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Windows 7: What might have happened?

21 Jul 2010   #31
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've been reading a lot of articles about both McAfee and MSE lately, so I can tell you everything I have read. McAfee is currently receiving a lot hate world wide for releasing a security update, that on XP SP3 machines, deletes several system files that causes the computer to enter a continuous loop at start up. From the wikipedia article: "he damage was widespread: the University of Michigan's medical school reported that 8,000 of its 25,000 computers crashed. Police in Lexington, Ky., resorted to hand-writing reports and turned off their patrol car terminals as a precaution. Some jails canceled visitation, and Rhode Island hospitals turned away non-trauma patients at emergency rooms and postponed some elective surgeries."

On the other hand, MSE has won PC Advisor's best free software award for 2010. You can also look though the reviews on cnet and other websites where many people have reported getting rid of McAfee and getting MSE over something else. MSE has been commended for its almost never having a false positive. As it is made by Microsoft, no Microsoft files will ever be reported as a virus, which would result in system instability, or the impossibility to boot up at all. After a lot of testing, many feel MSE's heuristic capabilities are sub-par but they are there. I have placed the links to this and other info below.

McAfee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Business News from TheStreet.com
Microsoft Security Essentials rated best free antivirus for Windows
McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2010 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Please note that I usually would not go through so much trouble, but you have been nice enough to ask and smart enough not to do something just because we told you to. Also, I don't believe I added a link that talked about the heuristic capabilities. That is because most articles I found were referring to the old beta from June 2009. I will add an article if I can find a recent one.


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21 Jul 2010   #32
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Since buying 7 ie Oct 09
Thanks richc46,
One more quick question, what led you to use this software?
glennc
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21 Jul 2010   #33
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

This forum.
All the "experts" recommend it. Other software was hit and miss as far as recommendations. It was made just for Windows and I have never seen a BSOD caused by Essentials.
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21 Jul 2010   #34
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks richc46!
So far I haven't seen any BSOD, but it is still early
glennc
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21 Jul 2010   #35
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
What is a SAS Core Service failed to start

Hello,
After one of our fellow members suggested a look at a Administrative Error Event. Here is one that sounds serious. Can anyone give an idea of what is wrong?

What might have happened?-capture.png

This occurred almost immediately or during a reboot.
Thanks for ANY insight into these issues.
glennc


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21 Jul 2010   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would set it to manual or disable (in Services). I don't think you need it. SAS Core Service? - dslreports.com
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21 Jul 2010   #37
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Thats superantispyware. Download and install the latest version.
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21 Jul 2010   #38
gregrocker

 

Uninstall Zonealarm using special tool Jacee linked above. Then install Revo free version and uninstall MucAfee in Advanced mode. Don't restart machine when prompted, instead click Next on Revo to Delete all hidden Registry keys in bold, then Next again to do the same with leftover files. Then restart machine.

Now turn on Windows Firewall and install MSE which takes 30 seconds and requires no settings, allow MSE to update and do its quick scan. You're done.
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21 Jul 2010   #39
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Thats superantispyware. Download and install the latest version.
Dinish, are you sure of that? Have a look at the link in my post above.
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21 Jul 2010   #40
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Thats superantispyware. Download and install the latest version.
Dinish, are you sure of that? Have a look at the link in my post above.
100% sure.
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