I am running a windows 7 machine at home and recently cloned the drive to a new hard drive (the old one was failing). Now I can't get Security Essentials to launch, and other programs like hijackthis give me the same error.
The error message is as follows:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator.
This is a personal computer, and should not have any group policies. My user has administrator privileges, but still I cannot run MSE and cannot uninstall it either.
I'm not sure if this is a virus, adware/spyware, or just a registry error.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.