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Windows 7: Why is MSE starting deactivated and then activating moments later?

02 Aug 2010   #1
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Why is MSE starting deactivated and then activating moments later?

When I log on to my desktop notice that the MSE icon is red, but if give it a minute it turns green. Does this mean that MSE does not provide true protection while booting?

Are there other free anti-virus programs that will offer protection while booting?




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02 Aug 2010   #2
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

I would also be interested to know if MSE protects my PC while it is booting.



Steve
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02 Aug 2010   #3
marsmimar

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Very interesting question. The MSE icon on my Win 7 Pro laptop is green immediately upon booting. But it's red for a second or two on my desktop with XP Pro. Both comps show that MSE is set to run at startup (as verified by checking services.msc and msconfig.) Shouldn't this mean MSE is protecting regardless of icon color? Hope one of the forum experts offers some input.
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02 Aug 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

It may be validating the install before activating...
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02 Aug 2010   #5
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
It may be validating the install before activating...
and in doing so it is leaving my system vulnerable for a time?
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02 Aug 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

for maybe a second or two....
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02 Aug 2010   #7
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
for maybe a second or two....
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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02 Aug 2010   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Easy to fix though, dont connect to the internet until MSE is active...
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02 Aug 2010   #9
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Easy to fix though, dont connect to the internet until MSE is active...
stop ruining my day!
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02 Aug 2010   #10
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Rolo don't be so paranoid man Don't you have any other protection installed ?


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