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Microsoft Security Essentials Install Issue

Q: Microsoft Security Essentials Install Issue

I need some help here. I have just downloaded Windows Security Essentials for a perfectly genuine version of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. Unfortunately, during the point of validation during the installation, a window comes up saying: "Windows Security Essentials Setup has stopped working."

Here was the problem Information
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: setup.exe_Microsoft Security Essentials Setup
Application Version: 1.0.1961.0
Application Timestamp: 4b812849
Fault Module Name: setup.exe
Fault Module Version: 1.0.1961.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4b812849
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0000000000062988
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 7402
Additional Information 2: 740285139a2402ec95caf8db7c81320a
Additional Information 3: c576
Additional Information 4: c576188442d0528e7f21a5460369dcd0

I'll see if I can find an error code.

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A: Microsoft Security Essentials Install Issue

Re-download the program and see how you go.

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Hello all.

SO at first Microsoft Security Essentials seemed like sweet sweet free AV victory. But then I got some weird virus that was blocking the MSE service, but I fixed that and reinstalled and it was working well for a while. Fast forward to today: I can't play League of Legends (PandoMediaBooster cannot connect to the server) and I can't update Starcraft II (it just stays at 0%). I checked my firewall (all the programs required are on the allowed list) however, when I checked MSE's allowed list, there were no programs listed in the allowed or blocked sections. I can't add or remove programs and MSE never notifies me when a program is trying to access my computer. wtf?

I am a sad panda. Please halp.

A:Issue with Microsoft Security Essentials

You might try the suggestion here Pando Networks • View topic - PMB wont connect to servers... i have tried EVERYTHING!

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Last night I found my computer was infected with a rogue security program called "Internet Security 2013".  It was announcing false positives, hogging resources with a fake svchost process, and redirecting google searches.  After running TDSSKiller and Combofix, it looks like I've removed any trace of the rogue program-- at least, there's nothing hogging the cpu or memory, and I'm not being redirected to obvious fake security-related sites.
 
So here's my problem:  when I was running ComboFix, it asked be to de-activate Microsoft Security Essentials.  When I tried to open the MSE control panel, I got some generic error window (sorry, I didn't write down what it said).  So i decided to uninstall MSE throgh the "add/remove programs" panel.  After running ComboFix, I was able to download the legit MSE installer  from the microsoft website.  I thought I'd be able to reinstall MSE easily, but whe I run the install wizard I get an error message saying the installation can not be completed.
 
It gives this error code:  0x80070643
 
I did some searching, and apparently this error happens when you have other anti-virus software installed that conflicts with MSE.  I don't have any other AV software, and I thought I uninstalled my old MSE correctly (it no longer shows up in my add/remove programs window).  I used this microsoft fixit thing to uninstall Microsoft Security Client, but when I try to instal MSE again I ge... Read more

A:cannot re-install Microsoft Security Essentials

Download Malwarebytes Antimalware and Install Malwarebytes Antimalware. Run a scan to remove anything related to the rogue and any malware. Then try to reinstall MSE.

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Fault within Windows 7 64 Bit Pavillion DV7 machine.
 
Microsoft Security Essential would not start or un-install, I have run RKILL, Malware Anti and Super Malware and these have brought up many issues that i have processed using the relevant software.
 
I can now not re-install MSE and have other faults on the machine also.
 
Can anyone help form the logs provided.

A:Cannot Install Microsoft Security Essentials

 Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.   

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Hello,
 
Similar to this thread and the one it links to: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496263/access-is-denied-and-disabled-windows-defender-microsoft-security-essentials/
 
I had some kind of malware/virus that I believe I have removed using Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, specifically a file called winmgr.exe and Microsoft.com were deleted.
 
While I had these issues MSE could not be run, I got an error saying I didn't have access to it.  I tried uninstalling MSE and now I cann't reinstall it - I get error 0x80070643
 
Any help would be much appreciated.
 
