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Use Microsoft Security Essentials on productive server and clients

Question: Use Microsoft Security Essentials on productive server and clients

hi

What do you think, is it a good idea, to use Microsoft Security Essentials on production server and clients at the company?

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Preferred Solution: Use Microsoft Security Essentials on productive server and clients

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Answer: Use Microsoft Security Essentials on productive server and clients

Because it never causes BSOD's.

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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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I am trying to add Windows 10 clients to Windows Server essentials 2016. It seem that in order for the server to see the clients I must the clients join the server server Domain. (Currently they are in a workgroup).

It looks like one has to change the Windows10 clients to access the WSE-2016 DNS. So in windows 10 I go to networks, bring up the adaptor setting. Bring up "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IvP4) and instead of "Obtain the DNS address automatically" change it to always get the DNS address on the WSE-2016 (found with ipconfig).
Then within Windows I use ?System?, ?about?, and Join the server DOMAIN. It now works. The client can now see the Server domain.
I can then see the Server files and the server can see the Windows 10 shared files.
There are still problems however.
When I reboot the Windows 10 client. I have a brand new user screen with only some of my original desktop icons showing. Do I have to essentially rebuild up everything on my desktop again!
Question: Is there not a way to have my original desktop appear when I am joined to the Domain.
Second, since there will be times when the server is off I used the router static DNS IP address as the alternative address in the above dialog box of the Windows10 clients. Seems to work since the client can access the internet even with the WSE 2016 off.
Here is my second question. I have a few home laptops as well. If I force the DNS to the server what happens when I travel. ... Read more

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I am trying to add Windows 10 clients to Windows Server essentials 2016. It seem that in order for the server to see the clients I must the clients join the server server Domain. (Currently they are in a workgroup).

It looks like one has to change the Windows10 clients to access the WSE-2016 DNS. So in windows 10 I go to networks, bring up the adaptor setting. Bring up "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IvP4) and instead of "Obtain the DNS address automatically" change it to always get the DNS address on the WSE-2016 (found with ipconfig).
Then within Windows I use ?System?, ?about?, and Join the server DOMAIN. It now works. The client can now see the Server domain.
I can then see the Server files and the server can see the Windows 10 shared files.
There are still problems however.
When I reboot the Windows 10 client. I have a brand new user screen with only some of my original desktop icons showing. Do I have to essentially rebuild up everything on my desktop again!
Question: Is there not a way to have my original desktop appear when I am joined to the Domain.
Second, since there will be times when the server is off I used the router static DNS IP address as the alternative address in the above dialog box of the Windows10 clients. Seems to work since the client can access the internet even with the WSE 2016 off.
Here is my second question. I have a few home laptops as well. If I force the DNS to the server what happens when I travel. ... Read more

Answer:Adding Windows 10 Clients to Windows Server Essentials 2016

When Windows client computers are not joined to a domain they use the local SAM database to authenticate to the client computer. When the computer is domain joined you are using an AD user account to log into the computer. These accounts are going to have different SIDs as well as local profiles on the system. If you log into the computer with an account that has local admin access, you can simply move or copy the data from the local user account folder into the domain account user folder. The user folders inherit permissions from the root C:\Users\<username> so they should automatically gain access to the newly copied data.

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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.
Since the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine is a part ... Read more

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

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

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Rogue security product claims to be Microsoft Security Essentials.

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

-- Tom
 

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

Thanks for sharing.
 

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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.
:S

what's the problem?
 

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

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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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

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

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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 download.com.when scan is finished and you press next (eg 57 items found)make sure all boxes are ticked.

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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.)

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

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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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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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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Hello, I'm going to finally be in-charge of a win 2k3 server that was recently absolutely destroyed by a hacking attempt and trojan download. I'm getting a fresh install and I'm curious on recommendations on basic security I should impliment.

I'm looking at a good software firewall, a good anti-virus program, but I'm curious on what else one should be looking for. I'm very new to this, and I'm learning a lot each and every day, but I hope that I can get a little guidance on this from fellow forumers, thanks
 

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Windows 8 Metro idea is not so bad it?s just need improvements

If Microsoft makes the Start Page floating it will be a totally different experience. By floating I means something detachable, something you can resize, move on another monitor or even in a tablet keyboard. What I mean by a tablet keyboard; it?s a tablet with a touchscreen, but without processor it will be only link to the computer as an input device, so you can use it in your family room as remote for your HTPC, or at the side of your keyboard, or simply replace your keyboard.

