot remove or reinstall Microsoft security essentials.  I have re run the malware program several times now and says everything is clean??
I have window 7 64bit if that helps

Answer:Cannot remove Microsoft Security Essentials after malware removal

G'day David, fellow aussie here.....
I would just about bet money that your PC is still infected mate . In fact i would probably bet the farm on it !
Ok...(on a more serious note)....Post a new Topic here ::
Describe what led you to know that you were infected....and what steps you have taken since.
Kind Regards,

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What is "Microsoft Security Essentials ENHANCED PROTECTION MODE" ?

"Microsoft Security Essentials ENHANCED PROTECTION MODE" is a fake system security software that is considered as a Rogue. Rogues are malicious programs that hackers use to trick users by displaying false threats and problems that it claims to have detected. In reality, none of the issues are real and are only used to convince the user into buying their software and stealing their personal financial information
Am I infected?

This is a screenshots of this rogue.


Removal Instructions
(If you experience any problems completing these instructions, please start a new thread here)
1. Restart your computer. As soon as your computer turns on, tap F8 until you reach the Advanced Boot Options. Use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking .
2. Download and run RKill.

Download mirror 1 - Download mirror 2 - Download mirror 3
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the RKill desktop icon.
It will quickly run and launch a log. If it does not launch a log, try another download link until it does.
(This tools will kill the rogue's process temporarily. As a result, act quickly and move on to the next step.)

3. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

Rename the file to firefox.exe BEFORE downloading
Double-click firefox.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to
Update Malwarebytes&#... Read more

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Hello, I am having the hardest time getting Security essentials removed from my computer I have tried everything yet it's still there. It does not show up as a program to remove in windows nor in any other software removal program (Revo or Should I remove It). I have tried the Microsoft fix it tool which seemed liked it worked but it didn't as it's still here, It can't run just errors out but yet if I try to install another Antivirus such as Avira it says it can't be installed due to a conflicting product (essentials). So not sure what to do from here I have also recently been having issues installing and or uninstalling other programs such as iTunes and Google chrome but the Microsoft fix it tool fix those issues. Also another weird issue it I use LibreOffice and everytime I check for updates it just says yes there is one and goes and installs it even though it's already on the latest version. So not sure what's going on here with all my issues but the main thing is the Stupid Security essentials, that too when it was running couldn't download any protection updates.

I am running Windows 7 64 Bit

Any help would be greatly appreciated


Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials removal

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Keep getting this error and it's really wrecking my head now

0X8007064C as the windows installer can not find the MSI file it wants and when i put it to the file it has none of it.

i've tried widnows install clean up and still can not remove it and tried repair and install on the msi and it's still not working!

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials Removal?

have you tried running the installer after downloading it from the web again to *install* it so yo can *remove* it?

And what is up with that directory it is looking for made up of all numbers?

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For the past day my computer has recently been redirected to ad pages when searching on Now When I try to open Firefox or Internet Explorer I get a pop up that appears to be Microsoft security essentials. But MS logo looks suspicious. So I just shut off my computer and looked for solutions using another computer. I ran the scans in safe mode and they are posted below. Thanks in advance for any help.


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Esther at 23:26:44.07 on Wed 08/25/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2037.1634 [GMT -7:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
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Answer:fake microsoft security essentials removal

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.
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Please download Rootkit Unhooker and save it on your desktop.Disable your security programs
Double click RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it
Click the Report tab, then click Scan
Check Drivers, Stealth Code, Files, and Code Hooks
Uncheck the rest, then click OK
When prompted to Select Disks for Scan, make sure C:\ is checked and click OK
Wait till the scanner has finished then go File > Save Report
Save the report somewhere you can find it. Click Close
Copy the entire contents of the report and paste it in your next reply.
Note - You may get this warning it is ok, just ignore it:"Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!
It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?"Please include the following in your next post:Rootkit Unhooker log

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MSE ran today and for the first time used 99 - 100 % of my cpu and ran forever. The only way I could get it to stop was to reboot. Attempted to remove MSE. It isn't displayed in Add/Remove programs but the folder is visible and all files are intact under Program Files\Microsoft Security Client. I downloaded and ran the bleeping computer MSE Removal Tool. The tool ran but the MSE folder and files are still intact.    Any suggestions for removing MSE would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Remove Microsoft Security Essentials

I believe the removal tool is only for version 1. If you have version 2 use the steps here.

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How do I remove this pesky malware.
I tried and ran rkill
then ran ccleaner
then ran malware

first i did this in safe mode then did in normal mode.

OS xp por..I still can not remove this any suggestions

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials Alert trojan removal

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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What is Security Essentials Ultimate Pack ?

Security Essentials Ultimate Pack is a fake system security software that is considered as a Rogue. Rogues are malicious programs that hackers use to trick users by displaying false threats and problems that it claims to have detected. In reality, none of the issues are real and are only used to convince the user into buying their software and stealing their personal financial information
Am I infected?

This is a screenshot of this rogue.


Removal Instructions
(If you experience any problems completing these instructions, please start a new thread here)

1. Restart your computer. As soon as your computer turns on, tap F8 until you reach the Advance Boot Menu. Use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking .

2. Download and run RKill.

Download mirror 1 - Download mirror 2 - Download mirror 3
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the RKill desktop icon.
It will quickly run and launch a log. If it does not launch a log, try another download link until it does.
(This tools will kill the rogue's process temporarily. As a result, act quickly and move on to the next step.)

3. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

Rename the file to firefox.exe BEFORE downloading
Double-click firefox.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

then cli... Read more

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I have attempted to remove the b.s. program using Malwarebytes guide without luck. I cannot run any internet windows with the virus in place and cannot update Malwarebytes without getting a 732 error. You guys have helped me before and you kick a$$. I appreciate any help you can give! Thanks

Answer:HELP! Cannot Remove Security Essentials 2010 using Malwarebytes Removal Guide

I'm sure I've probably posted this in the wrong place.Sorry

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Used Microsoft Fix it 50535 to remove MSE. The program says it cannot stop 'Microsoft Antimalware Service' (MsMpSvc). When I check in taskmanager under services it shows that it is already stopped. Any ideas?
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I'm running windows vista home premium on a Toshiba Satellite laptop. Always kept all anti-virus software, etc up to date, and did scans regularly.
The problem with this "microsoft security essentials" fake is that Mbam found two items the first scan through then said it needed to reboot to remove the items. The problem was when it was rebooted, the virus enabled itself FIRST, preventing all of my security software from starting. I've scanned with the updated AVG, Adaware, and Spybot. Spybot doesn't see anything. Adaware saw things but when I deleted them it said the problem was solved, but it wasn't. I'm currently scanning with AVG, but I don't have high hopes for that either.

I found these instructions on your site:

But the virus is preventing me from opening up ANY web browsers so I can't download the rkill program. What you have us downloading is a short-cut file, so if I save that on a non infected system and try to transfer it to the infected system, it won't open.

Any help at all would be really appreciated! I've easily gotten rid of any infections before, but this one starts itself before all other programs and It even starts itself in SAFE MODE.

Please help!

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials Fake (can't remove)

Update: I got iexplore.exe successfully transferred (had to copy and paste to the thumb drive, dragging created only a shortcut) but the log didn't show any processes stopped. AVG scan showed no infections although I still get the pop up security alerts and can't open browsers. I am running another mbam scan now.

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my computer will not allow any microsoft security essentials and the attached malware antimalware programs have stopped working .what can I do to re activate them.the error message I get is 383 on the anti malware program

Answer:microsoft security essentials and malware

is there any good reliable anti malware spy ware programs out there that are free?

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Hi guys,

OK this one finally has me. It's the microsoft security essentials malware.

In the past i've had decent success at removing these things, but this one is just too good.
Its used task scheduler, reg, startup, internet spyware downloading (silent) and some other methods. It Disables my regedit, system restore via group policy, and reg key.
The worst part is even when i managed to get those parts working, system restore lost all my old save points.

I've tried combinations of malware, safe mode, removing items from startup, disabling my task scheduler. But somehow it comes back.
I suspect it has infected iexplore.exe as there are aways multiple processes of this running. As soon as i connect to the internet i am infected within minutes even when malware and other tools say im safe.

I am posting from another pc.

Answer:microsoft security essentials malware

OK this one finally has me. It's the microsoft security essentials malware.Have a look at the removal guide linked below. Is this what you have on your system? Remove Security Essentials 2011 (Uninstall Guide)The MBAM log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.Please post the log and let us know how the system is running now.Edit: ... and, to the BC forums.

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The window pops up, whenever I try to open Task Manager, or Command Prompt.

How do I kill processes if I cannot open the Task Manager

Answer:How do I Remove fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert

Is that not some kind of virus playing up?? Run malware bytes scan on that machine first please, its free..
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET
If it don't let you run that on normal login, try safe mode..


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Lately whenever I do a full system scan with MSE I get a notification that Win32/open candy is infecting my computer.
Unfortunately everytime I try to remove it MSE starts the removal process but never completes just freezes. I've left my pc running over night and it's in the same space the next day. Just for the record my system is a multi-boot of WinXP sp3 and windows 7(which i dont really use due to lack of memory) CPU Celeron D 3.20 Ghz. The OS is on the C: drive all files and programs are installed to partitions.

I've run MSE and Malware bytes logged into my computer normally and in safe mode.
Same issue occurs in safe mode for MSE but malwarebytes doesn't recognize it.
I've recently browsed online and tried various steps including turning off system restore
running rkill and scanning system in safe mode, It no longer shows up immediately when launching MSE but I'm still having overall performance issues (slowness on boot and within web browser)

I'm currently starting another scan to see if it's detected again but I referenced an entry in this forum and performed the steps provided here

I think it's best we dig deeper then.

Please download DDS by sUBs to your desktop from one of the following locations:

Disable any script blocker you may have,... Read more

Answer:Can't remove win32/opencandy with Microsoft security essentials.

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I am receiving the alert window that says "Microsoft Security Essentials" and says it has found a Trojan. I have followed all the steps I usually do for removing fake antivirus, malwarebytes, hijackthis--and nothing has worked. When I have tried to run, it usually shows me the command prompt type screen with nothing in it instead of the "terminating known malware...". Malwarebytes has not found any suspicious files. When I ran Hijackthis, I was not able to find any of the registry keys/files that every tutorial I read talked about. I even tried going to start, run, and typing in "%AppData%" but once again, couldn't find any of the files mentioned on help sites. Please help me!

Answer:Fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert - cannot remove

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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On my Dell xps vista sp1:

Tried to run Malwarebytes, SuperAntispyware and Microsoft Security Essentials. Nothing worked.

Malewarebytes started the initial scan by disapeared within first 2 seconds.
Now it says it can't find mbam.exe, I don't have the appropriate permissions

SuperAntispyware starts the full scan when I press Quick Scan. Show that the Disabled.SecurityCenterOption is disabled.