Here is my DDS.txt
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by Simon at 0:19:01 on 2014-06-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise   6.1.7601.1.1252.64.1033.18.8189.3779 [GMT 12:00]
.
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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A:Cannot install Microsoft Security Essentials

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Downloaded mseinstall.exe, MSEInstall Package version 4.1.522.0 to PC running Windows 7; ran installation wizard and it could not complete the Security Essentials installation. Error code 0x80070643

Clicked link to "Get help on this issue." It said either some other security programs are running or you're missing some prerequisites. Perform the following steps:
Step 1 - remove other anti virus programs
Step 2 - Completely uninstall Windows Live OneCare

I ran appwiz.cpl, removed Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware and manually deleted folders and files left behind. Also downloaded OneCareCleanup.exe, Self-Extracting Cabinet, version 6.1.22.0; ran As Administrator, it said, "Windows Live Cleanup tool is shutting down;" went to How Do I Uninstall Anti-Virus software; clicked on a link to Microsoft Virus and Malware Forum; found hundreds of posts about problems installing MSE and directions on where to find cleanup tools. I ran several clean-up tools, no change, I still can not install Microsoft Security Essentials.

I would like to create a log file and determine the exact cause for the failure of mseinstall.exe, MSEInstall Package version 4.1.522.0 to install correctly on my real-time, anti-virus free PC . Can someone help me?

A:I can't install Microsoft Security Essentials

I'm running Malwarebytes along with MSE and they do not conflict. Something else you have (or had) could be interferring.

After you uninstalled, whatever you did, you must first restart the PC before attempting to install MSE. If you try without restarting the original problem can still be there.

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hello i am trying to istall microsoft security essentials but i get a message that says win32 ap
plication not valid, os is xp ie is my browser please help if anyone knows how to fix this or another free antivirus that i can use that works good, thanks

A:trying to install microsoft security essentials

You may visit this site to download the antivirus available for free download. They have tons of free software that you can download and use it to your computer.

www.filehippo.com

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Hello. I installed something in error and ever since then I cannot re-install MSE.
 
At present I get the error message and box appear.
 
CANNOT COMPLETE THE SECURITY ESSENTIALS INSTALLATION
 
ERROR CODE: 0x80070643
 
Please help ... I have tried all sorts of things but nothing has resolved the situations.
 
I have restored back to the furthest point and this still does not go back far enough.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.15.2
Run by Soulguru at 18:46:10 on 2013-05-31
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.3758.1704 [GMT 1:00]
.
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Pr... Read more

A:Microsoft Security Essentials will not re-install

Hello soulguru I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same"... Read more

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Hello,

I'm trying to install MSE and it gives me an error stating that it cannot complete installation due to error code 0x80070643. I've uninstalled all anti virus programs, but it continues to give me the error.

Also I have Windows Vista, and cannot turn on the firewall. When I go to update settings to have it turned on, it clocks for a bit, then doesn't do anything. Please help. Thanks.

Duane
 

A:Cannot install Microsoft Security Essentials

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MSE just had its real time protection turned on, as I apparently did not verify my Windows genuine status, even though I'm positive I did. I didn't see any button to run a check, so I tried to turn on real-time Security Essentials couldn't turn on real time-protection This operation returned because the timeout period expired. Click help for more information about this problem. Error code: 0x800705b4 So I didn't feel like dealing with this, and just decided to do an uninstall/re-install. When I tried THAT (via add/remove programs in control panel), I got this message: The Security Essentials Installation Wizard is missing a filter manager rollup package needed to complete the installation. To continue installing Security Essentials, you must first download the required package. (I click it, and nothing happens) I googled this problem, and found a possible solution on the Microsoft support forums, which was to do a Windows Update. So I try THAT, and even that won't even load, as I get THIS message: The requested lookup key was not found in any active activation context. Talk about annoying. Help is appreciated, because I really don't know what to do now!
 

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Hello. 
     
I'm unable to install Microsoft Security Essentials. This system experienced an unexpected loss of power after being unplugged from the wall. Microsoft Security Essentials refuses to install exiting with the error code 0x80070645. 
 
I searched Google and came across this Knowledge Base article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2483120, I followed the instructions, and removed the registry keys, however I'm still unable to install MSE. I've also tried the FixIt, but that doesn't resolve the issue either. 
 
I came across HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware Setup, and so I thought "This might be causing that error." However, my attempts to remove this key, and the subkeys fails with the error message : Cannot delete Microsoft Antimalware Setup : Error while deleting key. 
 
After searching Google for Error while deleting key, I came across this Knowledge Base article : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2021860, I followed the instructions and downloaded RegDelNull, however that gives me this error message : A null context handle was passed from the client to the host during a remote procedure call.
 
Any ideas? 

