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By Scott Lowe
December 14, 2011, 6:00 AM PST
Takeaway: Scott Lowe takes a detailed view into the Microsoft Security Essentials latest build, still in beta, noting some of the changes and performing some basic testing.





post here with you thoughts if you get to try it out.

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Answer: Microsoft Security Essentials 2012 Now In Beta! - techrepublic.com

Cool updates, but I never use it. :P

Edit: Not that it's bad or anything. I just happen to use Comodo, and I'm happy with it.

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I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 since the day it was officially launched (Connect Beta Tester). I have been getting maybe 3 to 5 Updates daily if I manually checked for them but the updates would always be 5 hours behind from the time I checked for them to show up on Windows Update or through MSE Update mechanisms. The last Definitions Update I have received was on August 7th at 4:46PM (1.63.1134.0)...after that? NOTHING a whole day with NO updates and it is 1:02AM here now where a new Midnight Update is usually expected but still nothing. Is Microsoft readying the Release Candidate for MSE or something? I check Connect and I still get the Beta download.

What is the timeline for MSE anyway? June 2009 for Beta>RC?>RTM?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 Beta?

I guess that's normal. many AV updates itself 3-5 times a day. September was supposed to be the launch month.

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Hey guys I've installed MSE BETA last night after one nightmare of a time, I made sure to create a system restore point before this, it uninstalled the standard MSE but failed to install the BETA so I had to use the Windows Install Cleanup tool: Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 2.5.0.1 Free - Remove Windows Installer configuration information on failed installs - Softpedia to remove the Antimalware element of MSE that doesn't show up in Add/Remove programs.
So after a restart of the computer, I try again and it installed fine.
Today I noticed something that concerns me- Windows Update: When checking for updates before, MSE definitions came up as "Optional" all the time which I thought might have been Microsoft being geniuses and thinking that if they make it optional- a virus or malware won't be bothered with it but, the BETA shows definition updates as Important and this was the same when I was using Windows Defender. So I'm not sure if this is normal or not.
Also, as amazed as I was by this compared to the standard MSE, the BETA's quick scan takes 30 seconds, which I've only been use to when Windows is freshly installed. The computer is much faster as well, I guess my question is more of wondering if there are any problems with the BETA and if anyone has had any problems that forced them to uninstall it and reinstall the standard MSE.
I personally am pretty concerned that the quick scan takes 30 seconds and scans 37425 objects in that time and th... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials BETA

Maybe it whitelists alot more system files than before to make scanning quicker?

Since installing it I've not had a single problem.

I don't know if it's the correct way to go about it but I just ran the MSE 2.0 installer over the MSE 1.0, seemed to uninstall it & then go about it's business.

Anyway like I've already said no problems my end.

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http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/resources.aspx
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Now Live!

Ill give it a shot. I switched to Win 7 RC yesterday and need a antivirus anyway.
 

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

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials RTW! (No longer Beta)

do we need to uninstall the beta and install this or will it update itself?
 

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An update to the Beta Microsoft Security Essentials software was released. The current version is 1.0.1500.0, identified as "Microsoft Security Essentials Product version update package - KB972958". At the time of this posting, there are no results in a search for KB 972958.
The most noticeable change in the version update is the updated tray icon showing a check mark on a green background when the settings indicate that the computer status is "Protected". Turning off, for example, the real-time protection results in the icon turning red with an X and the message that the Computer is "At risk".
Because Microsoft Security Essentials is still in Beta, it is expected that any other changes were bug fixes.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Update

I've posted the news yesterday. New Version of Microsoft Security Essentials is now available via Windows Update
thanks for more details corrine....

