Windows 10: Microsoft Security Essentials No Longer Working?

Discus and support Microsoft Security Essentials No Longer Working? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Suddenly MSE stopped completing scans after the most recent updat. It just stops with a big red popup box saying it cannot complete the scan because... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by J REGNALDCURRY, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Microsoft Security Essentials No Longer Working?


    Suddenly MSE stopped completing scans after the most recent updat. It just stops with a big red popup box saying it cannot complete the scan because constant protection it not turned on; however, that is not true; it is turned on. It also indicates my computer is not protected. This is a new issue and my pc has no changes other than the MSE update. I am running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.


    Thanks for any help.


    * Moved from Windows 7

    :)
     
    J REGNALDCURRY, Mar 19, 2019
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    What is Microsoft Security Essentials?
     
    TheLaughingMan, Mar 19, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 Windows Defender versus Microsoft Security Essentials

    Hi Bryan,

    Microsoft Security Essentials was upgraded to Windows defender and it was a default security software from Windows 8. You cannot have both as they are one.

    Since you get this annoying popup at the startup i suggest you to disable any Microsoft Security Essentials entries in Startup tab.

    • Open the Task manager. by pressing Press CTRL+Shift+ESC.
    • click on Startup tab
    • Right click on Microsoft Security Essentials entry and click on Disable.

    Restart the computer and check if that helps.

     
    Waseemulla S, Mar 19, 2019
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    Microsoft Security Essentials No Longer Working?

    Corrosion, Mar 19, 2019
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