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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials Issues

22 Jul 2011   #21
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It was "only the link to the Panda Cloud AV web site" because I didn't want to post a link to an executable. I figured you could sort through the short list and find the MSE tool. Have a good one


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23 Jul 2011   #22
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Ok... Thanks for the help anyways!
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23 Jul 2011   #23
Warlockz

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
@Warlockz - If MSE is not virus proof, please tell me what anti-virus is? There is no such thing as a virus proof program. I will still use MSE and then MBAM once a week. MSE failed me miserably? Did I say that? No. MSE is still a very good program, and just because I am getting an error message, doesn't mean I can't fix it. All AV programs have issues and are not bug proof. They are created by humans, who make mistakes, what did you expect?

I already do backup my OS, again, did I tell you that I don't backup my OS? All my important files are on an external HDD, so if anything happens to my computer I am not at loss. I don't find this issue big enough of an excuse to restore from a System Image.

Please stop trying to pretend you know how I use and what I do and have done with my computer alright? .
I was only making some suggestions, sorry if you took my reply the wrong way, I apologize! I should have reworded the MSE failed you miserably part, I looked at it again and it sounds a bit too harsh, again my apologies.....but you asked for help then you get all mad at the people trying to help you when they try making suggestions telling them what not to say, you could have just said I already do backups and I like MSE or just ignored my suggestions, You said you found threats, so MSE did fail you, thats why I said "this is why its always better to have a second defense". You said you dont have any restore points so I didn't think you did backups, I didn't say their is an antivirus that is bulletproof, In fact I dont rely on antivirus software to protect me, I depend more on HIPS (Comodo D+ and Sandbox), Sandboxie, Wondershare TimeFreeze, Virtual Machines, Spybot SD Imunization and web filters through 3rd party DNS and PeerBlock.

And If I did find a virus on my machine I would Restore my machine from a backup image I have regardless of the situation for peace of mind so I know their will be no threats hiding out that comodo antivirus, malwarebytes, and superantispyware may have missed. A virus could act like a Trojan and spread like a wild fire. also a virus can damage system files leaving them corrupt which could lead to future problems.

Peace
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23 Jul 2011   #24
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Download the liveCD & Run this is a free tool from MS:
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...per.html?ltr=M
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24 Jul 2011   #25
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

@Warlockz - Alright sorry, I was being a bit too harsh, I appreciate you trying to help me.

@theog - Its ok, problem solved! I still have a problem creating or using restore points... The thread's here if you can help: Windows Backup Issue...

Slasher
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24 Jul 2011   #26
MrNiceButDim

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
 
 

Hello there.

I have built a new computer where I run Windows 7. I'm planning to use my old computer as a back-up and to run a few applications from time to time. This old one will run Vista as I have a retail version currently used for nothing.

I have already installed Vista but it is not yet Internet connected.

I have downloaded mseinstall.exe and plan to transfer it to the old system and run it there.

Question: Can MSE get installed without having Internet access? I mean, it should be able to, otherwise my computer will be unprotected until the installation is complete which is sort of a Catch 22 situation. But I'm not sure as I think MSE will not install unless it's been confirmed that it's genuine Windows copy and for that you need to be connected.
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25 Jul 2011   #27
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

There is no need for internet to install... After you install the MSE, you will have to download the AV definitions and NIS definitions, found here Install the latest Microsoft Security Essentials definition updates - Get the latest definitions - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

Slasher
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27 Jul 2011   #28
MrNiceButDim

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
There is no need for internet to install... After you install the MSE, you will have to download the AV definitions and NIS definitions, found here Install the latest Microsoft Security Essentials definition updates - Get the latest definitions - Microsoft Malware Protection Center
Slasher
That worked exactly as you said.

Thank you, Slasher.
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28 Jul 2011   #29
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

No problem .
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