[Crosspost to IE General] What anti-virus application was installed *before* you installed MSE and was your subscription still current? Has a Norton or 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 MSE to clean up my already-infected computer? http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msescan/thread/87058857-d181-4019-a723-efd9a49d9275 -- ~PA Bear, posted via Google Groups On Jan 24, 1:17 pm, Ray wrote... > I have two websites that I have accessed regularly for years with no problems. Recently I > installed "Microsoft Security Essentials" and since then I cannot open those two sites. I > am assuming that the antivirus program is blocking them but don't know how to allow them > to run. I disabled the AV program through "services.msc" but still can't open them. I > tried restarting after disabling but the AV program is active at startup so that's no > help. Is there a way to stop the AV from running at startup? As I said, I am assuming > the cause is MSE.