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Microsoft Security Essentials vs Windows Security Essentials

Question: Microsoft Security Essentials vs Windows Security Essentials

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

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Preferred Solution: Microsoft Security Essentials vs Windows Security Essentials

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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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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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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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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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Anybody running Microsoft's Security Essentials on Windows 7 x64?

I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (retail upgrade) and after doing all my installs I installed Microsoft's Security Essentials. At first I did a "quick scan and it took like 10 minutes, however doing a full scan took at least 8.5 hours! This is going through 10 partitions on 3 hard drives.



By contrast Kaspersky takes about 60 minutes or less to do a full system scan the same system.

Is there a problem with MSE doing full scans and has anyone else noticed this.

On the positive side I visited a website posted by a forum member on one of the game forums I visit and MSE flag a file trying to install itself on my computer. Good job.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows 7

10 partitions and 3 drives. Thats whats taking so long. You might try adding some exclusions. MSSE>Settings>Exclude File Types.

I added quite a few exclusions since there arent any be default. Every other virus scanner has a default set. So you will need to add some to MSSE. Thsi will speed up scanning... Here are some to get you started..

AVI, BMP, CHM, INI, ICO, JPG, HXW, MPG, MP3, PNG, TXT, WMV, XML

You can also exclude know safe folders under the Excluded Files & Locations.

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I am running microsoft security essentials (with realtime protection) on windows 7, however when I generate a system health report it indicates the following error message:- The Security Center has not recorded an anti-virus product. The Security Center is unable to identify an active anti-virus application. Either there is no anti-virus product installed or it is not recognized. What could be causing it to ignore the security provided by Microsoft Security Essentials. Because The virus guard is visible on the taskbar and running as well as it is fully updated and shows on the taskbar with the GREEN icon - i.e. system is protected.
 

Answer:Windows 7- microsoft security essentials

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Hello,

Thought I would, finally, download the virus protection that it seems everyone likes in Windows Essentials.
Running W7, the 64 bit vers.

But, I guess the latest "gimmick" is that all the download sites, that I thought, and imply, are MS sites are some other third party sites that also automatically change your Browser to Chrome, and install AVG !

Can anyone point me to the official MS site please, and what I should select to just have the anti-virus
component installed ?

BTW: how does it compare to AVAST free ? Differences ?

Thanks,
Bob

Answer:Microsoft Windows (Security) Essentials ?

Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware

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Microsoft had made it official.
It will no longer provide support and definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP users after April 8, 2014.

http://www.neowin.net/news/its-offi...r-microsoft-security-essentials-end-april-8th

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Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials And Windows XP

Good to know. I still have a desktop with XP and MSE.
 

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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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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

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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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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:
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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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Hi,
 
I would love for someone to help with an issue I have been having with MS essentials, upon booting up of my laptop I get an error message from MS essentials ( 0x80073b01)
 
I've had a look around and downloaded various different things to help, hitman pro managed to find three things that I know should not be there but it cant repair it. 
these are the notes that hitman pro found: 
 
 
   Redirection: Backup -> c:\windows\system32\config
   Disables Microsoft Security Essentials (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client)
 
   Redirection: Drivers -> c:\windows\system32\config
   Disables Microsoft Security Essentials (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client)
 
   Redirection: en-us -> c:\windows\system32\config
   Disables Microsoft Security Essentials (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client)
 
I have no idea how to fix this, I currently cannot search for new updates due to this problem, and it deactivated my firewall also but I have thankfully managed to get that running again ( I think ). 
 
I found a link that is alot like the problem I seem to be having, If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it:
 
 http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496263/access-is-denied-and-disabled-windows-defender-microsoft-security-essentials/ 

Answer:Windows defender and Microsoft security essentials

Hi,
 
Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.
 rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/
Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
If using Vista or Windows 7 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.
A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
Do not reboot until instructed.
If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
 
Once the scan has finished running, a file named Rkill.txt should be located on the desktop. Please copy and copy the contents into your next reply.
 