For a power user with multi monitors it will change everything; the users will be able to move the start pages where he wants. But the metro apps also as to me capable of runing in a Windows too, the 66%/33% side by side is not sufficient for a PC.

So finally the question is not is Windows 8 is better and worse than Windows

Answer:What Microsoft can change to make W8 more productive and enjoyable

IMO, they should reinstate the old desktop functions (start menu/button) but keep Metro as optional interactive screensaver.

That way they can keep both without having the schitzophrenic OS behaviour that we have now.

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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 herehttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/243...

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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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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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Is there a way to schedule their updates to occur at a certain time? I use Satellite Internet and have download limits but there is a time period when there is no limit so I schedule downloads during that time. It's worked well for me so far but I got a new laptop and download MSE for my antivirus (was using pctools on the old computer) and can't figure out how to schedule the updates. My OS is Win 7 Pro
 

Answer:microsoft security essentials

You can't schedule when you want updates to occur.
Source: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-updates/d351fdd0-91c8-40f1-924c-94f41897352b
 

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

Here is some reading.

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

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Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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My license for Nod 32 has recently run out.

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

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

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

Should I just go back to Nod 32.

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.http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/collection/5928/2011_free_av.htmlhttp://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/And you can google some other reviews out there.

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

Answer:microsoft security essentials

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

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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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Noticed that the MSE icon was missing from the taskbar. MSE will not start, and won't delete neither. It says it cannot access it or I don't have permissions.

Revo does not see MSE, though it is listed in Programs. MalwareBytes full scan shows clean. Request help please.
 

Answer:microsoft security essentials

As I presume I don't have any anti-virus protection as a result of this problem I have installed Avast for now.
 

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i was looking into this being my default anti-virus, anyone think it will be efficient as the other top antivirus software like Kasperkey and Esset etc

Answer:Microsoft security essentials

I've told you once before: don't post in OT just to get more views.

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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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Had to get a new PC, bought from local 'one man band' shop. Really helpful & he advised (& set up for me) Microsoft security essentials,just wondering should I be running a separate firewall or is this enough on its own? Thanks in advance!

Answer:microsoft security essentials

Windows firewall will be running, this suits most people running MSE

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Hi all just noticed Microsoft security essentials was enabled, just disabled, because im running Kaspersky 2016 about 100 days left, read they could conflict cancel each other out ??? should only run one or other ?? is this true ?

Any help advise welcome

Answer:Microsoft security essentials

Hi,
Any 2 antivirus programs will conflict sooner than later
Best to uninstall it asap through uninstall a program then run the uninstaller here
http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2483120

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I cannot update MS SEcurity Essentials.

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Hey all. Am going through the process of shoring up a new computer. This time though, while going through the "Keep Yourself Safe" checklist, I opted for MSE in place of Avira- heard some good things about MSE and was sick and tired of Avira's pop ups and horrible detection behavior.

Anyway, I know it says to only use one realtime protector, but I A) already have a Pro license of SAS, and, more importantly, B) I know that with SAS I don't get virus protection. So on the one had I have MSE which covers more bases, but then SAS which is more highly regarded for spyware (but spyware only).

I decided to install both and turn on real time protection.

Thoughts? Bad? A performance issue? Will they "collide"? What's the drawback?

Thanks!!
 

Answer:SAS Pro and Microsoft Security Essentials together - ok?

They will probably work okay together. Unless you notice a dramatic slow down in system performance, they will probably be okay. Yes there is a possibility of some conflicts but it probably will not be too bad. Be careful though that they both never run scans at the same time.
 

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

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

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Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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Hi all

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.10.209.0

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29942

https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=5201

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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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.

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

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

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Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It?s easy to tell if your PC is secure ? when you?re green, you?re good. It?s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want?without interruptions or long computer wait times.


MSE Installation

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Cleaned my first computer today with MSE that Combofix and Malwarebytes werent able to fix.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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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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Hi,

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

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

  
Quote: Originally Posted by BluePeter


Hi,

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

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


Are you using Ccleaner?

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

You need to untick this box,

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If i uninstalled Security Essentials from my laptop can it mess up the system or make it slower or overall affecting the laptop or the laptop performance in any way!

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials!

no, it is not built i so you should be fine.

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Hi allI know scurity questions figure quite often on here but need some advice about Micr Sec Essentials in particular,Is this a complete protection suite? (as Ive seen stated while browsing the internet)A relative is looking for free protection and I thought this might be the answer.Thanks

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Yesif they have Vista or windows 7 use MSE and windows own firewall for realtime protection.As nothing provides 100% protection they can back it up with Spywareblaster as a blocker and Malwarebytes / SuperAntispyware as a weekly (or how often you like) to double check if anything has got through.