Microsoft Sec: Ess. when I press scan it says access is denied error code 0x80070005...

Yikes, need help...

PS: ran the rKill which loaded and ran all the way through.
PSS: can not uninstall MSE

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Hello Everyone,

I am receiving microsoft security essentials warnings,
stating that I have a trojan virus on my windows xp system.
I have tried rkill and it doesn't execute.
I ran it multiple times as advised on this site, but it doesn't execute.
I ran it as guest user and it ran but did not pick up the infected file.
I copied a fresh rkill file(from another computer) and renamed it, still no luck.

I had this happen before and successfully used rkill and mbam to remove the malware.
I'm lost as to why I can't get the software to execute.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Microsoft Security essentials Malware Message

Type "Remove Fake Microsoft Security Essentials" into youtube and you'll get a lot of great videos that describe several ways to get rid of the infection. I used a few of them combined for my own personal strategy. I recommend the videos by mcbeatbox937, serj, and teesupport lab.

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The Microsoft Security essentials has detected and quarantined a lot of malware
I have deleted them but i am suspecting that there may be some more in the system
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit updated to latest versions and have MBAM pro and windows security essentials
Please advise
Thanks for helping

Answer:Lot of malware detected by Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi newbie, let's look a bit farther and see,,MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool. Vista... Read more

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I run Windows 7 on a 64-bit system.

Earlier this month, after clicking on a google image link, Microsoft Security Essentials's scanner detected Trojan:DOS/Alureon.E on my computer. Whenever I tried to remove it, I receive an error encountered message. "Error code 0x800704ec. This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator." Under the items section, it is listed at boot:\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0\Partition3 (Type 17). Afterwards, my computer had a few strange behaviors, though all seem to be resolved with help I received from the Am I Infected board. (ie: Firefox and Google Chrome would not launch, Google searches would redirect, Windows Firewall was turned off.) I tried reinstalling Microsoft Security Essentials, but it still detects and cannot remove the trojan.

Thank you in advance for helping me with my computer woes!

Below is the DDS log and attached the Attach log.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.2.0
Run by Amanda at 15:15:48 on 2012-06-19
============== Running Processes ===============
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
mURLSearchHooks: WinZipBar Toolbar: {50fafaf0-70a9-419d-a109-fa4b4ffd4e37} - C:\Program Files (x86)\WinZipBar\prxtbWinZ.dll
mWinlogon: Userinit=userinit.exe,
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: HP Print E... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials detects but cannot remove Trojan:DOS/Alureon.E

Good evening. Download from Kaspersky from here and save it to your Desktop. You will then need to extract the file(s) from the zipped folder.
To do this: Right-click on the zipped folder and from the menu that appears, click on Extract All...
In the Extraction Wizard window that opens, click on Next> and in the next window that appears, click on Next> again.
In the final window, click on Finish
Please close all open programs as this may result in a reboot being necessary.
Double click TDSSKiller.exe to begin. Click Change parameters and check the two boxes under Additional Options. Click Start scan and allow the tool to do just that.
One the scan has completed, if the tool has identified anything allow it to carry out it's default action(s) - you'll need to click Continue where appropriate. Finally, if it prompts you to reboot your machine, please click Reboot Now and ensure that your machine does so.
The log that the tool creates will be located at the root of you hard drive as C:\TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt. - i'd like a copy of the contents in your next reply.
Please check that you get the one with the right date and time.

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My brothers computer has become infected with what I believe to be the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan. How do I remove it?

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My mother's computer had the trojan horse a few months back, so when one of my teachers said her laptop had it, I figured it would be a cinch. Since I don't really know what all she did to the computer, I'm stuck. Whenever I try to use Rkill, the computer bluescreens, and reboots. The same happens with most other programs EXCEPT Malwarebyte's. When I tried to use it, however, it ran. When the scan completed, it came back with 13 results, and I removed them all. However, whenever I try to open a program or application, the same fake pop-up appears and it reboots. Short of reinstalling Vista, any ideas?Edit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:"Remove the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan and AntiSpySafeguard"

Hello could you post that MBAM scan log?The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black scr... Read more

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When I run a full scan using Microsoft Security Essentials it reports "Virus:Win32/Bamital.P", Alert Level: Severe. I have tried all of the options: disinfecting, quarantining and removal but keep getting an error message.

MSE details:
Security Essentials encountered the following error: Error code 0x800704ec. This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator.

Category: Virus

Description: This program is dangerous and replicates by infecting other files.

Recommended action: Remove this software immediately.

file:C:\System Volume Information\_restore{46DE8921-1D39-44D2-A9E9-64119261F211}\RP2\A0001167.exe

Windows Defender also finds this virus but also reports an error removing it. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware does not detect it in either normal or safe mode. I downloaded Hitman Pro and it did not detect it either.

I would very much appreciate any help with this.
Thank you.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Donna at 20:58:26 on 2012-07-24
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.61.1033.18.3070.2120 [GMT 10:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B... Read more

Answer:Virus:Win32/Bamital.P reported by Microsoft Security Essentials but cannot remove it

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer 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... Read more

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Hundreds of users on Google Chrome Help forum this morning reported that Microsoft security products were identifying Chrome as a password-stealing Trojan and removing it. Update: Microsoft acknowledged the issue, posted a fix.
Microsoft has identified the problem as being caused by a faulty definition file. This text has been added to the relevant page at the company?s Malware Protection Center.
Full read at ZDNet.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials identifies Google Chrome as malware ...

