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Just finished reformating, XP sp3. After loading all my personal files, pics, etc. and then favorite web sites and a few days of use, I decided i would like to go with Microsoft Security Essentials after some reading up on this site. First scan I did find that even though i uninstalled AVG, I had to use a Kaspersky tool to finish getting that off my pc since MSE had a 'problem' with it. Then Glary utilities had to go also, then after a restart, the scan came up clean. So, am i to believe MSE is all that is needed beside a firewall, and some common sense downloading/opening programs ?
...thanks for helping a newb
 

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Hi lizzrd.

Yes, MSE is a good program, and when coupled with a firewall should suit your needs just fine.

lizzrd said:
...thanks for helping a newb
We were all "newbs" at one point--everyone had to start somewhere :smile:
 

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Re: A fresh start XP + MSE...STOPPED !

darn, thought things were going to smooth...
during the first full scan, MSE stopped (pc at risk) how does one find what is wrong? error code was 0x800106ba . I thought all traces of other virus/malware were deleted. The quick scan passes.
Should I reload/repair MSE ? thanks for any help
 

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I would also suggest malwarebytes and an online virus scanning service such as housecall. MSE is good and I am using it but it is always good to have a second opinion to run every so often. They check things a bit different so it might pick up something the others miss. Remember, nothing is 100 percent perfect.
 

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thanks for the replies, sorry for the timeing in between posts ...
(3 kids under 5).
first thing this morning i'm getting
'Antimalware needed to close' errors., would this be related to
MSE problem ?
 

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I deleted MSE and reloaded. Downloaded Malwarebytes, ran a quick scan, 0 found, checked for updates, ran a full scan, 0 found then got the antimalware needed to close again. That's where i'm sitting now...
 

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maybe i should post in the virus/malware help section ? i downloaded house call and it found no virus... i am not sure about 32 bit or 64 for the downloads ? i have been applying 32bit.
what the heck is 'twain/twunk' i try to delete them and they come back ?
 

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The "Antimalware service needs to close" is related to MSE, however it's difficult to say whats causing it in your situation as you removed MSE. Did you uninstall MSE using add/remove programs?

Could you describe more about the 'twain/twunk' problem?

Did you completely reformat the hard drive before installing Windows again?
 

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yes, everything i deleted using add/remove programs then checked in c;drive for anything left. Yes, it was a total reinstall, but suspect something was hidden in my wife's doc./files? because i really didn't do much web browsing because i had a problem getting on line, then i downloaded AVG and Glairy Utilities before importing doc./files. I then got ride of all traces of AVG so hopefully MSE downloaded without a problem. This is actually the first time i have seen 'antimalware closed error' in the 7 years i ran this pc., but then again i didn't use MSE. I thought i would try most Microsoft programs thinking they would be best for MS Windows, sounds logical to me...
 

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I use MSE myself, it's a good anti-virus and light on resources. I've never experienced an error with it myself, but everyone's system is different.

One of the files you imported, or USB flash drives/external drives used could be infected. If files keep reappearing after you delete them, the chances are it's malware.

I suggest you follow the instructions here and post up a set of logs in the appropriate forum. An analyst will be able to sort out any malware issues for you.
 

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so maybe something in MSE doesn't work well with my orginal windows install cd ?
The twain/twunk looks to be part of windows ? since it has a .dll and a couple other files in the windows program folders.
 

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Don't delete any system files if you don't know what they're for, especially dll files.

TWAIN is related to CD drives. I haven't heard of twunk before, but apparently it's similar to TWAIN.
 

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Which folder did you find them? The legit Twain should be: C:\WINDOWS\twain_32

I've heard of malware that uses those file names, but that should have been picked up by the MBAM scan you've done. As for MSE, it won't be incompatible with something on your XP disc, but rather programs you've installed/uninstalled - there might be some remnants of AVG around.

Post a set of logs up, once we can rule out malware then one of the Microsoft Tech team should be able to help you out if any problems persist.
 
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