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Windows 7: MSE: definitions current, but still "potentially unprotected"??

13 Jan 2011   #21

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

I've seen my MSE behave like this for some months now, and I've been on the cutting edge constantly (running the latest betas). I think version 2 really cares about the scanning and wants you to care about it too.

Now, it's a bit difficult 4 me to check cause my system with MSE is a couple of 10s of clicks away from me, but if I remember well there is an option in MSE not to scan unless the computer is idle. Now, if you turn off your computer when you're not actively using it, that option would explain the lack of scanning you've seen.

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13 Jan 2011   #22
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

My earlier version went orange every week if I didn't scan.

This one hasn't because I haven't forgotten yet.

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13 Jan 2011   #23

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
............... if I remember well there is an option in MSE not to scan unless the computer is idle. Now, if you turn off your computer when you're not actively using it, that option would explain the lack of scanning you've seen.
The wording is "start the scheduled scan only when my computer is on but not in use".

Which does not necessarily explain what would happen in all possible cases.

I have just freshly installed and have scanning completely turned off. We shall see what happens.

I can't recall the setting I had on that switch in my earlier install---most likely the default.

I do turn my PC off for 6 or 8 hours every day. The scanning schedule is obviously worse than useless if it isn't smart enough to work around that.
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13 Jan 2011   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Why not just run a quick scan that takes under a min? Seems that you are chasing a problem that doesn't need chasing................. To each their own though.
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