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Windows 7: Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available

21 Jul 2010   #41
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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When I right click a file, I can't see the "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials..." item. Is this normal?
Which file is it?
Any file. EXEs, pictures, documents, etc.
Not with me. MSE is scanning al types of files.


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21 Jul 2010   #42
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I can confirm that on my windows 7 x64 PC and XP x86 PC, both with the beta version of MSE, that there is no "Scan with Microsoft Security Essential" right click menu option. I tried several different file types and it's not there. Also on both PCs the MSE Icon is missing from the taskbar. Once I went back to the non beta version the right click menu "scan with" option was back. The taskbar icon was also back on the XP PC. I had to use the Pin To Taskbar option to get it back on my win 7 PC. I'll be going back to the non beta version on all my PCs. I consider this beta version a "fail".
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21 Jul 2010   #43
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Any date for final release?
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21 Jul 2010   #44
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I have not had it leave the taskbar yet. I think I'm still going to stick with it for the time being.

Looked on the MS website. The lack of the context menu option is a slight bug where a certain DLL does not run. Open an elevated command prompt Run the following command: regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\shellext.dll"

Here is the link to where I found the fix: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...e-6b7923f5a60f
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21 Jul 2010   #45
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for that Petey.
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21 Jul 2010   #46
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I don't know if it factors into this or not (missing right click menu option), but when I went to the beta I let it do an upgrade. Going back I un-installed the beta before installing the non beta MSE.
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21 Jul 2010   #47
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I don't think it would make a difference, although MS.com does recommend removing ANY antivirus program on the computer before installing. I think we have just found our first bug with it. Otherwise, it seems to run fine.
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21 Jul 2010   #48
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frzwin7 View Post
When I right click a file, I can't see the "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials..." item. Is this normal?
On my test Windows XP VM it does show up (see attached).


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Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available-mse_beta_wxp_vm.jpg  
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21 Jul 2010   #49
toughbook

 
 

I got it downloaded last night ok. I used to use this when it 1st came out, then went back to Norton 4.0. My concerns were that MSE never, ever found 1 problem in about 6 months of usage. After I installed my Norton back on there it was catching stuff for sure. This kinda concerns me????

I will wait and see if the Beta catches anything. MSE actually takes up more RAM than my Norton did?
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21 Jul 2010   #50
dood

Win7/XP
 
 

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When I right click a file, I can't see the "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials..." item. Is this normal?
Wow, same here, tried several different file types, zip, exe and folders and no "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials" option in the right click menu. Something else I've noticed is there is no MSE Icon on the taskbar now.
You must be infected...
(Good job MS...)
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