Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:03 PM
Hi All - My MSE won't start -- Windows firewall is turned on, but that's about it. I ran Microsoft's 'fix it' tool and they say they cannot repair and that if the problem continues to reinstall the Microsoft Security Client. I saw another method of going into the registry to reset the windows components, but looks like that will take awhile (and I am not yet convinced I want to give that a shot, since it's, well, the registry). I don't want to wind up with a non-booting computer (am already dealing with safe mode boot only!). So can I install a free anti virus OVER the non-functioning MSE? I currently have no real time protection, though am scanning frequently with superantispyware (the system is coming up clean). I came here to look for some recommendations, then realized I don't even know if installing one anti product in addition to the existing one is a good/bad idea. Thanks for any suggestions.