My experiences with Microsoft Security Essentials

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by webscaper, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. webscaper

    webscaper Senior Member

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    I have used MSE as my anti-virus the past few months and have encountered several infections one of which took complete control of the cpu until I could track it down and terminate the process.

    Turns out it was the process wmiprvse.exe which ran as a service. I see that others have also encountered this little gem:http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/wmiprvse.exe.html

    I eventually had to reinstall windows7 to get rid of it completely

    Also I have just done two quick scans(one with Malwarebytes and the other with MSE). Malwarebytes shows that I have 9 infections and MSE says that I have no threats.

    Has anyone else had similar or other problems with this product.

    I have had a few problems with my old anti-virus also, but was always able to rid the sytem of the viruses with combo fix. These were what I would consider minor nuisances.
     

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  2. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

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    avcodec-52.dll
    avcodec-52.dll | ThreatExpert statistics
    avdevice-52.dll
    avdevice-52.dll | ThreatExpert statistics
    avformat-52.dll
    avformat-52.dll | ThreatExpert statistics
    swscale-0.dll
    swscale-0.dll | ThreatExpert statistics

    I am not going to go through the whole list, but as you can see, these are actually not threats. Maybe Malwarebytessaw it as a threat because they are under your ROOT of Program Files (x86) and not in a software installation folder. Try moving them to their proper folders and see if it detects them as threats.

    I have been using MSE for a few days now and I like what it does.
     
  3. Agent Data

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    MSE is not perfect, yes, so it's a smart idea to have M'bytes clean-sweep periodically and especially after an infection detected by MSE.

    I had a Trojan detected by MSE and it was supposedly cleaned but a scan with M'bytes showed this trojan has placed itself in 3 locations on the hdd so MSE missed two to cleanup.
     
  4. webscaper

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