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Windows 7: Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available


21 Jul 2010   #31
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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
Downloading - thanks.

ETA - Installed and updated.

Asked me if I wanted to turn firewall on - I never knew it was off.
I got the same prompt and I know my windows firewall was already turned on. The prompt I'd like to see though is the one to tell you it was going to turn automatic updates on. When I'm doing a clean install I turn it off until I have all the updates and extra Microsoft programs I use installed from my thumb drive. Then I can turn it on and patch it all in one go when I'm done, without the system being bogged down doing it in the background while I'm trying to install stuff. MSE turns it on when you install it without any warning.


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21 Jul 2010   #32

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I downloaded it using the FTM.
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21 Jul 2010   #33

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Installed on all my rigs plus XP Mode, Vista and Seven virtual machines. No problems, working well.

Kari
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21 Jul 2010   #34

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This came put just the right time. I was just looking something to replace my F-Secure 2010 which I got free for four months. I had 26 days left, but I got so annoyed by the reminders of how many days I had left.

MSE works very well, it is fast, quiet, simple and good looking
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21 Jul 2010   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When I right click a file, I can't see the "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials..." item. Is this normal?
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21 Jul 2010   #36

Windows 7
 
 

Does the fAct that it's asking if you want the firewall on or off mean, that the Windows Firewall is now good enough to be used on it's own or is it still highly recomended that you use a seperate firewall?
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21 Jul 2010   #37

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frzwin7 View Post
When I right click a file, I can't see the "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials..." item. Is this normal?
Which file is it?
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21 Jul 2010   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frzwin7 View Post
When I right click a file, I can't see the "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials..." item. Is this normal?
Which file is it?
Any file. EXEs, pictures, documents, etc.
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21 Jul 2010   #39

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Fizwin7, i just noticed the same thing. They might have gotten rid of it or it my not work in the beta.

BomberAF, yes, the windows firewall is a lot better than it used to be.
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21 Jul 2010   #40
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frzwin7 View Post
When I right click a file, I can't see the "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials..." item. Is this normal?
Wow, same here, tried several different file types, zip, exe and folders and no "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials" option in the right click menu. Something else I've noticed is there is no MSE Icon on the taskbar now.
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