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Microsoft security essentials turns on after a long time


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#1 Newbie1011

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:26 AM

Hello

 

The Microsoft Security essentials does not turn green for 2-3 minutes after the computer has completed startup activities

 

It remains red till such time and then it turns green on its own

 

I always update the computer regularly

 

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

 

Is it normal or should i be worried ?

 

Thanks for advising


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Posted 27 March 2015 - 05:27 AM

Hi Newbie1011 :)

During that time where it's in red, is the real-time protection disabled on MSE? Did you open it to manually check? Also, are your other programs starting normally, is the boot time still "fast" or not?

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 10:50 AM

Are you also receiving a "Potentially Unprotected" or "Real-time protection couldn't be turned on" status notification?

If not, then starting with a red status is not uncommon after booting especially if you have a lot of other startup programs in the backgroun or have not established an Internet connection...but in most cases MSE generally turns green quickly.

Windows System Configuration Utility is one way to check a computer's list of startups but it was not intended to manage the programs that run when Windows starts. A better alternative for disabling unnecessary startups is to use a free Startup Manager like one of the following:

List of free Startup Managers:If you use CCleaner, it has a built-in Startup Manager under Tools > Startup. Revo Uninstaller Free includes a Startup Manager under Tools.

Most of these tools are stand-alone portable apps in a zip file so no installation is necessary. They will provide a list of programs that load when Windows starts. If you untick an entry it will no longer run at startup. This will allow you to experiment and see how your system performs with any of them disabled and easily re-enable them again. Some startup programs are necessary so be careful what you disable.

If you are unsure what any of the program entries are or if they are safe to disable, search the name using one of the following databases which hosts a collection of lists that provide information on the components of legitimate and malicious programs.Of course we could have you post various logs and tell you what is needed or not needed at startup but then you would not learn anything. It's best you attempt to do this yourself and if you have any specific questions, just ask.
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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:47 PM

Hello

 

I am not getting any status notification per se from the system by way of a pop up

 

However I can see that the icon is red on the bottom bar of the screen

 

Only when  I click on the icon I can see the notification that the PC is at risk as real time protection is not on

 

Please advise

 

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 09:35 PM

Check to make sure the “Microsoft Security Essentials” service is set to automatic and is started.

To start (enable) a service, press the WINKEY + R keys on the keyboard or click the Start Orb > Run...,
and in the Open dialog box, type: services.msc
Click OK or press Enter.

Note: You can also click the Start Orb and in the Search Box, type: services.msc

Windows Services will open:
  • Click the Extended tab at the bottom to view all the info on your services.
  • In the Services applet, scroll down the list and find the Microsoft Antimalware service.
  • Double-click on the name of the service to open the Properties page.
  • In the Properties Window > General Tab that opens, click the "Start" button if it is stopped.
  • From the drop-down menu next to "Startup Type", click on "Automatic".
  • Click "Apply", then "OK" and close any open windows.

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 03:18 AM

Hello

 

I have checked as instructed by you

It was already set as per your advise

 

Is there any thing else i need to check ?

 

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 06:19 AM

Did you check your startup programs as well?

What other security software are you using?
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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:00 PM

Hello

 

I have  checked everything  that  you asked me to check in the post

 

Nothing else

 

I am also using Malwarebytes anti malware Home (premium)

 

Only these 2 security softwares

 

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 05:35 PM

Temporarily disable Malwarebytes' Protection Module, Startup and Service.

Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, click Settings > Detection and Protection and under Malware Protection, check the box next to Disabled.

Click Advanced Settings and under Advanced Options, uncheck the following...
  • Start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware with Windows
  • Enable Malware Protection when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware starts
  • Enable Malicious Website rotection when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware starts
Now disable the service...press the WINKEY + R keys on the keyboard or click the Start Orb > Run...,
and in the Open dialog box, type: services.msc
Click OK or press Enter.

Alternativey, click the Start Orb and in the Search Box, type: the same command (services.msc) as you would enter in the Run Open dialog box...then click on it in the list of displayed results.

Windows Services will open:
  • Click the Extended tab at the bottom to view all the info on your services.
  • In the Services applet, scroll down the list and find the service called MBAMService.
  • Double-click on the name of the service to open the Properties page.
  • In the Properties Window > General Tab that opens, click the "Stop" button.
  • From the drop-down menu next to "Startup Type", click on "Disable".
  • Click "Apply", then "OK" and close any open windows.
Reboot your computer for the changes to take affect and let me know if that resolves the problem.

Note: After testing, repeat the above steps to re-enable Malwarebytes' Protection Module, Startup and Service.
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