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Windows 7: MSE Update Last Night - Problems Today


03 Apr 2014   #1

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 
MSE Update Last Night - Problems Today

Last night when running Windows Update, there was an update for MSE. Not a definition update, but an update to MSE itself. Today, I'm using 900 MB more RAM than normal and I'm having unusual network behavior (too much activity).

I'm curious. Did anyone else get the update? Are you having a similar issue?

I ask because I got click-jacked to an adult site the other day, and I'm afraid that my computer might have picked something up. I'm not sure that the MSE update was legit. I'm scanning with Malware Bytes right now...

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03 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hmmm...

I got no such update. I think you may have been spoofed. I would run some scans using Malware or something like that. I suspect your MSE may have been compromised.

What a crappy Internet it is out there...
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03 Apr 2014   #3

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

It is a legit update, my MSE was updated and no such problems, if it came from windows updates it will be legit. The new version number for MSE AntiMalware Client Version is 4.5.216.0.
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03 Apr 2014   #4

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi,
You weren't still surfing while the updates was downloading and installing were you ?
Most larger updates will shut off protection while they load and a following boot,
I was messing with mabm a bit and used system restore so I doubt I'm a good one to determine how large the scheduled updates was last night because I had to reload a 8.mg update,
Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here on post#7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/316404-instant-savings-app.html
Or download it from bleepingcomputer.com
Screen shot of the download button to use for Adwcleaner
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
Post the scan result if it shows anything,
Cheers.
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03 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Does anybody know the KB # of the MSE Version Update for MSE.
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03 Apr 2014   #6

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 (Definition 1.169.1692.0)

Last night KB2949787 definition 4.5.216.0 just after definition 1.169.1634.0
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03 Apr 2014   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Read this page about "click-jacked" ... IQ | Is Your Facebook Page in Danger of Being "Click-jacked?" | Remar's Report | Reports


Does any of this look like something you might have seen, or done?
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03 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - KB2310138 (Definition 1.169.1692.0)

Last night KB2949787 definition 4.5.216.0 just after definition 1.169.1634.0
Thank you.
What made me ask is I got the KB2949787 definition 4.5.216.0 3/25/14 and this thread started about a hour ago.

I wondered if I was missing something.
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03 Apr 2014   #9

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
It is a legit update, my MSE was updated and no such problems, if it came from windows updates it will be legit. The new version number for MSE AntiMalware Client Version is 4.5.216.0.
Thank you. That's the version that I have. It must be OK then.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Read this page about "click-jacked" ... IQ | Is Your Facebook Page in Danger of Being "Click-jacked?" | Remar's Report | Reports


Does any of this look like something you might have seen, or done?
I was browsing at an electronics web page and clicked a link (which was not an advert, and was totally in context with the page) and wound up at an adult site. I got out of there right away, closed my browser and wiped the cache and cookies, deleted temporary internet files, etc.

I can't explain the high memory usage, but MBAM and Spyware Search and Destroy didn't find anything. MSE looks like it's OK, according to others in this thread, so I'll try that next.
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03 Apr 2014   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

A porn ad in webpage can also mean adware amok. I'd also run a full scan with SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloads. As with MBAM decline the trial version, turn off at Startup in msconfig.

There are other precautions in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

Are there repeat errors from MSE in Event Viewer>Custom>Admin View? If so google the text to find the fix. There is one I have to fix regularly by deleting the oobe file which causes minor irritations. Session "Microsoft Security Essentials OOBE" stopped message - Microsoft Community A reinstall can often solve other problems. If in doubt stop running MSE for awhile to see if this resolves any performance issues.

Problems with MSE are rare, however.
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