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Hi - I have just installed MSE on an old laptop which already has Windows Defender. Should I uninstall Windows Defender? Thanks.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials vs Windows Defender

The 'old' Defender is anti malware only, so can run alongside MSE. On Windows 8, Defender is itself a combination of the two (ie, there is no downloadable MSE for W8).

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Hey peeps, just thought i'd give you all a heads up, got a notification from windows update telling me that there are new updates available, these updates are windows live essentials and microsoft security essentials.

These consist of several programs:

Microsoft security essentials is a new program developed by microsoft which takes a new look at windows defender, there's a new, cleaner interface, new icon, and seems pretty fast after the first quick scan... screenshot below:

live essentials is the same live essentials pack you get from the microsoft live site, not much new here, bing bar is included instead of the live search bar, that is all.

MrNeeds

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials - Windows Update

Thanks for the update.

MSE gave me a pop-up advising me there was an upgrade and inviting me to download and install it which I did. To be honest, I really didn't pay enough attention to the program (except when I got it a while back and set it up) so I don't really see much of any difference in the looks. I have noticed it does scan a bit quicker though - so an MS update/upgrade that actually improved things for a change.

I downloaded the whole Essentials 2011 Suite about a week ago or so. I like some of the changes and not some of the others. I preferred the Live Toolbar to the Bing toolbar - you could customize it more and could give more space to the search box (which I can't seem to be able to widen and think it can't be done). I also wish there were a way to turn off the alert just because I have pop-ups enabled - it should allow you to disable alerts for the items you choose to enable so if a real alert occurs you can notice it. While I like WLM better than Windows Mail, I'm still having trouble connecting to one of my newsgroups (but otherwise it works fine) - though I rarely use it except for newsgroups as I use Outlook 2007 instead. I'm on the fence about Messenger. It seems to take up too much of the screen now with details I'm not really interested in (but end up reviewing because they're there). I don't really use the other applications but downloaded them anyway so I'd be able to fire them up to help answer questions about them in the forum.

Appr... Read more

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Microsoft is adding Microsoft Security Essentials to Windows Update as a Optional update. No word yet on when or if the update will ever be a required update. Some companies has complained saying if this is a required update Microsoft would be cornering the market on Anti-Virus. Companies are also saying this could reek havoc on the personal computer since the user might already have an anti-virus installed. Most users have Windows Update set to Automatic so again this could be a very bad thing for the unbeknown user. We will have to wait and see how this plays out in the near future.

Rival calls foul over Microsoft's delivering Security Essentials via Windows Update - Computerworld

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials Now A Windows Update

They may wanna be careful doing this, as of now, a lot of software disables the windows defender service for some kinda incompatibility reason. I would hate to see what Microsoft installed software would do to the AV software, I know some AV software enjoys locking a system down if it ends up being disabled.

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I just found out from looking on Amazon for Network Security books that MS has some new entry level exams. One of them that caught my eye was Microsoft Windows Security Essentials Exam 98-367. It covers basic security stuff, i skimmed through the book and it is pretty in-depth with some great material, I think I am going to pick this up.

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=98-367

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Win...684X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320942085&sr=8-2

They also have Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials Exam and Microsoft Windows Server Administration Essentials Exam.
 

Answer:Microsoft Windows Security Essentials Exam 98-367

Weren't you working on Cisco and VMware certs?
 

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If you're still using Microsoft Security Essentials with Windows XP, you will no longer be getting definition updates for it.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-ends-windows-xp-antimalware-support-486848.shtml

Today is "Patch Tuesday" for July 2015, so all support for it has now expired.

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Answer:To Windows XP Users Still Using Microsoft Security Essentials

Great message to get out there. I know a lot of people who are running this on XP.
 

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Hello
I have Microsoft Security Essentials on My Windows 7 computers
Do I need Windows Defender as well ?
Thank you
Gel

Answer:Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials

MSE is anti virus, Defender is anti malware. Rather than Defender, I personally would go for the free Superantispyware, but there are lots of other free ones.
I used to use MSE for antivirus, but have now switched to the free version of AVG.

