Microsoft Security Essentials / Problems With Malware?
Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:23 PM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:34 PM
Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:22 AM
Hi and welcome to the forums. To Clarify what Brian has said, by all means install Malwarebytes as an on demand scanner. The free version does not run actively and will not interfere with your actively running app such as MSE. It is very good as a back up ( redundant ) scanner to double check things. I have it installed in addition to MSE on here.
Gateway FX6800-01e----Intel Core i7 960 ( 3.2 GHz)---- Seagate Barracuda 750 Gb SATA II / 3.0 Hdd---- 6 Gb Crucial 1066 Mhz memory, running in Tri Channel conf-----Corsair TX650w PSU----- EVGA Nvidia GTX 560Ti 1gb GDDR5 Vram ----DVD +/- RW / CD ,RAM/DL Optical drive w/ Label Flash-----Gateway TBGM-01 Motherboard.... Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS w/ SP2; Samsung Synch Master 2243BWX 22" Monitor.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:25 PM
IF you decide to
seriously consider the PRO version of Malwarebytes to use
at the same time you are using ANY version of MSE, then
you should follow the Instructions under Section "I-MSE"
found at http://forums.malwar...showtopic=10138 .
Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:07 PM
Hello possibly you can try to get an anti-spyware/malware software, that you can install for free. There are several of them to choose from like Super AntiSpyware, Trend Micro Anti-Spyware, McAfee, etc.
This will provide a scan of potential spyware and malware.
Hope this helps.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:54 AM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:43 PM
You recommend this? Seriously...wow...gonna see...
This post has been edited by Stevey: 12 October 2012 - 11:46 PM
Secondary machine(2004 model): ASUS mobo, pentium-2, 64mb ddr pc3200, 20Gig IDE hd.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:03 PM
You are on the right track.. I was confident with Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) till two days ago.. It is a "police" software that does other jobs than what it claims to do.
I experienced some PC problems and I ran MSE. It deleted some key generators programs even when their name was re-named, but it failed completely to recognize the major problem I had.. Then I ran an online virus /mal_ware free scanner [http://housecall.trendmicro.com} from Trend Micro. It found one Trojan and was able to delete it.. I continued to feel unstable PC performance, and hence I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware .. It was able to identify 4 Trojan viruses, but was unable to delete them. In fact once I wanted to do the cleaning action the application jammed. After several attempts I used the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to identify the location of the four Trojan viruses, and I manually deleted them.. Then my PC returned healthy.
I am very disappointed with Microsoft in general since they killed PS2 of IBM by their circus operating system and their false propaganda and their associated acrobat applications. But to delete programs that were NOT troubling my PC and are completely out of the claimed functionality of their MSE software, while keeping 5 dangerous Trojan viruses without even mentioning them and claiming "Your PC is free of viruses and healthy. Real Time protection on. Virus and spyware up to date" All that makes me suspect the functionality of MSE, and its real target. It is "police" software to protect only what it likes to. This is an impudent application that does other things than what it claims doing.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:30 AM