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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials download (86 and 64)

21 Feb 2013   #1
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials download (86 and 64)

Download Free MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) from this link:
Download Microsoft Security Essentials from Official Microsoft Download Center

*SAVE* it to "downloads", do not select run! ... Right click on the download, once completed, right click and choose to run as Administrator. Let MSE update and scan your files.

It should automatically update itself, but if it doesn't, either manually update it or update through Windows Updates.


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17 Mar 2013   #2
whkrems

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I didn't do that "Save to downloads"when I installed MSE, should I uninstall/reinstall?
The issue i'm having now is BSOD when trying to do full scan.

BTW, what is the difference between "Save to Downloads and Run as Administrator" and just clicking "Run". ]

Update! Got rid of BSOD (Blue Screen) when attempting full scan with Microsoft Security Essentials.
Deleted all files here:
C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\windows\recent\AutomaticDestinations\
One file was causing the BSOD, when I tried to open it with notepad almost locked up computer.
Maybe could have just deleted the one file.
I found where to look for the cause when I noticed MSE wasn't progressing and showed scanning: C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\windows
\recent\AutomaticDestinations\
AutomaticDestinations and CustomDestinations are Super Hidden, Have to type in Windows Explorer "C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\windows
\recent\AutomaticDestinations\" and "C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations\" to view them.
I left all files in "CustomDestinations\".
Got a full scan with no BSOD.
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01 Nov 2013   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease v4.4.207.0

Date published: 10/19/2013

The Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease program allows users to run the latest & greatest versions of Security Essentials before they are publicy available.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If your computer is already running a version of Microsoft Security Essentials, you will have to uninstall that version first, then install the prerelease version available for download on this page.

Microsoft Download Center
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11 Nov 2013   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials (November 11, 2013) Version 4.4.0304.0 Final Release.

Download Microsoft Security Essentials from Official Microsoft Download Center
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