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Forum: System Security 26 Dec 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By ColMac
Microsoft Security Essentials Freezes

I had this happen to me once. The file that it was stuck on was very large (hundreds of megabytes) and compressed (like a .zip file but some other packing scheme, maybe .cab).

I went into MSE...
Forum: System Security 26 Dec 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By ColMac
Microsoft Security Essentials Freezes

I had this happen to me once. The file that it was stuck on was very large (hundreds of megabytes) and compressed (like a .zip file but some other packing scheme, maybe .cab).

I went into MSE...
Forum: System Security 26 Dec 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By ColMac
Microsoft Security Essentials Freezes

This time (and I can't guarantee it's the same file every time) it's hung up on C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\dberr.txt

My list of installed updates doesn't seem to include KB3004394
...
Forum: System Security 26 Dec 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By ColMac
Microsoft Security Essentials Freezes

Thank you. That would be probably worst case, but I'll try that if a quicker fix isn't suggested.
Forum: System Security 25 Dec 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By ColMac
Microsoft Security Essentials Freezes

When I attempt to run a Full Scan with MSE, the scan freezes at 133666 Items scanned and the Time elapsed freezes at 00:14:06. Is there a fix?
Forum: System Security 09 Jul 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By ColMac
Windows Defender Turns Itself Off

1) As suggested by Jacee on 7/6, I have finally downloaded and run a scan using ADwCleaner. The scan results include the recommendation to uninstall WinZip Registry Optimizer, which I would prefer...
Forum: System Security 08 Jul 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By ColMac
Windows Defender Turns Itself Off

I have some work to do, in response to your most helpful posts. Which I will do.

I also have a question:

There seems to be consensus that Windows Security Essentials will turn off /...
Forum: System Security 06 Jul 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By ColMac
Windows Defender Turns Itself Off

Results of DDS scan:


UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Boot...
Forum: System Security 06 Jul 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By ColMac
Windows defender Turns Itself Off

First, thanks to all of you who have pitched in and are trying to help. I do need help, and your efforts are appreciated. An item or two:

I uninstalled the McAfee antivirus programs...
Forum: System Security 03 Jul 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By ColMac
Windows Defender Turns Itself Off

When I attempt to run sfc /scannow I am advised, "You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility."

I am the onlyh user of this PC, and I am the...
Forum: System Security 03 Jul 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By ColMac
Windows Defender Turns Itself Off

OBTW, when I attempt to go there, I am advised, "Windows Security Center can't be started."

Results from running Security Check (and I believe I uninstalled the McAfee software six or eight...
Forum: System Security 02 Jul 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By ColMac
Windows Defender Turns Itself Off

andrew129260:

Thank you. Here's what I got:

***************************************************************

Farbar Service Scanner Version: 10-06-2014
Ran by LAPTOP2 (administrator) on...
Forum: System Security 02 Jul 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,002
Posted By ColMac
Windows Defender Turns Itself Off

Nine times out of ten, when I log off, or when the screen saver kicks in, Windows Defender turns itself off.


Possibly, this is a malfunction built into my Dell Inspiron 5720 laptop, which has...
Forum: System Security 02 Mar 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 4,257
Posted By ColMac
Windows Defender Turns Off

Fair enough. If I don't need it, there's no point in running it, is there? Thanks!
Forum: System Security 28 Feb 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 4,257
Posted By ColMac
Windows Defender Turns Off

Windows Defender keeps getting turned off, particularly when I shut down.

I am also running Microsoft Security Essentials.

Does Microsoft Security Essentials turn off Windows Defender, or...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Oct 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,846
Posted By ColMac
Well, yes, I am using a wireless mouse. I also...

Well, yes, I am using a wireless mouse. I also operate my Dell desktop, which also uses Windows 7 Home Premium, and McAfee Antivirus Plus, using a wireless mouse, and do not experience the problem...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Oct 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,846
Posted By ColMac
Anything running in the background came as...

Anything running in the background came as manufacturer's standard software. I have added nothing that did not come with the original purchase except MS Office, McAfee Anti-Virus Plus, and a couple...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Oct 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,846
Posted By ColMac
Screen Saver Turns Off

The computer is 10 dys old. The problem came with it.

Dell Tech Support is NOT the place to go for help: hence my posting here.
Forum: General Discussion 09 Oct 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,846
Posted By ColMac
Screen Saver Shuts Itself Off

I'm running MS Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell laptop.

Nomally, the screen saver works as expected. About half the time, after I log off and shut down, the screen saver is not enabled when I...
Forum: Microsoft Office 28 Jun 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By ColMac
Can't Display Recent Messages in Word 2010

I am running CCleaner. I have not run it since upgrading from Office 2007 To Office 2010 yesterday. Just now I went to CCleaner/Applications and unchecked both 2007 and 2010.

I'm still unable...
Forum: Microsoft Office 27 Jun 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By ColMac
Can't Display Recent Messages in Word 2010

The thread
Click the File tab.
Under Help, click Options.
Click Advanced.
Under Display, in the Show this number of Recent Documents list, click the number of files that you want to display....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Jan 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,414
Posted By ColMac
How Can I Re-Format. . .

First of all, thanks to all of you for your advice and suggestions.

I believe I have a hardware failure.

In addition to trying to follow your advisories, I have downloaded, installed,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jan 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,414
Posted By ColMac
How Can I Re-Format Stick Memory

The stick memory (officially, I suppose it's a USB flash memory card) is the F Drive on the attached screen shot.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jan 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,414
Posted By ColMac
No Joy

I previously formatted the stick to FAT32.

Downloaded, installed, and ran the SD Card Formatter.

The stick is still set to 1 MB.

Thank you both for trying to help!
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jan 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,414
Posted By ColMac
How Can I Re-Format A Memory Stick?

I installed and formatted a Maxell 32 GB USB memory stick in my Dell computer which has a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system. Saved many photos on it, and then removed it. Today I...
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