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Microsoft Security Essentials not a valid win32 application


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#1 rolandperret

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 11:15 PM

the program Microsoft Security Essentials gives the message "microsoft security essentials is not a valid win32 application" whem attempting to install.  Please advise.


Edited by hamluis, 06 September 2015 - 03:00 PM.
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#2 Drew1903

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 11:38 PM

the program Microsoft Security Essentials gives the message "microsoft security essentials is not a valid win32 application" whem attempting to install.  Please advise.

If this is on XP the advice is do not use XP connected to the Net.



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Posted 05 September 2015 - 11:58 PM

Ensure you have downloaded the correct version 32 / 64bit.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/security-essentials-all-versions

 

Or download Avast Antivirus Free and use that.



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:21 AM

MSE for XP no longer receives updated definitions, so you should be using a third-party antivirus instead. Better still, upgrade to 7, 8.1, 10 or switch to Linux - as XP is no longer safe to use.




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