Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials

28 Jul 2011   #1
BluePeter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi,

I have noticed something happening regarding the above upon which I need some
advice.

Almost daily, it is stating the my computer is "potentially unprotected" and asks for a scan. I do this and all is o'kay. I have my settings at scan every Friday but this thing is a nuisance. Any advice ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Jul 2011   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BluePeter View Post
Hi,

I have noticed something happening regarding the above upon which I need some
advice.

Almost daily, it is stating the my computer is "potentially unprotected" and asks for a scan. I do this and all is o'kay. I have my settings at scan every Friday but this thing is a nuisance. Any advice ?
Are you using Ccleaner?

I was having the same problem, MSE keeps telling me I haven't scanned in a while

You need to untick this box,


Attached Images
Microsoft Security Essentials-capture.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2011   #3
BluePeter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BluePeter View Post
Hi,

I have noticed something happening regarding the above upon which I need some
advice.

Almost daily, it is stating the my computer is "potentially unprotected" and asks for a scan. I do this and all is o'kay. I have my settings at scan every Friday but this thing is a nuisance. Any advice ?
Are you using Ccleaner?

I was having the same problem, MSE keeps telling me I haven't scanned in a while

You need to untick this box,
Yes I am using cCleaner and I have unticked the box as recommended. Will see how it goes. Many thanks for help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Jul 2011   #4
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Are you keeping up with the updates? They come out about every week day.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2011   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BluePeter View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BluePeter View Post
Hi,

I have noticed something happening regarding the above upon which I need some
advice.

Almost daily, it is stating the my computer is "potentially unprotected" and asks for a scan. I do this and all is o'kay. I have my settings at scan every Friday but this thing is a nuisance. Any advice ?
Are you using Ccleaner?

I was having the same problem, MSE keeps telling me I haven't scanned in a while

You need to untick this box,
Yes I am using cCleaner and I have unticked the box as recommended. Will see how it goes. Many thanks for help.
You're welcome, I haven't been bugged by it since I unchecked that. Let us know how it goes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thanks. I wondered what was causing some extra warnings that were not correct. Have unchecked the item.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2011   #7
BluePeter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BluePeter View Post
Hi,

I have noticed something happening regarding the above upon which I need some
advice.

Almost daily, it is stating the my computer is "potentially unprotected" and asks for a scan. I do this and all is o'kay. I have my settings at scan every Friday but this thing is a nuisance. Any advice ?
Are you using Ccleaner?

I was having the same problem, MSE keeps telling me I haven't scanned in a while

You need to untick this box,
Yes,derekimo, this seemed to do the job and many thanks. Another problem is that, in System Health Report, I keep getting a notification that it "cannot find any anti-virus on the system". I have tried a number of ways in Action Centre (unticking notification boxes) but the problem remains. Any advice on this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2011   #8
BluePeter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Are you keeping up with the updates? They come out about every week day.
Yes, I am.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Microsoft Security Essentials




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
AVG 9 Internet Security v Microsoft Security Essentials
Which is better? I have AVG 9 til 2018, full version, but I'm considering MSE. Which is better? Which do you use?
System Security
Is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall enough Security?
Is the above enough security or should I be going for an anti-virus program as well?
System Security
Microsoft Security Essentials v1 Vs. v2
So I notice MSE v2 is released. I have v1.0.2498.0 installed, and when I press UPDATE only the definitions are renewed. I don't know whether to uninstal old one and instal v2.0.657. Thing is I've never had any problem with the old one, and if it ain't broke.... Anybody got any thoughts...
System Security
Microsoft Security Essentials
I have it and is it trustworthy for anti-virus? I just downloaded Comodo firewall.
System Security


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App