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Microsoft Security Essentials Week One.

Question: Microsoft Security Essentials Week One.

Now that Microsoft Security Essentials is generally available to consumers in 19 countries, we've had a chance to go over the data, and there are some very interesting results. Just in the first week we saw well over 1.5 million downloads of Microsoft Security Essentials, but the price (free to Windows users) is hard to beat!



Microsoft Malware Protection Center : Microsoft Security Essentials ? Week One

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Preferred Solution: Microsoft Security Essentials Week One.

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Answer: Microsoft Security Essentials Week One.

I got mine. thanks

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1.5 Million Microsoft Security Essentials Downloads in a Week - The antivirus is free to download - Softpedia

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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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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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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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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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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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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:

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

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

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

this is the dds

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

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

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

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

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Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

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

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

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I have started to change some of my Protection programs.

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

thanks
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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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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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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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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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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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?
 

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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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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.

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

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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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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

Hello,

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

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

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With respect to all.

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

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

Thanks.

Manoj

Answer:Microsoft security essentials

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

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

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I am wondering if Microsoft Essential would be better than AVG free version and Zonealarm, any one used this software

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials.

I used to use AVG Free, but have for some time now been using MSE which I prefer.

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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 was wondering if any one can tell me if Microsoft security essentials is any good or not. I now have Norton Security Suite. It comes free with comcast.

Thanks...
 

Answer:Microsoft security essentials

Of the free antiviruses available, MSE is a popular one. It is regularly recommended here in this forum.

But Norton has more features, whereas MSE is just a plain antivirus.
 

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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

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

Does anyone have any suggestions please?
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

Anyone?
 

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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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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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I can't find any changelog for now

Download it from Microsoft

Direct links
Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0 x86

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0 x64
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0

Thanks for info
 

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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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Hello
Does anyone know if Microsoft Security Essentials can be installed in Wimdows 8 as a separate download. I have Win 7, love it and use MSE. I undestand it is not part of Win 8.
Thank you

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

It's my understanding that Windows 8 uses MSE. They just renamed it Windows Defender.

Protect your PC - Microsoft Windows

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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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I recently downloaded and installed Microsoft's FREE Security Essentials program. Today I noticed that my Windows Defender program is OFF. I can't seem to switch it ON, yet my Security Center indicates that all is good and all GREEN. My question is, does this Microsoft program automatically turn OFF Windows Defender?Update: I noticed that Windows Defender is no longer listed in the Security Center. Wondering if that could be my answer.???OS: Windows Vista 64/Ubuntu 8.04 64CPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online

Answer:Microsoft's Security Essentials

When you install Security Essentials it will disable, & possibly uninstall, Windows Defender as they both do the same job."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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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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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,

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

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

Answer:Microsoft security essentials

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

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hi !
i was doing some big filecopy (17.7 GB) today, with teracopy running as an extension under Total-Commander.
for some strange reason it was very slow so it took a very long time, that gave me plenty of time too see a mysterious / dangerous bug in Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).
i was using my admin account as i was doing some harddisk-maintenance, and MSE?s real-time protection was turned OFF !
of course i immediately tried to turn it on, but nothing happened until a few minutes later.
it then only took a few minutes until it was OFF again, i tried several times to turn it on permanently, but at the end i gave up.
it turned itself OFF, ON, OFF etc. every minute or so, until the copying ended, then everything was normal again, it stayed ON.
i later did some other copying (6GB), this time using only the normal copy-function with Total-Commander, and the same thing started again, as i was running a background-copy.
a few minutes later when i started another background-copying, this time with a smaller total size, MSE?s realtime protection stayed ON.
so i?m starting to believe that it may have something to do with some form of "Overflow" while copying BIG files / directories.
so keep an eye on the MSE-icon...
could someone else please test this ?
it must be a VERY serious bug if a program really can turn MSE?s realtime-protection OFF !?

Answer:Serious bug in Microsoft Security Essentials !?

This is why it is still in Beta. Please report these errors to MS. I had few problems myself on my test machine and I did report them.
Good luck

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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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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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Hi is this software from Microsoft "microsoft security essentials" a stand alone or should you use is alongside i.e AVG/Kaspersky.Thanks.

