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Old 01-31-2012, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Konraden View Post
Sounds like you're using Windows XP. Vista and 7 have the separate "Windows Logs" directory. Check the Error messages for ones related to Microsoft Security Essentials. If MSE is logging its errors to the windows logs, you shouldn't have to look far. When you click on one of the error logs, you'll see in the bottom of the screen a "general" tab and a description about the error reported. Look through a few and see if there is anything related to Microsoft Security Essentials. If you find one, post it.

In the meantime, try reinstalling MSE.
Yes, .. I am using Windows XP / IE-8.
I should have mentioned that in my first post.

Can you please tell me where to find the Error messages for ones related to Microsoft Security Essentials?

I don't mind reinstallling MSE .... but I would like to know just because I am curious.

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Old 01-31-2012, 01:49 PM
Location: Houston
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When I turn on my PC each morning, the first thing I do is run CCleaner........
Every time?

Since CCleaner involves itself with the Windows registry (among other very powerful actions that should be approached with caution), basically the "heart" of Windows, personally I wouldn't do that. Do a search here and elsewhere and you'll find all kinds of stories from users of registry "cleaners" who experienced problems from using them just once. I am not saying they cannot be helpful in certain situations, like using it on an old/used computer where many programs have been installed/uninstalled resulting in lots of unused bits (no pun intended) of software trash in the registry in turn possibly causing speed issues, but if a cleaner makes just one small mistake when it does its thing, it can cause small-to-massive problems with Windows.

And a lot of the other actions by CCleaner, like deleting temporary internet files in your browser and emptying the recycle bin, can easily be done by the user.

IMO *if* CCleaner has negatively affected the registry, uninstalling and re-installing MSE might fix the problem, since its contribution to the registry will now be fresh i.e. untouched by the cleaner.
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