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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:43 PM

Well here goes nothin!  My lap top got a trojan about 7 months ago so I took it to Staples to get it fixed(remove trojan). The tech said that I needed an anti-virus that Microsoft security essentials isn't a true AV. Well I allowed them to install their AV software(SOPHOS). I have been having major speed problems and still get pop ups every once in a while. So I decided to uninstall SOPHOS and re install MSE. I can't get MSE to install. I thought I read somewhere on this forum that MSE is no longer supported by Microsoft. If so do I need to get a different AV?

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:17 PM

You can review the system requirements, and download Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows Vista or Windows 7 at the link below.


It is fully supported with updates.


Windows 8 uses Windows Defender.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:50 PM

I read somewhere on this forum that MSE is no longer supported by Microsoft.

You probably read this...
MPC Threat Research & Response Blog: Microsoft Extends Antimalware Support for Windows XP

Microsoft has announced the Windows XP end of support date of April 8, 2014. After this date, Windows XP will no longer be a supported operating system. To help organizations complete their migrations, Microsoft will continue to provide updates to our antimalware signatures and engine for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. This does not affect the end-of-support date of Windows XP, or the supportability of Windows XP for other Microsoft products, which deliver and apply those signatures.

Troubleshooting MSE installation issues:
I can't install Microsoft Security Essentials
Trouble Reinstalling MS Security Essentials
Troubleshooting a Failed Microsoft Security Essentials Install - Error Code 0x80070643

Unofficial Repair Microsoft Security Essentials with Fix MSE Utility
Repair Microsoft Security Essentials with Fix MSE Utility

The Fix MSE Utility will restore all registry values & service settings to known good defaults, without re-installing MSE. This tool is not certified by Microsoft.

Note: Some users have reported that changing the attributes of the AppData folder (unchecking "Read only") allowed the installation of MSE to proceed.
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