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The Registration for the Next version of Microsoft Security Essentials Beta is now Open. If you want to try the latest in Security from Microsoft and want to help improve Security Essentials, you can register.
The number of users who can participate in the Beta is limited, so register now! The availability will be notified once you sign up. Microsoft Security Essentials beta is expected to be made available to the general public by the end of the year.
New features in the Beta of Microsoft Security Essentials include: Enhanced protection through automatic malware remediation - The Beta will clean high-impact malware infections automatically, with no required user interaction.Enhanced performance - The Beta includes many performance improvements to make sure your PC performance isn?t negatively impacted.Simplified UI - Simplified UI makes Microsoft Security Essentials Beta easier to use.New and improved protection engine - The updated engine offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities.Register at : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=233172 Source:Microsoft Malware Protection Center Registration opens for Next ver of Microsoft Security Essentials Beta

Answer:Register for beta testing next ver of Microsoft Security Essentials

Downloaded and installed. We'll see how much is improved

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Microsoft Security Essentials “Morro” Beta RELEASED !

https://connect.microsoft.com/securityessentials

i have just downloaded it...

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials “Morro” Beta RELEASED !

Using it now, So far no problems.

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hi !
Microsoft Security Essentials, beta for next version:
"Today we are announcing the beta for the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft Security Essentials was first released in September 2009 and is our award-winning no-cost light weight anti-malware service. It?s designed to help address the ongoing security needs of PCs running genuine Windows ? helping keep people protected from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. " Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available
download: https://connect.microsoft.com/securityessentials
but, it really IS a BETA...
i have spent the last few hours trying to get it running,
i already had MSE so i first tried to install MSE-beta "over" the old version.
it didn?t install correctly and gave an errormessage, so i uninstalled & rebooted.
i then re-installed MSE-beta, now it installed but there was no taskbar-icon,
when i start the GUI by running MSE?s exe-file the taskbar-icon shows,
but when i hover over it with the mouse, then it disappears.
and the GUI also disappeared when i clicked on "Update" or tried to change some other settings.
i have now un-installed, rebooted & re-installed MSE-beta several times,
but it still doesn?t work normally.
i even turned off all other AV?s & also other not needed programs like fx. Sandboxie.
so now you have all been warned....
you might get trouble with MSE-beta...

Answer:Feedback: Microsoft Security Essentials - New beta version

hi !
i have now un-installed MSE-beta....
after several hours and after having tried everything, including disabling some programs in "Services", i gave up....

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Just got this in email this morning asking if I wanted to keep participating in the Ongoing Beta Program for Microsoft Security Essentials:

MSE 1.0.1611 (RTM)
MSE 1.0.1676 (Beta)

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials Ongoing Beta Testing

hmm I dont see that in my connect.

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Microsoft is still accepting beta testers for its "ongoing beta" of Security Essentials.
Security Essentials build 1.0.1611.0 was released to the public at the end of September and Microsoft promised future updates. The beta test program offers a test build named 1.0.1676.0 for download which updates to 1.0.1743.0.
Security Essentials is designed to work on Windows XP, Vista and 7 and protects end users against virus threats and spy ware. MSE is Microsoft's free anti-virus and anti-spyware product that replaced Microsoft's paid Windows Live OneCare subscription service which was withdrawn earlier this year. Neowin exclusively revealed Security Essentials in June when it was codenamed "Morro".
If you'd like to test the ongoing beta then follow the sign-up link below. If you sign-up you should be auto accepted. Thanks to Rafael Rivera for the news tip.

Source: Apply for Microsoft's Security Essentials ongoing beta GHaks reports: Previous installations of Microsoft Security Essentials need to be uninstalled before the beta version can be installed. Microsoft has not released information about the changes in the available beta version.
The only differences are the higher program version and the definition files although those are likely shared between the public version and the beta version. The downloaded beta of Microsoft Security Essentials will display as version 1.0.1676.0 at the beginning. The strange thing is that the Update check i... Read more

Answer:Join the Microsoft Security Essentials Ongoing Beta

Thank you Leo, I wondered how to get into the beta and now that I'm moving away from Comodo this will be very helpful.

