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microsoft security essentials

by rmjaye / July 19, 2010 11:07 AM PDT

microsoft security essentials will not download as wizard stops and say it can ot continue. i have the latest version of explorer..what's wrong..please help

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There is a fake program - scareware -
by LaurieEm / September 30, 2010 3:27 PM PDT

Hopefully you don't still have the problem. It sounds like this fake product designed to get you to download and pay for a service. It showed up on a friend's computer on 9/28/2010. Massive nastiness, including disabling task manager.

I haven't followed the instructions below, so I can't vouch for them, but this pretty well describes my friend's system's infection and might be what you have.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-fake-microsoft-security-essentials-alert

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microsoft security essentials
by patilnirmal / September 30, 2010 4:58 PM PDT

Hi,
Try downloading the Microsoft essentials from the official page. I downloaded it couple of weeks back using Mozilla firefox. It only took couple of minutes. You also need to remove the existing anti virus software that you have. Only then can you load the Microsoft essentials software.

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