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I've been onto all kinds of sites, reading about people who cannot start windows defender, and cannot start it manually. Relax!

First Windows defender is only back up antivirus software graciously adapted into Vista, really its only for those who are not running any antivirus software at all. Sooo, if your running any other antivirus software you should disable defender anyway. Multiple antivirus packages running together is not a good thing. They litterally fight against each other, so only use one.

Secondly, defender will not run, and you cannot start it manually if you are running microsoft security essentials. Essentials will automatically turn off defender. Don't freak out, this is supposed to happen. If you really want defender to run, you must uninstall essentials. Although, I highly recommend essentials, Norton 360 is also great.

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Can the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials be installed on Windows 7 Embedded?  
Is it supported by Microsoft?
Is there documentation of this process?

Thanks!

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Hi

Can anyone help me with this. I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed on my Windows 7 PC. Until recently this has completed a full scan without any problems. Now it has begun stalling after roughly 45 minutes. I ran a full scan over the past two nights but with the same results. I can do a Quick Scan OK and I can do a Full Scan in Safe Mode, but not in Normal Mode. I have had Malwarebytes Premium installed for ages and it hasn't caused any conflict with MSE. However, recently I installed Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware (both free copies). I uninstalled Ad-Aware and that is when the problem started.

I have unistalled (with great difficulty) MSE and reinstalled it but to no avail. I would welcome any help and suggestions.

Many thanks

George

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials Windows 7 stalls

If it was after you uninstalled Ad-Aware that the problem started, have you tried re-installing it? Set both Ad-Aware and Spybot only to run on demand, don't have them running in the background in conflict with MSE. Have you tried uninstalling Spybot?

Have you tried a System Restore position from before the problem started?

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Hi Guys,
 
My Brothers laptop running Windows 7 has Windows Bitdefender & Microsoft Security Essentials installed.
 
Windows Bitfender is turned off and unable to be turned.
 
My question is should you only have Windows Bitdefender installed on your laptop or just Microsoft Security Essentials installed but not the two programmes which is why Windows Bitfender can't be turned on? 
 
There is one other issue with his laptop where some times when at the desktop his screen goes black for a few seconds  then all the desktop icons enlarge as well as the taskbar bulking out the desktop area.
 
If he shuts down the laptop the desktop is normal for 5 minutes and sometimes 1 hour then back to the black screen for a few seconds and enlarged icons. 
 
Any suggestions please.
 
 
 
 

Answer:Windows Bitdefender & Microsoft Security Essentials

If you are referring to Windows Defender, MS Security Essentials turns off Windows Defender by default at installation.

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Found this article and wonder what you folks think. This is listed in your, "Top Freeware Picks". Is this a bogus report or something to take seriously? I have Windows 7 Ultimate but my children have Windows 8. I have told them that their protection was okay as Majorgeeks rated it very highly. What is the real story here? My kids and I are not super geeks. I think we all surf the web safely. Don't know about the grandkids clicking on stuff though. Your opinions and expertise will be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Dave

http://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goo...w-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/

Thanks for the discount on this post. (Smile)
 

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials/Windows Defender

I think the opposite of the poor article and http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download

MSE is a good free app that will update perfectly and will protect a PC as much as many other antivirus/malware applications/

Personally I use it and have no issues with malware at all, and as a backup I run Malwarebytes scanner,
 

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i have a couple of probs these are the ones i can think of right now:

my MSE freezes when doing a full scan it doesn't start at all or freezes at C:\Windows\System32\CodeIntegrity\driver.stl
that sfc/scannow only reaches 43% and then stops
windows live messenger wont open{have unninstalled since then}
all new downloads like songs and such have a unknown account in security with the name Account Unknown (s-1-5-5-0-191954)
all my old shortcuts in my start/all programs never came back
and a few installed updates i cant find in list so my computer keeps trying to install those updates because it cant find them even though they are already installed
and at times when i do something on my computer witch needs administrators permision my computer wont open that and i have to restart my computer to use it.