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I have both of these programs installed in my computer. I understood that both are well recommended here on this site, at least they have been to me. However, I found out yesterday (8/20) that both scan my computer differently. To give you an example and pose my question, let me explain what I mean:--Recently I got into watching free "youtube" movies, many time in fact, daily. While doing my routine scan of my computer I started with Microsoft Security Essentials which told me that I had no suspected or infections on my computer. Because I have learned that this Security scan is a very quick and unconvincing, as it only shows "no malicious infections found" as it ends its scan, I decided to do another immediately, using Malwarebyts. Wow!! I found almost twenty infections on my computer, mostly, as far as I could tell, malware. As you probably know, I could have all those infections removed by simply marking all for removal and rebooting...Because it is obvious to me that Security Essentials is sleeping on the job, I wonder if I should keep it installed in my computer. So my question is this: "Why did this happen?, at a time when I had relied on Microsoft Security Essentials for so long. I understand that I have the free programs, but to find out that my computer is vulnerable to virus with this programs bogged me. I will appreciate any advise. By no means however, will I remove Essentials today. As always guys, thanks in advance. P.S...Malwarebytes cl... Read more

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I had some issues to begin with and followed a guide on here to remove that issue but now I am receiving these constant pop-ups in the lower right hand corner of my screen saying that Malware Bytes is finding different malicious content and also Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is finding potentially harmful material on my computer. The issue first started when I had the Cloud AV 2012 and I followed the guide to get rid of that. However, now I am receiving these pop-ups and when I scan with Malware Bytes it finds the same things over and over but never seems to get rid of the issue. Now when I can scan with MSE it finds a few things and deletes them and when I restart my computer it forces me to go through a windows repair process before I start Windows to restore and recover things lost in the removal process. I also ran the GMER log and it didn't find anything. I couldn't select some things on the right hand side because they were "greyed out" but I did have services, registry, files, c:/, and ADS selected. I hope this helps explain the issue that I am having and you can help.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by maegan at 21:00:19 on 2011-12-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4058.2176 [GMT -5:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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Answer:Malware Bytes and Microsoft Security Essentials finding malicious content

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.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!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.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.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 31. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the runn... Read more

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In my terror-induced trigger-happiness I posted my problem under the spyware removal log section, but haven't got such log, nor do I know how to get one, so perhaps better to start at the right place. I know it will take up to five days to get back to me, I'm waiting patiently for that.

I first tried to follow advice given to another member with a problem that sounded similar to mine, but I suspect I will need specific step by step instructions, so I would rather wait for one of the bleeping-computer genii to get back to me.

I am using Windows 7 on an HP laptop, not sure how to ascertain the exact specs though, I have currently got Malware Bytes and Microsoft Security Essentials running at same time (?) but further than that I don't know what info to give.

Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.

Here is a copy of my previous query in the wrong topic:


I recently got infected with an AVG trojan virus while trying to download Avast anti-virus(this is according to the IT technitian who formatted my laptop for me to fix the problem, what I know about computers is dangerous.) Then yesterday when I could finally get on the internet again, I was randomly redirected to some weird unrelated sites, and not knowing that this could mean I had a virus, I blithely clicked on a button called "report bugs" and since then I can barely use google at all. I have an anti-virus called Microsoft Security Essentials, I don't know if it is legi... Read more

Answer:google redirect, undetected by malware bytes and microsoft security essentials

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Please download GMER from here(doesnot work on 64 bit OS) disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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Windows 7 Home edition PC.
I'm getting the 0x80073b01 Error Code when I install Security Essentials after it completes the installation but before it starts the program for the first time.  If I click on it from the start menu, it gives the same error as I try to start it.  I believe the same problem is preventing the Microsoft updates from happening as well....they show two new critical updates needed, but it is never able to install them.
Found the program titled "PC Speed Fix" installed on her computer.  I uninstalled it, and after reboot it shows up again (now it is not showing up in her installed programs list).
I have ran updated versions of Malwarebytes and SpyBot...both removed some items, but still unable to start/run Security Essentials.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!  Thanks!!

Answer:Malware stopping Security Essentials and Microsoft Updates (0x80073b01 Error)

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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QUOTE(ewu @ Oct 14 2010, 05:25 PM) I am running XP and it seems to function well with the exception of multiple mshta.exe incidences. I fell victim to the security essentials trojan but Avast was able to catch it before my system was substantially compromised. It seems like most items have been removed aside from the mshta.exe issue.Exactly every hour, Avast alerts to mshta.exe accessing a location and blocks it. When I check the task manager it sometimes comes up many times. I have taken to ending mshta.exe whenever I see it.I have run quick and full scans with Avast, Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and Spybot. I booted up into safe mode and ran quick scans with all four. I also ran a boot-time scan with Avast. All these scans have come up with no infected files.I also downloaded and ran panda anti-rootkit both regularly and in safe mode.Please advise as to how I can resolve this issue.Thanksas per boopme instructed:DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86 Run by Eric at 10:11:55.64 on Fri 10/15/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_19Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.782 [GMT -7:00]AV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.ex... Read more

Answer:driver/service protection of malware - mshta.exe and "Microsoft Security Essentials Alert" attack

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.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.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.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.
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What is Microsoft Security Antivirus [Ransomware]?

Microsoft Security Antivirus is a piece of malware that locks Windows and forces victims to send an sms or call premium telephone numbers in order to get the activation code which unlocks the system. This trojan is promoted through the use of fake adult websites. Once you enter such a website you will be prompted to update you flash player in order to view adult online videos.

Am I infected?

