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Disable the Security Essentials End-of-Life Warning on Windows XP

Is it possible to disable the "Support for this operating system is ending" warning that the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials displays on Windows XP? Based on a quick couple of ...
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1answer
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Microsoft Security Essentials is not genuine now

I installed MSE on several machines months ago, and these are legit systems with legit keys. However, as of today MSE is complaining. Windows did not pass genuine validation. Security Essentials ...
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2answers
91 views

How do I remove a root kit from Windows XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I was looking for root kits following these instructions ...
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2answers
584 views

Security Essentials not installing and I suspect my machine is infected with malware

My mouse seems to be automatically right-clicking every few seconds, and sometimes constantly. My cursor will abruptly become an hourglass for a moment every once in a while, as well. It happens in ...
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3answers
462 views

Can Microsoft Security Essentials Signature Update Notifications be Avoided?

I have my Windows Automatic Updates set to "Notify me but don't automatically download or install them.". However, if I install Microsoft Security Essentials, can I have the daily virus signatures ...
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676 views

Microsoft Security Essentials: how to disable background scan?

Microsoft recently pushed out an update to Security Essentials via Windows Update. Now when my computer is "idle", MSSE thrashes the hard drive presumably doing a background scan. I don't want this. ...
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3answers
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Why does Microsoft Security Centre show Virus Protection Disabled? Is it Important?

Microsoft security Essentials says my realtime virus protection is working, but the Microsoft security alerts says my virus protection is off. Which is correct and why do they contradict each other? ...
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1answer
97 views

Microsoft Security Essentials flagging Google Chrome as malware [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Chrome detected as PWS:Win32/Zbot by MSE Since friday, Microsoft Security Essentials began falsely identifying Google Chrome as a piece of malware ...
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2answers
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How can I stop Microsoft Security Essentials launching on startup?

Microsoft Security Essentials automatically installed/ran itself during our last Windows update. How can I turn it off? I don't want to uninstall it. I don't want it to run during startup. I don't ...
2
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1answer
395 views

How to grant executables permission to run without causing Microsoft Security Essentials to melt down?

Practically every time I run MinGW gcc, my anti-virus program (MS security essentials, specifically msmpeng.exe) goes berserk, and steals 100% of the CPU for several seconds. This is maddening when ...
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0answers
453 views

Ran Microsoft Security Essential after malware attack, now Windows won't open

After I was hit by malware (from an email I opened) I downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials. Scanned and and cleared my computer. I shut down for a restart but now Windows won't launch. It gets ...
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292 views

Wrong Windows version identified when installing anti-virus software. Reset Windows version in registry?

Question: How do installation programs determine Windows version and how can I properly reset it? Is it via a registry key or is there some file in system32 that I can add? Background: I've been ...
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1answer
334 views

Belarc Advisor (Store Passwords using Reversible Encryption)

I'm using Belarc Advisor to examine my PC. Part of BA is a security benchmark summary, which examines components of windows security and provides a benchmark rating. Two items are marked as Fail: - ...
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1answer
92 views

Is there a real problem in this Retrospect duplicate of my hard drive?

I recently duplicated my XP "C" drive, using Retrospect. When it finished, there were 6 errors. I checked the log and the 1st error referred to Microsoft Security ...
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2answers
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MSE prompts for ntoskrnl.exe warning every time I start my PC

I'm having this warning recently which is as follows: I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, and my virus definitions are up-to-date. I have executed a full scan on my PC, and there were ...
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7answers
1k views

Microsoft Security Essentials for a business

This is 2 questions really - Am I allowed to install Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 in a business of 200 - 300 users? Is Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 adequate protection (real-time ...
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4answers
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Trouble Downloading from some sites

I am trying to download the new Microsoft Security Essentials but when I click on the Download button instead of getting the Download box popup nothing comes up. The progess bar at the bottom shows ...