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Problems updating microsoft security essentials

I receive a message that the service is currently not running and to restart the computer. I have gone into services under "services.msc" and windows update is not listed as running or stopped.

And if you are on XP, simply, double-click on the file and click OK.

Step 4: You will see file extraction dialog box for a while.

It also fixed the firewall program which had also been removed apparently. Is there anything else I should be running to do additional checks? I have also been using Win Patrol Explorer as recommended by another member here.

Widnows update is currently installing 45 updates and a quick scan with Microsoft Security Essentials found "Exploit: HTML/Iframe Ref. That's really basic without checking for rootkits which I would do if problems continued.

I like to look at what starts up when my computer starts, too.

You can access that by going to the Start menu and click Run type "msconfig".

After the file extraction dialog box closes, open MSE, and click Update to verify that the virus and spyware definitions have been updated.

Security Essentials has previously scored well in our live threat-testing environment, but its performances last year made distinctly worrying reading for any clumsy internet users putting their faith in a trusted brand.

I would begin by typing "netstat -n" which will show all your computers connections, and if I see a lot of questionable connections, I will type "netstat -b" which will show which programs are causing me to have all those connections.

You can further take whatever file you think could be a virus and upload it to

It's just to check for suspicious files, and you can check anything you don't know with the database here at BC.