I haven't been able to get my security essential to work for a few weeks, maybe a month...I need help...every time I try to update or scan...it says it couldn't because of internet or connectivity problem...so I check these out & I am connected - it says my connection/internet is fine...
I am very worried about being at risk...I can barely do anything on I E ...Help..
I have Windows 7...
P C is only 3 yrs. old ...Help
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I have a problem,my MSE program is installed and working but I cannot acess it .Every time I try it comes up(error:ox80073b01). Tried to uninstall and reinstall but it did not work. Dose anybody know whats wrong? Thanks
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I am suspicious about messages that popped up when I went to a web page I'd never been to before. First a message popped up stating "Microsoft Antivirus has found critical process activity on your PC. You need to clean your computer to prevent system breakage." And then right afterwards another message appeared -- I might have pressed okay -- in a rectangular box with a thick red stripe across the top that read "Potential Threat Details," and then below "Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your privacy or damage your computer. You need to clean your computer immediately to prevent the system crash." But I noticed that "might" was spelled "mihgt." Then below that it listed the threats as:
It said each of the three was "critical" and "active" and recommended I "remove" them.
Then below all this was a box I could check that said "clean computer."
Now aside from the misspelling of "might," I do not have Microsoft Security Essentials; I have Windows Defender, so I'm pretty sure this is a fake alert.
And I didn't press "clean computer." But I'm wondering what would have happened if I had; would I have gotten a virus, or a sales pitch to buy more antivirus software? But mostly I want to know what really will happen when my antivirus program -- which, again, is Windows Defender for Windows 8 -- does detect a real virus. It hasn't happened yet so I don't know, and I also would like to be able to distinguish the real alerts from the fake ones, especially if the fake ones do not have misspelled words as a telling sign.
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What can I use to remove a virus that is not allowibg me to download anything? Message program contains a virus and is deleted?
i had the MSE installed on my computer and they told me that i was to let it run a full scan, then reboot my computer.
It's has already been more than 18 hrs since the scan started.
i could understand if i had a real slow connection speed, but i don't!!!
Why is taking so long??