Microsoft Security Essentials

  ferrispedro 18:30 11 Apr 2014

Help! I can't turn this on. Also Windows updater doesn't appear to be working too,not sure if there is a connection. Win Vista Home Premium.

  john bunyan 18:49 11 Apr 2014


Maybe malware. If you have it I would scan your PC with Malawarebytes. (Free version) Malawarebytes

  john bunyan 18:51 11 Apr 2014

A second idea is to do a "system restore" from a date before the problem arose.

  rdave13 18:56 11 Apr 2014

If it is a bug then doubt if system restore will work but hopefully it will. If it does; run your AV after updating. Install Malwarebytes, as advised by jb and run it. If no go then run your security programs in safe mode.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:34 11 Apr 2014

Its rubbish remove it and install AVAST free version

  rdave13 19:55 11 Apr 2014

I totally agree with Fruit Bat /\0/\ as long as you now can install anything.

  ferrispedro 23:02 11 Apr 2014

Tried loading Avast and can't. Did a scan with Malwarebytes, nothing found.

  ferrispedro 23:17 11 Apr 2014

Sorry meant to add, uninstalled MSE re-installed it but it would not update.Now trying Spybot.

  lotvic 23:22 11 Apr 2014

"Tried loading Avast and can't"

Tell us why. What happened? This may give us a clue to the problem.

  ferrispedro 23:44 11 Apr 2014

Message reads "The installer is unable to initialise early Avast! Self defense witherror Ox0000001f Aborting!"

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:57 12 Apr 2014

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