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Windows 7: MSE: cannot find MSE on my PC

20 Aug 2017   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
MSE: cannot find MSE on my PC

In thread Video not even recognized as such (again) post by "coffeebreak" my curisoty sent me on a hunt for MSE.

Now I have an itch that needs to be scratched

I cannot find Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on my machine. (Win-7 PRO x64)
Following instructions on How to Disable Microsoft Security Essentials Temporarily I cannot locate MSE.

MSE: cannot find MSE on my PC-start_security-search-failes-find-mse.png

Nor in Start -> Programs etc, etc
I can find "Local Security Policy" but not MSE ?

I am running Free Bitdefender 2017 _PLUS_ VoodooShield.
- for memory in Win-XP; MSE was disabled by major AVs. ?
I thought I would at least be able to look at MSE
It is about 15 years since I saw MSE window and now I cannot recall what it looks like

Win-7 PRO x64
Free Bitdefender 2017
Voodoo Shield (whitelist AV)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2017   #2

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Hi Bawldiggle, I have not used mse for a while, but have you looked under

Local Disk

Program Data


Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Antimalware
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

On my computer MSE is listed in Program Files as Microsoft Security Client.

Also have a look in Programs & Features under Control Panel & see if Microsoft Security Essentials is listed, if not then it's not installed on your computer
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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