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Dell Vista, Word 2010, Chrome

How can I prevent MSE from being disabled while my computer is shut off?

MSE constantly is disabled even when my computer is on or goes to Yellow - Potentially unprotected - in the sys tray and I am asked to run scans five or six times a day. It always runs a quick scan when I boot up, and I ran a full scan yesterday. I need to use my computer, not constantly run scans.

How do I get this to work properly and stop anyone from disabling it?

(Other security programs are also being disabled and some have to be uninstalled and re-installed to get them to switch on. Other threads will deal with those.)
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Lavender said:





Dell Vista, Word 2010, Chrome

How can I prevent MSE from being disabled while my computer is shut off?

MSE constantly is disabled even when my computer is on or goes to Yellow - Potentially unprotected - in the sys tray and I am asked to run scans five or six times a day. It always runs a quick scan when I boot up, and I ran a full scan yesterday. I need to use my computer, not constantly run scans.

How do I get this to work properly and stop anyone from disabling it?

(Other security programs are also being disabled and some have to be uninstalled and re-installed to get them to switch on. Other threads will deal with those.)Click to expand...

Hi mate , go to MSE setting unchecked the box

Start the scheduler scan only when my computer is not but not in use

after that update your antivirus !! :wave
 

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Please can I have your opinions of Microsoft Security Essentials as I want to install another AV because I have Bullguard but things have happened and I don't trust it anymore, any help much appreciated.

Answer:Microsoft security essentials ??

As it is from microsoft I would imagine it gets all of the latest problems fixed.I use it myself but still not sure.best thing to do is give it a try. A lot folk like it so worth a shot.

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microsoft security essentials have you tried it?,pal said its good,so have took the leap,and uninstalled super anti spyware,and avg 9,which seemed to hog like norton did,,,on testing all night,pc runs quicker ,check it out i knew nothing about it till i was told,

Answer:microsoft security essentials have you tried it?

Well done so what are you using for your Anti-Spyware program if you got rid of Superantispyware.

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Hello Everybody, I'm using Windows XP Home Edition SP3. Having problem in installing MSE antivirüs. After download, install operation never ends and "Error Code 0x8oo7064C" is received. Could anybody please help me to correct this problem ? Thanks.Oktay KırkpınarEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

I would try the proceure suggested by Aiscer at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_start/cant-uninstall-security-essentials-error/2d20c060-50b9-4c08-a58c-54e9453806e9 , employing the Windows Installer Cleanup Tool.

Then...try the install again.

Louis

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I have just finished building a PC for someone and loaded a genuine windows 7 OS, after activating it i got the usual reminder about MSE and as i have always installed Avast on the PCs i build i was just wondering if it has improved at all from the earlier versions.
 

Answer:Does anyone use Microsoft security essentials

Bill in my opinion MSE is a doing great. I'm also a long time user of Avast, have no issues with it as well.
Unfortunately AV comparatives don't run MSE on a test bench.
I have MSE on a few PCs- and am happy with it.
Its a recommendedv AV by chaslang and many other MVPs.

Cheers..

Edit to Add: Its very current and is very able from what I see. I'll not go into it as the thread would lead to another tech site.
 

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Microsoft Security Essentials fails another antivirus test - http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-security-essentials-fails-another-antivirus-test
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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Running Vista Home Basic. Since the last lot of Microsoft updates 13/7 every time I turn on my computer the MSE icon on the systray has turned orange and I get the warning that I'm at risk because it's not done a scan for days. The only way to get it back to green is to do a scan and even though I select quick scan it ALWAYS does a FULL scan. The auto scan is set for 14.00 on Tuesdays. Any ideas how to get back to normal?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

[The auto scan is set for 14.00 on Tuesdays.]
Obviously if the computer is not switched on at the time it will not scan.
Maybe best running it manually or remove it completely and then install it again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

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

http://www.virustotal.com/

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

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HiIve changed my laptop (for the last time for quite a while hopefully!) and naturally it has Windows 7.Im wondering has anyone any experience of Microsoft Security Essentials? Up to now Ive had AVG. Is MSE a good enough replacement?thanksh

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

HiI have been using MSE exclusively for about 6 weeksIt is very simple to use and up dates and scans on schedule set , but you have to be a little tolerant with the actual timing.I did use avast and zone alarm and a couple of spy proms.I am also very wary of the sites I use and rely a little on Trustee Rapport when Banking on lineclick hereMicrosoft also has a very good forum for MSEand very helpful with queriesI hope this helpsPut Microsoft Security Essentials in search box in this forum for other commentsgel

