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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials Final Available!

13 May 2010   #191
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

MSE wound up on my Windows XP..I have no idea how this happened.. I'm guessing it was part of an update.. they didn't alert us .. what it was..
I already have , my own Anti-virus.. firewall..along with WinPatrol that knows if anything tries to add it's self to my pc.. I get an alert.
I had to uninstall WinPatrol recently then it began to happen...now whenever I reboot.. a folder pops up on my screen..MSE Security Essentials.. I've had NO luck at all un-installing it... even tho I've tried 3 things in their forum to get it off my pc..I tried the un-install.. the FixIt.. and the un-install again.. rebooted after I preformed each one...
What now ?


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16 May 2010   #192
pokerplayer77

windows7
 
 

Can anyone tell me what is better about NOD32 vs MSE and why pick NOD32 over MSE?

Thanks!
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16 May 2010   #193
Phone Man

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
MSE wound up on my Windows XP..I have no idea how this happened.. I'm guessing it was part of an update.. they didn't alert us .. what it was..
I already have , my own Anti-virus.. firewall..along with WinPatrol that knows if anything tries to add it's self to my pc.. I get an alert.
I had to uninstall WinPatrol recently then it began to happen...now whenever I reboot.. a folder pops up on my screen..MSE Security Essentials.. I've had NO luck at all un-installing it... even tho I've tried 3 things in their forum to get it off my pc..I tried the un-install.. the FixIt.. and the un-install again.. rebooted after I preformed each one...
What now ?
What exactly does the pop up say?? It might be a rouge. Does it say "Microsoft Security Essentials" or something similar??

Jim
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16 May 2010   #194
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Jim hello.. Yes it .. MicrosoftSearch Enhancment Pack.. ( it's a folder.. C:\.) this is the one.
I've tried 2 other suggestions to un-install or remove it.. again today when I logged in.. there it was again.
Thanks for your reply .
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16 May 2010   #195
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pokerplayer77 View Post
Can anyone tell me what is better about NOD32 vs MSE and why pick NOD32 over MSE?

Thanks!
In my opinion, NOD32 is vastly superior. The reasons for this are many; detection rates are much higher with NOD32 (according to every AV testing site that I have ever read at least) To me, the level of detection is THE most important component when choosing an AV product. If the software can't keep malware out then it's ability to clean is irrelevant as far as I'm concerned. I have used NOD32 concurrently with the full version of Malwarebytes for many, many years and I have never been infected.
You will get many varied responses to this question. I strongly suggest that you read as many reviews and test results as you can to get a clear picture of the 2 products. Also, have a read of this: What's the Best Anti-virus?
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16 May 2010   #196
pokerplayer77

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pokerplayer77 View Post
Can anyone tell me what is better about NOD32 vs MSE and why pick NOD32 over MSE?

Thanks!
In my opinion, NOD32 is vastly superior. The reasons for this are many; detection rates are much higher with NOD32 (according to every AV testing site that I have ever read at least) To me, the level of detection is THE most important component when choosing an AV product. If the software can't keep malware out then it's ability to clean is irrelevant as far as I'm concerned. I have used NOD32 concurrently with the full version of Malwarebytes for many, many years and I have never been infected.
You will get many varied responses to this question. I strongly suggest that you read as many reviews and test results as you can to get a clear picture of the 2 products. Also, have a read of this: What's the Best Anti-virus?
Thank you for the reply! So what would you recommend:

1) NOD32 - Malwarebytes - Winpatrol - Router - Windows 7 Firewall Combo
2) NOD32 - Malwarebytes - Winpatrol - Router - Comodo or other 3rd party firewall
3) ESET SmartSecurity (using their firewall) - Malwarebytes - Winpatrol - Router - Combo

Cheers!
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16 May 2010   #197
Phone Man

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Jim hello.. Yes it .. MicrosoftSearch Enhancment Pack.. ( it's a folder.. C:\.) this is the one.
I've tried 2 other suggestions to un-install or remove it.. again today when I logged in.. there it was again.
Thanks for your reply .
I found this online:
Open run and type in: regedit
Navitage to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Microsoft
Search Enhancement Pack
Choice Guard

From there, you should see a key with the product ID

Copy that id into the command below and put it in the run
command window

msiexec /x (product ID)

It proceeded to show me choice guard uninstalling and now, I no longer have
the window show up every time I log in


The command should look like this:
msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}

Jim
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17 May 2010   #198
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pokerplayer77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pokerplayer77 View Post
Can anyone tell me what is better about NOD32 vs MSE and why pick NOD32 over MSE?

