Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:23 PM
For some reason MS Security Essentials keeps crashing on my dual-boot Windows XP (SP3)/Linux system. I have done a complete uninstall and reinstall as that seems to be the recommended "fix" for everything MS. It made no difference. It keeps on crashing, asking to send an error report to MS, and then XP warns that my computer is unprotected because the MSSE process has stopped, and I ought to restart it. This happens when downloading updates, when scanning, and sometimes just at random for no detectable reason. Since it works just fine on another system that is NOT dual boot but exclusively Windows, I can only suspect that MS doesn't like anyone else touching the boot sector and the reason it keeps freaking out is that it finds GRUB in the boot record. Has anyone else had a problem like this with MSSE? Especially anyone else with a dual boot system?