Microsoft Security Essentials problem unsolved

  kimtrnc 26 Jun 12
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I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials successfully for many years. This morning it has stopped responding. MSE is running, but always stops with a complaint that it cannot continue.

I can't see any trace of malware.

Anyone suggest an alternative? Different program, or something, please? I have this awful picture in my head of all these possible little villains ready to eat my computer....

TIA kimig1

  rdave13 26 Jun 12

Have you checked your time and date is correct? This can cause problems.

  onthelimit1 26 Jun 12

Sometimes worth uninstall/reinstall if something has become corrupt. The only other freebie I've used is Avast, which works well on XP.

  buteman 26 Jun 12

Do what onthelimit1 says and remove it then reinstall it.

I tried about 5 times to post a cheap version of Avast but it failed each time.

There is always the free version of Avast if you can't get MSE to work properly.

  kimtrnc 26 Jun 12

Thanks guys - I will make use of your instructions. would like to know why it happened, though. Never had a problem in several years....!

  buteman 26 Jun 12

Have you tried updating it manually just in case it is not being updated.

Mind you it would give you a red warning if needing updated.

If you have no other security programs installed maybe give Malwarebytes a run.

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