A:Unable to install Microsoft Security Essentials

An idea try restoring back a day or two prior to the outage!

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I had Avast installed and I uninstall it as I wanted to use MSE again. When i try to activate it, I get error 0x8007002. When i try to install it again, I get 0x8004FF91.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

A:can't install or turn Microsoft Security Essentials

hi when you removed avast did you use the removal tool? Avast Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for Avast Removal

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My granddaughter received a new computer with Windows 7 as the operating system. I tried downloading Microsoft Security Essentials as her antivirus program however, it just won't install. I have tried using the "run" command when downloading and that didn't work. I then saved it to the desktop and tried executing it from there and it still doesn't install. There is no error message and it appears that it is installing but never shows up in the programs menu or in the add/remove programs listing. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Security Essentials will not install

right click on the installer and select "run as administrator"

see if it installs correctly.

If there is another AV software installed, uninstall it first.

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If you didn't install Microsoft Security Essentials Do you have this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender

Cause I have this as a leftover after I uninstalled MSE and don't know if it was there before.

A:If you didn't install Microsoft Security Essentials Do you have this

Windows defender comes with any Windows operating system.

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I have been trying to install MSE but keep getting error code 0x80070656. I just ran Opswat's App Remover tool which detected no security software installed.I tried Malwarebytes free trial which found 2 problems and fixed them. Previously I had Mcafee installed which was removed using Revo Uninstaller Pro.Help,I need some security

A:Microsoft Security Essentials wont install

Hello, what is your Operating System?If Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl, and then press Enter. If Windows Vista, click Start. In the Start search box, type appwiz.cpl, and then press Enter. If Windows 7, click Start. In the Search programs and files box, type appwiz.cpl, and then press Enter. Reboot and try again.. Be careful as you have no AV installed here/>>Ensure that the Windows Installer service is running1.In Windows 7, click Start. In the Search programs and files box, type services.msc, and then press Enter.?or?In Windows Vista, click Start. In the Start Search box, type services.msc, and then press Enter.?or?In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then press Enter. 2.Right-click Windows Installer, and then click Start. If Start is unavailable and the Stop and Restart options are available, this tells you that the service is already started.3.On the Services page, on the File menu, click Exit.4.In Windows 7, click Start. In the Search programs and files box, type command prompt. Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.?or?In Windows Vista, click Start. In the Start Search box, type command prompt. Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.?or?In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press Enter. 5.Type MSIEXEC /REGSERVER, and then press Enter.Note: There is no indication that this command has succeeded or failed.6.Install Microsoft Security Essentials again.... Read more

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I am running XP and it seems to function well with the exception of multiple mshta.exe incidences. I fell victim to the security essentials trojan but Avast was able to catch it before my system was substantially compromised. It seems like most items have been removed aside from the mshta.exe issue.

Exactly every hour, Avast alerts to mshta.exe accessing a location and blocks it. When I check the task manager it sometimes comes up many times. I have taken to ending mshta.exe whenever I see it.

I have run quick and full scans with Avast, Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and Spybot. I booted up into safe mode and ran quick scans with all four. I also ran a boot-time scan with Avast. All these scans have come up with no infected files.

I also downloaded and ran panda anti-rootkit both regularly and in safe mode.

Please advise as to how I can resolve this issue.

Thanks

A:mshta.exe issue after "Microsoft Security Essentials Alert" attack

Hello it appears then some malware files are protecyed by a driver or perhaps a service. To get thrm out we'll need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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Hello! This error appears everytime i try to install MSE.I've tried everything i read in some other sites but nothing fixed it.Anyone had the same problem?

A:Microsoft Security Essentials install error 0x80070648

Hello and welcome Zincix mate if that isn't installing and personally I don't like that program have a look at some of these and try another they are all free and I would look at Bitdefender, Avast, and Avira at least but there are plenty.

Probably the Best Free Security List in the World > section 2 has the real time stuff.



In addition if you haven't got them already you would do worse than keep these as permanent add ons to the security you pick.


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

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Whenever I try to update I get an error code "80070005" If trying to install Microsoft Security Essentials I the get error code "0x80070006".
Can anyone tell me what these codes are and how to correct my problems. Thanks for the help.

