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Windows 7: Microsoft security essentials

24 Nov 2010   #1
7up

windows 7 pro
 
 
Microsoft security essentials

Running windows 7 Pro. Have had microsoft security essentials installed for about a yer. Starting today when the computer starts the green icon is there with a check mark. If I put my mouse on the icon it disappears. Uninstalled and reinstalled security essentials. Same thing. Anyone else having this problem or how to fix. Thanks


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24 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

i have a check mark, too. I thought that it meant that you were protected.
If im wrong, I would like antother to expalain, too.
My check mark does not disappear, however.

What disappears the check or icon?
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24 Nov 2010   #3
7up

windows 7 pro
 
 

Both. Not listed in task manager that I can see. Weird. If I double click the MSE shortcut, the window flashes on for a second and goes away and the icon by the clock re-appears. But if I put the mouse on the icon it disappears.
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24 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Can you put your cursor on it and keep it there long enough to say protected?
Review, Microsoft Security Essentials | PCMech
What color is it?
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24 Nov 2010   #5
7up

windows 7 pro
 
 

It is green. After reboot I can put it there and it says protected, and then it just disappears
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24 Nov 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you still feel that there is a problem after my last post try this
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
Do not uncheck security essentials, perform the rest of the test as described.

Go to search type notificatons
in notifications look for mse
Make sure it is set to show icon always
Then get out of notifications and then go to search type Microsoft Security Ess
and click till it activates. Are you working ok, now?
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