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Windows 7: Security Essentials Screensaver Scans Your Computer on Screensaver Act

08 Oct 2010   #1
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 
Security Essentials Screensaver Scans Your Computer on Screensaver Act

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Windows: Security Essentials Screensaver scans your computer using Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft's excellent anti-malware tool) whenever your screensaver activates.

The screensaver comes in two flavors, graphical and non-graphical. The graphical one displays the Microsoft Security Essentials logo and the non-graphic one simply blanks the screen like the default windows "Blank" screensaver. Scanning pauses when you return back to work.
Security Essentials Screensaver Scans Your Computer on Screensaver Activation


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08 Oct 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 
Security Essentials Screensaver scans for viruses while your computer

Security Essentials Screensaver scans for viruses while your computer is idle

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If you are a Microsoft Security Essentials user and want to get this cool feature in MSE too, here is the solution. Jwils876 from Deviantart has created a screensaver which is pretty much similar to the Avast screensaver.
Read more: Automatically Scan Your PC With Microsoft Security Essentials When System Is Idle
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08 Oct 2010   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

That's pretty cool, Thanks Dinesh.
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08 Oct 2010   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

You're welcome Derek.
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08 Oct 2010   #5
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Uh, when i installed the screensaver there is no preview or test. It does open up a command prompt after the 1 min idle like i told it too. Hmm wonder why i can't get the screen saver to open. I triple checked the instructions and I seem follow them good. Any one else have this problem? or he says it works with beta but i am gonna try on stable release.
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09 Oct 2010   #6
DaveSeven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Does anyone know when the stable MSE release is due?
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09 Oct 2010   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveSeven View Post
Does anyone know when the stable MSE release is due?
This one is stable,

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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09 Oct 2010   #8
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveSeven View Post
Does anyone know when the stable MSE release is due?
What stable release? The newest stable version of MSE is 1.0.2498.0. If you're pertaining to MSE 2 Beta, still no date as to when would a stable MSE 2 be released.
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09 Oct 2010   #9
DaveSeven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Francis93 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveSeven View Post
Does anyone know when the stable MSE release is due?
What stable release? The newest stable version of MSE is 1.0.2498.0. If you're pertaining to MSE 2 Beta, no, there's date as to the final release of MSE 2 as of now.
Yeah, sorry I should have been more specific. I meant the Beta. I'm using the stable release.
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