Answer:microsoft security essentials

You cannot use with another Antivirus program EG Avast / AVG but you can use along side another malware program like Mbam Adaware or Spybot.

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

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I am trying to fix a laptop (Sony Vaio) that has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit running on it.
For some reason when I try to start Microsoft Security Essentials on it I get a pop up that says:
"The operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your System Administrator".
Microsoft Security Essentials was running on this machine before, I'm not sure what has changed, I have booted off the USB and scanned for viruses with a couple of different AV packages. Everything appears to be ok.
Any suggestions?
Thanks

Answer:Cant run Microsoft Security Essentials any more

Firstly try to run it as an administrator.
and check for Firewall settings (set them to default)
did u use any other antivirus program before ?
if so then first perform a cleanup of system and then try using MSE.
also check for latest updated MSE
hope this helps

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

Thanks
Snowbre
 

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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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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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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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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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Courtesy of Donna's Security Flash.





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

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

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



More good stuff here -
Microsoft Security Essentials ~ Security Garden

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

You may receive an error message during the license installation in Windows Vista when you perform a Windows Anytime Upgrade: "An error occurred during the license installation"

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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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

Nice article! Thanks for sharing!

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

Thanks
Allan

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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I 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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hi. when i download MSE it went through to the downloading stages installing stage and the computer crashed.I eventually had it installed.Ran a full scan and somewhere in C system 32 the computer crashed.This happened 4 times.I deleted it and could not redload it.the computer crashed.Trying to download did not succeed 3 times.Norton is installed on this system i do not use it.With thought to this is the cause i ran the norton delete tool.MSE still would not dload.I also had the same dload crash problem with Skype.Since then i have deleted Skype from everywhere.And MSE from all files.Now i have Norton 2010.Strange little world.It dloaded fine installed and runs fine and picked up a couple of cookies mse didnt.I am very interested to know.Is there a gliche in MSE?Is Skype caused by the same gliche?Does Norton cause the crash?Thanks.

Answer:microsoft security essentials

to add over my computer.Totaal fysiek geheugen   512,00 MBBeschikbaar fysiek geheugen   114,95 MBTotaal virtueel geheugen   2,00 GBBeschikbaar virtueel geheugen   1,96 GBRuimte voor wisselbestand   1,20 GBWisselbestand   C:\pagefile.sysNaam van besturingssysteem   Microsoft Windows XP Home EditionVersie   5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600Fabrikant   Microsoft CorporationSysteemfabrikant    To Be Filled By O.E.M. by More StringSysteemmodel   To Be Filled By O.E.M.Systeemtype   Op x86 gebaseerde pcProcessor   x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~2673 MhzBIOS-versie/datum   American Megatrends Inc. 1009.001, 17-12-2004SMBIOS-versie   2.3Map van Windows   C:\WINDOWSSysteemmap   C:\WINDOWS\system32Opstartapparaat   \Device\HarddiskVolume1

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

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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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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 1.0.2.498.0,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 notice a high lighted line [Computer Status Potentially Unprotected], what does this really mean? is my computer not protected with installed MSE.
MSE is set in real time and runs daily for checking hard drives.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials.

Maybe a screenshot of the problem will help us determine what is wrong

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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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What are the general thoughts on Microsoft Security Essentials! I am thinking of giving it a try.

Phil
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials?

g'day Oldphil

i have been using msse for a few weeks now with no major drama's, still not 100% confident with it yet but time will tell.i am running it on an xpsp3 os with 740 meg of ram and comodo firewall.every thing seem to run smoothly.i do have back up virus scanners and they haven't picked anything up yet.
 

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

cheers joe

Answer:microsoft security essentials

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

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

So is no one using this software yet?

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

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

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

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

Answer:microsoft security essentials

No, it does not.

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






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

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

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have recently read very good reviews for this free security suit from microsoft. what i would like to know, is it compatable with avg. would welcome any opinions. thanks.

Answer:microsoft security essentials

No - you need to have one or the other - never a good idea to have two anti-virus programs running together.

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

Download details: Microsoft Security Essentials

Thanks to Donna from > Calendar Of Updates Calendar

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Interesting, but Wikipedia may be wrong or right here:

Microsoft Security Essentials - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stable release 4 months ago.

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

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

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

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

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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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