wich i searched help for and that person sent me here from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic461668.html

DSS:
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.4.1
Run by Falconi at 22:40:11 on 2012-07-29
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2036.737 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
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Answer:Problems with microsoft security essentials and windows update

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We recently got a New Edge E520 for one of our professors, had have run into an interesting issue. When You install Microsoft Security Essentials, On restart, the Microsoft Antimalware Service changes from Automatic to manual and the service is stopped. Before you start saying "Infected" Keep in mind that this system is straight out of the box and had not been on the internet for anything other than installing MSE. I also restored It back to factory defaults and tried again with the same results. Process used to recreate this: 1) Restored system to factory image. (first attempt was Out of the box)2) Stepped through the Windows 7 Standard OOBE.3) After the Windows 7 OOBE, a Lenovo window shows up asking to activate Norton Internet Security 20124) Did not activate Norton since Norton is going away. Norton Installed Anyway.5) Did not Install Office.5) At this point, the desktop comes up. So I Uninstall Norton Internet Security 2012 and restarted. (on the first attempt, I Used the latest Norton Removal Tool)6) On reboot, connected to internet, installed Microsoft Security Essentials, updated to latest defs and rebooted.7) On reboot, started up Services.msc and looked at Microsoft Antimalware Service. It is started and Set to automatic.8) Wait 30 seconds later. Service is set to manual. Service is stopped. MSE has a Red Icon.9) Subsequent restarts will not start MSE Automatically. It must be started manually. Changing the service back to automatic will be rever... Read more

Answer:Stock E520 Windows 7 and Microsoft Security Essentials.

Solved it. Did a ton of testing on the laptop and tracked the problem to Lenovo RapidBoot. Looked for an update, and sure enough there's an update that fixes a but in Lenovo RapidBoot that sets the Microsoft Antimalware service to manual. Since system update doesn't seem to have the update available, here's the link to get the latest version. http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-77013

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Microsoft has released a new version of its free security suite "Microsoft Security Essentials".
When MSE was released to public, the version number was "1.0.1407.00". Today we got a notification from MSE that a new version is available. We installed it and now the version number is "1.0.1500.0". Read full news | askvg.com

Answer:New Version of Microsoft Security Essentials is now available via Windows Update

Excellent news Nitin
thank you.
Any feed back?

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MSE just had its real time protection turned on, as I apparently did not verify my Windows genuine status, even though I'm positive I did. I didn't see any button to run a check, so I tried to turn on real-time Security Essentials couldn't turn on real time-protection This operation returned because the timeout period expired. Click help for more information about this problem. Error code: 0x800705b4 So I didn't feel like dealing with this, and just decided to do an uninstall/re-install. When I tried THAT (via add/remove programs in control panel), I got this message: The Security Essentials Installation Wizard is missing a filter manager rollup package needed to complete the installation. To continue installing Security Essentials, you must first download the required package. (I click it, and nothing happens) I googled this problem, and found a possible solution on the Microsoft support forums, which was to do a Windows Update. So I try THAT, and even that won't even load, as I get THIS message: The requested lookup key was not found in any active activation context. Talk about annoying. Help is appreciated, because I really don't know what to do now!
 

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Hi,
 
The symptoms I have are very similar to the ones that were in this thread:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496263/access-is-denied-and-disabled-windows-defender-microsoft-security-essentials/
 
Windows Defender/Microsoft Security Essentials/Forefront Protection have not functioned, presumably do to a trojan (which was removed a month or so ago, and I'm just now addressing the effects it had on these programs). The shortcuts to everything in those folders appears as "C:\Windows\system32\config," and I can't uninstall or do anything to the stuff.
 
Per the advice in the thread above, I ran the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool. Listed below is my pasted log from FRST.txt, and attached is my Addition.txt file. From there, I am hoping someone can help me move on to the next step. Thanks!
 
