I can't install Microsoft Security Essentials
location: 7forums.com - date: February 16, 2013
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 188.8.131.52; ran As Administrator, it said, "Windows Live Cleanup tool is shutting down;"
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location: winsecrets.com - date: November 15, 2011
Hi all, my 1st post here. I've been using the paid, full, version AVG Internet Security & so far have been fairly happy with it. I was told today that it's renowned for false positives & for missing malware, & that Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is much better, uses less system resources, & is free. So, I've been trying to find recent reviews of MSE, both on Windows Secrets & online generally. I found this one, & MSE doesn't come out too well there; definitely didn't do as well as AVG! Anyway, I'd be interested to hear peoples' opinions & maybe you can point me to other reviews too? Thanks
video help | post reply | read moreWindows Defender encountered an error: 0x800705b4. Timeout period expired. Microsoft Security Essentials runs on this system.
location: microsoft.com - date: May 25, 2010
I tried to open Windows Defender to run Software Explorer, to review and edit Startup Programs. Received error 0x800705b4, therefore cannot access Software Explorer. This system is protected by Microsoft Security Essentials. How should I proceed in my quest to improve performance? OS is Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit Service Pack 2, Processor is Intel Core2 Duo CPU - T7500 @ 2.20GHz - 2.20 Ghz - 4.00 GB RAM. System is Dell Latitude D830.
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location: 7forums.com - date: December 11, 2010
Which is better? I have AVG 9 til 2018, full version, but I'm considering MSE. Which is better? Which do you use?
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location: microsoft.com - date: March 29, 2010
@ashey Thanks for the follow-up tips. BTW, the free version of Malwarebytes does not have automatic updates. Are you referring to Avast free antivirus 5.0? http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download#tab4 If this is it, do you suggest that I'll run it along MSE? Don't you think it's better to just use Avast instead of MSE in this scenario? I've been reading from other forums before that it's better to maintain one (1) antivirus program as having two may cause conflict. Moreover, one reason I chose MSE is that it's a light av program mostly recommended for netbooks. The other one is PANDA. I'm just using a Lenovo s10-2 netbook with Intel Atom N280 processor @ 1.66GHz, 1GB of RAM... Regards. &
video help | post reply | read moreNew Beta Microsoft Security Essentials V 4.0.1111
location: winsecrets.com - date: November 29, 2011
Microsoft has announced the release of a new version of MSE V4.0.1111 to select beta testers. ZDNet has an article with the details.
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location: winsecrets.com - date: July 24, 2011
I use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on a Windows XP machine. A month ago, it failed to catch a virus that gave fake virus warnings. In my research, it was called the Windows 2012 virus. It was strange. My wife's account was infected and it was unusable because of all the fake virus warnings. They would pop up until the machine ran out of memory and locked up. However, my ID on the same machine was fine and appeared to be completely unaffected. MSE on my ID would not detect or remove the virus and it could not run on her ID. A friend removed the virus and everything appears to be fine on both ID's. Multiple scans with MSE and another virus scanner (not automatically running so no conflict with MSE) detects nothing. There is, however,
video help | post reply | read morei am having problems uninstalling, installing and even updating microsoft security essentials KB2804527 (184.108.40.206)
location: microsoft.com - date: February 24, 2013
This is my first official post. I am using windows 7 64 bit SP1 build 7601. I am using IE 9.0.8112.16421 64 bit edition, update version 9.0.13 (KB2792100) I have tried to update MSE several times but each time it failed and i received error code "WindowsUpdate_8004FF84" "WindowsUpdate_dt000". I tried to uninstall MSE several times but it failed each time; it was looking for something called "epp.msi". I downloaded MSE from the Microsoft website again, and tried to install it but again it told me that “epp.msi” was missing. I then used the Microsoft FixIt Tool -http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9748340 – which said the problems had been fixed and then tried remove MSE again but it failed, again
video help | post reply | read moreMicrosoft Security Essentials - end of XP
location: winsecrets.com - date: June 11, 2013
Like many other loungers, I do a bit of future proofing from time to time. As you know, Microsoft is withdrawing support for XP in mid-2014. Do we know whether Microsoft Security Essentials will be dropped specifically for XP at the same time? If so, is the recommended strategy to go back to the portfolio of security programs before we took up with MSE? Would be grateful for your thoughts. Russell
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location: winsecrets.com - date: December 2, 2011
Have been running microsoft security essentials since it came out on my win 7 64bit home premium with no problems now for the last two days it comes up with a warning that my windows is not genuine ( which it must be as bought direct from Microsoft at full price and was activated with no problems. Why has this suddenly started happening? At the moment have unistalled and re-install using a very early install file and it is running without this warning. But for how long?
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