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microsoft security essentials stopping

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by barolocke, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. barolocke

    barolocke Flightless Bird

    I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials as my sole Internet Security
    forever now and I've had nothing but good results. However, recently, when I
    went to do a routine scan, I found my MSE was not active, leaving my computer
    totally vulnerable.

    What would cause this? Has it happened to others in the past?

    I abandoned Norton because it wasn't doing the trick; until lately, MSE was
    awesome.

    Any ideas?

    Barolocke
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) when posting in a forum or
    newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

    How does your question pertain to Internet Explorer?

    Is it the same computer as in your previous thread here (05 Jan-10)?
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr...er.general/browse_frm/thread/2b4de7f6d89bc894

    When (approx. date) did you install Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)?

    What anti-virus application was installed before you installed MSE, was your
    subscription still current, and did you uninstall it before you installed
    MSE?

    Did you run the Norton Removal Tool before you installed MSE?

    Has a McAfee application ever been installed on the computer (e.g., a
    free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)?

    See...

    Can I install Microsoft Security Essentials [or any other
    anti-virus/anti-spyware application] to clean up my already-infected
    computer?
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msescan/thread/87058857-d181-4019-a723-efd9a49d9275

    Microsoft Security Essentials Support Forums (post here instead)
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/mse
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    barolocke wrote:
    > I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials as my sole Internet Security
    > forever now and I've had nothing but good results. However, recently,
    > when
    > I went to do a routine scan, I found my MSE was not active, leaving my
    > computer totally vulnerable.
    >
    > What would cause this? Has it happened to others in the past?
    >
    > I abandoned Norton because it wasn't doing the trick; until lately, MSE
    > was
    > awesome.
    >
    > Any ideas?
     

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