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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials Final Available!

08 Mar 2010   #141
Suspekt

XP SP3 / Windows 7 x64
 
 

So,i just installed MSSE on my pc,i used NOD32 before this but i was really anxious and curious to try out this software.Everything looks and works ok-ish,BUT...i noticed in processes that MsMpEng.exe sometimes randomly,even in idle puts my cpu and 40-50% usage.Now that kinda bothers me....Is it ok if i set it to manual from services.msc or stop it...Or what can i do ? Cause i don't really like this thing just using up almoste half of my CPU when he wants randomly ( And this happens like from 5 to 5 minutes )

LE: So eventually i uninstalled MSSE and went back to my old AV until i get a more clearer look about this problem.Another thing that determined the uninstallation of MSSE is: When i accessed control panel my MsMpEng.exe took my CPU to 80%,now that really bothered me


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09 Mar 2010   #142
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

No, youl need that running for the proper functioning of the software. Its probably just scanning files when your computer is idle.
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10 Mar 2010   #143
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Looks like the UPGRADE function is now working. I believe it will also do it through Windows Update.

Jim
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10 Mar 2010   #144
Terrorz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Lol im loving this AV... been about 2 weeks im using it.
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11 Mar 2010   #145
Pikey

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

If you want to stay in the beta program .. don't go up to 1961!

I just read this over on the newsgroups ..

Quote:
Build 1.0.1961.0 is the first public update released to MSE v1 users.
It is exactly the same build as 1.0.1959.0 used by this beta group,
except some text changes in the license agreement. Based on your help
and feedback, we have decided that this build has reached a level of
quality that allows us to release it to the broader user base.
Therefore 1.0.1959.0 beta users did not receive the
upgrade.

Please don't install the publicly available version as it will cause
you to leave this beta group. The version that you are using is
flagged as a beta build and allows us to send you upgrades for future
beta versions.

Thank you for your cooperation,
The Microsoft Security Essentials Team
Microsoft moving in mysterious ways as usual .. they could at least have given us beta testers a bit of notice about this!
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11 Mar 2010   #146
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

hmm well I upgraded :/
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11 Mar 2010   #147
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So, they gave me this upgrade instead of giving me the activation patch??

I guess I haven't escaped from Microsoft's guinea pig farm after all!
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12 Mar 2010   #148
dockster

Windows 7
 
 

So previously, my MSE would update itself automatically as far as definitions. Now, I think there was an update to the program itself via Windows Update. Once that has installed, I keep getting the Windows Update notification for definition updates instead of MSE just installing them automatically. Anybody know how to fix it and not rec'v Windows Update notifications on a daily basis (sometimes 3 times per day) for MSE definitions?

My MSE version is:

Microsoft Security Essentials Version: 1.0.1961.0
Antimalware Client Version: 2.1.6519.0
Engine Version: 1.1.5502.0
Antivirus definitions: 1.77.911.0
Antispyware definitions: 1.77.911.0
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12 Mar 2010   #149
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dockster View Post
So previously, my MSE would update itself automatically as far as definitions. Now, I think there was an update to the program itself via Windows Update. Once that has installed, I keep getting the Windows Update notification for definition updates instead of MSE just installing them automatically. Anybody know how to fix it and not rec'v Windows Update notifications on a daily basis (sometimes 3 times per day) for MSE definitions?

My MSE version is:

Microsoft Security Essentials Version: 1.0.1961.0
Antimalware Client Version: 2.1.6519.0
Engine Version: 1.1.5502.0
Antivirus definitions: 1.77.911.0
Antispyware definitions: 1.77.911.0
I noticed that today also. I heard they were working on the update feature and had not turned it on prior to this release. I assume they have now turned on the update/upgrade feature and this is the new way of getting updates. I assume also that if you just ignore the update MSE will auto update when you have it scheduled. The advantage to using the Windows Update is it may update more often.

Jim
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12 Mar 2010   #150
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Phone Man:

I have also noticed this issue. On earlier versions, my definitions would auto update every 36 to 48 hours with NO intervention from me.

Since the upgrade to 1961 yesterday, I get a notice that new definitions are available. If I click on the notice, I am taken to Windows Update where I can download the new definition.

Not good. I went to Windows Update but deliberately chose not to update there.

I preferred the prior method where I would get new definitions with no action on my part.

I do not use scheduled scans.

My current definitions are 1.77.850 and are approaching 36 hours old.

We shall see within the next day or so if I am auto-updated or forced to go to Windows Update. I don't understand why they would change the default behavior with 1961.
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