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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 26-07-2013
Ran by ChrisP (administrator) on 26-07-2013 11:16:36
Running from C:\Users\ChrisP\Downloads
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 9
Boot Mode: Normal
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(Validity Sensors, Inc.) C:\Windows\system32\vcsFPService.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(Andrea Electronics Corporati... Read more

Answer:Windows Defender & Microsoft Security Essentials - Not Functioning

Hello ChrisPokorny, and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is bloopie and I'll be helping you with your problems as best I can! A few things to keep in mind while we are working together:Please do not make any changes (installing/uninstalling programs) to the machine without my instruction!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate it if you let me know.If you are unsure about any of the steps just post what you can and I will guide you!Please tell me if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.Please copy and paste all logs here unless otherwise instructed!Upon completing the steps below I will review your topic an do my best to resolve your issues.========== Your log is similar to the link you gave above, but it is not the same exact issue. It looks like the same infection, just a different, and newer variant.Let's get another log so I can pinpoint the issue:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt... Read more

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Hi,

I downloaded security essentials after discovering some malware on my computer from the "Anit-virus 2010" software scam. When I try to start the MSE program, I receive an error message saying "access denied". I had heard that some malware can affect the permission to run programs that are known to detect them. Please help, as my computer currently has no security program up and running.

Thanks,
AubreyD

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials "access denied" on windows XP

Hi Aubrey, yes these malware either block tools or just lie and say they are. In either event ley's try it this way. Werun a couple tools to prevent this. Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or i... Read more

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Hi,

I can no longer find where to access the Security Essentials that is built in on Windows 7. I've tried searching on Google but it keeps claiming it needs to be installed when I know it's built-in as I used it a little over a month ago.

Also is their any difference between the built in client and Microsoft Security Essentials. Thanks

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials (Built-In Windows 7 protection)

The built in version is "windows defender" (just search for defender and you will find it) and although it uses the same virus definitions as Security Essentials I don't think it offers the same level of protection or options as MSE itself. Installing MSE automatically disables windows defender.
I would go ahead and install MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware

Danny

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Thousands of downloads. Countless positive reviews on software blogs around the Internet. It's been quite a ride so far for Microsoft Security Essentials.
In AV Comparative's most recent report on malware removal, MSE was the only free antivirus rated Advanced+. That ranking placed it alongside big names like Norton, Kaspersky, and F-Secure. Security Essentials also beat out technician favorite ESET, which managed only an Advanced rating. Microsoft Security Essentials rated best free antivirus for Windows

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials is the BEST free antivirus for Windows

Another positive result. Thanks for posting

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The recent update for Microsoft Security Essentials is causing a lot of Windows XP computers to bog down or become unusable.

You might want to read this article:

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/34518-microsoft-security-essentials-bug-kills-xp-boxes

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Answer:Attention! Windows XP Users That Have Microsoft Security Essentials

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I can not get Windows 7 Update to work at all.  I receive a message that the service is currently not running and to restart the computer.  This does nothing.  I have gone into services under "services.msc" and windows update is not listed as running or stopped.
 
I came across this issue while trying to get Microsoft Security Essentials to update.  I keep getting an error code.  Of course now that I am writing this and try to get the error code to reference, the update works.  The MSE not updating is a chronic problem for me.
 
I am still fairly new to the forum, so please let me know if there is additional information, or I make a slip-up.
 
Thank you.
 
John
 

Answer:Windows 7 update and Microsoft Security Essentials not working properly

So is MSE updating now as well as Windows Update? Do you still have the problem or did it somewhat fix itself? If it continues to happen, write down the error code as it is printed on your screen and post it here.

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I have windows xp Professional Version 2002 sp3. Seems I got a virus when I down loaded a movie(my bad). Was getting the BSOD, and alerts for Windows Automatic Updates to be turned on. Also I am running Microsoft security essentials which also won't update. Although Malwarebytes updates automatically. I downloaded Superantispyware and ran it 3 times in safe mode .Found and deleted malware. Rebooted and so far no BSOD ( fingers crossed). Still get the alerts for the updates.

