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Windows 7: No scan or update reports in MSE

16 May 2010   #1
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
No scan or update reports in MSE

Hello,
I have noticed on W 7 that MSE shows no update or scan records. All of the other AV software I have used shows reports that at least say scan performed, nothing found and/or updates completed successfully with a date shown. Am I missing something? Is there a setting I'm not seeing? Thanks,
John


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16 May 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello John,

MSE has this for me if this is what you meant. Here are some screenshots to help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Last Scan:
-last_scan.jpg

Last Update in MSE:
-last_update.jpg

Last Update viewed in Windows Updates:
-windows_updates.jpg

Scan History:
-scan-history.jpg


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16 May 2010   #3
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

You cleared up the update history, but where you have the red arrows in scan history, I'm not seeing that. I took a screen shot of mine.


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16 May 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's the screen I get after clicking on the View Details button, so no worries.

I forgot that I had this setting unchecked for why I see it and you do not.

-view.jpg


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16 May 2010   #5
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Hello brink do you mind if i ask what your security set up is =D. Along with MSE!
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16 May 2010   #6
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I unchecked that setting and I still see nothing. I haven't seen a view details button.
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16 May 2010   #7
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Just an added note about the Settings image Brink posted.

I am a firm believer in using System Restore before making any system changes. It is a particularly nice feature of Microsoft Security Essentials that the setting to "Create a system restore point before applying actions to detected items." is default. Thus, in the event a false/positive should occur, using System Restore will quickly resolve the issue. I am not aware of any other antivirus software using that feature.
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16 May 2010   #8
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I believe in system restore also. I'm not looking to hack the registery. I'm just looking for reports and log files in MSE, so I'm confused about your reply.
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17 May 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
I unchecked that setting and I still see nothing. I haven't seen a view details button.
Did you click on the Save Changes button after unchecking it?

As far as the reports go, you will not see any entries unless MSE actually found a thread and you either allowed, quarantined, or deleted it.
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17 May 2010   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevinsilhouette View Post
Hello brink do you mind if i ask what your security set up is =D. Along with MSE!
Hello Kevin,

I use:
  • MSE
  • Avast Antivirus free edition
  • Windows Firewall
  • built-in hardware firewall in router
  • and avoiding dodgy sites and links.
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