This is a screenshot of this Ransomware Trojan :
Removal Instructions
(If you experience any problems completing these instructions, please start a new thread here)

To remove Microsoft Security Antivirus :

1.Use the following codes to unlock your computer: 720194320Q or 77294738T

2. Restart your computer. As soon as your computer turns on, tap F8 until you reach the Advance Boot Menu. Use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking .

3. Download and run RKill.

Download mirror 1 - Download mirror 2 - Download mirror 3
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the RKill desktop icon.
It will quickly run and launch a log. If it does not launch a log, try another download link until it does.
(This tools will kill the rogue's process temporarily. As a result, act quickly and move on to the next step.)

4. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

Rename the file to firefox.exe BEFORE downloading
Double-click firefox.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
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I have both Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Security Essentials (incl. Firewall, Auto Updates and VIRUS PROTECTION) running on my old pc. Since they both have a virus protection, do I need both? It seems that this pc is always downloading updates and slows the pc terribly.Wellgo

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials vs Windows Security Essentials

"Windows Security Essentials"Are you sure that is the exact name? Maybe I've missed something but I've never heard of it.It is not good to have two Anti-Virus programs running in real time, for the reason you gave. They tend to "check each other" and cause slow downs.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Because this Security Advisory relates to MSE, first things first, so no one panics --
Mitigating Factors

Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of this issue. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:
? An attacker must have valid logon credentials to exploit this vulnerability. The vulnerability could not be exploited by anonymous users.
? An attacker could use the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) to exploit this vulnerability only if MSRT has not already run on the system. For the majority of end users, the current version of the MSRT will already have downloaded and run automatically through automatic updating. {Bold Added}

Microsoft is releasing this security advisory to help ensure customers are aware that an update to the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine also addresses a security vulnerability reported to Microsoft. The update addresses a privately reported vulnerability that could allow elevation of privilege if the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine scans a system after an attacker with valid logon credentials has created a specially crafted registry key. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the LocalSystem account. The vulnerability could not be exploited by anonymous users.
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Answer:Microsoft Security Advisory (2491888) for Microsoft Security Essentials

Ok - so atmost a 48 hours wait ....

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Problems:While googling it redirects me to sites - ""and""(there are some more redirections, but at the moment these are the most frequent)After copying "" from address bar or search bar it pastes "" (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 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.

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

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Following on from;#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

Answer: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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It?s not uncommon for security solutions to have issues with products offering functionality that overlaps or conflicts theirs, and Microsoft Security Essentials is no exception.

Apparently, Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1 fails to play nice with antivirus products and with some solutions designed to let users manage their computers.

In such cases, users will get an error message when launching MSE, according to the software giant.

Specifically, when they see Microsoft Security Essentially display the following: ?You haven't run a scan on your computer for a while. This could put your computer at risk,? they should know that something is wrong.

?This error appears as the result of third party anti-virus and/or system cleaner products conflicting with Microsoft Security Essentials,? Microsoft said.Click to expand...

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Well for anyone using MSE and CCleaner then follow the method on the link.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1 Conflicts with Security and System Cleaner Solution

why MSE is always problematic?
while ago, chrome they considered it malware or something.

what's the problem?

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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

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

Thanks for sharing.

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I just need need help with getting my Microsoft Essentials to run again, as well as my Windows update and firewall. The Platinum virus isn't popping up and doesn't seem to still be on my computer, but it still has a lock on my security systems. Any help would be much much appreciated.

Answer:Live Platinum Security - can't open Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi and welcome to the forums!

I'm Jack and I am going to try to assist you with your problem. Please take note of the below:

I will start working on your malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine!
The process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine is clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If you don't know, stop and ask! Don't keep going on.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
Refrain from running self fixes as this will hinder the malware removal process.
It may prove beneficial if you print of the following instructions or save them to notepad as I post them.
Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.
Before we start:
Please be aware that removing malware is a potentially hazardous undertaking. I will take care not to knowingly suggest courses of action that might damage your computer. However it is impossible for me to foresee all interactions that may happen between the software on your computer and those we'll use to clear you of infection, and I cannot guarantee the safety of your system. It is possible that we might encounter situations where the only recourse is to re-format and re-install your operating system, or to necess... Read more

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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

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

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

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first got wormwin32.netsky and removed it with malwarebytes (i think). Followed directions on this site for removing security essentials but it didn't work. Removed one file but after reboot SE messages pop up again. I'm on desktop issue is on laptop. Can anyone help please????

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.)

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

Answer: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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I have spent my day cleaning ....or thought I was cleaning a problem that was introduced to my cpu via a "UPS" e-mail my Fiance recieved.
Following the attempt to open the so-called attached invoice my cpu was infested with infection warnings from "Security essentials"
Thank God I had the sense to investigate the legitimacy of this rogue copy of microsofts version.
I came across posts on here that indicated that Malaware was the tool to use and followed the instructions posted here to remove it.

-Now my cpu is "super" slow.
-It refuses to connect in any way to "Windows Update"
-Will not Hibernate, shut down or restart, with-out doing it manually
-a RUNDLL error appeared following my system restore, making reference to the pgsb.lto file?

It sounds, following much reading like I need to run "ComboFix" but need help doing so properly as indicated in Bold.
Can someone please help me with this???

Here is the Mbam log--------------------------------------

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

Database version: 4073

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

5/6/2010 10:48:26 PM
mbam-log-2010-05-06 (22-48-26).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 191910
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 52 minute(s), 48 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
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Answer:Residual symptoms following security essentials removal

From the looks of that log, they all say "No action taken". Did you make sure that you checked that all of the items in the list had checkmarks next to them? If they did, then malwarebytes would have removed them for you.