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hi !
Microsoft Security Essentials “Morro” Beta RELEASED ! https://connect.microsoft.com/securityessentials
i have just downloaded it...

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials “Morro” Beta RELEASED !

Yup, it's available. Hurry up, guys.

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April 30th, 2012, 09:12 GMT ? By Ionut Arghire

Microsoft Ends Security Essentials 4 Beta ProgramThe final flavor of the latest version of Microsoft?s popular Security Essentials antivirus was made available for download last week.

The software was made available in a beta version in the fourth quarter of the last year, when Microsoft also launched the beta testing program for it.

The final flavor of Microsoft Security Essentials 4 was released to the public on April 25th, while the beta program ended the next day, on April 26th.

All those who beta tested the software and who have the automatic updates feature turned on on their computers will receive the new version via Windows Update.

However, they can also download and install the security product manually, as can all those who did not participate in the program.



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Answer:Microsoft Ends Security Essentials 4 Beta Program

Hi there
For W8 Windows defender is the new security product - taking over the role of the old MSE and the old Windows defender.

Cheers
jimbo

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Microsoft has launched a public beta for the new version of its Security Essentials software for anyone to download and test drive.The software is available free through a "download now" link for the beta on the Security Essentials Web site. But getting to the file itself requires a bit of a trek. Clicking on the link brings you to a Microsoft Connect page where you need to log in with a Windows Live ID and password.http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57333865-75/microsoft-rolls-out-public-beta-for-latest-security-essentials/

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New beta of Microsoft Security Essentials released with network protection.

-- Tom
 

Answer:New beta of Microsoft Security Essentials released with network protection

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Anyone know if you can install it as a non-domain server? It forced me to provide a domain name during the installation.

I don't want MS domains anywhere near my home network. I want a standard network server.
 

Answer:Server 2012 Essentials Beta - Domain Only ?

TechLarry said:


Anyone know if you can install it as a non-domain server? It forced me to provide a domain name during the installation.

I don't want MS domains anywhere near my home network. I want a standard network server.Click to expand...

That's what regular Server 2012 is for....
 

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I need it for work but Microsoft pulled it 2 months ago.

If you do perhaps you could throw it on google drive or something for me to grab, would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

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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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Hi All,
We are pleased to make Internet Security Essentials v1.2.419616.79 - Beta available for your feedback.

Following is the change list:

Changes:
1) Shortcut added to 'All Programs'
Now upon installation, you will see "Start-->All Programs-->Comodo-->Internet Security Essentials" shortcut allowing you to see ISE Settings.

2) Certificate based exception:
When alert is shown, user also has option to add untrusted certificate into exception list and thus he will not be alerted for any other site. Typical either you trust or you don't. So exclusion on website basis results in annoying experience. Please see enclosed example alert.

3) Website Exclusion Removed from Alert:
We have removed adding exception to website from alert, as this again doesn't help and opens up site against MitM attack as user is not warned for any untrusted certificate. However, if you do have a reason, you can always add a site into exception list for all certificates via Settings, which lets you add exception based on site.

4)Improved updater:
When updates are available, you will see notification as shown in enclosed snap, allowing user to postpone update to some other time.

5) Auto-learning Genuine Non-Standard Trusted Certificate Cases:
Earlier ISE could alert user for certificate installed by genuine application e.g. you may have Adguard installed and that may have installed it's root certificate for web filtering, ISE still showed alert. Now improvi... Read more

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The BETA is available now. I have it running on two machines at the moment and it's great. Very light. Lighter than NOD32.Click here to get started:http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspxYou must register with Microsoft Connect and answer a fewquestions, but other than that it's pretty painless. Nice stuff. The plan is to have the full release at the same time as Windows 7, and this Antivirus software will be free.

Answer:Windows Security Essentials BETA Released

Users should be aware that there are currently geographical limits regarding this product.

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Hi All,
We are pleased to make Internet Security Essentials v1.2.419616.79 - Beta available for your feedback.

