Hi – I would like to share some information about Microsoft Security Essential (MSE) and
more information about how viruses and antivirus programs work.
Microsoft Security Essential (MSE) is Microsofts latest antivirus (and antimalware) program. MSE works like many other antivirus programs, however, what so special with MSE is that it doesn’t require much system resources (e.g. CPU, RAM and the latest Windows® OS).
MSE is also very user friendly, it has a very nice UI.
Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus
MSE Alerts Explained
MSE like other antivirus software has some alert messages,
and it would be good to introduce and explain those as well.
Microsoft Security Essentials tray icon alert that a potential threat
is detected but may not be critical.
Microsoft Security Essential tray icon alert that virus infection found
and this is critical.
MSE Tray Icons Explained
MSE like many other antivirus programs,
has trayicons that indicate the current status.
Computer Status - Protected
Computer Status - Potentially unprotected
Computer Status - At risk
Checking for updates...
Cleaning detected viruses with MSE
It's very easy to clean your computer from viruses with MSE since it
is just few mouse-clicks are needed.
Microsoft Security Essential providing thread (virus) details.
Microsoft Security Essential demanded user actions are been taken.
Microsoft Security Essential updating the user with information that the virus has been removed.
To verify that MSE detects viruses, you can download test files from www.eicar.com
MSE Detection Technology Explained (In Summary, NOT detailed)
MSE can easily detect viruses thanks to virus signatures, however, MSE uses
the heuristics technology as well. MSE also adapts components from
Microsoft Forefront Client Antivirus program.
Microsoft Security Essential wasn't able to check for virus &
spyware definition updates.
For troubleshooting MSE please check these links:
Direct MSE support
An update of the latest virus definitions from MMPC
Latest definition updates for Microsoft Forefront Client Antivirus & MSE
Submit a suspected file today and, you’ll benefit tomorrow
To learn more about how antivirus programs work
and how viruses work, including how scan engines
work, check my posts at MSDN Forums, my nickname is: Coder24.com
Here they are:
I hope you find this information useful and if you need any further assistance,
please feel free to contact me and let me know.
I hope this information was helpful…
Have a nice day…
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