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

Thanks

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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i was surfing around this morning waiting for the weater to warm up. and out of the blue, this pop up screen came up it said that there were serious security treats that needed to be, i am not sure, fixed, removed, something. there was no magic button to click to fix them, so ???? it said the following were found,
trojan-psw.win32launch,
hacktoolwin32/weievatea,
adwarewin32.fraud.
i have no idea if these are actual nasty tings, or if this was some kind of cruel joke, or ???????? this is the part of having a computer that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. mostly because i have no idea what is real, and what is a hoax. if there had been a shortcut to another website offering to remove them for $19.95, i would have figured it was a hoax. but there was not. i think i have seen microsoft security essential in the program list in this computer, but i have never done anything with it. i tried to jot down the web address at the top of the page. it may be correct, but there was so many odd things, it probably is not. jxzohstga.servebeer.com/index.phpc=raenojeayd some of the letters were capitolized, but not sure which ones. there may have been more characters, i did not think about trying to scroll over until after i left there. when the screen poped up, i disconnected the ethernet cord, and ran the avast anti virus, the superantispyware program, and malwarebytes all at the same time. the only thing that turned up anything was superantispyware with something like 128 threats. whic... Read more

Answer:microsoft security essentials pop up

download AFT cleaner to clean out your cache, cookies, temp files.
Welcome to the Frontpage - www.atribune.org

Then you can go to Eset's web site and run their on line scanner to see if it gets anything else
Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET

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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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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!

JVB
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials vs others

Hi

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

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

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

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

Thank for your help in advance!

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

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


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

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




 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials 2 is out NOW

Perhaps V2 has already been automatically installed.
 

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

Answer:microsoft security essentials

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

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Is this a good piece of software to run as I have heard it disables Bit Defender

Answer:microsoft security essentials

Have a look here. Many like it.click here

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

 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials???

You should use malwarebytes
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

Make sure that your Windows Firewall is activated.

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

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I assume this is a virus of some sort.

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

So, what do I do?

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

Thanks for your help.

FP

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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Howdy,

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

I also have other programs running in the backround.

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

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

Any opinions about Security Essentials, good/bad ?

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

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

Any opinions/suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks for you time.

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

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

Answer:microsoft security essentials

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

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

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

is it any good?

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

Answer:anybody used microsoft security essentials?

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Run this then try MSE again.. Norton Removal Tool

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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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Was curious 2 no if MSE scans incoming and outgoing e-mail. Am going to switch from ESET when my subscription runs out end of the month.
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

MSE scans all downloaded files, which includes email.
 

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

Answer:Anyone using Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

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

Thanks.

Birdiga
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

follow advice here and post the logs those programs make
 

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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I have decided to install version2 from the Microsoft site.There are two downloads available one with amd64 in the title the other x86.I am running the 32bit version of W7.My processor is an AMD Athlon64.Which is the applicable download?

Answer:microsoft security essentials

32bit .its the operating system that dictates what drivers .although from memory ,the windows site will automatically give you the right one for your machine normally .

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

Answer:security essentials (microsoft)

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

Reguards
Patmark

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

Anyone?
 

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Hi,

I am using microsoft securty essentials and I am comfortable with it.
I am wondering how the virus detection rate is compared to other free virus scanners.

Anyone has a comparsion of free anti virus tools?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

i usually check the link below first. there's others out there.

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to AV-Comparatives.org

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hrydopanda


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


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

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

IOBit Malware Fighter (free)
Adaware (free)
Spybot Search & Destroy
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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 bleepingcomputer.com.
Any ideas how to correct this problem or how to find and install Security essentials?

Answer:Microsoft Security essentials

Follow the instructions here http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_start/mse-instal-error-code-0x80070645/07b750da-341a-44b6-887f-39c9c11353ed

MSE download https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e1605e70-9649-4a87-8532-33d813687a7f

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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 ?.

Thanks
Chris

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. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/It 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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Running windows 7 Pro. Have had microsoft security essentials installed for about a yer. Starting today when the computer starts the green icon is there with a check mark. If I put my mouse on the icon it disappears. Uninstalled and reinstalled security essentials. Same thing. Anyone else having this problem or how to fix. Thanks

Answer:Microsoft security essentials

i have a check mark, too. I thought that it meant that you were protected.
If im wrong, I would like antother to expalain, too.
My check mark does not disappear, however.

What disappears the check or icon?

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