A:Unable to update/Install Microsoft Security Essentials

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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had Microsoft Security Essentials (mse) working on this pc at one time.
as a diagnostic step in solving another problem, mse was removed.
after other problem was solved (it had to do with problem getting mySQL installed and operational), I tried to re-install mse.
could not install, installation stopped, error code:0x80070643
have tried many suggestions, Microsoft, other forums...
am about ready to give it up
LED
 

A:Cannot install Microsoft Security Essentials, error code:0x80070643

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Hi,

I'm talking about: mssefullinstall-x86fre-en-us-xp.exe, which is in essential a few msi's (mp_ambits.msi, msse.msi and some other files).
I can do a silent install by using the switch /s /runwgacheck

I'd like to create a silent install with custom settings (Schedule Day/Time).

What is the best way to do that?

Regkey's: I find the custom regkey's (ScheduleDay.reg, ScheduleTime.reg) but I can't import them after the silent install (I think it's only possible by the system account?)
Can I use transformfiles?
Best regards,
adenm
 

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So I finally have all my drivers installed after doing a clean install of Windows 7. Now I need to know the Essentials that I basically have to need to run some programs. Because I can't install Skype or Snag It or anything really like that, I keep getting erros. This is all I have installed so far (Picture):

Thanks in advance! :P

A:Windows 7 Essentials (Not Microsoft Essentials) After clean install

What error's are you getting?

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Problems:While googling it redirects me to sites - "http://directagain.net/in.php?source=7777&q=&suid=1101&rnd=3xz%2B1mgzFz9AZ7RtJ0%2Bx2w%3D%3D"and"http://www.ihavenet.com/?search=&n=1355828587"(there are some more redirections, but at the moment these are the most frequent)After copying "http://www.ihavenet.com/" from address bar or search bar it pastes "google.com" (I'm using Firefox atm).Bigger problems:Microsoft Security Essentials starts only for the moment on the boot-up and after that is gone.I can't turn on Windows Security Center Service.I tried:Starting WSCS from services.msc and setting it to "Automatic (Delayed)" and after restarting PC..same.Reinstalling MSE didn't work.I used CCleaner. And please tell me is cleanpcguide.com valid site?Did the scan with AdwCleaner and deleted all the threats.Did the scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and deleted all the threats.Did the scan with TDSSKiller and deleted all the threats.I've made "Windows Defender Offline" Bootable USB and did the scan. It only found keygen that I've never used. Deleted it.I did a little "house cleaning" (nice, yeah) but the problem is still there!If someone have an idea what's the problem, please help. Thanks in advance.Sorry for this big post, and I appreciate for you time.

A:Can't turn on Windows Security Center Service, Microsoft Security Essentials is also off

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Following on from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1928024. C:\Windows\Temp\reoD7D.tmp (Rootkit.Dropper) shown by MBAM, along with some trojan results. I think the trojans have gone after telling MBAM to remove them, but apparently the rootkit is still there.GMER crashed a few times and caused some blue screens, managed to get it to finish eventually but only in safe mode.Thanks for any help.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Andy at 22:00:20.77 on 15/09/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17037 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_06Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.44.1033.18.2046.1357 [GMT 1:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *disabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe ... Read more

A:Trying to recover from rootkit , Security Suite and Fake Microsoft Security Essentials

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open wit... Read more

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Rogue security product claims to be Microsoft Security Essentials.

F-secure reports:
This malware is distributed via drive-by-download attacks as hotfix.exe or mstsc.exe (md5: 0a2582f71b1aab672ada496074f9ce46).Click to expand...

-- Tom
 

A:Rogue security product claims to be Microsoft Security Essentials - Oct 22, 2010

Thanks for sharing.
 

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hey guys, i have some sensitive information on my machine regarding work.

does anyone know if it's possible for Microsoft Security Essentials to report data back to Microsoft on filenames etc?

it just seems like i'm giving microsoft a lot of control. i'm using a microsoft firewall, OS and now, their AV.

thanks guys
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials: Can it report back to Microsoft?

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hey guys, i just heard about this recently after reading another thread and it sounds great.

main points:

- free
- low system use
- created by microsoft (good or bad i guess)
- updated regularly

what do you guys think? i heard it only uses 5 or 6mb of memory and isn't plagued with the bloat and slowdowns other AV software create.

i'm just worried about giving MS too much information on my PC.

right now i'm running avast and this has been pretty decent for me so far, but this MSE sounds like it has promise.

edit: i'll be formatting soon so i thought i'd try it out with a clean system. im considering trying it out soon though.
 

