Microsoft Security Essentials is there aproblem?

  Migwell 18 Aug 12
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My computer has being telling me since 28 07 2012 that it can't update MSE as there is a connection problem. I have run CCleaner and ried again but he same thing keeps happening. I have no other known problems with my computer, and the internet is working fine at about 6mb.Has anyone had the same problems latley? If so how did you get over them?

  onthelimit1 18 Aug 12

Not come across this. I'd run Malwarebytes (in case), then uninstall and reinstall MSE.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18 Aug 12

search - type services.msc - check AlG is started and set to automatic

  Migwell 19 Aug 12

Thanks to onthelimit1 have not had malware bites before if fiund 116 items it was not happy with and sorted those. I then did as you said and removed MSE and re-installed it, all now seems fine. Thanks again Migwell.

FruitBat/\0/\ the above way sorted it so I never got as far as your way, but thanks also, Migwell

  Migwell 19 Aug 12

Thanks to onthelimit1 have not had malware bites before if fiund 116 items it was not happy with and sorted those. I then did as you said and removed MSE and re-installed it, all now seems fine. Thanks again Migwell.

FruitBat/\0/\ the above way sorted it so I never got as far as your way, but thanks also, Migwell

  Migwell 19 Aug 12

OOps PCA running slow again me thinks Migwell

  rdave13 19 Aug 12

Migwell , so I gather MSE is not up to the job then?

  difarn 19 Aug 12

Have you tried this troubleshooter?

  onthelimit1 19 Aug 12

rdave - I routinely see PCs with Norton, Kaspersky or other paid ones. MBAM found over 6000 suspects on one of them!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19 Aug 12
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MSE is fine as an antivirus but you need a backup for antimalware

malwarebytes is probably the best at the moment.

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