Microsoft Security Essentials always wanting to scan.

  Bald Eagle 16 Jun 12
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Running Windows Vista Home Edition and MSE for years with no problems. However, for the last month or so MSE keeps saying that I'm potentially unprotected and a scan needs doing. This is now happening every other day. Is it worthwhile removing it and re downloading?

  spuds 16 Jun 12

Interesting question, because I have just downloaded MSE on W7.

If I recall rightly, there are tick boxes within MSE that requires an input of required actions like regular scan checks or downloads etc. Perhaps one of these boxes have become unticked or similar?.

  Bald Eagle 16 Jun 12

That is another thing, it is set up to scan every Tuesday at 03.00. It has stopped doing this. Everything that should be ticked is ticked. When I posted the original question here I initiated a quick scan. It was completed with no problems found. As I sat reading spuds reply the tray icon changed to yellow and said I hadn't done a scan recently! Will bite the bullet and remove and re download.

  Nontek 16 Jun 12

I too use MSE on Win7, no problems at all, just a very occasional request to Scan.

I don't know if re-installing will make a difference, but I guess it would do no harm.

  Bald Eagle 16 Jun 12

Reloaded it so will be interested to see what happens now.

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