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Windows 7: Microsoft Secuirty Essentials

17 Jul 2010   #1
Orli155

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 
Microsoft Secuirty Essentials

Hello, I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed and the Action Center tells me I don't have any anti-virus installed. Windows Defender doesn't either. You would think that something made from the same company would show up on their own OS. Is it just me?


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17 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Not a solution, but a verification that you are protected. In run type perfmon/report
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17 Jul 2010   #3
Orli155

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

The performance and reliability report tells me that I don't have anti-virus too.
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17 Jul 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Unistall the antivirus and install again, I do not think that you are protected. But first make sure defender is off. It is not needed with MSE, both, together, causes conflicts. If you turn it off reboot and see if you are protected.
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17 Jul 2010   #5
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Windows Defender automatically gets Turn Off, when you install Microsoft Security Essentials. Download from Microsoft site.
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http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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17 Jul 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

In light of the problem, make sure that the system is working correctly; double check defender.
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17 Jul 2010   #7
Orli155

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Ok, so I uninstalled it and then Action Center told me I wasn't protected anymore and told me to turn on Defender so I guess it was working. Defender was already off. Installed Security Essentials again and it tells me I'm protected. Performance and Reliability still tells me I'm not.
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17 Jul 2010   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Make sure you have installed the "real" Microsoft Security Essentials. There are a few fakes out there with very very similar names. Sometimes they even show up at the top of a Google search. I'm using MSE and the only time I've seen the "not protected" warning was when it updated to a new edition and even then it didn't last long. If you do have the real deal and it won't run you might be already infected with malware. There are some nasties out their that will disable your antivirus. Other hints that you are infected would be not being able to run regedit or msconfig. Might just be a glitch too, so reboot and maybe reinstall.
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17 Jul 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Action center says protected?
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17 Jul 2010   #10
Orli155

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Well after the re-install. Action Center doesn't give me a warning anymore. And I installed it from the Microsoft site.
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