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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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 ...
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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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How do I install Windows Defender/MSE on Server 2012?

On earlier versions of Windows client and server you could install Microsoft Security Essentials, free antivirus from Microsoft. In Windows 8 client, it is integrated into Windows Defender. However, I ...
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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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How do I allow programs that generate “high” or “severe” alerts in MS Security Essentials?

Microsoft Security Essentials seems to allow only quarantine or delete actions for program that it deems to have "high" or "severe" risk. However, it also assigns these levels to what it considers to ...
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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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Google Chrome detected as PWS:Win32/Zbot by MSE

Microsoft Security Essentials detected Google Chrome as a Password Stealer: PWS:Win32/Zbot Category: Password Stealer Description: This program is dangerous and captures user passwords. ...
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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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How did my computer get compromised?

How is it possible that my up to date install of Windows 7 with UAC enabled and Microsoft Security Essentials running became compromised, seemingly in a website drive-by? I've run ostensibly the same ...
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Security Essentials constantly finding Ransom.P trojan in Google Chrome cache

On my Windows 7 PC, Microsoft Security Essentials constantly finds the Ransom.P trojan in Google Chrome's cache. For example, in the file: C:\Users\Denis\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User ...
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Windows Security Center Service can't be started

Win 7 Home Prem 32-bit I recently had a trojan detection by MS Security Essentials which it caught and quarantined. I now get the following in the action center - The Windows Security Center Service ...
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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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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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Windows Defender vs. Security Essentials in Windows 8

What is the difference between Windows Defender on Windows 8 and Microsoft Security Essentials? They practically look alike, so is there a need to install Security Essentials?
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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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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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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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Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 uninstalled themselves without me doing anything

I left my Windows 7 x64 PC to do a backup overnight and when I looked at it in the morning, there was a pop-up saying I should go online to find an antivirus and enable windows defender. Turned out ...
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MS Security Essentials does not update automatically

I've installed Microsoft Security Essentials and my Windows XP Professional SP3 and it does not seem to install update signatures multiple times a day as I'm used to from other virus scanning tools. ...
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How to remove FBI Moneypak ransomware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? My PC just recently got infected with FBI Moneypak ransomware. I'm using MS Security Essentials but it ...
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MSE v2.0.657.0 (latest) install error 0x80070643

I am having tremendous issues installing the latest version of MSE. The error dialog I am getting during the installation can be observed on the following image: OS: Windows XP Home Edition SP3 ...