Your tech geek Chromebuster

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I need help. After Trojan removal using Bluepoint Security, Windows Security essentials will not open or run.I have deleted and re downloaded it and reinstalled but still will not run.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Windows Security Essentials will not run after Trogan removal

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Hello. I'm posting this for my daughter who called me from college saying her laptop computer was infected with the fake Microsoft Security Essentials trojan. Using another computer, she followed the instructions on this page: did run the and the Malwarebytes program. It did not solve the problem, so, using another computer, she then went to this page: tried to follow the instructions there. She was able to tranfer the DDS program to her infected computer, but she cannot open anything. When she tries, she gets a message: "file ???.exe is infected with virus ???.exe. This worm is trying to send your credit card detailss using ???.exe."Then, after the computer has been on for about 5 minutes, she gets the BSOD, and has to re-set.Can someone help? Thanks!I forgot to mention she is using Vista 64 bit OS.Merged posts. ~ OB

Answer:Fake MS Security Essentials removal fail

Hello Iliya1Welcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Please run the following from Safe mode.If you do not know how to get into Safe mode then see the following link > do the following:Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on OTL to run it.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Under Custom scan's and fixes section paste in the below in bold

%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90
Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.

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my computer has been infected by the malware security essentials 2010. It has infected my computer with rogue;w32/xp,virus.win32,,riskware win32,trojan(dropper,download,clicker,spy,and W32), fraud tool.win3,exploit.html.a,worm:w32/del...,adware:w32/G and email worm B.A... Some one please help with a solution. this malware wont allow me to install any other anti-virus,so i dont know how to get rid of it....THANKS

Answer:removal request for security essentials 2010

Remove Security Essentials 2010 (Uninstall Guide)

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Previous topic here: ~ OBIt all started last week when a file from "UPS" was opened on my CPU and "security essentials" took over. That was the point where I found this forum and Malwarebytes. I read up on how another with the same problem resolved his initial issue which it did for me, following Rkill and malwarebytes the forfront of the issue was resolved. However I came to later find out that some loss of functionality lead to the following:Cpu is unable to hibernate, standby, restart, and connect to "Windows Update" in any way. This is what I am aware of.C:\WINDOWS\system32\ipsecndis.sys (Rootkit.Agent) -> No action taken.C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\ntndis.sys (Rootkit.Agent) -> No action taken. These are the 2 found and unable too remove following a few attempts. (Malwarebytes)They are invisible to me.Orange Blossom has referred me to creating the Logs necessary to proceed.When running the GMER log: My Cpu crashed and went to a "Blue Screen" warning about new hardware being installed. (Sorry I didn't write the specifics of that screen down). I did not attempt the GMER log a second time.Here is the DDS and attached.txtDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Joshua Folkard at 23:59:20.40 on Mon 05/10/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1278.776 [GMT -4:00]============== ... Read more

Answer:Residual symptoms following "Security Essentials" Removal

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerPlease refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please download OTL from this link.Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Under the Custom Scan box paste this in:netsvcsmsconfigactivexdrivers32%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5starteventlog.dllscecli.dllnetlogon.dllcngaudit.dllsceclt.dllntelogon.dlllogevent.dlliaStor.sysnvstor.sysatapi.sysIdeChnDr.sysviasraid.sysAGP440.sysvaxscsi.sysnvatabus.sysviamraid.sysnvata.sysnvgts.sysiastorv.sysViPrt.syseNetHook.dllahcix86.sysKR10N.sysnvstor32ahcix86s.sysnvrd32.sys/md5stop%systemroot%\*. /mp /sCREATERESTOREPOINTClick the Quick Scan button.The scan should take a few minutes.Please copy and paste both logs... Read more

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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?

Answer: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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Hi! New member here and after trying to reply in specific threads and getting a message that I could not, I decided to just make a new one. So, I have some security questions. I have a Gateway NV78 and i had purchased CA Anti-Virus. I used it for about 9 months but wasn't impressed with the results. Long story short, I erased it and am now running Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes has been great but I'm just wondering if the Microsoft Security Essentials is good enough to be a stand alone Anti-Virus program? Any help/insight would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Security Question about Microsoft Security Essentials

Greetings, FtaTF85.

Posts are not allowed in existing threads in the Malware Forum, for obvious reasons. However, if you are having problems posting in existing threads in any of the other MG forums, that is a problem, and I'm sure one of the moderators will address the issues.

As far as Microsoft Security Essentials, there are many users here who have stated that the suite has greatly improved recently. I'd suggest continuing your own research, and I'm sure others will chime in with their pros and cons.

Good luck, and welcome aboard! :major

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The red Windows Security shield icon keeps telling me my antivirus isn't turned on or it's out of date.  My green Microsoft Security Essentials castle icon tells me it is working and is up-to-date.  Am I supposed to have Windows antivirus turned off because I have MS Sec. Ess.?  If they're both turned on aren't they competing with each other and overtaxing my CPU?  If I have the Windows Security do I not need the MS Security Essentials?  Are they doing different things?  The Windows product mentions a Firewall but the Security Essentials doesn't. 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials AND Windows Security?

you should only have one av in your pc as they might be in conflict or cause problems , i would keep MSE disable the windows one , but i would delete it altogetheryou will still have the firewall working

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I don't know where Microsoft Security Essentials went, and I don't remember uninstalling it. However, Microsoft Security Client is still here, and MsMpEng.exe is using up all the CPU. I've tried to end it, but it keeps coming up again. Please help?-computereater:3

