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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials hangs up.

12 Sep 2015   #1
seanD43

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials hangs up.

Hey guys, thought i'd throw this out there. MSE will not complete a full scan, runs for 22-28 mins and hangs up. Does not hang up on the same file. Will run a full scan in safe mode. Hitman Pro found a couple of threats and eset found a couple. It is clean now but will still not run through. Any help would really appreciated.


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12 Sep 2015   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Will MSE update?
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12 Sep 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I personally have switched to Panda on all 3 machines from MSE
MSE has always been too slow to scan pretty much as slow as windows defender and neither has ever blocked or found anything in all the years of using it.

Which is my advise remove MSE and use something else
Uninstall from uninstall a program and use this too just to be sure it's gone cleanly as possible,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2483120

I would never advice using MSE unless a person also has Malwarebytes Premium = Not free.
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12 Sep 2015   #4
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

There was a batch of updates within the last month pushed out by MS that has caused issues with several folks (but not all)then not being able to complete a full MSSE scan.

I'd do a search at MS or google for 'Microsoft update breaks MSSE' or similar...
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12 Sep 2015   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

In your 'system specs' you have listed:
Antivirus Panda/ Malwarebytes Pro/ Superantispyware Pro
Browser ie10 & Pale moon

MSE will definitely hang if you're using another Antivirus (Panda). Mbam pro and Superantispyware Pro are fine, but don't use both in 'real time'! They will cause a sloooow computer if you don't have a better than average Internet speed.

IE 10 is out-dated so you should be using IE 11 for important security updates to your computer.
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12 Sep 2015   #6
seanD43

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I figured it out. It was an optional update. I haven't been too impressed with MSE. I really like Hitman Pro but it's not free and it's a second opinion malware. I also use Malwarebyte but not the pro. I use Chrome and not IE. Is Panda the way to go? I wouldn't mind trying a new antivirus.
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13 Sep 2015   #7
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've been using 360TS for about a year, and, could not be happier; with it's bundled tools, it's pretty much like CCleaner added in with it, and, they've even added a bundled software firewall if you wish.
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15 Sep 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seanD43 View Post
. Is Panda the way to go? I wouldn't mind trying a new antivirus.
Yes Panda is well worth looking at closer
So far it's working pretty well although the mobile platform is annoying :/
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