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Windows 7: Is it possible that my MSE uninstalled itself?

22 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
I had already re-installed MSE and a quick scan was clean. I was in the midst of a full scan, but I will download and let AVG do that...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
If MSE is running fine, uninstall AVG. You should never have two AVs running at the same time. Even if its not doing a quick scan or full scan, it is still running. The AVG suggestion was for if MSE would not run. As it is now running, my guess would be that it was a fluke. Uninstall AVG and leave MSE running.
I agree with Petey's comments and would add two things to the mix.

First, does another family member has access to the computer and could they have uninstalled MSE?

Second, particularly if no one else has access to the computer, I suggestion you scan the computer with your on-board anti-malware software. If you do not have an alternate scanner, please do the following:

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, be sure Quick scan is selected, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, EXCEPT items in System Restore as shown in this sample:
  • Click Remove Selected.
  • If anything is found by MBAM, please post the contents of that file in your next reply.

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