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Microsoft Security Essentials

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#1 newtonhubcap


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:10 PM

Hi all, what a great site this is. Hard to beleive the knowledge that is floating around in this forum. To my point, I installed Microsoft security essential recently and now I want to run a malware scan on my pc. To run the scan it is recommended to disable any and all live protection you have on your pc. I have poked around trying to see how to disable MS Security Essential but no luck, only option is to uninstall for the scan and then reinstall MS Security Essential. So, is there a way to disable this software or do I just uninstall it?

Thank for your help in advance!

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#2 mrfingerz


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:16 PM

Not sure why you'd want to disable it, but there are instructions on temporarily doing so here.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:19 PM

<<To run the scan it is recommended to disable any and all live protection you have on your pc.>>

That doesn't sound right...what is the source of this suggestion, please?

Rather than thinking that you can take of this yourself...I suggest that you initiate a topic at Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum103.html .


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