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I have used MSE for some time now with great success.

All of a sudden, starting 3 months ago or so, MSE calls for a scan every time I log on. It never used to do that and I am wondering why it does now. I have two computers both running Windows 7 ultimate. Both have the same problem.

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It could be one of the updates, but then I would expect others to be complaining about the same issue. Did you change anything in the options? I believe there is a setting to specify when it runs. Check to see if it has been changed. Also, is there a specific dialog that prompts you to do a scan? If so, consider posting a screenshot of it. – Synetech Sep 14 '11 at 20:33
Every time you log on, or every day you log on? – Moab Sep 14 '11 at 21:40
How often do you log on? At least once a day? Once a week? – Stacey Richards Sep 15 '11 at 13:55

Had this problem crop up a few days ago. Later learnt the culprit was CCleaner, which cleaned out the scan logs.

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