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Windows 7: MSE always saying I need to do a scan

27 Jan 2012   #1
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 
MSE always saying I need to do a scan

I use Microsoft Security Essentials. I have it set to do a Quick scan every day at 3PM as my computer is almost always on then. I assume it's working but can't check as that information does not seem to be logged anywhere.

Every couple days the MSE icon in the taskbar turns orange indicating I have not done a scan in a while when it should have been done the previous day, certainly several times in the last week or so.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled MSE but it doesn't make any difference.

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this. It's not a problem, just an annoyance.


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27 Jan 2012   #2
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Are you using the latest version of it?
2.1.1.1116
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ity-essentials
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27 Jan 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That may be because the system was not on at 3PM that day or the previous day. Just don't set it to scan at a set time.
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27 Jan 2012   #4
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Have you tried running a full scan at least once?
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27 Jan 2012   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I do not know how to help your problem but it does show at the bottom the last time a scan was done.
Jerry
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27 Jan 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I use Microsoft Security Essentials. I have it set to do a Quick scan every day at 3PM as my computer is almost always on then. I assume it's working but can't check as that information does not seem to be logged anywhere.

Every couple days the MSE icon in the taskbar turns orange indicating I have not done a scan in a while when it should have been done the previous day, certainly several times in the last week or so.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled MSE but it doesn't make any difference.

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this. It's not a problem, just an annoyance.
I have the same issue

I have set auto scans to Wednesday at 3 pm. My PC is nearly always on at that hour.

Periodically, my icon will go orange and I am forced to scan manually.

This did NOT occur on the earliest versions of MSE.

I am using 2.1.1116.0.

I just live with it and do manual scans when forced to.
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27 Jan 2012   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Are you using CCleaner? Or some other cleaning program?
The problem could be as simple as cleaning the log files MSE uses.
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27 Jan 2012   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Are you using CCleaner? Or some other cleaning program?
The problem could be as simple as cleaning the log files MSE uses.
I do occasionally use CCleaner--I'll investigate to see if there is any correlation.
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27 Jan 2012   #9
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The only other thing I can think of is to place a check in the box of......Check for the latest virus and spyware definitions before running a scheduled scan.

I too think it's a quirk, that occurs from time to time.
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27 Jan 2012   #10
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

You could also try reinstalling MSE.
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