A:Opinions of Microsoft's free 'Microsoft Security Essentials'?

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Hello guys (and girls),I don't give up very easy, that's not really my thing.But this here, is really out of my league.I feel like giving up at this point and leave the Digital Western World to go live in a cave.I am trying over a week now to get rid of Microsoft Security Essentials.I even suspect that there are two different Trojans/Programs running (Security Tool & Microsoft Security Essentials.I think I really tried everything. Running Rkill.exe to stop processes. Ran malwarebytes at least 50 times, threw the outcome away, but it will pop up right after restart. Ran Spybot S&D, threw stuff out of the registry. Nothing seems to help What the programs do is that everthing is considered a virus by one of them (MSE/ST), the Pop-up will say: "firefox.exe is a virus", ctrl+alt+delete+ a virus, etc;* Websites as: Trendmicro Housecall and SuperAntiSpyware are being bloked;* Programs like Ad-Aware and TweakXp are impossible to install;I read a lot of post from people that said that after they ran MalwareBytes, everything was nice and clean again... IMPOSSIBLE! It keeps on popping up, no matter what I throw away. I really am out of possibilities right now.I really am thinking about ditching my laptop (even though I am very attached to it).Especially when I read some scary stuff.When I tried to run Combofix.exe (without helper, figured I have nothing to lose) the .exe removed itself from my desktop saying:"maybe you have some sort of Virut-Virus?&... Read more

A:Microsoft Security Essentials / Security Tool = Mission Impossible!

have you tried Superfreeantispyware you can get it at download.com.when scan is finished and you press next (eg 57 items found)make sure all boxes are ticked.

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Is the above enough security or should I be going for an anti-virus program as well?

A:Is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall enough Security?

MSE is fine.
If you need extra security, Malware Bytes works well with MSE.

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Which is better? I have AVG 9 til 2018, full version, but I'm considering MSE. Which is better? Which do you use?

A:AVG 9 Internet Security v Microsoft Security Essentials

If it's working for you, it doesn't matter too much what everyone uses

Personally I use MSE as on access, with MBAM and Hitman Pro for on demand.
AV comparatives has some good info...

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Do I need both Microsoft Security Essentials and another antivirus software program? - Security Tips & Talk - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

A:Do Ii Need Both Microsoft Security Essentials and another AV

... and yet how many people run more than one av?

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it starts trying to update around 11am, that's when i'm using my computer: can i change/control/stop this ? thanks

A:security essentials (microsoft)

Hi Little, yes you can set MSE to update at whatever time you want. Just go to start - control panel. Double click on the security center icon. You should be able to change the settings from there. Let me know if you need anymore assistance.

Reguards
Patmark

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I can't find any changelog for now

Download it from Microsoft

Direct links
Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0 x86

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0 x64
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4.304.0

Thanks for info
 

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Has anyone any playback on virus protection using Microsoft Security Essentials. I am a Mac user and I am going to buy a laptop with Windows 7. Or should I just go with Norton?
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

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I switched to Microsoft Security Essentials all seems well with the exception of it does not up date automatically, I am set to automatic and I am getting the regular updates. Any clue why MSE is not updating like it is suppose to?

Phil

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

What do you mean when you say it does not automatically update? Are you saying when you manually update MSE it still updates? If that's what you mean then the reason IIRC is that updates are released several times a day but the automatic update only updates once per day.

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So far I am extremely happy with MSSE. Just for an example it detected a trojan horse that got downloaded in a song file from Limewire from 2009 that none of the other antivirus programs that I used ever picked up. It detected it and cleaned it. The use of it is so much easier than any other program that I have used, and I have used them all, and I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the auto update and auto scan. It has never missed a scheduled scan and its real time protection has been outstanding. I am extremely happy thus far with MSSE and would recommend it to anyone. I have gone ahead and have removed any of the other third party programs from my computers and use MSSE exclusively. Both of my laptops are 5+ years old and run better than they did brand new. I run XP on both of them.
 

