Microsoft Security Essentials is Microsoft's free anti-virus offering.It runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, but not on Windows 8, which has a built-in AV component.

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Command line to UPGRADE Microsoft Security Essentials

I would like to know some command line code that will upGRADE Microsoft Security Essentials. There is code for upDATEing, but upGRADING is more elusive.
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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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Microsoft Security Essentials & MsMpEng.exe hogging resources

I've been using MSE for a couple months now, never had a single problem. All of a sudden the process "MsMpEng.exe" will randomly go crazy and hog all my system resources so I can't do anything unless ...
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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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How to get Microsoft Security Essentials to work through a proxy?

It only seems to work for me with a direct connect. And i cant find anywhere to set a proxy. Windows 7 64bit. As for why... we are in development network that is isolated from the organizations ...
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Difference between Malicious Software Removal Tool, WinDefender, Security Essentials?

What is the difference between these three products? Malicious Software Removal Tool Windows Defender Microsoft Security Essentials
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Microsoft Security Essentials: Does it scan emails?

I recently decided to see what life is like without Kaspersky Internet Security and have installed MSE. I'm concerned about receiving malware via SPAM etc. Does MSE scan emails and/or attachments? Is ...
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Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2?

Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2? I currently have AVG Business Edition, but it's close to expiring. I don't want to pay $189 a year, but I also don't want to ...
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MSE updating fails, no warning or error message

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit. For the last couple of days, MSE doesn't fails to update, remaining stuck at version 1.75.119 I presume that an error log is created somewhere, or an event ...
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Remove the Microsoft Security Essentials icon

I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7 for sometime now and so far I don't have a bad word to say about it. I would like to permanently remove the MSE icon from the task bar and ...
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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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MSE and updating

I cannot manually update MSE...I receive error warning 0x8007000d. I have tried rebooting numerous times and checking the firewall but I need advice from someone more knowledgable than myself. Thank ...
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How to keep Windows 7 from sleeping while scanning the PC

So, I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials lately. And it usually takes a couple hours or more for it to full scan my hard drive. Because of that, I commonly leave it scanning while I go do ...
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How to disable/enable Microsoft Security Essentials from the command line?

I would like to know how to disable and enable Microsoft Security Essentials from the command line. This is a common procedure on build machines in order to speed-up the build process.
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MsMpEng.exe (Windows Defender?) uses a lot of CPU at startup and runs two instances on a single core machine

I'm using Windows XP Professional SP2 on a single core AMD64 processor, and I've got two instances of MsMpEng.exe starting up when I start up and log in. They use 64MB and 32MB of ram and 140MB and ...
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mpasdlta files — what are they?

I noticed a bunch of folders in the root of my hard drive named with a string of hex digits that contain files named with a GUID ending with "mpasdlta.vdm" and "mpavdlta.vdm". From some Googling, I've ...
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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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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 ...
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Does Microsoft Security Essentials Shut Down Illegal Copies of Windows 7? [closed]

Well, this is a theoretical question of course. I got this from the installation agreement: a. The software may cause the operating system software to conduct validation checks of your operating ...
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Does Microsoft Essentials work with AVG?

Do I have to get rid of AVG if I want to install Essentials on the new Windows 7 OS?
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Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with any browser?

Will the The Microsoft Security Essentials work with Firefox? (I only use IE for WinXP updates.)
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Microsoft Security Essentials crashes when I try to install it

Microsoft Security Essentials crashes when I try to install it. 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium. Latest version, just downloaded a few minutes ago.
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Microsoft Security Essentials: How to Disable the 'Real Time Protection Is Off' Warning?

I decided to disable the "real time protection feature" of MSE. Now I have this little annoying "feature", that MSE keeps me informed that I have disabled "real time protection": the little red ...
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Does Microsoft Security Essentials replace Windows Defender?

Does Microsoft Security Essentials replace Windows Defender?
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Is there a way to disable the tray icon for Microsoft Security Essentials?

It's running in the background, and seems to be working fine, but is there a way to disable its system tray icon so I don't have to see it down there unless it's detecting something going awry?
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How does the performance of Microsoft Security Essentials compare with other Anti-virus products [closed]

Are there any solid data (i.e. benchmarks) comparing the performance of Windows Security Essentials with other anti-virus products? In particular, I'm interested in how much overhead it imposes on a ...
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should I install Microsofts free antivirus offering or just stay with AVG free [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would Microsoft Security Essentials be adequate protection? Microsoft's free antivirus program, Security Essentials, became available for download from the company's ...
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Is Microsoft Security Essentials a solid security suite [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would Microsoft Security Essentials be adequate protection? With the release of Microsoft's new Free security suite; Microsoft Security Essentials, the question has to be ...
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Would Microsoft Security Essentials be adequate protection? [closed]

Is Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) adequate protection for my computer? What is the experience with this product? I found out about a comparison of AV Suites. MSE did VERY well. One that I ...