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By Mary Jo Foley.





It?s been a while since Microsoft has shared any new information about its free antimalware offering, Microsoft Security Essentials (codenamed ?Morro?). But the Softies are quietly setting the stage for the product, which is slated to launch before the end of the year.
A quick refresher: MSE is the replacement for Windows Live OneCare and a superset of Windows Defender. Microsoft officials have said it is meant for consumers who are unwilling or unable to pay for security software. A number of Microsoft watchers are expecting the final version of MSE to debut in October, given that it is meant to work on XP, Vista and Windows 7 ? and Windows 7 launches on October 22. More than 400,000 testers have downloaded the test version of MSE, according to Microsoft.



Article link -
Microsoft Security Essentials or Forefront: Which should a Windows user choose? | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials or Forefront: Which should a Windows user choose?

Its performance is what counts, and I'd probably go with a commercial app anyway.

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My PC has stopped loading webpages in IE and chrome, but will update malwarebytes/SAS and other such programs. I have troedscans and such, but all that seems to work is system restoring to a certain restore point, but even that only gives me webpage access for a few minutes before chrome throws up error 102. I think the problem is "Microsoft security essentials" related as I've had a few of those popups and a new white flag with an red x icon near the clock.

I have tried rkill followed by mbam with no luck, and SAS, it always comes out with my Internet saying connected, and updating certain things, but not loading pages in the browser.

Help?

Answer:Windows 7 PC will not load webpages possible "Microsoft security essentials fake"?

Have a read here: Removing the Microsoft security essentials fake Alert

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Hi forum,

I'm having some problem about a week ago with Microsoft security essentials bugging out on me and not opening or updating. Basically the message I got on opening MSE was windows cannot access specified path or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the file. Upon reading this about a week ago, I think! I proceeded to foolishly downloading a Zeroroot access program and a few MSE alternatives. Since then I have still been unable to re-install MSE by deleting all components in the registry.

The error code I get with trying to re-install MSE is 0x80070643

Having then unistalled the zeroaccess program and the previous alternative antivirus programs, I still cannot get MSE working, and I now have a windows 7 update error. The new system update I believe may be to do with security as-well!! The error code on doing a windows 7 update is 80070005, and it did cut out at 9% every time. (although now I think it is just 0%)
Can someone please help me as I have had a very successful streak of avoiding viruses by always usin MSE. I don't want, and can't afford to get a virus attack, not to mention Im runnign windows 7 ultimate so I need the windows 7 updates too because the ultimate can be dodgy sometimes. Nb the update I cannot do is 1.4mb but I am anticipating windows will throw me a new update any day soon which could be anywhere from 30mb to 200mb and it could fail all of it leaving me prone to attacks.

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Answer:microsoft security essentials not working and windows update error

Hi graphic333 welcome to SevenForums

Download the two programs below

Run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool


64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 <===== Download Link

Drag the FRST64.exe from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Right click on FRST64.exe and choose

When the tool opens click Yes on the disclaimer window .

Press Scan button.

FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file



   Note
The first time Farbar Recovery Scan Tool is run, it makes also another log Addition.txt


Please upload both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Addition.txt)

FRST.txt and Addition.txt will be on the Desktop



Farbar Service Scanner

Click here Farbar Service Scanner to DOWNLOAD

Place file into your desktop

Place a check mark next to the following options
⬜ Internet Services
⬜ Windows Firewall
⬜ System Restore
⬜ Security Center
⬜ Windows Update
⬜ Windows Defender
Press the Scan button

Farbar Service Scanner will create a log, called FSS.txt, on the Desktop. Upload the FSS.txt with your reply

Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Additional Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it ... Read more

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Slightly old news but still worth noting...

Microsoft Security Essentials rated best free antivirus for Windows






Quote:
In AV Comparative's most recent report on malware removal, MSE was the only free antivirus rated Advanced+. That ranking placed it alongside big names like Norton, Kaspersky, and F-Secure. Security Essentials also beat out technician favorite ESET, which managed only an Advanced rating.

