daniellouwrens

Cannot update Microsoft Security Essentials since installing MBAM

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Hi

 

Since installing Maslwarebytes Premium on my VIst PC Microsoft Security Essentials upates fail with a "internet connection failed messgae" Is there a fix for this?

 

Thanks

 

Daniel

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Just my opinion... get rid of MSE and get another AV progam. MSE in my experience isn't very good. In fact I read an article recently that MS came out and said it's not that great and people really should have something else. I forget the exact wording, but it was something like that. I think it's ok if you are a low risk safe surfer, but I would not feel confident with MSE. If you want a free AV program I would go with Avast or Avira. I like Kaspersky the best, but it's not free.

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Hi

 

I think you are probably correct, MS seem to have a lot of problems with the "Essentials" programs.

 

Cheers

 

Daniel

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Here you can find a good list of recommended Antivirus programs to use...

 

Can you disable MBAM completely and then try to update MSE to see if that is actually the cause?

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Hi

 

Since my post I completely uninstalled MBAM and it still did not update, even a manual update

did not install, so I figure it is a MSDE issue and not MBAM.

 

Cheers

 

Daniel

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If you run the following scan and post back the logs we'll see if we can assist you in fixing this.

 

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system.
You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). Please copy and paste it to your reply as well.


 

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Not a thing wrong with MSE been running it with MBAM for years without any issues at all.

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Same experience as Sarton with MSE and MBAM. Have both running for yrs and no problems. Just make sure 'schedule scans' are NOT schedule at the same time. I too remember reading something about MSE not being as capable as other antivirus programs in real-time detection and protection. My take away after reading that article was to always practice good internet surfing, email, opening attachments, etc etiquette. MSE is user-friendly and doesn't take over your computer like so many other antivirus programs do. True it may not be in the top rated programs, but running alongside of MBAM, I haven't had any problems. Just my $.02 worth.  

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Guys/Gals

 

you are getting off topic, efficacy, scanning times etc are not the issue, MSE does not update, that is the problem.

 

I have been to the MSE Answers Forum and like most fixes in the Answers Forum, (IMHO) they are convoluted and

often do not work.

 

I still have MSE as my AV but the definitions are now over a week old.

 

And, BTW I totally agree with captfbgnet who wrote that MSE is user friendly and does not take over the PC.

 

 

Cheers

 

Daniel

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My suggestion is to uninstall MSE and run the removal tool from MS HERE to clean up and then reinstall MSE and try again.

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