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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials: Upgrade

14 Oct 2010   #21
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
I've been running MSE 2 beta when I see they just updated version 1. Now what to do? 2 beta has been working well but now I wonder if I'm better protected with the updated v1 or the older 2 beta...
The public version of Microsoft Security Essentials and the Ongoing beta verison of it both get the same definition updates. So you are not at more risk with the ongoing beta.


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14 Oct 2010   #22
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Thanks Steven! Good to know!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
I've been running MSE 2 beta when I see they just updated version 1. Now what to do? 2 beta has been working well but now I wonder if I'm better protected with the updated v1 or the older 2 beta...
The public version of Microsoft Security Essentials and the Ongoing beta verison of it both get the same definition updates. So you are not at more risk with the ongoing beta.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #23
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
I've been running MSE 2 beta when I see they just updated version 1. Now what to do? 2 beta has been working well but now I wonder if I'm better protected with the updated v1 or the older 2 beta...
v2 older ?
is it ?

oops, i thought that v2 was newer than v1....

MSE v2:
Security Essentials Version: 2.0.375.0
Antimalware Client Version: 3.0.6509.0
Engine Version: 1.1.6201.0
Antivirus definition: 1.91.1759.0
Antispyware definition: 1.91.1759.0

actually, as you can see v2 has a newer version of the Antimalware Client than v1...
and itīs the same definition files as v1.

have you never looked under settings, realtime protection ?
v2-beta also offers MORE protection than v1, take a look at the last option:
"Enable network protection against exploits of known vulnerabilities".

the only "risk" is that a beta might cause problems...
anyway, iīve been running v2-beta together with EAM since it was released, and i havenīt noticed any "real" problems at all,
the only thing iīve seen is that the taskbar-icon is sometimes missing, but that also happens with v1.
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14 Oct 2010   #24
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Hi Hackerman1,

The new version 1 just came out this week. The 2 beta I had installed was from a couple of months ago if I remember right. I know the 2 beta does do some thing more than version 1 but one thing it doesn't have is a command line scanner capability.

I have my security set up similar to yours except I used Avast 5 free as my real time scanner and use MSE on demand. I have written a script and converted it to a scr screensaver that runs MSE quick scan and then my preferred screensaver.

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hi !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
I've been running MSE 2 beta when I see they just updated version 1. Now what to do? 2 beta has been working well but now I wonder if I'm better protected with the updated v1 or the older 2 beta...
v2 older ?
is it ?

oops, i thought that v2 was newer than v1....

MSE v2:
Security Essentials Version: 2.0.375.0
Antimalware Client Version: 3.0.6509.0
Engine Version: 1.1.6201.0
Antivirus definition: 1.91.1759.0
Antispyware definition: 1.91.1759.0

actually, as you can see v2 has a newer version of the Antimalware Client than v1...
and itīs the same definition files as v1.

have you never looked under settings, realtime protection ?
v2-beta also offers MORE protection than v1, take a look at the last option:
"Enable network protection against exploits of known vulnerabilities".

the only "risk" is that a beta might cause problems...
anyway, iīve been running v2-beta together with EAM since it was released, and i havenīt noticed any "real" problems at all,
the only thing iīve seen is that the taskbar-icon is sometimes missing, but that also happens with v1.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #25
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
Hi Hackerman1,

The new version 1 just came out this week. The 2 beta I had installed was from a couple of months ago if I remember right.I know the 2 beta does do some thing more than version 1 but one thing it doesn't have is a command line scanner capability.

I have my security set up similar to yours except I used Avast 5 free as my real time scanner and use MSE on demand. I have written a script and converted it to a scr screensaver that runs MSE quick scan and then my preferred screensaver.
yes, MSE v2-beta was released some time ago, but itīs engine etc. has been updated since then, if i remember correctly there was an update not long ago.

MSE has a "command line scanner" !
open a command shell & run "MpCmdRun.exe /?", there is a lot of options available....

i have both MSE & EAM with realtime-protection.
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14 Oct 2010   #26
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Yes, I run the MpCmdRun.exe from version 1. In the 2 beta, I could not find MpCmdRun.exe.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

MSE has a "command line scanner" !
open a command shell & run "MpCmdRun.exe /?", there is a lot of options available....

i have both MSE & EAM with realtime-protection.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #27
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
Yes, I run the MpCmdRun.exe from version 1. In the 2 beta, I could not find MpCmdRun.exe.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

MSE has a "command line scanner" !
open a command shell & run "MpCmdRun.exe /?", there is a lot of options available....

i have both MSE & EAM with realtime-protection.
you could not find MpCmdRun.exe ?
really ?

with a standard installation, the path is: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpCmdRun.exe"
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14 Oct 2010   #28
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Interesting. Maybe I need to try a reinstall of 2 beta. I looked in that path and neither the .exe or the .dll existed in 2 beta as they do in v1.

[QUOTE=hackerman1;1014063]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
Yes, I run the MpCmdRun.exe from version 1. In the 2 beta, I could not find MpCmdRun.exe.



you could not find MpCmdRun.exe ?
really ?

with a standard installation, the path is: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpCmdRun.exe"
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14 Oct 2010   #29
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

[QUOTE=Subsonic;1014081]Interesting. Maybe I need to try a reinstall of 2 beta. I looked in that path and neither the .exe or the .dll existed in 2 beta as they do in v1.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
Yes, I run the MpCmdRun.exe from version 1. In the 2 beta, I could not find MpCmdRun.exe.



you could not find MpCmdRun.exe ?
really ?

with a standard installation, the path is: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpCmdRun.exe"
i looked at your system specs, you are running W7-64.
maybe itīs somewhere else on a 64-bit system ?

anyway, do a search for it....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2010   #30
Subsonic

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

That was it! I re-upgraded to version 2 beta and did a search for MpCmdRun.exe. Its default path in x64 is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\AntiMalware\. I re-wrote my script, re-compiled into a screensaver and it now works fine. Sometimes we need to be prodded to take that one more step! THANKS!

Rep added!

[QUOTE=hackerman1;1014125]hi !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Subsonic View Post
Interesting. Maybe I need to try a reinstall of 2 beta. I looked in that path and neither the .exe or the .dll existed in 2 beta as they do in v1.



i looked at your system specs, you are running W7-64.
maybe itīs somewhere else on a 64-bit system ?

anyway, do a search for it....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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