It's also worth noting that only three antivirus apps - Norton 2010, eScan, and Security Essentials - scored marks of good or better in removal of malware and removal of leftovers. So not only has MSE beaten free competitors like AVG (version 8.5 tested, not 9.0), Avira, and Avast, it also posted test scores equal to or better than a dozen antivirus programs you'd have to pay for.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials rated best free antivirus for Windows

I concur. For a free, simple solution for the average home user, nothing beats MSE.

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I am running Vista, SP-2 on my desktop and everything is working well except Windows Defender. I have tried restarting it with no luck. Is there a clean way to uninstall the app and download a new clean version ? Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Best to email me at [removed to protect your privacy]. Thanks !

Answer:Windows Defender does not start after installing Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi, Dick Quinn.
Welcome to The Windows Club.
If you installed Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), it includes the anti-spyware engine of Windows Defender. Thus, Windows Defender is turned of with the installation.
Please let us know if you have not installed MSE.

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Running win7x64.
If I have Microsoft Security Essentials "active" I am unable to turn on Windows Defender.
If I turn off MSE then I can turn on Defender.
If I then return to MSE and activate it, Defender is automatically turned off.

Is this normal behavior?
If I can only run one of these, which is the preferred choice?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender mutually exclusive

Hi, yes that is normal behavior. i would use MSE over defender.

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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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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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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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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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I received a ThinkPad W500 laptop from a seller on eBay, and it came with a user already set up (no password), and whenever I ran Windows Update gave an error, Lenovo System Update aborted, Windows Defender couldn't update, I couldn't update Internet Explorer, and I couldn't install Microsoft Security Essentials. I did a factory restore and ran into the same problems. I'm afraid the factory image has malware on it but I have no idea how to investigate it. I'm not sure if wiping the hard drive (and partitions) or replacing it would fix it, and I'm not sure how to check if it's in the firmware. Any ideas? Here's the errors:Windows Mail could not be started because MSOE.DLL could not be inititialized.Internet Explorer's version is not compatible with the version you're running (even though Microsoft only gives you one button to download)Lenovo System Updates: Expection Not Expected was encounteredWindows Update: Error Code 8024A000, which Windows Help says is most likely a virusSeveral websites couldn't open: support.microsoft.com and start.lenovo.comWindows Defender got error 0xc8000247Microsoft Fix It couldn't install PowerShellMicrosoft Security Essentials would download but wouldn't installThis has all the markings of malware but I installed and ran MalwareBytes which found nothing, and neither did Norton Security Scan, so that's why I think the virus is in the factory image or firmware.













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Answer:W500 factory restore won't allow Windows Update or Microsoft Security Essentials

Hello,
 
I would suggest ordering new recovery media from Lenovo support, then doing a complete wipe of the W500's internal drive prior to using the recovery media.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Hi,
 
I would be honoured to have some assistance regarding a possible infection on my computer.
 
Unfortunately, I believe my computer has been infected with a possible Rootkit\Backdoor Trojan Virus, which has disabled both Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials. When attempting to launch Windows Defender & MSE, I receive an error regarding: "Specified location path not found". I decided to look into the directory of both WD (%WINDIR%Program Files\Windows Defender) and MSE (%WINDIR%Program Files\Microsoft Security Client) and some of the icons have changed to shortcuts that point directly to "C:\Windows\system32\config." Even as an Administrator,  I'm unable to make even add write permissions to the folder as my access is denied.
 
I was able to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials but my Windows Defender will not launch. My issue is practically identical to the following topic in this forum:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/494835/lost-access-to-microsoft-security-essentials-directory-and-application/page-10?hl=%2Blost+%2Baccess#entry3059425
 
Would anyone be able to assist me in this issue? Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Access is denied and disabled: Windows Defender & Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi asoft, Welcome to the forum. Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.   