Following is the change list:

Changes:
1) Shortcut added to 'All Programs'
Now upon installation, you will see "Start-->All Programs-->Comodo-->Internet Security Essentials" shortcut allowing you to see ISE Settings.

2) Certificate based exception:
When alert is shown, user also has option to add untrusted certificate into exception list and thus he will not be alerted for any other site. Typical either you trust or you don't. So exclusion on website basis results in annoying experience. Please see enclosed example alert.

3) Website Exclusion Removed from Alert:
We have removed adding exception to website from alert, as this again doesn't help and opens up site against MitM attack as user is not warned for any untrusted certificate. However, if you do have a reason, you can always add a site into exception list for all certificates via Settings, which lets you add exception based on site.

4)Improved updater:
When updates are available, you will see notification as shown in enclosed snap, allowing user to postpone update to some other time.

5) Auto-learning Genuine Non-Standard Trusted Certificate Cases:
Earlier ISE could alert user for certificate installed by genuine application e.g. you may have Adguard installed and that may have installed it's root certificate for web filtering, ISE still showed alert. Now improvi... Read more

Answer:COMODO Internet Security Essentials - v1.2.419616.79 - BETA

thanks for the sharing it is tempting me
 

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While it is still the first half of 2011, Kaspersky lab has begun to develop the 2012 version. We get some new screenshots of this version.
Well the new UI of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 looks really nice, much better than what they had before. Let?s have a look.

Continue reading on MostIWant
Code:
http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/KIS2012/12.0.0.191/kis12.0.0.191en.exe
[Thanks to malwaredestroyer]
 

Answer:Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 Beta

Wow already?I'm going to try this
i will be back with the report
 

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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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Protecting the irreplaceable

Our fast and easy-to-use software keeps viruses, worms, spyware, and harmful Internet sites away from your computer. You can explore the wonders of the web without a worry. Keep viruses, identity thieves and hackers away and enjoy the surf.

Please note that this beta software should not be used in production computers. This beta is for test use only.

What's new in Internet Security 2012 Beta?
Improved User Experience - Keyless installation makes the installation as easy as possible. All-new Launch pad offers an easy access point to all aspects of the solution.

Optimized for Mobile Broadband - Automatically optimizes the security solution?s mobile broadband usage within home network and abroad (roaming).

All-new Online Safety - Browsing Protection, Web Filtering and Time Lock features are combined to one making the product powerful and easier to use.

Best Protection - Renewed Deepguard, real-time protection network and other proactive methods provide protection against malware with sophisticated, multilayered protection.

Benefits for beta testing participants
A free six-month subscription during which you will automatically receive latest updates to the product

An opportunity to influence the final product

Rewards for best suggestions and for active feedback

How to join the beta?

Sign up for the beta by creating an account to beta.f-secure.com

Screenshots


Video : UI and settings.

 

Answer:F-Secure Internet Security 2012 Beta is now available for download

RE: F-Secure Internet Security 2012 Beta is now available

The UI for the 2012 looks the same as the one for the 2011 product line ,nevertheless the UI is very easy to use and simple.
Looking at the changelog I can't see any new big features , the "Renewed Deepguard" looks promising though.

I have signed up and submitted a request to be a beta tester for F-Secure IS 2012.

Some screenshots :
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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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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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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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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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BUCHAREST, Romania ? May 19th, 2011 - BitDefender®, an award-winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, has today announced the launch of the public BETA for BitDefender Total Security 2012.

The latest version of BitDefender?s flagship PC security product has been designed with convenience in mind to offer the most secure, efficient and user-friendly experience. Florin Virlan, BitDefender Engineering Director, Consumer Products Division observed:
"From a user interaction point of view, the new Auto-pilot mode is probably the most notable change. When you turn it on, no alerts are generated anymore and all decisions are made automatically. We're excited to see what real-life users think about it"
?With data security an increasing concern, we've also added data synchronization between computers and improved the secure online backup. We?re confident this is the best version of BitDefender yet and look forward to the input we?ll gather from the BETA period.?

