7 steps for troubleshooting update issues with Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials works automatically with Microsoft Update to ensure that your virus and spyware definitions are kept up to date., however if you are seeing any of the symptoms below then follow our Troubleshooting update issues for Microsoft Security Essentials documentation… Common update issues: You see error messages indicating that updates have failed. When…

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Windows Defender Offline: faq

Windows Defender Offline “helps protect your PC by scanning it to remove rootkits and other advanced malware that can’t always be detected by antimalware programs. If this type of malware is detected on your PC, you’ll be prompted in Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender to download and run Windows Defender Offline” And we have…

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What should I do if Microsoft Security Essentials detects malicious software on my PC?

Read about what you should I do if Microsoft Security Essentials detects malicious software on your PC? and then depending on the alert level you can do one of 3 things Remove—This action permanently deletes the software from your PC. Quarantine—This action quarantines the software so that it can’t run. When Microsoft Security Essentials quarantines…

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Diagnose and fix Windows security problems automatically

with this Microsoft Fixit Diagnose and fix Windows security problems automatically “Automatically diagnose and fix problems with security in Windows, such as UAC (User Account Control), Windows Firewall or Data Execution Protection (DEP) to prevent security threats. Find other automated solutions What it fixes… Checks Windows security features and enables them if needed Phishing or…

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Fix error 0x80070424 in Windows Update or Microsoft Security Essentials (KB 968002)

Automatically fix this problem with a Microsoft Fixit get more info about this issue at the full KB article Error message 0x80070424 when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates Get more help on Microsoft Security Essentials Windows Update Rob Technorati Tags: KB968002,0x80070424,0x80004002,microsoft fixit,50686,MSE,Microsoft Security Essentials,Windows Update,Microsoft Update

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Understanding alert levels in Microsoft Security Essentials

Want to know what to do if you see an alert in Microsoft Security Essentials? if so then read our article Understanding alert levels in Microsoft Security Essentials Alert level What it means What to do Severe These are widespread or exceptionally malicious programs, similar to viruses or worms, which negatively affect your privacy and…

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Download Microsoft Security Essentials in 33 languages

From Bulgarian to Vietnamese and Hungarian to Japanese download Microsoft Security Essentials in 33 languages for free today. Check out what you need systems requirements wise to be running to get Microsoft Security Essentials Minimum system requirements for running Microsoft Security Essentials Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)*; Windows Vista (Service Pack 1,…

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A new home for Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials information and downloads are now available on the Windows site at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/products/security-essentials “Use Microsoft Security Essentials to guard against viruses, spyware, and other evil software. It provides real-time protection for your home or small business PCs. Microsoft Security Essentials is free* and we designed it to be simple to install and easy…

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8 handy tips for working on the go with Windows and Windows Live

Read our 8 tips for working on the go with Windows and Windows Live that covers Use Windows Live Mesh to sync your laptop and desktop so you have the same files, web favourites and programs on both Use Windows live SkyDrive to access your documents and photos on any PC anywhere in the world…

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Automatically diagnose and fix common security setting on Windows

With this Microsoft Fixit automatically diagnose and fix common security setting on Windows, keeping your PC more secure and reliable. What it fixes… Checks Windows Firewall configuration and repairs as needed. Checks Windows policies to determine bad settings in the Windows Registry. Checks status of antivirus. Checks Internet Explorer privacy setting to determine how cookies…

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