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If your Microsoft security software - like Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender, etc, runs into trouble it will usually give you an error code to help you find out what went wrong. Most often an error means there was a problem installing an update. This post at Microsoft tells you what the error message means and also links you to possible Help posts. Microsoft Security Software, Essentials, Windows Defender Error Codes
Visit Malware Protection Center for details.
Speaking of Error Codes, these posts are sure to interest you too! Windows Errors, System Error Messages and Codes: Complete List and MeaningComplete Master List of Windows Update Error CodesWindows Error Code & Message Lookup ToolsHow To Copy Error Codes & Messages From Dialog Boxes.

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I used bleepingcomputer.com for the directions to remove the FAKE microsoft security essentials virus/trojan. I ran RKILL and used (after updating) malwarebytes. It takes almost 3 hours to run a full scan, and I've ran it three times, and it's running now. I got the message and pop up talked about here first... http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...ssentials-alert - and I took care of it following the instructions.Then I started to get the pop up about explorer had crashed and will restart. My windows bar with the time and start menu button dissipated and came back over and over again. Then it just stopped. This is after running rkill, following the instructions, malwarebytes and restarting. I log in from the login screen and everything appears normal for a second, then I get the explorer has stopped working or crashed message and my screen goes completely black. I can pull up task manager to get to chrome browser and my stuff on the pc, but windows explore (not internet explorer, but the one that runs windows) just isn't working.After I ran it, it seemed to work just fine, for one sitting, then this happened. What can I do now? I hard drive wipe is not an option as someone stole my external, and I have almost all of my hd on here saving my music and video until I can by another one.Also, on a side note... there are two users on this pc. The other one is notorious for downloading and being stupid with my machine...HOWEVER this time, it looks like me. As... Read more

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials?

Hello GodDhead and welcome to TSF,

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

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

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

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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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 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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Hi all,

I wanting to put Microsoft Security Essentials on a PC at work thats running XP! As this computer is not connected to the internet, could I download definition updates offline and install the via a USB stick?


Thanks

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi,

Yes, that's not a problem. See here for a how-to:

How to manually download the latest definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials

Regards,
Golden

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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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My license for Nod 32 has recently run out.

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

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

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

Should I just go back to Nod 32.

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

Any help advise welcome

Answer:Microsoft security essentials

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

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I 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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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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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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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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I assume this is a virus of some sort.

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

So, what do I do?

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

Thanks for your help.

FP

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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I've just installed MSE and I'm perturbed by the Microsoft Spynet section. This sends software information to them and..."In some cases personal information might unintentionally be sent". Anyone any views?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft are not spying on you and to be truthful you will have nothing of interest to them. Get 'perturbed' about the possibililty of someone trying to break into your car - your personal life and data is of no interest to anyone. Use the programme as it is excellent and will protect you for nothing.G

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

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My MSE screen tells me it's up to date, yet I never get an on screen notification that it's been done.Can any users tell me "if update done" messages should appear?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

No, such messages don't appear. MSE generally keeps itself up to date, with just an occasional update needing human intervention! At least that is what I have found - been running MSE since it first appeared on the scene.

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

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

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

Anyone know what that's all about?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DWFII


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

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

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

Anyone know what that's all about?


Instead of upgrading download the whole 2.0 package and install.

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

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Hi,

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

Anyone has a comparsion of free anti virus tools?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

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I have 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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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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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 cannot update MS SEcurity Essentials.

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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I 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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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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Windows Update just offered 2 optional updates for MSE today, both are labeled identically as:
KB2310138 (1.235.1069.0) (198 KB)
So why two offers of what appears to be the same update?
Should I accept both or just one? 
Anybody else get two offers for this MSE update?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

And now I just got offered KB2310138 (1.235.1075.0)
I dunno but  -to me- this is just crazy stupid...

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

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

Anybody got any thoughts / experiences on this?

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials v1 Vs. v2

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

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

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

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

There's at least one long thread on it.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Microsoft Security Essentials?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Joe7


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

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


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

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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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