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Windows 7: MSE corrupted


02 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
MSE corrupted

My Microsoft Security Essentials has become corrupted. It cannot install updates, it can't be uninstalled 'cause it can't find one of its files, and Revo Uninstaller doesn't even list it as being on my system. It may have been corrupted ever since my last Repair Install last week, so restore points are probably not an option...

Any ideas? Thanks!

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02 Dec 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
My Microsoft Security Essentials has become corrupted. It cannot install updates, it can't be uninstalled 'cause it can't find one of its files, and Revo Uninstaller doesn't even list it as being on my system. It may have been corrupted ever since my last Repair Install last week, so restore points are probably not an option...

Any ideas? Thanks!
How about system image? Possibly one was made since the problem?

Edit: How about trying to reinstall?
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02 Dec 2009   #3

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

It's a long shot, but tried to reinstall over it?

Does the installer have a Repair option like WLE?
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02 Dec 2009   #4

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Tried that already. Unfortunately, it tells me to uninstall the original version before installing the new... and there is no repair option listed. But a good try! Thanks! Points for you!
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02 Dec 2009   #5

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Go to search look for MSE and manually delete everything you can find, then reinstall.
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02 Dec 2009   #6

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Go to search look for MSE and manually delete everything you can find, then reinstall.

And try do a quick sweep of the Registry manually, just to make sure if you try and install it, it wont try and refer to a file in the registry to see if its already installed.
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02 Dec 2009   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

What do you think will happen, if you change the name of MSE, put it in a folder and then try to delete?
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02 Dec 2009   #8

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Ain't this grand! I replaced MSE from my backup using Acronis, now I have no internet access at all. (I'm using my laptop to write this.) I am getting seriously pissed off.

I have had nothing but trouble with this installation. The RC7100 was great, this release is a dog.

First the Event viewer went down, then the installer crapped out. Now MSE is corrupted. I'm sick to death of Repair Installs and restore points. I'm gonna do a clean install, and that better clear up every single issue permanently.

Later guys... I'm off to waste a couple of evenings reinstalling everything. I'm not going to keep chasing bugs around this installation.
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02 Dec 2009   #9

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you do a clean install in the first place? and Good luck.
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02 Dec 2009   #10

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Did you do a clean install in the first place? and Good luck.
Yes, a clean install from x7100 to x7600 back in October.
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