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials gone, Security Client isn't

Try the microsoft fix it here

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<h1 style="text-align: center;">Remove AV Security Essentials (Uninstall Guide)</h1>
<>AV Security Essentials</> is a malicious software that will display fake alerts, also known as ?scareware?, claiming malware has been detected on your computer.
The security alerts are professional looking pop-ups and when you click on them, you?re advised to buy this malicious software in order to remove the detected threats.
In reality, none of the issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying this malicious software and stealing your personal financial information.To make matters worse, this malicious software actually installs malicious code that puts you at risk of attack from additional threats.
<h3>Because AV Security Essentials is a malicious software which can severely damage your computer, compromise your credit card security and lead to identity theft,you are ly advised to follow our AV Security Essentials removal instructions below.</h3>
<h2>Am I infected with AV Security Essentials ?</h2>
This is how the main screen of <>AV Security Essentials</> looks:

<img src="" alt="[Image: AV Security Essentials UI.png]" border="0" />

<img src="" alt="[Image: AV Security Essentials Read more

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Hello Wizards who help people,
I THINK I have got Microsoft Security Essentials installed and I THINK it is working okay. However, when I go to open it perhaps to start a scan, the window just flashes open for a second and then closes. Nothing I can do makes it stay open. Can anyone help?
Many thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

try an uninstall and reinstall

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Microsoft Security Essentials got 0X080070715 error. Instruction was to reinstall it. I went to Microsoft for directions and was finally directed to
Any ideas how to correct this problem or how to find and install Security essentials?

Answer:Microsoft Security essentials

Follow the instructions here

MSE download

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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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

This thread might help.

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


Answer: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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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?

Answer: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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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.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

So is no one using this software yet?

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Has anyone any playback on virus protection using Microsoft Security Essentials. I am a Mac user and I am going to buy a laptop with Windows 7. Or should I just go with Norton?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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Lead article on PC Advisor home page says MS have updated MSE to V 2.I tried upgrading mine from within program but says its up to date V is shown as,Interestingly the link in the article is for V 1.0.2I'm confused is 1.0.2 version 2 was version 1 1.0.1???

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials V2.0

Answered my own question. Looks like you have to download new version from MS, rather than update from withinn V1

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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 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.

Answer: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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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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 but I'd like to hear peoples oppinions and suggestions.

Should I just go back to Nod 32.

Answer: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. you can google some other reviews out there.

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I have a question.

After removing a virus from my computer, thanks to you guys I downloaded a bundle that includes Hijack This, Malwarebites Anti-Malware, Spybot S&D, CCleaner, Super AntiSpyware, Spyware Blaster and Spyware Doctor.

During the removal process it was recommended to disable Microsoft Security Essentials but I didn't know how; so I removed it in add/remove programs.

Now I want to install Spyware Doctor, it says to remove Microsoft Security Essentials first...when I go to add/remove programs I don't see it there, I see a ton of MS updates...where could it be hiding?

I use windows xp and Mozilla Firefox.

Also, what do you recommend to install as protection? Should I keep using Microsoft Essentials again or Spyware Doctor?

Thanks so much for your help!


Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials vs others


Personally I would keep using Microsoft Security Essentials (so re-install it) and install Spywareblaster, CCleaner (not an antimalware app but good for

cleaning up temps) and Malwarebytes, but only use the free version of MBAM as an on demand scanner.

Can also read the info HERE on how to protect yourself and the guide has the links to

download of any of the apps.

But the main part of online protection is you and where you download from, so using say p2p applications or less safe download sites increases your risk

of possible infection, also keep your Windows and any applications fully upto date always.

*if you do wish to remove MSE then re-install it then uninstall via add/remove then reboot, then try installing your chosen AV application again.

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update properly, it gets to a third of the bar then stops forever !!


Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials won't...

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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.

Answer: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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ive download this but when i come to install it,it says i need to be on 32 bit,my laptops 64 bit. is there another version out there and if not what would you recommend?im running on vistacheers

Answer:microsoft security essentials

click here

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I might like to receive updates to Microsoft Security Essentials on my XP PCs until July 2015, but I have some questions. I have not yet installed MSE.

I understand that it is an Anti-malware program which has a similar function to Avast, McAfee, AVG and others. Do I have to download it before April 8 2014 continue to receive updates from microsoft for MSE ? (1) Do I have to install it before 8 April 2014 continue to receive updates from microsoft for MSE ? (2) Will I have to uninstall my current anti-malware program (AVG) in order to run MSE ? (3) Could I disable it instead ? (4) Could I continue with AVG, but download MSE and continue to receive updates from microsoft for MSE ? (5) Could I install MSE having disabled AVG, disable MSE, re-enable AVG, and continue to receive updates from microsoft for MSE ? (6)

Finally, if I have another anti-malware program such as AVG is there point in downloading and installing MSE ? (7) [will the other anti-malware programs continue to function and receive definition updates on XP beyond July 2015 ? (8) ]

Compaq Presario S5160UK DT261A under XP/SP3
Processor - Celeron 2.7 GHz
Motherboard - MSI MS-6577 v2.1
RAM - 1GB + 512MB (1GB +1GB max) DDR PC2700
PSU - Octigen 300W model 10270PSOTG ('upgraded' from original Bestec 250W PSU [in 2011?])
Nvidia GeForce 6200 graphics card in AGP slot.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials & XP EOL

Hey old buddy, I would just stay with AVG especially since MSE is not updating after next year. Sure you can turn off the realtime on MSE but in my opinion, it's not worth the trouble. Stick with AVG and whatever other security you have, ( Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Spyware blaster, Winpatrol) or whatever you use, but just leave your antivirus as is since it is working and not causing any problems. Remember, "If it's not broke, don't fix it."

