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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials


23 Jun 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi all,

Just lately I have noticed that evertime I login to my Windows 7, Microsoft Security Essentials is telling me that I may be potentially unprotected! This never used to happen....I scan my pc and it always comes back clean..... just getting this potentially unprotected warning everytime doesn't seem right... I think It's been like this since the flame problem and since microsoft pushed out many security updates on the last patch Tuesday

Is anyone else getting this?

Thanks

Sam

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23 Jun 2012   #2

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Are you by chance using CCleaner? If so, you need to go to the applications tab & uncheck MS AntiMalware.

If that's not the cause, it probably wouldn't hurt to D/L Windows Defender Offline on another PC, make the disk & run it at boot up on your PC:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...fender-offline
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23 Jun 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Just running a full scan again....when it's done i'll post results......Thanks Borg386
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23 Jun 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Ok...not sure if this would have been a problem in MS Security Essentials, but I had some quarantined nastys...I've removed them now and I'll post results if the problem persists... Just one question! should you delete quarantined items?
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23 Jun 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

out of interest what version are you using, the current version is 4.0.1526.0
you can find the version number by the help dropdown /about security essentials
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23 Jun 2012   #6

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
4.0.1526.0

I have version 4.0.1526.0...thanks
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23 Jun 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
Ok...not sure if this would have been a problem in MS Security Essentials, but I had some quarantined nastys...I've removed them now and I'll post results if the problem persists... Just one question! should you delete quarantined items?
Sammy,
Yes ,always delete the quarantined items.

karl
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24 Jun 2012   #8

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hopefully that was the cause & it's sorted. If not, post back & let us know. Might be advisable to run a scan with Malwarebytes just to be sure, run a full system scan. The free version will work fine.

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer
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25 Jun 2012   #9

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Still the same

Hi all,

still had the same problem with MS Security Essentials so I've now removed it and put AVG free on there.

Thanks
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25 Jun 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Specifically, what problem do you have with MSE?
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