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hey guys, i read some reviews from earlier this year about MSE and how it failed alot of tests, but recently i have read some new reviews that microsoft was working on that and making MSE better since then. whenever i fix some computers up for family members and friends i usually always install MSE with malwarebytes to give them an initial free wall of protection to work with, should i not be using MSE?? should i be using avast instead, since i have read good reviews about avast, but also some bad. do you guys recommend something different or better? any input is greatly appreciated. i personally like MSE, but if its protection is crap, then of course id switch.
 
thanks everyone
alex

A:is microsoft security essentials really that bad?

You hear good reviews and bad reviews on nearly everything. I personally use Avast on my laptop. I have AVG on my desktop, and it runs great as well. I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on another computer, and you hardly notice it's running. I've read reviews as Avast being the best free AV, but I like AVG more than Avast. Avast does tell you, like literally through the speakers, that it updated virus definitions which can be cool sometimes, but could easily be disabled if you want. I probably didn't help much, but any free AV will work decently. I haven't heard anything bad about MSE though.

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Hi all,

I wanting to put Microsoft Security Essentials on a PC at work thats running XP! As this computer is not connected to the internet, could I download definition updates offline and install the via a USB stick?


Thanks

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi,

Yes, that's not a problem. See here for a how-to:

How to manually download the latest definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials

Regards,
Golden

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I have just found this article relating valuable information about MSE; installation, features and a review. It should be of interest to all who use MSE and those thinking about switching.
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-...-640587/review

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Thanks Rich, didn't have time to read it all but it certainly looks interesting, I use MSE and I'm happy with it and I know it works.

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Please advise. I am running Microsoft Security Essentials and that is all. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Should I be running any thing else such as a maleware program?? If so which one do you recommend and how do you install. Thanks again for all your help and cooperation.
Sincerely,
Rottikid

A:Microsoft Security Essentials???

You should use malwarebytes
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

Make sure that your Windows Firewall is activated.

If you are not happy with the Windows Firewall (activate from control panel) let us know and we will suggest others.

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It looks like it gets low marks for virus detection and high marks for malware detection.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Micr...ails-AV-Test-Loses-Certification-310715.shtml

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A:Microsoft Security Essentials

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is MSSE a malware protector also or only an Anti-virus?

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hello Francis,

It's both wrapped up in one program.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

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Was curious 2 no if MSE scans incoming and outgoing e-mail. Am going to switch from ESET when my subscription runs out end of the month.
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

MSE scans all downloaded files, which includes email.
 

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Icon will not show in task bar. Found some old info , but not sure how to correct this. I can click the program on my start menu and the icon is in the proper location. Next log-in and no icon. Thank you.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Hi log into what exactly ?
MSE does not require a login :/
Please post whatever info new or old so we might review it
Cheers.

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Hi guys,

First time poster, long time reader, just wondered what do ye think of microsoft security essentials as an Anti Virus?

A:microsoft security essentials

Welcome to BCMicrosoft Security Essentials Overview is basically a stripped-down version of OneCare aimed at users who either can?t or don't want to pay for antivirus/anti-malware software.Microsoft Security Essentials Review: Installing and Using Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: MSE Installing and UsingReview: Microsoft Security EssentialsMicrosoft Security Essentials download pageMicrosoft Security Essentials Support - (Videos for Install-Scan-Fix a threat, Help & How To, Submit a case file, Report a Threat)Note: Before installation, MSE checks for a validated copy of Windows and will disable Windows Defender. You need to uninstall all other "Memory Resident" antivirus applications before you install Microsoft Security Essentials.I tried it but still prefer avast as a free alternative.

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Hi all,

Just lately I have noticed that evertime I login to my Windows 7, Microsoft Security Essentials is telling me that I may be potentially unprotected! This never used to happen....I scan my pc and it always comes back clean..... just getting this potentially unprotected warning everytime doesn't seem right... I think It's been like this since the flame problem and since microsoft pushed out many security updates on the last patch Tuesday

Is anyone else getting this?

Thanks

Sam

A:Microsoft Security Essentials

Are you by chance using CCleaner? If so, you need to go to the applications tab & uncheck MS AntiMalware.

If that's not the cause, it probably wouldn't hurt to D/L Windows Defender Offline on another PC, make the disk & run it at boot up on your PC:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...fender-offline

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Windows Update just offered 2 optional updates for MSE today, both are labeled identically as:
KB2310138 (1.235.1069.0) (198 KB)
So why two offers of what appears to be the same update?
Should I accept both or just one? 
Anybody else get two offers for this MSE update?

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