Running Windows 7 Ultimate with Bitlocker, patched to date (except I am still using IE 8), on a Gateway CX2724. Use MS Firewall and MS Security Essentials, which is also kept updated.
In Device Manager:
All my devices that normally show in Device Manager are good, but among my hidden devices I have under Non-Plug and Play Drivers, 67 instances showing a yellow exclamation mark, all named of the form MpKsI????????, all with a Code 24. I found a reference on another forum suggesting these are created by MS Security Essentials, and implying that they can be removed. Is this correct?
I also have under Non-Plug and Play Drivers one (hidden) driver of the same form of name that is said to be working correctly, and it's driver file is in "\??\c:\Program Data\ Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definitions Updates\..." (cannot see entire path, nor name). Can it also be removed?
And also under Non-Plug and Play Drivers I have 135 other hidden drivers of the same form of name that are "ghosted" (i.e. non-present). Can they be removed?