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Hi all

Microsoft Security Essentials

With best Regards

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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

Answer: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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Microsoft Security Essentials misses 39% of malware in Dennis test -

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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my subscription recently ran out for Kaspersky and I decided to give MSE a try...very lightweight...I hear it doesn't detect all of the viruses/malware that the paid products do but it does fine with the major ones...I'm thinking of keeping MSE and using it with 64-bit IE10 with ActiveX Filtering enabled and calling it a day...good idea?

anyone have any experience/impressions of MSE?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Other freeware AV apps do better on detections (Avast and Avira especially).

MSE is better than nothing. I would not use solely MSE and call it a day, because I've seen too many systems with a fully updated MSE come in infected. It stops some threats, but not all.

In the least, run a moderately secure browser setup and use something like OpenDNS and you'll probably be in pretty good shape (or at least, 'good enough' shape).

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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....

Answer:Microsoft security essentials

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I have installed McAfee Total Protection and Prevx CSI on my new Windows 7 (64bit)PC.Is it safe to install Microsoft Security Essentials on the same PC

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

It is not advisable to have two different anti virus programmes on the same machine, so I would advise against it.

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hello Francis,

It's both wrapped up in one program.

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Hi ihr

Microsoft Security Essentials

Download Microsoft Security Essentials from Official Microsoft Download Center

Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease 4.8.0203.0

Download Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease from Official Microsoft Download Center

Wit best Regards

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

It doesn't update by itself ?? You have to download again ? I have it only in an old and useless netbook I almost never use

Thank you for the news

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I saw this last week Microsoft's free security [EDIT] anti virus/malware package [EDIT/] has anybody tried it/does anyone use it as their main security suite. I unfortunately cannot install it but I would be interested to know if anyone had experience of using this product and what their thoughts were ?.


Answer:Microsoft Security essentials

The first thing anyone needs to realize is that MSE is NOT an "all round package". MSE guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. does NOT contain a firewall, which is an essential part of computer security. Over the years I've spent in BC and another forum, I've seen a lot of people saying "I need/want to get rid of (whatever) internet security and need recommendations for an antivirus." People respond with antivirus program names, but very few have mentioned firewalls to replace one included with a suite. I know this doesn't give you any feedback on the program itself, but I felt the need to point this out.

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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?

Answer: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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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?

Answer: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.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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

Answer: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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Ok guys, I am experiencing a problem where the antivirus shows out of date everyday? Is anyone else seeing this? I update and still it happens.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Is the date and time correct on your computer?

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Morro (Microsoft Security Essentials)

The thread title says it all. I have read about Microsoft Security Essentials, and thought i'd give it a go. Wrong, its not available in Europe yet as a Beta. Little bit of hunting and I found somewhere to download from. The actual download only took about 3 minutes. Small download cuppled with a fast connection helps.
Once downloaded had I not done screen shots at every step, it wouldhave taken about 5 minutes from start of instalation to start of the first update scan.
On the machine I have installed it on I was using Avira Antivir, which I uninstalled as not to cause any conflict.
For the moment I have left everything as Microsoft recomend. This evening I am going to play around with a few applications that I know both Avira and KIS put at high risk.
Below is a walk through from start of instalation to end. All pretty self explanitory.


Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Continauation of pics

What do you know. I have just done a full scan as I have been doing this post. On my USB drive I know there are corrupt files which both KIS and Avira had reported dangerous, this did not even pick them up..
Also I know Mucks started a thread about Morro, but I didn't want to hijack his thread with my images ettc, but if Mods/Admin think it would be better to combine the two rather than confuse people with two different threads, well go for it...
Running on Windows 7....


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i am trying desperately to remove security essentials. I have tried via add remove programs and it fails saying the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable then gives a path on c.
i have tried ur uninstaller. i have tried the microsoft kb manual uninstall steps. the removal tool no longer exists on microsoft. i have windows 7 pro current on updates with the exception of a mse update that continually tries when i shut down pc

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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.


Answer: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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials


First, try downloading a new copy from here:

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

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After taking advice from members of the forum last year to which I am grateful regarding which anti virus and firewall to go for I ended up with Avast,Windows firewall (behind a router)Malwarebytes.SUPERAntiSpyware .My daughter has bought a new laptop with windows 7 and I just wonder if she would be better using Microsoft Security Essentials as a complete package and do forum members suggest she runs anything else along side this .Myself I am happy with the Avast etc but would MSE provide better protection .I am on XPMany thanks for any help

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials or other

I have recently moved to Windows 7( 64bit) and am using Microsoft Security Essentials Anti Virus and PC Tools Plus Firewall which got some great reviews. click hereI also use Spywareblaster 4.2 Malwarebytes and Ccleaner. All are running fine with the new system.

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Is Microsoft Security Essentials part of Windows 7? If so, is it available in all versions? I have it on the netbook I purchased online that has Windows 7 Starter. I know it's free and seems to do a pretty decent job.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

It isn't part of Windows, but it can be downloaded for free on any version of Windows. It does a great job, and should work fine for your system.

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Can't install MSE, error code:0x80070643

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hello and welcome.

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

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The past couple of days all of the updates to Microsoft Security Essentials fail to install ... anybody know why or when they are going to fix it?

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