MSE on Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by wahoospa, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. wahoospa

    wahoospa MDL Novice

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    #1 wahoospa, Aug 15, 2015
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    Today (Friday)I downloaded the MSE install file. I installed it without internet connection. I downloaded the latest manual update on another machine, put it on a jump drive and installed it. The antivirus scanned the machine fine. Said no problems in machine and is up to date. My question is when I connect to the internet will it disable my MSE?
    Update: Saturday morning I turned on automatic updates and then opened MSE and clicked on "Update" it said I was up to date. I thought it would have disable MSE but it didn't. (XP Pro was installed just this past March 2015)
     
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  2. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    Yea it is still running on XP. It was suppose to be shut down about a year after XP shut down but mine is still running and updating.
    Just make sure your running V4.4.304.0 and DON'T try to upgrade to a newer version or you will get screwed up.
     
  3. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Member

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    Get rid of MSE entirely! the latest MSE definition updates (starting in mid-July 2015) no longer work with MSE 4.4.304.0 on XP as I tried this myself on an old XP computer a few months ago.
     
  4. DixieKongJD

    DixieKongJD MDL Novice

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    Microsoft Security Essentials is garbage anyway, it does little to protect you against the latest malware, Microsoft said so themselves.

    Get a real free antivirus like AVG or Panda.
     
  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Ask yourself how to unninstal it on W10, not how to have it "working" on XP.
     
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  6. DixieKongJD

    DixieKongJD MDL Novice

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    Hopefully nothing requires Windows Defender to be there, to be uninstalled manually.
     
  7. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Uninstalling defender from younger windows isn't exactly straightforward, especially for the average users. On win10 isn't even possible to disable it, at least using the official way.
     
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