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Windows 7: MSE not sure if real time protection is working


27 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juxhin View Post
I personally think MSE sucks cause its a free antivirus and as a free it has a low detection rate.
I sugest you Avira as a free antivirus and kaspersky or avast as a paid one you choose.
And never use 2 antiviruses in the same time.
I bet there would be a lot of Users who would disagree with that statment including me


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27 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juxhin View Post
I personally think MSE sucks cause its a free antivirus and as a free it has a low detection rate.
I sugest you Avira as a free antivirus and kaspersky or avast as a paid one you choose.
And never use 2 antiviruses in the same time.
I bet there would be a lot of Users who would disagree with that statment including me
And me. Its been a great experience so far.

The "It's free so it can't be good" argument is absolutely not valid, at least in MSE's case.

@colinw:

Why don't you try the EICAR test?

If every time you create a file containing the test string (create a text file, paste the string and try to save it as "EICAR.COM" (quotes must be included, as otherwise notepad will save it as EICAR.COM.txt), you will get an Access Denied message from MSE, if RT protection is running fine.

If this does not work, maybe try uninstalling and re-installing MSE?

Download the EICAR test file from here. Multiple versions are available. If you choose to download the COM (either as such or in the zipped file) version, MSE should not let you do so at all.

If you choose the text file version, scroll down the document till you get to the test string, select it and copy it to a new empty text document, and try to save it as mentioned above.

Let us know how this goes.
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27 Jan 2010   #13

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juxhin View Post
I personally think MSE sucks cause its a free antivirus and as a free it has a low detection rate.
I sugest you Avira as a free antivirus and kaspersky or avast as a paid one you choose.
And never use 2 antiviruses in the same time.
I bet there would be a lot of Users who would disagree with that statment including me
And me. Its been a great experience so far.

The "It's free so it can't be good" argument is absolutely not valid, at least in MSE's case.

@colinw:

Why don't you try the EICAR test?

If every time you create a file containing the test string (create a text file, paste the string and try to save it as "EICAR.COM" (quotes must be included, as otherwise notepad will save it as EICAR.COM.txt), you will get an Access Denied message from MSE, if RT protection is running fine.

If this does not work, maybe try uninstalling and re-installing MSE?

Download the EICAR test file from here. Multiple versions are available. If you choose to download the COM (either as such or in the zipped file) version, MSE should not let you do so at all.

If you choose the text file version, scroll down the document till you get to the test string, select it and copy it to a new empty text document, and try to save it as mentioned above.

Let us know how this goes.
Hi pillainp

Thanks for that, yes i tried that test and it worked fine.

So why does MSE not see a hidden autorun.inf and svchost.exe file on a pen drive, even after i scan it ?

And why did it not detect and clean my trojans and java exploits which i had on two partitions. ?

Thanks for that anyway, at least it proves it is working.
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27 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome.

Do you have any special permissions in effect on any of those drives?
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27 Jan 2010   #15

windows 7
 
 

Hi Pillainp,

No not really. I have a dual boot laptop with xp on one partition for work, and win 7 64 bit on another partition for home, and then one more partition for everything else.

thanks
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27 Jan 2010   #16

windows 7
 
 

I have attached a screenshot showing the files that MSE did'nt pick up at all via the real time checking. Only picked them up by scanning my partitions.

Ignor the top two on the list, that was the test i done earlier where real time did actually work.

Thanks


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MSE not sure if real time protection is working-virus-list.jpg  
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27 Jan 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Was that pen drive NTFS formatted?

Maybe you should also try Microsoft Answers' MSE discussions.

[Mods please delete link if pointers to other forums are unacceptable]
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27 Jan 2010   #18

windows 7
 
 

no fat32
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27 Jan 2010   #19

windows 7
 
 

ok thanks i will have a look on the link.

Thanks for your all your help anyway.
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27 Jan 2010   #20

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Instead of putting yourself through all this angst, why not find an AV program that you trust??
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