Other changes include a Scan Dispatcher which runs scanning tasks (including a recurring system scan) in slices of time which are otherwise unused, so that system load from scanning does not interfere with the normal usage of the computer. The BitDefender Rescue CD has also evolved into a bootable Linux environment suitable for cleaning and restoration work, available directly from the host computer

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Answer:BitDefender Total Security 2012 BETA Release [Download and Info]

Doesn't play nicely with Malwarebytes'.
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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

Hi and welcome to the MalwareTips.com forums!

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

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

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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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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 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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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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Protecting the irreplaceable

Our fast and easy-to-use software keeps viruses, worms, spyware, and harmful Internet sites away from your computer. You can explore the wonders of the web without a worry. Keep viruses, identity thieves and hackers away and enjoy the surf.

Please note that this beta software should not be used in production computers. This beta is for test use only.

What's new in Internet Security 2012 Beta?
Improved User Experience - Keyless installation makes the installation as easy as possible. All-new Launch pad offers an easy access point to all aspects of the solution.

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All-new Online Safety - Browsing Protection, Web Filtering and Time Lock features are combined to one making the product powerful and easier to use.

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A free six-month subscription during which you will automatically receive latest updates to the product

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Rewards for best suggestions and for active feedback

How to join the beta?

Sign up for the beta by creating an account to beta.f-secure.com

Screenshots


Video : UI and settings.

 

Answer:F-Secure Internet Security 2012 Beta Internet Security now available for download

RE: F-Secure Internet Security 2012 Beta is now available

The UI for the 2012 looks the same as the one for the 2011 product line ,nevertheless the UI is very easy to use and simple.
Looking at the changelog I can't see any new big features , the "Renewed Deepguard" looks promising though.

I have signed up and submitted a request to be a beta tester for F-Secure IS 2012.

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

Answer:Security Question about Microsoft Security Essentials

Greetings, FtaTF85.

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

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

Good luck, and welcome aboard! :major
 

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials AND Windows Security?

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

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

Answer:microsoft security essentials

click here

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

thank you
-pson

Answer:microsoft security essentials

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

Do you use Malwarebytes ?

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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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My system is XP Pro, SP3. I installed Microsoft Security Essentials AV Tues. to run just once to check for malware. Yesterday I did a system restore and then tried to open MSE from my desktop shortcut and got the response no file found. I then tried to delete it in the add/remove section and got "can't find files" etc. I then tried to download the program again and got "program already installed". Task Mgr. shows MSMPENG.EXE which was running until I shut it down from Start Up.

How do I get rid of this?
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi

Could try one of two things or both,

1. Run the Microsoft Cleanup Util HERE and look for MSE in the list and uninstall.
2. Run Revo Uninstaller and do the same look for MSE and uninstall.

Then you could also run CCLeaner and its Cleaner and Registry tool (run the registry one until nothig is found)

Just maybe an old file still left after the Sys Restore preventing uninstall/reinstall.
 

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Until recently I was using Microsoft One Care for all my perceived security needs. Unfortunately it has been discontinued by Microsoft who offer instead at no cost Microsoft Security Essentials.I have not seen any reference to this suite either on a forum or in a magazine.It seems a bargain particularly as it is Free and with the addition of things like CCleaner would seem an ideal package.Does anyone use it ior have any views on it please?Shaduf

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Yes I use it on one of my computers, it seems to do the job with little user intervention. Haven't had any problems with it so far (a few months).

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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 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
(withou... Read more

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

anyone have any experience/impressions of MSE?
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

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

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

Answer:microsoft security essentials

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

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

Louis

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

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

Phil

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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&#58; &#34;An error occurred during the license installation&#34;

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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

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I 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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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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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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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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Hi guys,

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

Answer:microsoft security essentials

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

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

Answer:Microsoft security essentials

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

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I 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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