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Windows 7: MS-Essentials-claims-I-haven't-scanned-in-a-while fail

17 Oct 2010   #1

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
MS-Essentials-claims-I-haven't-scanned-in-a-while fail

According to MS Security Essentials, my PC is at risk because I "haven't scanned in a while" (i.e. five hours ago). How often does this thing think I should scan? It's a bug, right?

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17 Oct 2010   #2

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When and how often does this notice appear? Immediately after startup or when you're in the middle of doing something? Does the notice disappear after a bit and things change to a green (protected) status or do you have to re-scan your machine? If the notice appears immediately upon startup it's possible you're just experiencing a bit of lag time before MSE fully loads. Especially if it disappears on its own.

If you recently scanned your machine but then install a system image (for example) the MSE will tell you you're unprotected, need to update, need to rescan, etc.
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19 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

If you go to the settings tab you can turn off auto scans. Mine did that for a while and i turned it off and it has stopped doing it. hope that works for you!
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