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Microsoft security essentials does'nt scan my computer & comes up with your computer is unprotected

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Uninstall MS Security Essentials.
Go to http://www.avast.com/index
Download their free antivirus software.
Install it and run a scan.

Also go to http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Download their free version.
Install and run malware scan.

Once you have run these two scans and have cleaned any malware off your system, feel free to try MS Security Essentials again (although it's not really necessary).

I recommend buying a license for this software, but it isn't a requirement. Either way it will serve you better than MSSE.

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SOURCE: Virus Protection????

> is HP just trying to get me to buy something.

No. Is the Microsoft (not HP) "Security Center" that is telling you that message.

Did you "uninstall" any anti-virus software that was preloaded onto your new computer?

After downloading from: http://www.Microsoft.com/security_essentials
did you "double-click" the icon for the file, to "install' the software?

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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Hello, good day.

1. Uninstall any existing antivirus including anti-malware software from your computer.
2. Remove the MSE folder from "Program files" folder that you copied from your friend.
3. Restart your computer (shutdown and wait for 30 seconds, then switch on your computer).
4. Logon with your usual login credential.
2. Download MSE. Browse this link http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/security_essentials/default.aspx.
3. Click the download link and follow the instruction.

This should complete your installation.

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Free download antivirus


If you are window user then do the steps

=>download Microsoft essential security(free)
=>install and
=>update(you must have internet connection)
=>once update is complete
=>now you can use this to scan your computer Microsoft Security Essentials

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A good free antiviruse


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I can't update my antivirus


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Viruses


To remove a computer virus and other malicious software, follow these steps:

Install the latest updates from Microsoft Update:
  1. For Windows Vista and Windows 7:
    1. Click the Pearl (Start) button, then type Windows Update in the search box.
    2. In the results area, click Windows Update.
    3. Click Check for Updates.
    4. Follow the instructions to download and install the latest Windows Updates.
  2. For Windows XP:
    1. Click Start, then click Run.
    2. Type sysdm.cpl and press the Enter key.
    3. Click the Automatic Updates tab and choose the Automatic (recommended)option.
    4. Click OK.
Use the Microsoft Safety Scanner

Microsoft offers a free online tool that will scan and remove potential threats from your computer. To perform the scan, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/

Install and run Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft offers a free malicious removal program; Microsoft Security Essentials that will also help protect your computer from being infected. To install Microsoft Security Essentials, follow the steps below:
  1. Go to the Microsoft Security Essentials website at:http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
  2. Click Download Now.
  3. If your browser prompts you to save or run the file, click Run.
  4. Follow the steps to install Microsoft Security Essentials.
  5. After installation, restart your computer and open Microsoft Security Essentials.
  6. On the Home tab, choose the Full scan option, and then click Scan now.
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Virus Protection????


> is HP just trying to get me to buy something.

No. Is the Microsoft (not HP) "Security Center" that is telling you that message.

Did you "uninstall" any anti-virus software that was preloaded onto your new computer?

After downloading from: http://www.Microsoft.com/security_essentials
did you "double-click" the icon for the file, to "install' the software?

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My Microsoft Picture It! closes with an unexpted error when I try to use it. I understand that there may be a connection to that and Norton Utilities. I have Norton 360. Can you help? Madeline


Get rid of Norton.

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I keep getting my computer locked up and the message I am getting is: Norton Antiviris is performing a background task: Full system scan in progress! But it locks my computer up for hours?


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SPEAKING WITH MY EXPERIENCE: Either try Security Essentials from Microsoft OR Avast. There’s free software out there to try.

Helpful Free Software below Read On.

FREE SPYWARE
Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.

FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. SO just download one.

Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE

HERE ARE SOME LINKS, THAT WOULD BE BETTER:

Avira AntiVir
http://www.free-av.com/

NEW *****Somthing new FROM MICROSOFT.*** 2009 ---Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com

Pop up Blocker ** free******
www.panicware.com


*****Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 ****
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****AVG ****FREE SPYWARE PROGRAM
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***Malware**** FREE
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There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there,

ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get ***Kaspersky***-- 2010 ,

I feel that is the best for your money.

REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!

Good Luck. If you think this is good information, , please rate me.
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