Thanks!
In my opinion, NOD32 is vastly superior. The reasons for this are many; detection rates are much higher with NOD32 (according to every AV testing site that I have ever read at least) To me, the level of detection is THE most important component when choosing an AV product. If the software can't keep malware out then it's ability to clean is irrelevant as far as I'm concerned. I have used NOD32 concurrently with the full version of Malwarebytes for many, many years and I have never been infected.
You will get many varied responses to this question. I strongly suggest that you read as many reviews and test results as you can to get a clear picture of the 2 products. Also, have a read of this: What's the Best Anti-virus?
Thank you for the reply! So what would you recommend:

1) NOD32 - Malwarebytes - Winpatrol - Router - Windows 7 Firewall Combo
2) NOD32 - Malwarebytes - Winpatrol - Router - Comodo or other 3rd party firewall
3) ESET SmartSecurity (using their firewall) - Malwarebytes - Winpatrol - Router - Combo

Cheers!
Personally, I would choose option 1 but that's just me. It really depends on your individual needs which nobody knows but you. Any of the options you listed will do a fine job. Remember tho, you are the most important factor in keeping safe online. Your browsing habits will determine the level of security you need. No software is guaranteed 100% so it's up to you to keep yourself safe.
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17 May 2010   #199
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Jim hello.. Yes it .. MicrosoftSearch Enhancment Pack.. ( it's a folder.. C:\.) this is the one.
I've tried 2 other suggestions to un-install or remove it.. again today when I logged in.. there it was again.
Thanks for your reply .
I found this online:
Open run and type in: regedit
Navitage to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Microsoft
Search Enhancement Pack
Choice Guard

From there, you should see a key with the product ID

Copy that id into the command below and put it in the run
command window

msiexec /x (product ID)

It proceeded to show me choice guard uninstalling and now, I no longer have
the window show up every time I log in

The command should look like this:
msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}

Jim
Jim hi.. I followed your instructions until.. the SEARCH Enhancement Pkg.. it's not there..that was part of this .. it did un-install ..on one of those things I tried to get rid of it.. however that screen keeps popping up.. when I long on dily or re-boot.
Is there some way to delete that pop-up screen or hide it ?.. would that make it go away ?
Thanks much
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17 May 2010   #200
Phone Man

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Jim hello.. Yes it .. MicrosoftSearch Enhancment Pack.. ( it's a folder.. C:\.) this is the one.
I've tried 2 other suggestions to un-install or remove it.. again today when I logged in.. there it was again.
Thanks for your reply .
I found this online:
Open run and type in: regedit
Navitage to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Microsoft
Search Enhancement Pack
Choice Guard

From there, you should see a key with the product ID

Copy that id into the command below and put it in the run
command window

msiexec /x (product ID)

It proceeded to show me choice guard uninstalling and now, I no longer have
the window show up every time I log in

The command should look like this:
msiexec /x {299CF645-48C7-4FA1-8BCD-5CE200CF180D}

Jim
Jim hi.. I followed your instructions until.. the SEARCH Enhancement Pkg.. it's not there..that was part of this .. it did un-install ..on one of those things I tried to get rid of it.. however that screen keeps popping up.. when I long on dily or re-boot.
Is there some way to delete that pop-up screen or hide it ?.. would that make it go away ?
Thanks much
My understanding it is a part of Microsoft Live Toolbar or Messenger. Some have just removed the folder and others have deleted the complete Microsoft Live package and reinstalled.

Jim

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