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Windows 7: MSE detected possible threat

24 Mar 2017   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
Does MSE specify what it finds?
It does not. No matter how many times you scan, Literally nothing appears in the 'history' where you can usually find quarantined items, allowed items, and all detected items. I've even tried changing the settings so it quarantines all found items no matter the alert level. I don't know if OP altered the settings like I did (it's in default actions), to see if that changes anything for him.

I also don't know if a 'full' scan would net different results, since it takes forever on my computer. I might have to try that soon.

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24 Mar 2017   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I see nothing in the history tab either (I usually do quick scans) no matter which button I select. Like Twario mentioned, full scans take hours. Once in a while, when I attempt to download MSE defs manually, I get this message, although when I check the date and time of the update, it has been downloaded:

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24 Mar 2017   #13

Windows 10 Pro

Could you try to download and install the virus definitions from
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24 Mar 2017   #14

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Now back in post #4 I suggested the rescue disk by Kaspersky and if you want to run a Windows free scan then it is the way to go as it scans everything.

Now it is up to those who are concerned whether to run that or not but for the sake of making a bootable disk or stick and scanning with it I am not sure what those concerned actually want.

There are other rescue disks too that do the same thing and I have used them / tested them on my test desktop at home and all are very thorough.

This link gives few but I would shy away from Norton and AVG the rest are good
11 Top free bootable antivirus rescue discs for Windows PCs | Digital Citizen

Now it is also a good idea to have this on board your machines if you want to avoid accidentally missing add on software that sometimes come with free stuff ie Askbar and the Google toolbar
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03 Apr 2017   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A quick scan on Saturday did not find anything.
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05 Apr 2017   #16

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debodun View Post
A quick scan on Saturday did not find anything.
Yeah, same thing here when I do a quick scan. My theory is that a recent windows update caused MSE to think that the otherwise benign file/service was a possible threat, but that seems to be fixed now. I don't think there's much of anything to worry about for now.
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