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Windows 7: Uninstalling MSE

18 Nov 2014   #1
hawgwash

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 
Uninstalling MSE

If I uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials, will it take all the (MSE) updates with it?


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18 Nov 2014   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Updates for MSE become part of MSE. Everything should be removed. If they are not they would not cause any problems other than take up space.
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18 Nov 2014   #3
hawgwash

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

"...take up space."
That's why I asked.
Thanks Richc46
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18 Nov 2014   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Everything should go with the uninstall
After the uninstall put Microsoft Security Essentials into search and see if anything comes up.
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18 Nov 2014   #5
hawgwash

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

Nada, thanks again
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18 Nov 2014   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If something does come up. Download the free Ccleaner, use it once a week to stay crap free. It would remove the updates if any.
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18 Nov 2014   #7
hawgwash

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

Now that the first question is taken care of and you raised another one, I don't feel bad about taking my own thread off topic.
CCleaner...
I've used it many times over the years but have never been really at ease with it. So many options.
Do you know of a good, thorough tutorial on how to properly use and get the most out of CCleaner?
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18 Nov 2014   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Do not need a tutorial. Use it to remove everything, BUT do not touch the registry.
https://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleaner/using-ccleaner
No need to touch registry, it can only cause problems, even if suggested by Ccleaner
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18 Nov 2014   #9
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

There is one here by Andrew if you prefer a Tutorial: CCleaner - Delete Junk Files

But exactly what you decide to clean is up to you, although the default pre-selected stuff should be fine.
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18 Nov 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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