Microsoft Security Essentials is not scanning past 7 seconds on either full or quick scan!

I downloaded the latest update which was supposed to "correct the error" and it did not help.  I have Win7pro, running on Firefox using my Dell Precision m6800 laptop.
 

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Last updated November 5, 2019 Views 408 Applies to:
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I encountered the  same problem this morning  when  MSE scanned only 39 items in 6 seconds. To be safe, I performed a System  Restore, using a System Image which I had created on 15th of Sept. After the restore, when I tried  to scan using MSE, there was no change, scan completed in 6 seconds. The only thing left is  to uninstall   and  reinstall MSE. It seems the  defect  lies in the defination updates from today onwards. I am hopeful Microsoft will look into this soon. Till then custom  scans  will be the way to go.

Rajdeep

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